BC Public Service Agency

Planning Officer
Posting Date: 
May 14, 2018 - May 29, 2018

Agricultural Land Reserve


Planning Officer, Developmental
Salary for Planning Officer R21: $56,478.64 - $64,337.78 annually
Salary for Planning Officer R24: $61,665.45 - $70,367.02 annually

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


An independent administrative tribunal, the Agricultural 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 Use, Subdivision and Procedure Regulation.


The mandate is set out in Section 6 of the ALCA and guides all work carried out by the Commission and staff. The work of the ALC to preserve agricultural land and encourage farming is focused on strategic land use policy, engagement in land use planning and compliance and enforcement, in addition to land use application review and adjudication.


Planning Officer 21 Job Overview: To provide advice, evaluation and in-depth responses to a full range of land use applications, land use planning initiatives 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.  Participates in research related to ALR boundary reviews, monitors activities and investigates compliance in the ALR.


Planning Officer 24 Job Overview: 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.


Qualifications for this role include: 

  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in community planning, geography, environmental planning or another relevant field, or a combination of education and land use planning experience, as determined appropriate to the level.
  • Membership or eligible for membership in the Planning Institute of BC and/or Canadian Institute of Planners preferred.
  • Experience in the land use planning field with demonstrable increasingly responsible experience, as determined appropriate to the level.
  • A Valid BC Class 5 Driver’s License or equivalent
  • Successful completion of security screening requirements of the BC Public Service, which may include a criminal records check, and/or Criminal Records Review Act (CRRA) check, and/or enhanced security screening checks as required by the ministry (Note:  It is important that you read the job posting carefully to understand the specific security screening requirements pertaining to the position)


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