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Regional Planning Section Head

Job Information
Author jmccullough
Date August 9, 2017
Type Full Time
Company BC Public Service
Salary $66,200.03 - $75,658.71 - Per Hour
Location Prince George, BC
Category Miscellaneous
Contact Information

BC Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy

BC Parks

Fort St John or Prince George, BC

Regional Planning Section Head
Salary $66,200.03 – $75,658.71 annually, plus a 3.3% Temporary Market Adjustment

One permanent, full time position is currently available. This position can be located in either Fort St John or Prince George, subject to the successful candidate’s current location and Ministry operational requirements.

BC Parks is responsible for all matters related to the effective management and conservation of natural and cultural resources in provincial parks, protected areas, recreation areas, conservancies and ecological reserves throughout British Columbia. Our vision is a protected areas system that is vibrant, relevant and inspirational. Our mission is to protect important areas and their natural and cultural values, while providing outstanding recreation opportunities. The goals of BC Parks are to promote and support conservation initiatives and to enhance outdoor recreation opportunities in parks and protected areas; and to provide unique outdoor experiences in British Columbia’s parks and protected areas system to support healthy communities, tourism and the BC economy.

The Regional Planning Section Head is responsible for leading BC Parks’ regional planning program in all aspects of strategic and land use components of operational planning for parks and protected areas.  The Regional Planning Section Head provides vision, anticipates future needs, is the regional lead for land use planning, contributes to the development of the provincial planning program, coordinates regional involvement in First Nations initiatives and treaty negotiations, and is the primary contact for planning functions with staff, agencies, the public and industry.  The Regional Planning Section Head recognizes the interdisciplinary nature of their functions and ensures close coordination of their role across the Conservation, Operations, and Recreation Sections in region and between regions, headquarters and other government agencies.  Given the many potential roles and expectations of the Regional Planning Section Head, periodic and annual work planning, guided by ministry, divisional and regional business plans, will be required to ensure balance between priorities and the successful achievement of results.

Qualifications for this role include:

  • Master’s degree in planning or natural resource management related field, and 2 years of related experience; OR,
  • Bachelor’s degree in planning or natural resource management related field, and 4 years of related experience.

Related experience includes:

  • Natural resource planning, such as land use planning, park management and park systems planning, recreation planning, impact assessments, and public and stakeholder involvement programs related to land use issues.

For more information and to apply by August 25, 2017, please go to:

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