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Lands Administrator

Location: 

Surrey, BC, CA

Affiliation: MoveUP
Employment Status: Full-Time Regular
Salary: $2,531.00 Bi-weekly
Workplace Flexibility: No
Posting End Date: Open until filled

 

We’re a Canadian-owned and BC-based energy company taking steps toward a lower-carbon energy future by providing renewable energy, natural gas and electricity to more than 1.2 million customers.  


We’re looking for new talent to join us as we transform BC’s energy future. Our diverse team of more than 2,600 employees is committed to a safe and inclusive culture where each of us can connect, belong and grow. Join us and let’s work together for a better BC. 

Responsibilities

  • Attends to requests from property owners, their representatives, government agencies, private organizations and/or First Nations to discuss property related issues of a legal nature, acquire Statutory Right of Way or other rights; negotiates and offers solutions to address concerns including cash compensation, discusses and makes arrangements for amendments to existing terms and conditions, recommends modifications to standard agreements, renews fixed term leases and licenses, etc. Provides advice related to FortisBC standard land procedures.
  • Drafts legal documents and correspondence pertaining to a variety of land transactions including right of way acquisition and disposal, purchase and sale of property, leases, assignments and Crown applications; examines and interprets requests from FortisBC personnel, property owners, lawyers, land developers, government officials and others to acquire or release right of way or fee simple interest. Coordinates information to ensure the interests of FortisBC and the public are served. Provides instructions, guidance to Property Services Clerk and ensure accuracy and completeness in the preparation of legal documents and other correspondence.
  • Reviews maps, plans, legal documents and property titles to determine charges registered against properties, title restrictions and establish what consents, licenses and agreements are needed to acquire and protect FortisBC’ interest in properties. Obtains precedents and determine relevancy; drafts and reviews legal documents to ensure accuracy and correctness of all pertinent information, conditions and signatures are included.  Compiles information, prepare statements of adjustments; calculates balance owing by purchaser for a variety of items such as property taxes, property purchase tax, legal fees.
  • Processes property tax payments, refunds and adjustments; review notices for accuracy, indentify, investigate and resolve discrepancies and collaborates with external organizations such as municipalities and tax assessment authorities regarding rate classes, etc.  Maintains the accuracy of taxation database records and updates contact lists.  Provides support to Property Tax Specialist as required. 
  • Provides support to Installation Centre training by conducting presentations related to Statutory Right of Way acquisition requirements; provides explanations and answers related questions.  Prepares and maintains presentation material; ensures accuracy of content information
  • Ensures correct billings and payments associated to property transactions, lease and license payments;  determines  correct charges/payments for leases and licenses involving FortisBC’ property rights, identifies and resolves discrepancies. Records and processes invoices, time sheets, payment requisitions, purchase requisitions and other related expenses, determine correct account distribution and cross charging requirements.  Reviews notices of rental increases; examines contracts and make recommendations to the Manager of Property Services as to acceptability of increase and draft appropriate responses to parties.
  • Conducts research to obtain information related to property which FortisBC owns or has an interest in, and in response to requests and proposals from the public, government agencies, property owners, potential buyers and others.  Completes special assignments such as clearing titles in preparation of rights of way agreements for particular projects.
  • Maintains liaison with land title offices, government agencies, municipalities and other utilities to obtain information or approvals and acts as the company’s main point of contact for BC Online requests.
  • Performs duties of a minor nature related to the above duties which do not affect the rating of the job.

Requirements

  • High School Graduation
  • Completion of core International Rights of Way Association courses,  Legal Secretarial Program including; Basic Conveyance & Legal Documents plus training in the use of BC Online
  • Three (3) to Four (4) years’ directly related relevant experience
  • Eligible to become a commissioner for accepting affidavits in BC
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to communicate effectively ,
  • successfully resolve issues, take initiative, work effectively in a team environment, work in a courteous and professional manner
  • Sound analytical, organizational skills including a high level of attention to detail, fast, accurate word-processing skills as required to prepare/compose a variety of external and internal correspondence, reports, forms and/or charts
  • Sound verbal and written and communication skills
  • Basic knowledge of computer systems operations, environment and peripherals.  Sound working knowledge of applications systems and software including proficiency in LANDAT, BC Online, SAP, MS Excel, and MS Word.
  • Valid British Columbia Driver’s license

Our engaging workplace offers a wide range of challenging opportunities, while being safe, inclusive and diverse. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, while supporting life-long career development. We also encourage volunteerism and nourish the need to give back to your community.

 

To learn more about the recruitment process with FortisBC, please visit the You’re Applying. What now? page for additional information. 

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