Tsawwassen First Nation

Director, Lands (Planning and Development)
Posting Date: 
January 30, 2018 - February 9, 2018

As a hands-on professional planner, the most satisfying part of your job is envisioning vibrant, sustainable communities and then seeing them come to life. 

The department of Lands Tsawwassen First Nation (TFN)  is responsible for land use planning, land management and regulation of the 724 hectares of Tsawwassen Lands.  A growing, thriving nation in the making, it is the first indigenous communityto become a full member of the Metro Vancouver Regional District.  You will lead this key division as it supports residential, commercial and industrial growth in a near-greenfield, waterfront setting.

Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, you will lead a small staff supported by a team of planners and professional staff.  In this senior management role, you will oversee all facets of planning, development, subdivision, building inspection approvals, property management and related services to the community.   You will manage the development of a new sustainable community with 2,800 residential units, 4 million sq ft of industrial buildings and a 2 million sq ft shopping centre/outdoor retail mall while retaining and building upon the ancestral home of the TFN member community.   

Since earning your Masters Degree in Urban Planning or a related discipline, you have excelled, for at least 5 years, in a senior municipal management role providing leadership to senior and junior planners, professional staff, legislators and the community. Politically astute, you are a strong, thoughtful communicator with a collaborative style but decisive when you need to be. In addition to your current and long range planning experience, you have had exposure to a First Nations land management function or a final treaty environment.  You a member or eligible for membership in the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP).

To explore this exciting opportunity further, please apply online at: https://www.odgersberndtson.com/en/careers/14533


Candidates are encouraged to apply by Feb. 9, 2017

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