Planning Officer – Developmental
Planning Officer R21/Planning Officer R24
**Amendment: Updated Job Profile
An eligibility list may be established.
Developmental Opportunity- Applicants will be appointed to the appropriate classification level based on their qualifications.
If this position interests you and you meet the required criteria, we look forward to your application.
An independent administrative tribunal, the Agricultural Land Commission (ALC) is the provincial body responsible for administering the provincial Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR), governed by the Agricultural Land Commission Act (ALCA) and Agricultural Land Reserve Use, Subdivision and Procedure Regulation. The Commission is hosted by a Ministry of the provincial government; however, the work of the ALC is carried out by an independent government-appointed Chair and board of directors who report directly to the legislature via the host Minister. The work of the Commission is supported by a team of technical and professional staff.
The mandate is set out in Section 6 of the ALCA and guides all work carried out by the Commission and staff. The work of the ALC to preserve agricultural land and encourage farming is focused on strategic land use policy, engagement in land use planning and compliance and enforcement, in addition to land use application review and adjudication.
Planning Officer 21 Job Overview: To provide advice, evaluation and in-depth responses to a full range of land use applications, land use planning initiatives and ensure adherence to the legislative and regulatory requirements and policies. This position also provides research and analysis, appeal coordination, participation in stakeholder consultations and the development of reports and presentations of educational materials. Participates in research related to ALR boundary reviews, monitors activities and investigates compliance in the ALR.
Planning Officer 24 Job Overview: To provide evaluation, recommendation and advice on a full range of multi-faceted land use planning issues, evaluate land use proposals and ensure adherence to legislative requirements, policies and standards.
The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.
For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact Liz.Sarioglu@gov.bc.ca . DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. For more information about how to create or update your profile and how to submit your application, please refer to the Job Application page on the MyHR website.
NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the competition.
In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:
- Degree in land use planning, resource management, geography, environmental planning or another relevant field, or a combination of education and land use planning experience.
- Membership, or eligible for membership in the Planning Institute of BC and/or Canadian Institute of Planners preferred.
- Preference may be given to applicants with planning or resource management experience.
- A Valid BC Class 5 Driver’s License or equivalent.
- Conduct site visits which may include travel by vehicle, air or foot, and outdoor work in all weather conditions
- Willingness to travel overnight(s) to various locations in British Columbia.
Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting.
A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.
Cover Letter: NO – Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.
Resume: YES – Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying. A resume is required as part of your application, however, it may not be used for initial shortlisting purposes.
Questionnaire: YES (COMPREHENSIVE) – As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. Please allot approximately 60 minutes to complete the questionnaire.
IMPORTANT: Comprehensive questionnaire responses will be used to shortlist applicants against the job requirements. Please ensure you include all relevant information about your educational accomplishments and employment history including job titles, start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and your accountabilities and accomplishments.