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The Land Title and Survey Authority of British Columbia (LTSA) is looking for a highly motivated, strategic leader who is ready for an opportunity to implement change and develop their career as a qualified land surveyor to fill the position of Surveyor General.  

The Surveyor General (SG) will report to the Vice President Policy & Legal Services and work closely with other statutory roles, such as the Deputy Surveyors General, Director of Land Titles, and Registrar of Land Titles, to ensure the land surveying systems in the Province of BC meet required standards and the policy framework underlying all of the work of the LTSA serves stakeholder and customer needs. The primary function of the SG is to oversee the province’s land survey systems, maintaining quality and integrity of the systems.  In addition, this role is the primary contact with the Association of BC Land Surveyors (ABCLS) and represents the LTSA in all aspects of the land surveying stakeholder community. 

The LTSA is underway with the implementation of a growth strategy involving continued operational excellence and increased customer centricity all while maintaining its position as a trusted source of property information. For the Land Surveying profession this will drive us to continued stakeholder engagement and greater integration of our customer service and internal processes across the organization to better meet customer and stakeholder needs.

The Surveyor General, with the support of a small policy-oriented team, is responsible for the following: 

  • Develop and deliver new or revised regulatory policy and/or interpretation guidance to reflect statutes and regulations, case law,common law, and/or administrative law precedents;
  • Engage with stakeholders regarding contemplated changes of the land title and survey systems, and implement formal consultation and communications structures as appropriate to obtain professional and/or stakeholder support for the direction contemplated by the LTSA
  • Provide statutory policy advice to government concerning legislative change initiatives
  • Quality Assurance (QA) of statutory processes and decision making to ensure consistent, high-quality decision making and service delivery;
  • Delegate certain Surveyor General decision-making authorities & regulatory responsibilities to the Deputy Surveyors General as needed to support efficient delivery of services; directly responsible for non-delegable regulatory decisions
  • Actively participate on the ABCLS Board in accordance with the Land Surveyors Act
  • Review and approve survey rules as authorized by section 75 of the Land Surveyors Act
  • Act as the BC Boundary Commissioner under provincial Order in Council (OIC)

 The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

Applicants must hold a commission as a BC Land Surveyor (BCLS) or be eligible to be commissioned. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong understanding of cadastral surveying and boundary issues and be familiar with the legislation governing the practice of land surveying in BC.

The successful applicant will have strong interpersonal skills with proven written and verbal communication skills. An ability to build relationships with colleagues, stakeholders, and partners is critical to success; utilizes excellent judgment displaying tact and diplomacy and exercises a high degree of problem solving and conflict resolution skills; maintains a high level of competence as well as personal and professional integrity and ethics; acts as an expert, demonstrating in-depth knowledge about relevant issues and considerations.

For more information on this position please reference the PDF iconjob description. To apply, please submit your resume, along with a cover letter outlining how you meet the qualifications, to HR@ltsa.ca quoting competition number PL-1820 –Surveyor General. This opportunity will remain open until filled. Applicants must be eligible to work in Canada.

The LTSA operates critical systems that underpin BC's private property market, civil justice system, taxation and Crown land management frameworks. Ensuring we hire properly qualified and suitable candidates is necessary for the programs and activities of the LTSA and LandSure. As part of our hiring process, we will request that a candidate supply certain personal information so that we may conduct identity, reference, education and credential verification, and criminal record checks. Credit bureau inquiry checks may also be conducted for certain positions. As a public body, the LTSA is authorized to collect personal information under section 26(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA).