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Development Services Officer
Scientific Technical Officer R21

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Reporting to the District Program Manager and working within the Cariboo district, the position is responsible for making recommendations for approval of subdivision proposals submitted by developers, engineers and the general public. The position approves land use applications and includes answering complex questions, one-on-one client interaction/negotiations, conducting site inspections, providing expert technical advice in evaluating the potential impact of proposed developments/land use applications and reviewing appeals as well as recommending and initiating action to rectify identified problems and concerns.

Known as “the Goldpan City”, Quesnel has a rich past connected to the Cariboo gold rush, and is also known for its agricultural beauty. Home to many farms and ranches, Quesnel hosts regular events such as The Quesnel Old Time Farmer's’ Market. Festivals and other events are also held, such as the Billy Barker Days and the Quesnel Rodeo.

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.

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. 

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile.  For specific position related enquiries, please contact DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS.  For more information about how to complete your job application, add/edit your resume and for more useful tips when applying for jobs, please refer to the Your Job Application page on the MyHR website. If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to, before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.

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

Job Requirements:
In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:

  • Grade 12 or equivalent.
  • Five years experience working in an office environment.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Class 5 BC Driver's Licence.

Preference may be given to applicants with the following:

  • A Diploma or Degree in a related discipline (ie. Geography, Land Use Planning or Environmental Science.
  • Experience working and training as a Development Services Technician OR in the area of land use planning and development, civil engineering, surveying, highway engineering, transportation engineering, urban land economics, or site planning.
  • Post-secondary training in mathematics, surveying, highway engineering, transportation engineering, urban land economics, site planning, or human relations.
  • Experience in customer service, and negotiation.

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 in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting. 

CRC - A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.


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

Resume: YES - Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.

Questionnaire (BASIC): YES - As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete an online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements.


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