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BC Public Service

PLNG O 21R - 24R - Land Use Planner (Developmental) - Amended *Closing Date Extended

Burnaby, BC
Full Time
5 days ago
Posting Title
PLNG O 21R - 24R - Land Use Planner (Developmental) - Amended *Closing Date Extended

Position Classification
Planning Officer R24


Work Options

Burnaby, BC V3J 1N3 CA (Primary)

Salary Range
As of April 7, 2024 - $69,760.70 - $86,658.48 annually

Close Date

Job Type
Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date

BC Public Service -> Agriculture and Food

Ministry Branch / Division
Agricultural Land Commission

Job Summary

An excellent opportunity for a dedicated professional.

An independent administrative tribunal, theAgricultural 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 regulations. 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 commissioners 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 purpose and priorities of the Commission are set out in Section 6 of the ALCA and guides all work carried out by the Commission and staff. The work of the ALCis focused on strategic land use policy, engagement in land use planning and compliance and enforcement, in addition to land use application review and adjudication.

Developmental Opportunity. Applicants will be appointed to the appropriate classification level based on their qualifications.

This position is an agricultural and resource management focused land use planning position. The position provides advice, evaluation and in-depth responses to a full range of ALR land use applications, land use planning initiatives, inquiries, 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. The position participates in research related to ALR boundary reviews, monitors activities and investigates compliance in the ALR.

This position is an agricultural and resource management focused land use planning position. 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.

Job Requirements:
Common to both Planning Officer 21 and 24:
  • Undergraduate degree or higher in resource management, geography, land use planning, environmental planning, agriculture, land systems, soil science, or a related field.

Experience may include:
  • Experience interpreting and analyzing legislation, regulation, bylaws, or policies.
  • Experience writing reports and/or recommendations for external stakeholders, clients, decision makers, senior management, or executive.

Preference may be given to applicants with the following:
  • Experience handling applications or authorizations related to land use planning or resource management in a local government, provincial government, or other related context.
  • Working for an administrative tribunal.

Additional Requirements for Planning Officer 24:
  • Minimum one (1) year experience in the rural land use planning or natural resource management field; OR
  • Minimum six (6) months experience in agricultural land use planning.

  • A Valid BC Class 5 Driver's License or equivalent.
  • May be required to travel overnight(s) to various locations in British Columbia.
  • Conduct site visits which may include travel by vehicle, air or foot, and outdoor work in all weather conditions.

For questions regarding this position, please contact Elizabeth Sarioglu .

About this Position:

2positions available. 1 temporary opportunity until April 11, 2025 and 1 permanent position.
A permanent appointment may result from this temporary appointment.
An eligibility list may be established to fill future temporary and permanent vacancies.
This position can be based out of any of the location(s) listed above.
Applicants who do not fully meet the required qualifications may be considered for this position, but at a lower classification.
Flexible work options are available; this position may be able to work up to 2 days at home per week subject to an approved telework agreement.
Employees of the BC Public Service must be located in BC at the time of employment.

Amended April 12, 2024: Amended in About this Position to include one permanent position. Closing date extended until April 21, 2024.

Working for the BC Public Service:
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.

The Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service is available to applicants that self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, status or non-status, Métis, or Inuit) seeking work or already employed in the BC Public Service. For guidance on applying and interviewing, please contact or 778-405-3452.

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 .

How to Apply:
Your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the job requirements listed above.

Cover Letter: NO- Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.

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

Questionnaire: YES- You will need to complete a comprehensive questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. 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 how you obtained your relevant experience. The questionnaire will take approximately 60 minutes to complete.

Helpful tips, videos and more regarding the application process can be found on the Your Job Application page of MyHR. If you are experiencing technical difficulty applying, e-mail , before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible.

Additional Information:
A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.

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 at the bottom of the posting.

Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the competition.

Job Category
Natural Resource Sector

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