Planning Officer R27
This is a temporary opportunity ending March 28, 2020.
Lesser qualified applicants may be considered at a lower classification.
An eligibility list may be established.
Combine your client service, stakeholder engagement and strategic planning skills in this challenging role
The Islands Trust Area is a scenic archipelago of 13 major islands and more than 450 smaller islands within the Salish Sea. Our islands are characterized by vibrant communities, a rich cultural history and extraordinary ecology. The Southern Office provides land use planning services for five local government bodies including the Galiano, Mayne, North Pender, Saturna, and South Pender Local Trust Committees. Our staff include dedicated professionals who support a progressive, healthy and respectful workplace.
This is a temporary position, for a period of 12 months, reporting to the Regional Planning Manager, the Island Planner is a senior-level planning professional with considerable experience and expertise who:
- Represents Local Planning Services as the principle staff liaison for Southern Local Trust Committees;
- Provides technical guidance and advice to Local Trust Committees and the public;
- Leads the preparation and review of Official Community Plans (OCPs) and land use bylaws;
- Undertakes specialized research and leads consultation processes in relation to planning projects and complex applications;
- Processes development applications of varying complexity;
- Regularly interacts with elected officials, island community members and groups, government agencies, First Nations, and the public.
The successful candidate:
- Has a passion for rural community planning and the preservation and protection of unique island culture and ecology;
- Is an energetic, creative, motivated and a well-organized individual with excellent interpersonal skills, communication skills and a strong customer service ethic;
- Works effectively both independently and as part of a team;
- Effectively manages multiple and competing priorities under pressure;
- Will establish and maintain positive working relationships with elected officials, agencies, First Nations, and island community members.
The capital of British Columbia, Victoria is a beautiful city, with beautiful beaches and harbours, and a variety of provincial parks to explore. Located on Vancouver Island, Victoria offers a bustling downtown scene and has a wide range of restaurants and entertainment venues to choose from.
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.
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For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact Rkojima@islandtrust.bc.ca. DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. For more information about how to complete your job application, add/edit your resume and for more useful tips when applying for jobs, please refer to the Your Job Application page on the MyHR website. If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to BCPSA.Hiring.Centre@gov.bc.ca, before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.
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:
- A graduate degree in land use planning or a related field such as geography or environmental science; and at least five years’ experience in the land use planning field, with demonstrable responsible planning experience with local government, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
- Experience with relevant legislation and policies applicable to planning
- Experience with planning theory and best practices, particularly as they apply to rural community planning
- Valid Class 5 BC Drivers’ License
Preference will be given to qualified applicants with any or all of the following:
- BC local government experience
- Experience working with First Nations on planning issues
- Membership in the Canadian Institute of Planners
- Experience leading an OCP review and processing rezoning applications.
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.
Cover Letter: YES – A cover letter is required as part of your application. The content and/or format of your cover letter may be evaluated as part of the assessment process.
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.
Questionnaire: YES – You will be required to answer a standard questionnaire.