Town of Ladysmith

Director of Development Services/Approving Officer
Posting Date: 
May 10, 2019 - June 2, 2019

The Town of Ladysmith is a vibrant community of approximately 8,500 people nestled on the eastern shores of spectacular Vancouver Island. Steeped in rich history with a progressive, forward thinking mandate based on social, economic and environmental values we are a community which provides an inviting small town atmosphere and yet, is only a short commute to all the amenities of a major urban centre. Residents enjoy very short commute times and excellent community and recreational facilities, including year-round opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts.

We have a great position full of challenge and opportunity – are you ready to lead significant and exciting develop- ment plans to realization? The Town of Ladysmith is seeking a Director of Development Services / Approving Officer. You will play an essential role in the Town achieving its Waterfront Development Plan, long-range plans, and Council priority projects.

As a member of our senior management team working in an environment of collaboration amongst a friendly, recep- tive and positively engaged community, the Director of Development Services / Approving Officer provides strategic planning and policy leadership in urban design, community planning and development, and plays a key role in the cre- ation of policy to help shape the vision of the Town. This position also fulfills the statutory responsibility of Approving Officer.

The Town of Ladysmith has a strong and agile management team. Our structure supports your excellence and the val- ue you are able to bring as a strategic partner while our culture and location will ensure a positive work-life balance. This opportunity provides you with a competitive total compensation package and the resources you need to thrive in your role.

To be ready to succeed you will have a Master’s Degree in regional, urban, city or community planning, or related dis- cipline (e.g. Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Geography, Urban Studies, Environmental Planning, and Sustain- ability) supplemented by seven (7) years of progressively responsible management experience in the planning field.

This is a unique opportunity to become part of the vibrant future of the Town of Ladysmith. Your natural talents, skills and training gained from past experience will increase your suitability as our chosen candidate. If your background mirrors our requirements, you are encouraged to forward your resume in confidence. This competition will remain open until June 2, 2019.

For a complete job description please visit our website at: and for further information, contact:

Ian Paydli, Manager of Human Resources
City Hall, 410 Esplanade, PO Box 220
Ladysmith, BC V9G 1A2
Email:; Ph: 250.245.6412; Fax: 250.245.6411

The Town of Ladysmith thanks all applicants. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

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