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					                                                  Senior Enforcement Officer

                                                        N24
                                                    Fort St John
                                              $62,101.24 – $70,959.66 *


Oil and Gas Commission – Compliance and Enforcement Section:
Compliance and Enforcement strives to ensure that petroleum resources are developed, maintained, and transported in a
safe, efficient and environmentally sound manner consistent with statutory regulations.
The Senior Enforcement Officer provides compliance and enforcement expertise on a provincial basis and is the key
resource in the Compliance and Enforcement Program through which all provincial enforcement activities will be channeled
and coordinated.
Develops risk measurement tools, investigation, compliance and enforcement program performance measures; evaluates
and monitors enforcement program effectiveness and performance and provides and oversees a full range of investigation,
compliance and enforcement support to other commission programs throughout the province to facilitate the achievement of
the Commission’s conservation, protection, compliance and enforcement goals.
The position also ensures that all phases of the “upstream” oil and gas industry comply with legislated requirements by
conducting inspections and audits of wells, pipelines and facilities.

Qualifications –

Grade 12 plus post secondary courses in natural resources law enforcement and 10 years directly related experience ~or~
Technical Diploma in natural resource law enforcement or a related discipline and 8 years directly related experience ~or~
Bachelor's Degree in natural resource law enforcement or a related discipline and 6 years directly related experience

There will be different combinations of relevant experience, education and/or training that would result in the person
meeting the above standards.

Directly Related Experience includes experience in a position specializing in the enforcement of a broad legislative mandate,
such as environmental law enforcement and including but not limited to all of the following elements of responsibilities:
supervision, budget/financial management, environmental law (waste/water/pesticide) and public education.

An eligibility list may be established. Occasional overtime work may be required.

Prior to submitting a resume and cover letter, please review the following job description for a complete list of duties and
qualifications. Your application package should clearly outline how your skills and experience would qualify you for this
position. Please note applicants will only be contacted if they are selected to proceed further in the process. For additional
information regarding this position, please contact Keith Rande at (250) 261-5771. You are also encouraged to view the
OGC’s Website.

* Posted salary includes a Job Family Market Multiplier of 10% and a Location Allowance of 3%

Competition:                                    OG2008:30087
Closing Date:                    July 25, 2008 (Amended from June 30, 2008)
Apply to:          Oil and Gas Commission, 200 1003 110 Avenue, Fort St. John, BC, V1J 6M7
                                              FAX: (250) 787-3550
                                      E-Mail: ogc.recruitment@gov.bc.ca
For More                                         Keith Rande
Information:                                     250-261-5771
                                                                        POSITION DESCRIPTION
                                                                         Oil and Gas Commission

POSITION TITLE:                                                                          POSITION
                                       Senior Enforcement Officer                        NUMBER(S):
DIVISION:
(e.g., Division, Region, Department)   Compliance and Enforcement Section
UNIT:                                                                                    LOCATION:
(e.g., Branch, Area, District)         Enforcement                                                             Fort St. John
SUPERVISOR’S TITLE:                                                                      POSITION
                                       Manager                                           NUMBER
SUPERVISOR’S CLASSIFICATION:                                                             PHONE NUMBER:
                                       N30 (u/r)                                                               250-261-5771
FOR AGENCY USE ONLY                                                                      NOC CODE:

APPROVED CLASSIFICATION:                                                                 CLASS CODE:
                                       N24
ENTERED BY:                                                                              PHONE NUMBER:


PROGRAM (OPTIONAL)
The Branch strives to ensure that petroleum resources are developed, maintained, and transported in a safe, efficient and
environmentally sound manner consistent with statutory regulations.


PURPOSE OF POSITION
The Senior Enforcement Officer provides compliance and enforcement expertise on a provincial basis and is the key
resource in the Compliance and Enforcement Program through which all provincial enforcement activities will be
channeled and coordinated.
Develops risk measurement tools, investigation, compliance and enforcement program performance measures; evaluates
and monitors enforcement program effectiveness and performance and provides and oversees a full range of
investigation, compliance and enforcement support to other commission programs throughout the province to facilitate the
achievement of the Commission’s conservation, protection, compliance and enforcement goals.
The position also ensures that all phases of the “upstream” oil and gas industry comply with legislated requirements by
conducting inspections and audits of wells, pipelines and facilities.


NATURE OF WORK AND POSITION LINKS
OGC is a resource management organization with legal requirement to support professional law enforcement activities
related to the oil and gas industry. The position is designated as an Enforcement Officer pursuant to Section 12(1) of the
Oil and Gas Commission Act and is also acknowledged as a Special Conservation Officer pursuant to section 8.1(3)(c) of
the Environment Management Act (British Columbia). (Discussions are currently underway to potentially have the
position acknowledged as a Fishery Inspector pursuant to subsection 5(1) of the Fisheries Act (Canada).
The position also has the full authority to direct repairs or changes to pipeline facilities and installations and may order out
of service any installation, that is in the opinion of the Officer, not in the interest of public and employee safety or is in non-
compliance with the "Pipeline Act, Petroleum and Natural Gas Act, Oil and Gas Activities Act, pursuant regulations and
adopted codes."
Assists in the development and implementation of an Enforcement Section within the Oil and Gas Commission. Acts as
second-in-command to the Manager of Enforcement. Is a senior investigator with an advanced level of expertise in
environmental investigation, enforcement techniques, case law and project planning.




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Position links include:
    o   Petroleum Industry representatives: ensures that operations comply with all applicable legislation, lease
        agreements and approval conditions; negotiates changes to operating practices to ensure compliance.
    o   Other programs and senior level enforcement personnel in other agencies (e.g., Conservation Officer Service,
        Forest Service, RCMP, Canadian Wildlife Service, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, etc.): ensures effective
        working relationships are maintained and coordinates joint investigations
    o   Legal counsel: obtains advice on legal proceedings; recommends charges/penalties reflecting impact of illegal
        actions on the environment; ensures awareness of evolving case law
    o   Media/public: acts as first line contact on sensitive issues regarding enforcement of legislation; participates in
        public meetings; investigates level one and two complaints against enforcement officer staff.
    o   First Nations: in cooperation with First Nations Liaison Inspector develops job exposure/shadowing programs for
        First Nations participants


SPECIFIC ACCOUNTABILITIES / DELIVERABLES
1. Recommends and drafts legislative changes, new regulations, investigation and enforcement program policy and
   procedures; develops law enforcement strategies for the province; develops and defines the processes and
   standards of evidence required for court cases in accordance with enforcement hearing rules, case law and
   procedural protocols; analyzes court decisions and prepares briefing notes, reports and/or recommendations for
   future action, (recommendations may impact policies, procedures, guidelines and standards under which
   Investigation and Enforcement Officers work).
2. Conducts investigations into suspected non-compliance to related legislation by the oil and gas industry (including
   environmental audits/enforcement work such as stream crossings, special waste, transportation of dangerous goods
   etc.), and assesses information and complaints received from various sources; assesses information derived from
   investigations and decides upon an appropriate course of action including, exercising statutory authorities to make
   arrests, seize equipment, issue tickets, issue stop work orders and recommend prosecution, penalties or cancellation
   of permits, obtains and ensures the security and continuity of evidence, provides expert testimony in court and acts
   as prosecutor for disputed violation tickets.
3. Reports details of potential violations falling within the enforcement mandate of the Department of Fisheries and
   Oceans (DFO) or Conservation Officer Services (COS) to the local Fisheries Officer or local District Conservation
   Officer; conducts joint investigations with DFO and COS and determines (in conjunction with legal counsel) if there is
   a mutual benefit for the joining of any prosecutions in conjunction with the other’s legislation for the purposes of
   efficiency, and for maximizing the potential successful outcome of the legal proceedings within the court system.
4. When called upon by other programs, assists with inspection programs at oil and gas industry operations throughout
   the province to ensure compliance with the Pipeline Act, Petroleum and Natural Gas Act, Oil and Gas Activities Act,
   Forest and Range Practices Act and other applicable legislation and issues remedial and/or stop work orders where
   activities are deemed in contravention of the above acts and regulations and through enforcement, assists auditors to
   ensure oil and gas production measurement accuracy, proper handling of waste by-products and conservation of
   resource products to ensure accurate royalty revenue to the crown.
5. Investigates events that involve accidents, fires, spills, and the unscheduled release of petroleum products into the
   environment to determine legal responsibilities; analyses, evaluates and approves measures designed to prevent the
   reoccurrence of the above events.
6. Plans, coordinates, participates and leads investigative teams in the conduct of provincial, inter-provincial, inter-
   regional or international investigation and enforcement projects; supervises field enforcement staff; provides team
   leadership to seconded and attached staff; reviews case files and counsels staff on improved
   investigative/enforcement action; participates in staff recruitment and ensures recruit orientation and training are
   completed, assigns workload priorities, conducts initial disciplinary action where required, liaises with other program
   staff to resolve any competing demands for technical support from Inspectional or Investigation and Enforcement
   Officer staff.
7. Prepares an annual work plan; develops budget estimates and monitors expenditures; ensures office and storage
   facilities meet Commission/program and legal standards and initiates remedial action where required; conducts
   operational, equipment and building audits
8. Develops and maintains database of information on investigation and enforcement activities; organizes records into a
    logical order, creating a detailed table of contents and statement of points; maintains comprehensive information
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   regarding industry practices as related to enforcement and compliance needs; drafts minister’s letters, briefing notes,
   reports, press releases etc.




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FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Responsible for and has full spending authority for operating budget, as determined by OGC
Provides cost data input for Enforcement budget.
Develops and administers contracts for various forms of services.
Approves overtime/leave/expenses for Officers

DIRECT SUPERVISION (i.e., responsibility for signing the employee appraisal form)
Role                                                                            # of Regular FTE’s      # of Auxiliary FTE’s
Directly supervises staff                                                                   1
Supervises staff through subordinate supervisors

PROJECT /TEAM LEADERSHIP OR TRAINING (Check the appropriate boxes)
                     Role                      # of FTE’s                              Role                        # of FTE’s
Supervises students or volunteers                           Provides formal training to other staff
Lead project teams                                 2-5      Assigns, monitors and examines the work of staff            2-5

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
Required to successfully complete OGC approved Petroleum Industry fundamentals course as required
Willing to fly in fixed wing aircraft and helicopters
Required to work some week-ends, some evenings and will work a flextime schedule
Required to submit to security, medical and psychological check.
Basic first aid with transportation endorsement training.
Annual firearms qualification.
Valid BC Class 5 Driver’s License.

TOOLS / EQUIPMENT
Maintains and operates 4 wheel drive vehicle in all types of driving conditions both on and off road.
Uses sensitive gas monitoring equipment
Frequent use of computer
Uses and maintains snowmobiles, quads and boats

WORKING CONDITIONS
Duties of this position are normally conducted in geographically remote areas and in the presence of potentially
hazardous poisonous and explosive gases.
All ’sour gas’ locations require monitoring for hazardous toxic levels and the use of appropriate personal protective
equipment.
Requires ability to hike long distances to observe sites inaccessible by motorized vehicle.
Requires climbing and crouching to enter confined spaces around facilities and rig sites.
Overnight travel.
Working outside in all weather conditions plus exposure to potential attacks from wild animals, especially bears

WORK EXAMPLES




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COMMENTS
OGC has the lead responsibility for enforcement of the Oil and Gas Commission Act, Petroleum and Natural Gas Act,
Pipeline Act, Oil and Gas Activities Act and their regulations, and the statutes listed below as they pertain to the oil and
gas industry:
  Environment Management Act (Sections 8, 9, 9.1 and 9.2 only)
  Forest and Range Practices Act
  Land Act
  Integrated Pesticide Management Act
  Trespass Act
  Water Act
  Water Protection Act

Special Conservation Officer Powers
All persons employed by the Oil and Gas Commission who have been designated as Enforcement Officers under Section
12(1) of the Oil and Gas Commission Act may also be designated as Special Conservation Officers. This designation is
restricted to exercising the duties and powers of the listed officials under the enactments specified, only as they pertain to
the oil and gas industry, as follows:

Conservation Officer              Environment Management Act
Peace officer                     Offence Act
Inspector                         Integrated Pesticide Management Act
Officer                           Water Act
Officer                           Water Protection Act


PREPARED BY
NAME:                                      DATE:
              Keith Rande                                June 9, 2008


EXCLUDED MANAGER AUTHORIZATION

I confirm that:
    1. the accountabilities / deliverables were assigned to this position effective: June 9, 2008.
    2. the information in this position description reflects the actual work performed.
    3. a copy has / will be provided to the incumbent(s).

NAME:                                      SIGNATURE:                                 DATE:
                  Ken Gilbert                                                                        June 9, 2008



ORGANIZATION CHAR




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SELECTION CRITERIA
Education and Experience
• Grade 12 plus post secondary courses in natural resources law enforcement and 10 years directly related experience
• Technical Diploma in natural resource law enforcement or a related discipline and 8 years directly related experience
• Bachelor's Degree in natural resource law enforcement or a related discipline and 6 years directly related experience
There will be different combinations of relevant experience, education and/or training that would result in the person
meeting the above standards, i.e. Masters in natural resource management and 5 years directly related experience.
Directly Related Experience Includes:
Experience in a position specializing in the enforcement of a broad legislative mandate, such as environmental law
enforcement and including but not limited to all of the following elements of responsibilities: supervision, budget/financial
management, environmental law (waste/water/pesticide) and public education.

Knowledge
Thorough knowledge of all Provincial and Federal enforcement legislation, including but not limited to: Criminal Code
(Canada), Environment Management Act, Evidence Act, Fisheries Act (Canada), Fisheries Act (BC), Forest Practices
Code of BC Act, Interpretation Act, Land Act, Motor Vehicle (All Terrain) Act, Offence Act, Oil and Gas Commission Act,
Integrated Pest Management Act, Petroleum and Natural Gas Act, Pipeline Act, Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act,
Trespass Act, Environmental Management Act, Water Act, Water Protection Act, Wildlife Act.
Thorough knowledge of the criminal justice system and procedures, case law and preparation of cases for court.
Thorough knowledge of Oil and Gas Commission policies, procedures and practices.
Sound knowledge and application of investigative techniques
Technical understanding of environmental protection management (e.g. drinking water, special wastes), and oil and gas
industry impact on the environment.
Knowledge of budget/financial planning, supervision, business plans/work plans, risk management principles and
compliance strategies (district audit)
Knowledge of the safe operation and maintenance of equipment including firearms, vehicles, ATV's, boats, wilderness
survival, first aid and handling of dangerous substances.
Thorough knowledge of the safe operation and maintenance of equipment including firearms, vehicles, ATV’s, boats,
wilderness survival, first aid and handling of dangerous substances.

Skills and Abilities
Excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to represent the Commission in public meetings and
through the media.
Good interpersonal skills with the ability to deal effectively with the public in enforcement situations; in answering
complaints and inquiries and explaining legislation to the public and industry; liaising with other ministries and
enforcement agencies and testifying in court.
Ability to adapt to and champion changing enforcement resolutions such as administrative penalties and new
compliance tools.
Skill and ability to work with program staff with differing views and arrive at sound and appropriate solutions to complex
enforcement issues.
Developed skills in conducting investigations including exhaustive research and case preparation; interpreting the law
as it applies to applicable legislation and interpreting policies, regulations and procedures.
Developed ability to resolve conflicts and make sound decisions regarding law enforcement applications, and in
assessing safety requirements, often under stressful situations.
Ability to operate field equipment (e.g., boats, vehicles and firearms) and to cope with adverse weather conditions while
working.
Ability to effectively supervise subordinate, administrative and contract staff, identify training needs, foster a positive
work environment.
Ability to organize one's own and other's workload effectively, efficiently and independently, achieving results within
acceptable timeframes taking into consideration changing priorities / deadlines / volume / available resources / reporting
relationships .
Developed skills in formulating unit business plans or annual workplans and priorities.
Must have skills in developing budget estimates, monitoring expenditures, forecasting expenditures and ensuring all
expenditures meet the requirements of the Commission and the Financial Administration Act.
Required to submit to a security check and medical background investigation to establish evidence of good character
and good health.




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COMPETENCIES
Teamwork and cooperation is the ability to work co-operatively within diverse teams, work groups and across the
organization to achieve group and organizational goals. It includes the desire and ability to understand and respond
effectively to other people from diverse backgrounds with diverse views.

Decisive insight combines the ability to draw on one's own experience, knowledge and training and effectively problem-
solve increasingly difficult and complex situations. It involves breaking down problems, tracing implications and
recognizing patterns and connections that are not obviously related. It translates into identifying underlying issues and
making the best decisions at the most appropriate time. At higher levels, the parameters upon which to base the decision
become increasingly complex and ambiguous and call upon novel ways to think through issues.

Results orientation is a concern for surpassing a standard of excellence. The standard may be one’s own past
performance (striving for improvement); an objective measure (achievement orientation); challenging goals that one has
set; or even improving or surpassing what has already been done (continuous improvement). Thus, a unique
accomplishment also indicates a Results Orientation

Leadership implies a desire to lead others, including diverse teams. Leadership is generally, but not always,
demonstrated from a position of formal authority. The "team" here should be understood broadly as any group with which
the person interacts regularly.

Integrity refers to actions that are consistent with what one says are important. People with integrity "walk the talk" by
communicating intentions, ideas and feelings openly and directly, and welcoming openness and honesty even in difficult
negotiations.

Service orientation implies a desire to identify and serve customers/clients, who may include the public, co-workers,
other branches/divisions, other ministries/agencies, other government organizations, and non-government organizations.
It means focusing one’s efforts on discovering and meeting the needs of the customer/client.

Self control is the ability to keep one's emotions under control and restrain negative actions when provoked, faced with
opposition or hostility from others, or when working under stress. It also includes the ability to maintain stamina under
continuing stress.

Concern for image impact is an awareness of how one's self, one's role and the organization are seen by others. The
highest level of this competency involves an awareness of, and preference for, respect for the organization by the
community. Concern for Image Impact is particularly appropriate for senior management positions.

Relationship building is working to build or maintain ethical relationships or networks or contacts with people who are,
or may be, potentially helpful in achieving work-related goals and establishing advantages. These people may include
customers, clients, counterparts, colleagues, etc.
Planning, organizing and coordinating involves proactively planning, establishing priorities and allocating resources. It
is expressed by developing and implementing increasingly complex plans. It also involves monitoring and adjusting work
to accomplish goals and deliver to the organization's mandate.




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