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BC Public Service

PLNG O 27R - Planning Section Head

Posted 3 days ago

Job Details



dollar sign85,813 to 97,879 per year

Job Description

Posting Title
PLNG O 27R - Planning Section Head

Position Classification
Planning Officer R27


Work Options

Multiple Locations, BC CA (Primary)
Penticton, BC V2A 8X1 CA
Vernon, BC V1T 9V2 CA

Salary Range
$85,813.18 - $97,879.22 annually which includes a 3.3% Temporary Market Adjustment*

Close Date

Job Type
Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date

BC Public Service -> Env & Climate Change Strategy

Ministry Branch / Division
BC Parks - Regional Operations/Conservation and Recreation Division

Job Summary

Make a difference in this rewarding career opportunity

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.

Job Requirements:
  • 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.

Preference may be given for the following:
  • Experience with public and stakeholder involvement processes, particularly those involving First Nations' communities.
  • Experience working with geographic information systems.
  • Experience with project management of complex projects.
  • Experience with writing public reports.

  • Frequent travel for meetings is required.
  • Willingness to travel by boat and plane to remote locations.
  • Candidates must possess and maintain a valid BC driver's licence.

For questions regarding this position, please contact .

About this Position:

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.

This position can be based out of any of the location(s) listed above.

An eligibility list may be established to fill future temporary and permanent vacancies.

Please refer to MyHR for more information on Temporary Market Adjustments .

Employees of the BC Public Service must be located in BC at the time of employment.

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, Scientific and Technical

About BC Public Service



Company Size

10,000+ employees

Application closing date is 2024-07-14

Current Openings

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