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District of Central Saanich

Community Planner

Employer/Organization: District of Central Saanich

Closing: March 4th 2024 4:00 PM PST


The DISTRICT OF CENTRAL SAANICH is seeking an experienced 

Community Planner

Competition Number 2024-01

The District of Central Saanich, located on the Saanich Peninsula of Southern Vancouver Island enjoys the reputation of being among the best locations in Canada to work, live and play. Central Saanich is bounded on both the east and west by ocean and is known for its scenic rolling countryside and bounty of farms. This community of 18,000 residents has a vibrant, small village character and includes the Tsawout and Tsartlip First Nations; and it is central to all amenities of the Greater Victoria area.

When you help run a dynamic community, no two days ever feel the same. As part of a growing but tight-knit team, you will have the ability to bring your ideas to the table and influence the organization and the community. Our team is highly collaborative, loves to laugh, is customer service focused, and is dedicated to the fantastic community we serve.

If this sounds like an environment you’d like to be a part of, consider joining us! 

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Reporting to the Director of Planning and Building Services, this position performs professional planning work as part of the Planning and Building Services Department.  The primary responsibility is to advance District initiated community planning projects and Council’s strategic plan projects and initiatives. This role involves research, analysis and policy writing in a variety of planning and municipal topic areas. The incumbent is responsible for protecting the confidentiality of planning matters and for exercising courtesy, tact, and diplomacy in their work with District staff, Council, the public and officials from other agencies.  This role may support other functions of the Planning and Building Services Department including processing development applications by administering the Official Community Plan, Land Use Bylaw, and Development Permit Area Design Guidelines and providing recommendations regarding land use.

The ideal candidate will possess a Bachelors degree in Planning or related field and a minimum of four (4) years experience in the field of community planning, preferably municipal planning with development experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. They must be eligible for membership in the Canadian Institute of Planners (MCIP) and hold a current valid Class 5 BC Driver’s license (or the ability to get).  

Please see the attached job description for further information on the duties and requirements of the role.

At the District of Central Saanich we value diversity and are committed to an inclusive, accessible work environment where collaboration and mutual respect bring out the best in all of us. If you need an accommodation for any part of the hiring process, please reach out to us.

The District’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy is currently suspended; however, should circumstances change, you may be required to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 to be eligible to continue performing your duties.

The pay rate for this 18 month term position (7 hour per day), Monday to Friday position is $45.21 to $48.90 (2022 rates). 

Interested candidates are invited to submit their resume and covering letter, quoting the competition number to by 4:00 pm on March 4, 2024.

We appreciate your application and interest in working with us; however, due to the volume of applications we receive we are unable to respond to each application and only those candidates under active consideration will be contacted. 

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