District of Peachland

Director of Planning
Posting Date: 
August 3, 2018 - August 24, 2018


The District of Peachland is a growing, vibrant community of approximately 5,400, located on beautiful Okanagan Lake, just 30 minutes from Kelowna. We are seeking a Director of Planning and Development Services to oversee the Planning department.


The Planning & Development Services department is responsible for: land use and sustainable planning; general development services; building inspection and bylaw enforcement. The Director of Planning & Development Services prepares reports to the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) and District Council, directs the enforcement of District bylaws and coordinates bylaw notice disputes through the Okanagan Valley Bylaw Dispute Adjudication System. The incumbent will be appointed as the Approving Officer and will be responsible for reviewing all applications in accordance with the regulations set out in the Land Title and Local Government Acts, and the District’s Subdivision and Development Servicing Bylaw.


The demands of the position require a substantial commitment to, and thorough knowledge of, planning principles, legislation and practice, real estate and land development principles, and other related municipal legislation and law.


The Director of Planning & Development Services reports to the CAO and acts as chief advisor to the CAO on all matters pertaining to the Planning & Development Services department.


As a member of the management team, the successful candidate will have proven leadership, organizational and public relations skills, as well as superior oral and written communication abilities.


The preferred candidate will have a University degree in Community/ Urban Planning, or from a closely related discipline. In addition, member of or eligible to be a member of Canadian Institute of Planners, and have a minimum of five years related experience at middle to senior management level in local government is required.


A detailed job description can be found at www.peachland.ca.


We offer excellent benefits and compensation policies that are fair, market competitive, and that motivate high performing employees.


Please submit a letter of interest and detailed resume by 4:00 p.m. August 24th, 2018 under confidential cover to:


 The Director of Corporate Services

 District of Peachland

 5806 Beach Avenue

 Peachland, B.C. VOH 1X7

 Fax: 250-767-3433

 E-mail: careers@peachland.ca

The District thanks all applicants, however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.

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