District of Saanich

Senior Environmental Planner
Posting Date: 
August 9, 2018 - August 27, 2018

The Environmental Services Section in the Planning Department is seeking a Senior Environmental Planner to oversee initiatives that promote conservation of the natural environment within an urban context.  The Senior Environmental Planner prepares bylaws, policies, plans, and public engagement; reviews private sector development and municipal activities for compliance; and provides advice and guidance to Council and senior staff, Municipal departments, community groups and the general public.


Qualified candidates will have a Master’s Degree in Environmental Planning,  Biology, Environmental Studies, or Resource Management; five years practical experience in environmental policy and planning, preferably in a municipal setting; proficiency in Microsoft Suite as well as GIS use; excellent communication, research, writing, presentation, project management, public engagement, and diplomacy skills; proven knowledge of local ecosystems, species, and conservation tools; Riparian Areas Regulation QEP training; membership in the College of Applied Biology and a valid Class 5 Driver’s Licence.  Candidates with an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.


The successful candidate will be required to work Monday and Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and a half day on Wednesday; 17.5 hours per week. May be required to work evenings and weekends for special events.


This is a C.U.P.E. Local 2011 position with a wage of $45.93 per hour and an excellent benefits package. Job description and competition information can be found at www.saanich.ca.

Please apply by 11:45 p.m. on MONDAY, AUGUST 27, 2018 quoting competition 176.18 to: Human Resources, District of Saanich, 770 Vernon Avenue, Victoria, BC, V8X 2W7 (Fax 250-475-5550) or Email careers@saanich.ca.  In addition to the interview process, testing will be conducted. We thank all applicants for applying. Only those under consideration will be contacted.


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