District of Oak Bay

Director of Building and Planning
Posting Date: 
November 9, 2017 - December 1, 2017


The District of Oak Bay is a picturesque oceanfront community within the Greater Victoria area, only a short commute to downtown Victoria. While offering all the amenities of a large metropolitan urban centre, Oak Bay has succeeded in maintaining a sense of community and charm. This progressive organization is committed to citizen engagement and customer service with a strong sense of pride in the connection between the municipality and the 18,000+ residents.


The District is seeking a Director of Building and Planning to join our Leadership Team.


Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, the Director leads and is responsible for the Building and Planning Department, and ensures the effective delivery of current and long-range planning, land use approvals (with an emphasis on heritage planning) and building permits and inspection services that align with the District’s Official Community Plan.

The ideal candidate will have a post-graduate degree in Planning or a closely related field with a minimum of 6 years related management experience involving a broad range of management, operational and administrative responsibilities, preferably in a local government setting.  Registration, or eligibility to register for membership in PIBC and/or the Canadian Institute of Planners is required. 

A competitive salary is offered as well as excellent benefits, a supportive work environment and continued career and professional development.  An employer of choice, the District of Oak Bay is committed to fostering a culture of empowerment, accountability and teamwork. 



We would like to hear from you if you are qualified and thrive on the challenges this position has to offer.  Please apply in confidence by Friday, December 1, 2017 to: 

Manager of Human Resources




A detailed job description can be found on our website at https://www.oakbay.ca/municipal-hall/employment-volunteering/employment, which outlines, in more detail, the key accountabilities and required qualifications.


We thank you for your interest in working for the District of Oak Bay.  Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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