Cowichan Valley Regional District

General Manager, Land Use Services
Posting Date: 
April 15, 2019 - May 6, 2019

General Manager - Land Use Services

Majestic mountains, the rugged West Coast Trail, serene lakes and one of the world’s tallest free-standing timber rail trestles all lie in the picturesque Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD). Located on Vancouver Island, the CVRD provides a wide range of local government services to a population of 80,000, located within its 4 distinct municipalities and 9 electoral areas.

Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, you will provide innovative leadership and strategic direction to all functions within the department including, community planning, development services, economic development, building inspection and bylaw enforcement. As the General Manager you will be a member of the CVRD’s Senior Management Team.

The successful candidate will hold a graduate degree in Community and Regional Planning or a related discipline supplemented by a minimum of eight (8) years of related experience at a senior level, preferably in local government, including five (5) years’ management experience. Candidates should be members, or eligible for membership, in the Canadian Institute of Planners and the Planning Institute of BC.

The ideal candidate will have extensive knowledge of regional district governance framework, principles and procedures of local government law in BC and a general knowledge of the BC Building Code.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate competence in strategic planning, policy development, report writing, problem solving, budget preparation and administration, and decision making. The successful candidate will be an innovative, inclusive and transparent leader able to motivate and engage others while implementing complex projects with enthusiasm and diplomacy.

The CVRD provides a competitive compensation and benefits plan. A detailed job description can be found at

If you are passionate about shaping the future of the CVRD and you are looking for a challenging and rewarding career, we are interested in hearing from you. 

Please forward your resume in complete confidence quoting Competition LUS14043-E before 4:30 p.m. on May 6, 2019, 

to the Human Resources Division at in either MSWord or pdf format,

or to 175 Ingram Street,


or by fax to (250)746-2522.

The CVRD would like to thank all applicants. Please note that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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