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City of Kamloops

Senior Planner #962

Employer/Organization: City of Kamloops

Closing: March 19th 2023 11:00 PM PST


Senior Planner #962                                                     
Closing Date: March 19, 2023

At the City of Kamloops, we believe in progressive and barrier-free recruitment for everybody every day. This means employment opportunities for all in a safe, inclusive and diverse workplace. We know our city is stronger when we hire qualified individuals from different backgrounds with diverse experiences, cultures and perspectives.

We are focused on creating the highest levels of service excellence, based on an organization-wide community culture that celebrates our employees who make it all happen. We are known as Canada’s Tournament Capital and are famous for our hospitality and community spirit, traits that make us a leader! Recreation, sports, arts and culture, health care, social activities, volunteerism, and affordable housing all meld to form a unique blend of big-city amenities with small-town ambience. This is Kamloops!

Let’s make Kamloops shine! Join our team today.

Position Overview 

The City of Kamloops is recruiting for a Senior Planner position to work within our Community Planning (Long Range) team. This position requires a well-organized, resourceful, and motivated individual with strong problem-solving and creative thinking skills. In this role you will perform a wide range of professional duties including work related to the supervision, coordination and mentorship of the multiple planners, and applying specialized knowledge for the design, preparation, and completion of long-range and short range planning projects. If you are someone who shares our corporate values and are Trusting, Health Conscious, Cooperative, Inclusive, Purposeful, and Resilient and someone who wants to contribute to the development of their community in a meaningful way, then this career may be a great fit for you!

The successful candidate must have the following qualifications: 

1.    Completion of a university degree in Urban Planning or a related discipline, such as geography, sociology, urban development, sustainable development, etc.
2.    Membership in good standing with the Canadian Institute of Planners.
3.    Minimum of five years' experience as a professional planner (MCIP) in a municipal or private sector environment, including previous experience in both a technical and analytical planning role.
4.    Minimum of one year’s previous leadership experience.
5.    Valid BC Driver's License - Class 5.

For new hires, and for those working in designated positions of trust, including those working directly with vulnerable persons, no formal offer of employment will be made until an applicant completes a police information check. A comprehensive benefits package is included with this position.

Please note this position is posted along with the Planner II #961. Our preference is to hire a Senior Planner, however if there are no candidates deemed qualified, we will hire from the Planner II posting. Please visit to see further details of the Planner II position. 

Hourly Rate


Hours & Days of Work

This division is currently working on an Approved Modified Scheduling Agreement. The current hours are as follows:

Monday – Friday: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Every third week, one day off in lieu

Monday – Friday: 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Every third week, one day off in lieu

Hours per Week


Please note if you need assistance or have individual needs or requirements throughout the application process, contact the Human Resources Department by telephone, email or in person at 105 Seymour Street so we can better support you.

External job postings are open to everyone. We are an equal opportunity employer and thank all applicants for their interest. Please be sure to review the application requirements of each job you apply for. Only those selected to participate in the recruitment process will be contacted. 

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