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District of Saanich

Senior Planner / Planner - Non-Profit Housing

Employer/Organization: District of Saanich

Closing: July 28th 2024 11:30 PM PST



Temporary Full Time Position (Approximately 3 years)


The District of Saanich, in the Greater Victoria region, is the largest municipality on Vancouver Island and offers some great planning career opportunities with its commitment to housing and land use planning and policy excellence. 


The District provides a welcoming healthy and dynamic workplace to attract people interested in providing excellent service to our community. We offer competitive wages, unbeatable benefits package, municipal pension plan, flexible work arrangements, and progressive work environment for great work-life balance and challenging work within a collaborative team environment. Our offices are located next to beautiful Swan Lake Nature Sanctuary on the Lochside Regional trail.


The Housing Division is looking for a Planner to support the District’s partnership with the non-profit housing sector (including non-market rental, co-operative, and non-profit ownership) as it provides critical affordable housing within the District. The ideal candidate will be a self-motivated and collaborative planner with experience in development and policy planning who is passionate about housing affordability and planning vibrant, well-designed, equitable, and sustainable neighbourhoods. 


The successful candidate will be the District’s primary development review planner for non-profit housing providers and their consultants who are seeking to build housing in Saanich. Tasks will include responding to inquiries, providing support, liaising with other District departments, and managing development applications. The job will include a broad range of other planning work including policy analysis, report writing, drafting bylaws, housing policy development, planning research, and stakeholder engagement. The successful candidate will also provide support and supervision of Community Planning programs, making technical and administrative decisions, which may include personnel issues and budgets.


Requirements include a Master’s Degree in Planning; six years’ experience in public planning, preferably municipal planning; and membership in the Canadian Institute of Planners. Consideration may be given to candidates who hold an equivalent combination of education and experience. The District will also consider less experience and hiring at the Planner level.


The successful candidate will work Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (35 hours per week) with a possibility of flex days and a modified work schedule. Occasional work from home is available depending on work assignments.


This is a C.U.P.E. Local 2011 position with a wage of either $61.85 per hour (Senior Planner) or $56.08 (Planner), an excellent benefits package and a generous pension plan. 

Job description and competition information can be found at

Please apply by 11:45 p.m. on Sunday, July 28, 2024 quoting competition 24194 to: Human Resources, District of Saanich, 770 Vernon Avenue, Victoria, BC, V8X 2W7.  As a component of the selection process, testing will be conducted. Only those under consideration will be contacted.


The District of Saanich is recognized as one of BC’s Top Employers for 2024. As an equitable and inclusive employer, we value diversity of people to best represent the community we serve and provide excellent services to our citizens. We strive to attract and retain passionate and talented individuals of all backgrounds, demographics, and life experiences. If you require any adjustments to enable participation at any stage of the recruitment process, please contact in confidence We thank all applicants for applying.


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