Lands Officer

Posting Date: Jun 22, 2022

Location: Peace River, AB

Company: Government of Alberta

Job Information

Job Title: Lands Officer 

Job Requisition ID: 24984

Ministry: Environment & Parks

Location: Peace River

Full or Part-Time: Wage

Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week

Regular/Temporary: Wage

Scope: Open Competition

Closing Date: Open Until Suitable Candidate Found

Classification: Subsidiary 05B 3625 Natural Resources 6

About Us


The Government of Alberta is committed to a diverse and inclusive public service that reflects the population we serve to best meet the needs of Albertans. Consider joining a team where diversity, inclusion and innovation are valued and supported. For more information on diversity and inclusion, please visit: https://www.alberta.ca/diversity-inclusion-policy.aspx


We support Albertans in being proud stewards of air, land, water, and biodiversity by leading the work required to support environmental outcomes, outdoor recreation and sustainable development of natural resources. For more information about the Ministry of Environment and Parks, please visit our website at: https://www.alberta.ca/environment-and-parks.aspx

 

The Town of Peace River is an urban community in northwestern Alberta.  It is a community that is beautiful by nature, diverse by culture and and vibrant by choice.  For more information on Peace River, go to https://peaceriver.ca/
 

Role


Reporting to the Lands Team Lead, the Lands Officer is responsible for operational delivery of the Lands Program, which may include industrial, commercial, recreation, bed and shore, and riparian activities on all Crown lands within an assigned area.

 

This is a complex position that requires professional skills and knowledge in a number of disciplines, as well as an in depth awareness of all activities that occur on Crown land, in order to make sound disposition management recommendations and decisions.

 

The Lands Officer will:
 
Administer, inspect, and monitor industrial, commercial, and recreational dispositions and activities within the Lands Coordination and Delivery North Region, Lands Program, Peace River District

  • Deliver extension services to meet applicant/client needs on all aspects of Crown land management and sustainable use
  • Provide input into public land management and operational policy and program development
  • Evaluate land to determine the highest and best sustainable use of public land.
  • Integrate decisions to facilitate a balance of sustainable land uses
  • Administer vacant public land to provide a balance of development, use and conservation while maintaining biodiversity
  • Assist other Divisions and agencies with program delivery as required
  • Participate in the Occupational Health and Safety program
     

Qualifications

Minimum Requirements: Diploma in a related field such as Forestry Technology, Environmental Science, Environmental Technology, or Natural Sciences plus three years of related experience with the principles and practices of integrated land management. 

Equivalencies will be considered based on:

  • 1 year of education for 1 year of experience; or
  • 1 year of experience for 1 year education 

 Assets:

  • Working knowledge and ability to interpret various legislation including Public Lands Act, Public Lands Administration Regulation, Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act, Weed Control Act, Forests Act, Forest and Prairie Protection Act and associated regulations, Mines and Minerals Act)
  • Working knowledge of Crown Lands application process
  • Experience with stakeholder engagement, both internal and external, such as industry, recreation groups, environmental organizations, municipalities, etc.
  • Experience operating specialized equipment such as electronic information and tracking systems, OHVs, 4X4 trucks in off-highway conditions, GPS units, and trailer towing.
  • Experience with ArcGIS software

APS Competencies

Competencies are behaviours that are essential to reach our goals in serving Albertans. We encourage you to have an in depth understanding of the competencies that are required for this opportunity and to be prepared to demonstrate them during the recruitment process. The link below will assist you with understanding competencies:

 

https://www.alberta.ca/assets/documents/psc-alberta-public-service-competency-model.pdf

 

Creative Problem Solving: Ability to gather information from varied sources, analyze and interpret information to formulate reports and make decisions related to case planning.

 

Drive for Results: Sets and accomplishes goals and priorities in order to deliver outcomes consistent with departmental objectives and directives.

 

Building Collaborative Environment: Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with a variety of teams within the workplace, community and other Government ministries/agencies to meet client and ministry goals and objectives.

 

Developing Networks: Ability to interact positively, build relationships and work effectively with others.

 

Agility: to readily adapt to changing priorities and work both independently and as a team in delivering a diverse workload and recommending enforcement action for situations of non-compliance.
 

Salary

$29.96 - $38.09 per hour

Wage employees receive 11.2% in addition to regular wage earnings in lieu of benefits and vacation leave.

  • 5.2 percent of regular wage earnings instead of paid holidays
  • 6 percent of regular wage earnings instead of annual vacation pay

Notes

  • Hours of Work: 36.25 hours per week, Monday to Friday
  • Staff accommodations may be available

How To Apply

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Candidates are required to apply for a job online. Please visit https://www.alberta.ca/navigating-online-jobs-application.aspx to learn more about creating a candidate profile and other tips for the Government of Alberta’s online application system. 

 

If you are not currently an employee with the Government of Alberta, the first step in applying for a job is creating your candidate profile within our online application system, click here to access the main log in page where you are able to ‘Create an account’, reset your password (‘Forgot your password’) or ‘Sign  In’ should you already have an account. 

 

Existing employees should access the Career tile in 1GX to submit their application in order to be recognized as an internal applicant. 

 

Once you have created your candidate profile, visit the Alberta Public Service job site to apply for jobs at https://www.alberta.ca/alberta-public-service-jobs.aspx

 

Applicants are advised to provide information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements, including education, experience and relevant examples of required competencies.  

 

Resources for applicants:

 

It is recommended that applicants who have obtained educational credentials from outside of Canada and have not had them previously assessed, obtain an evaluation of their credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) https://www.alberta.ca/iqas-overview.aspx. Applicants are encouraged to include the assessment certificate from IQAS or any other educational assessment service as part of their application.
 

 

Closing Statement

This competition may be used to fill future vacancies, across the Government of Alberta, at the same or lower classification level.

 

We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' qualifications most closely match the advertised requirements. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.

 

If you require any further information on this job posting or a copy of the role profile, and/or require a disability related accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact Dianna Sidon at Dianna.Sidon@gov.ab.ca

 

If this competition is closed as per the closing date noted above, please continue to check http://www.jobs.alberta.ca for a listing of current career opportunities with the Government of Alberta.