Parks Land Use Officer
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July 10, 2013.
Natural Resources 6.
Tourism, Parks and Recreation.
Tourism, Parks and Recreation, Grande Prairie, & Lac La Biche - Are you ready for a unique and rewarding experience that supports parks and protected areas in Alberta?
Alberta Parks is looking for a Regional Parks Land Use Officer who will ensure consistent operational applications of policy, legislation and standards related to managing commercial, industrial and agricultural land use activities and dispositions in parks and protected areas designated under the Provincial Parks Act or the Wilderness Areas, Ecological Reserves, Natural Areas and Heritage Rangelands Act with exception of grazing dispositions in heritage rangelands and natural areas. Some key responsibilities will include:
- Monitoring land use activity and ensuring compliance with terms and conditions and other legal requirements
- Providing guidance, training, advice, direction and support to Regional and District staff and work directly with applicants, disposition holders, adjacent land owners, staff of other departments, municipalities, conservation organizations and other stakeholders to ensure the effective management of recreation leases and approved agricultural, commercial and industrial land use activities on lands within designated provincial parks and protected areas
- Working directly with those groups and organizations that hold leases to address related land management issues and interactions with other disposition holders
- Playing a key role in the external referral process (applications for approvals on lands outside of designated parks and protected areas) - working with the affected stakeholders or regulatory bodies to complete a review of land use applications on adjacent lands or land of interest which are referred to the position
- Playing a key role in the reclamation process for dispositions
The ideal candidate will possess considerable investigative, compliance monitoring and management, analytical, negotiation and conflict management skills to help in dealing with a wide variety of clients and stakeholders. Extensive knowledge and application of land use management policies and procedures as well as a thorough knowledge of current and potential resource management issues affecting the Parks and Protected Areas Program and the Province in general will be helpful. The ideal candidate must also be able to deal with multiple tasks and priorities in a highly political environment.
Diploma in a related field (e.g. natural resource management, biology, ecology, agriculture, forestry, etc.) plus four years related experience is required. Experience managing projects related to land use is an asset. A valid first aid and CPR certification and a CSA approved ATV course considered assets. Equivalencies will be considered. Candidates with lesser qualifications may be considered at a lower classification and salary.
$2,011.63 - $2,557.69 Bi-weekly ($52,503 - $66,755 per annum).
Lac LaBiche is for a temporary position for a period of 1 year.
Grande Prairie is for a permanent position.
The position will require frequent travel, fieldwork and overnight stays in various locations throughout the regions and work outside of normal office hours.
Please indicate clearly on your resume what position you are applying for. The successful applicant will be required to provide a driver's abstract, have a valid Class 5 Driver's License and provide a clear Criminal Records Check. This Competition may be used to fill other similar positions across the Government of Alberta of various tenures.
How to Apply
Online applications are preferred. To apply online, please visit
Note: As only one file can be uploaded, please ensure your cover letter, resume and any other related documents are submitted in one file. If you are unable to submit an electronic version of your resume, please submit your resume, quoting the Job ID, to: Mihaela Petreanu, Tourism, Parks and Recreation, 7th floor Standard Life Centre 10405 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, AB, T5J 4R7. Fax: (780) 422-3142. Applicants who apply online will be able to track the status of their application.
If you require any further information on this job posting, please contact Trudy Dyer at Trudy.Dyer@gov.ab.ca. We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' education and experience best meets the needs of the position. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.
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