Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development
Land Acquisition Officer
$61,665.45 - $70,367.02 annually
The Land Acquisition Officer’s role is to negotiate with private land owners for the acquisition of land and/or interest in land to facilitate legal access to roads and rights of way for natural resource extraction and/or acquiring appropriate levels of legal interest in land for securing and protecting the Ministry’s capital investments. The Land Acquisition Officer acts as the primary representative for the Province with local and federal government representatives, First Nations, Industry, private landowners and other stakeholders to review, clarify and solve any issues or extraordinary circumstances with respect to all matters relating to the purchase or occupation of fee simple land. The Land Acquisition Officer manages the acquisition process including, but not limited to, legal survey of interest area, land appraisal, negotiation, registration, compensation, expropriation, drafting of legal agreements, land transfer and disposal of road rights of way.
The Land Acquisition Officer is a skilled negotiator, communicator and facilitator able to understand the importance of using integrative negotiations to acquire interest in land in a legal, cost effective and timely fashion. The Land Acquisition Officer leads the planning, implementation and evaluation of complex projects by developing and recommending land acquisition strategies which outline project goals, objectives, scope, deliverables, timelines, communications plans, resource allocation and performance measures.
Qualifications for this role include:
- Degree in Urban Land Economics, Geography, Planning, Natural Resource Management, Public or Business Administration, Law or related discipline, plus a minimum of 5 years of experience conducting one or more of the following: real estate acquisitions,
expropriations, land dispositions, property negotiations; or real estate appraisals; OR
- Diploma in Urban Land Economics, Geography, Planning, Natural Resource Management, Public or Business Administration, or a related discipline plus a minimum of 7 years of experience conducting one or more of the following: real estate acquisitions, expropriations, land dispositions, property negotiations, or real estate appraisals.
- Registered or eligible to register with the Accredited Appraiser Canadian Institute (AACI), Real Estate Institute of B.C. (RIBC), Senior Member of the International Right of Way Association (SRWA) or equivalent institute or association.
For more information and to apply online by September 11, 2018, please go to: https://bcpublicservice.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/53078