City of Castlegar

Director of Planning and Development
Posting Date: 
February 21, 2018 - March 23, 2018

Located in the heart of the beautiful West Kootenay region of British Columbia, with an amicable climate and endless outdoor recreational opportunities, the City of Castlegar is seeking a Director of Development Services due to the upcoming retirement of the current incumbent. This is an excellent career opportunity for an experienced forward-thinking, highly motivated and creative individual who is passionate about long range planning and policy development to join our busy Development Services team.

Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, this is an exciting professional opportunity for a seasoned professional who has superb communications skills (both oral and written), a strong ability to see the big picture and "think on their feet", a flexible attitude and ability to adjust to shifting expectations on short notice, and a strong desire to coordinate the collaborative work of often divergent and unique perspectives and opinions. The Director of Development Services must be able to work well in a team environment and be able to build and maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

Other requirements include the ability to manage complex projects and to prepare and present reports with a high level of professionalism and attention to detail.

In this senior management role, you will oversee all facets of planning, development, subdivision, building inspection approvals, property management and related services to the community. Primary responsibilities for this position will include managing strategic long-range and community planning initiatives, including but not limited to: coordinating updates and development of new and existing community, neighbourhood and other related policy plans, updating planning bylaws and policies, internal liaison with all other municipal departments on a variety of multi-department and corporate projects and initiatives, coordination of public and development community outreach, preparation of planning project grant applications, and communications with First Nations and other local government agencies on a variety of initiatives.

The City is prepared to offer a very competitive salary commensurate with knowledge and experience, including a comprehensive benefit package and relocation assistance. Interested applicants are invited to submit a letter of interest and resume, via email, by Friday, March 23rd, 2018, to:


City  of  Castlegar

Attention: Ms. Tracey Butler, Director of Corporate Services and Personnel

Phone: 250 365 8973




For a detailed job description and more information on the City of Castlegar, please visit www.castlegar.caIf  you have specific questions regarding this position, you are invited to contact Ms. Tracey Butler directly. We thank all applicants for their interest, however only candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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