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STO 27R – Provincial Approving Officer

Job Information
Author pmnationtalk
Date February 14, 2020
Type Full Time
Company BC Public Service
Salary $69,900.80 - $79,791.25 - Annual
Location Prince George, BC
Category Scientific and Technical
Client BC Public Service
Contact Information
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STO 27R – Provincial Approving Officer – (67262)

Posting Title: STO 27R – Provincial Approving Officer
Position Classification: Scientific/Technical Off R27
Union: GEU
Location: Prince George, BC V3L4J8 CA (Primary)
Smithers, BC V0J2N0 CA
Terrace, BC V8J4E1 CA
Salary Range: $69,900.80 – $79,791.25 annually
Close Date: 3/4/2020
Job Type: Regular Full Time
Temporary End Date
Ministry/Organization: BC Public Service -> Min of Trans & Infrastructure
Ministry Branch / Division: Northern Region, Fort George District
Job Summary

Provincial Approving Officer
Scientific Technical Officer R2

An eligibility list may be established.

A great opportunity to take the next step in your career.

The Provincial Approving Officer (PAO) is a Statutory Decision Maker appointed under the Land Title Act, with delegated authority under other legislation, including the Transportation Act. This position works independently within quasi-judicial authority to review, analyze, and make decisions on applications to subdivide land in rural areas and with partial jurisdiction in municipal areas.

The BC Public Service is an award winning employer and offers employees competitive benefits, amazing learning opportunities and a chance to engage in rewarding work with exciting career development opportunities. For more information, please see What We Offer.

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 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, 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.

Job Requirements:
In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Geography, Land Law, Community Planning, Land Use Planning, Civil Engineering, or other related field and three (3) years or related experience; OR
  • Technical Diploma from BCIT or equivalent institution in Geography, Land Law, Community Planning, Land Use Planning, Civil Engineering, or other related field and five (5) years of related experience; OR
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Preference may be given to candidates with the following experience:

  • Experience in the field of development approvals.
  • Experience reviewing legal documentation and applications.
  • Experience developing and maintaining effective and cooperative working relationships, inside and outside government.
  • Experience interpreting and applying legislation, regulations, policies and procedures.

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 required: 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 required: YES – A resume is required as part of your application; however, it may not be used for initial shortlisting purposes.

Questionnaire (COMPREHENSIVE): YES – 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.


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