District of Sechelt

Planner 2
Posting Date: 
January 11, 2019 - February 3, 2019

Nature of the Position

The District of Sechelt is a diverse and attractive community and is home to more than 10,000 people. The municipality continues to attract a range of rural, resort-oriented, residential, commercial and recreational opportunities across a diverse landscape.  This employment opportunity offers a great work environment and the chance to work with a dedicated team of planners, bylaw enforcement staff and building inspectors. This position works closely with the District’s engineering department as well as external agencies associated with land development. The District is large enough to provide interesting work experience but small enough that you won’t get lost in a large bureaucracy.

The District of Sechelt is seeking an individual to join our team as our Planner 2. This position plays a key role at the District. Under the general direction of the Development Planning Manager, the Planner 2 will be involved in the development of land use, zoning, design and related policies that respond to a wide range of community planning and development issues.  The position primarily involves reviewing and evaluating development applications such as bylaw amendments, development permits, temporary use permits and development variance permits.


Essential Competencies

Applicants must possess knowledge of the principles, best practices and theory associated with community planning policies, regulations and legislation; an Undergraduate Degree in Planning or a related discipline such as landscape architecture, urban studies or architecture; candidate membership with the Planning Institute of British Columbia (PIBC); and a minimum of 3-6 years of directly related planning experience. An equivalent combination of education, training and experience will be considered. 


Applicants must have the ability to liaise with professionals, provide excellent internal and external customer service; prepare and present reports to Committees and Council; proven experience using Microsoft Office programs; the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines;  demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills while exhibiting tact and diplomacy; and work efficiently  in a team-orientated environment. 


Preferred Competencies

A Master’s Degree in Planning or a related discipline; registered membership with the Planning Institute of British Columbia (PIBC); and experience working in municipal government is preferred. 


Working Conditions

This is a unionized position within the BCGEU and is open to both male and female applicants.  Salary for the position is currently under review.  Hours of work are Monday to Friday, 35 hours per week; however, flex



Qualified applicants are invited to submit a cover letter and resume to:

Breanne Ostrosky, Human Resources Advisor

Send by email to: hr@sechelt.ca


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