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District of Lake Country

Manager of Planning

Employer/Organization: District of Lake Country

Closing: May 31st 2020 4:00 PM PST


Lake Country is one of the Province’s fastest growing municipalities and is a vibrant community of approximately 15,000 citizens and is located in the heart of the rapidly growing Okanagan Valley, less than a half hour drive from Kelowna and mere minutes to beautiful orchards, wineries, farms and the serenity of the Okanagan lakes.  Residents enjoy hot summers and temperate winters with boundless opportunities for year-round recreation – from water sports to cycling, golfing, skiing, hiking and much more.  If you are searching to relocate to a community that truly has it all, join our team and experience ‘Life. The Okanagan Way!’

Manager of Planning

Full-time Permanent Vacancy 

The Manager of Planning reports to the Director of Planning & Development and will be responsible for managing the Planning team. The Manager of Planning will act as the Approving Officer for the municipality and will oversee current and development planning, as well as business licensing. This role will include overseeing staff where necessary to run an efficient Planning team with a focus on providing leadership and guidance to operational staff. The Manager is responsible for the timely and effective delivery of service to both internal and external contacts; ensures that appropriate resources are allocated to the Planning division; manages the divisions' financial budget(s) effectively and determines consultant resources that are required for many Planning projects. The normal work week is 40 hours, with a Monday to Friday schedule and does include evenings to attend council and other meetings. 

The candidate will have a completion of a master’s degree (or equivalent education and experience) in Planning or related field is preferred and must be a designated Planner with the Canadian Institute of Planners. A minimum of ten years’ experience working in Planning or a related field, preferably in local government with three of those years being in a managerial or leadership role and knowledge of methods and techniques for Planning projects and community involvement. Private sector experience will also be considered an asset. This is an exempt management role with a salary range between $102, 874 and $120, 997. 

For a detailed job description, and more information about Lake Country please visit the District’s website at

Applications will be received until 4:00 pm on May 31, 2020


We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

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