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Islands Trust

Planner 2 (Salt Spring Island)

Employer/Organization: Islands Trust

Closing: August 16th 2022 11:00 PM PST


Planner 2
Planning Officer R24

Position is based primarily in our Salt Spring Island office. There may be an opportunity to telework (with some conditions) as set out in applicable employer policies.

Applicants who do not fully meet the required qualifications may be considered for this position, but at a lower classification.

An eligibility list may be established to fill future temporary and/or permanent vacancies.

On November 1, 2021 the BC Public Service announced the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy that defines the conditions and expectations for BC Public Service employees regarding vaccination against COVID-19.  Among other possible measures, proof of vaccination will be required.  It is a term of acceptance of employment that you agree to comply with all vaccination requirements that apply to the public service.  More information can be found here.

Located in Coast Salish territory, the Islands Trust is a federated body responsible for protecting the unique amenities and environment of 13 major gulf islands and more than 450 smaller islands and surrounding waters in the southern Strait of Georgia and Howe Sound. Created by the Province via the Islands Trust Act, Islands Trust plans and regulates local land use, advocates on key environmental issues impacting the area, and protects land through the Islands Trust Conservancy. Islands Trust works closely with other government agencies and First Nations to accomplish its mandate. 

The next exciting step in your planning career

The Planner 2 provides support to Local Trust Committees (LTCs) and community boards and committees within an assigned regional area of the Islands Trust. Acting under the supervision of a Regional Planning Manager (RPM) or an Island Planner, the Planner 2 is responsible for various planning related duties including: processing planning applications and referrals of varying complexity, preparing covenants and other legal documentation in consultation with Islands Trust legal advisors, drafting bylaws, managing LTC projects and undertaking planning and community consultation processes under the guidance of a more senior planning officer or supervisor. The Planner 2 will also represent Local Planning Services (LPS) at LTC meetings, community information meetings, public hearings, or Islands Trust committee meetings.

The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

The Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service is available to applicants that self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, status or non-status, Métis, or Inuit) seeking work or already employed in the BC Public Service. For advice and guidance on applying and/or preparing for an interview for this opportunity, we invite applicants to connect with the Indigenous Applicant Advisor Amanda by email: or by phone: 778-698-1336.

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NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the competition.


Job Requirements:

In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:

  • A university degree in planning or a related field such as geography or urban studies, and a minimum of three years’ land use planning experience.

Preference may be given to candidates who also have:

  • Experience working in a BC local government planning office;
  • Membership or eligibility for membership, in the Canadian Institute of Planners.

Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting.

A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.


Cover Letter: NO - Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.

Resume: YES - Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.

Questionnaire (STANDARD): YES - You will be required to answer a standard questionnaire.

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