District of Oak Bay

Director of Building and Planning
Posting Date: 
March 1, 2018 - March 23, 2018

The District of Oak Bay is a picturesque oceanfront community within the Greater Victoria Region. 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. If you want to be part of a staff team dedicated to providing outstanding customer service and working to continue making Oak Bay one of the most desirable places to live, work and play in Canada then please consider joining our Team. 


Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, the Director leads the Building and Planning Department to ensure the effective delivery of current and long-range planning, land use approvals, heritage conservation and planning, building permit and inspection services and bylaw enforcement. In addition, as a member of the Leadership Team the Director lends his/her skills and experience to helping accomplish broader corporate and community activities. 


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, March 23, 2018 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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