District of Sooke

Auxiliary Planner II (Maternity Leave)
Posting Date: 
January 30, 2018 - February 13, 2018

Located on the south-western tip of Vancouver Island, BC, Sooke has a sheltered harbor, and is a scenic half hour drive from BC's capital city, Victoria. As a part of a temperate rainforest, the Sooke district has one of the mildest climates in Canada. Characterized by warm, dry summers and mild winters, Sooke’s pleasant climate is a year-round paradise for those who enjoy outdoor activities, such as hiking, biking, kayaking or sailing.

The District of Sooke has an employment opportunity for an auxiliary Planner II position for up to one (1) year. Reporting to the Director of Development Services, the Planner II is responsible for long-range planning, bylaw and policy development in the Development Services Department. In addition, the Planner II is responsible for providing strategic advice on the development process, processing complex development applications  and proposals, communicating planning issues with other departments and jurisdictions, participating in public and technical committees, and representing the Development Services Department at Council Meetings as required.

The Planner II is an advanced planning position that requires a sound understanding of planning theory and community development, sensitivity to the political realm, and the ability to be an innovative thinker on complex land-use issues and policies.

To be considered for this role, applicants should have:

  • Completion of a Bachelor’s degree in Planning or a related discipline.
  • Member of the Canadian Institute of Planners.
  • Minimum seven (7) years of diverse and progressively responsible experience in a local government planning environment, or equivalent combination of experience in the government and/or private sectors.
  • Valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License.


Lesser qualified applicants may be appointed at a lower level.


This is a CUPE Local 374 position. The 2017 hourly rate for the auxiliary Planner II is $44.35/hour, plus 15% in lieu of benefits.

To view the full job description, visit the employment page of our website at www.sooke.ca/employment 

Please indicate the position you are applying for in the subject of your email, and submit your detailed resume and cover letter outlining your interest and experience for this opportunity to: hr-jobs@sooke.ca

Closing date for receipt of applications is 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 13, 2018.


The District of Sooke thanks all applicants for their interest and advises that only those to be interviewed will be contacted.

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