Senior Planner

District of Sooke

“Where the Rainforest Meets the Sea”

Senior Planner

Located on the south-western tip of Vancouver Island, BC, Sooke has a sheltered harbor, and is a scenic forty-five-minute drive from BC's capital city, Victoria. As a part of a temperate rainforest, the Sooke district has one of the mildest climates in Canada. Characterized by warm, dry summers and mild winters, Sooke’s pleasant climate is a year-round paradise for those who enjoy outdoor activities, such as hiking, biking, kayaking or sailing.

The District of Sooke has an employment opportunity for a Senior Planner. Reporting to the Director of Planning and Development, the Senior Planner will review, assess and report on complex policy projects and controversial development applications such as Official Community Plan and Zoning Bylaw amendments, Comprehensive Development Plans and Development Permits. The successful candidate will implement the District's vision in preparing land use bylaws and making recommendations to District Council and Committees while ensuring compliance with applicable legislation.

The Senior Planner is an advanced position intended for Planners looking to gain leadership training. This position requires a sound understanding of planning and community development, and must have the ability to think innovatively, to adjust to the political sensitivities, and have successful mentorship experience.

To be considered for this role, applicants should have:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in urban planning or a related discipline.
  • Minimum of 7 years of work experience in development planning (preferably in local government) or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Full membership in the Canadian Institute of Planners.
  • Valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License.

This is a CUPE Local 374 position. The 2018 hourly rate for the Senior Planner is $47.81/hour, plus an excellent benefit package.

To view the full job description, visit the employment page of our website at

Please indicate 2019-012 Senior Planner in the subject of your email, and submit your detailed resume and cover letter outlining your interest and experience for this opportunity to:

Closing date for receipt of applications is 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 27, 2019.

The District of Sooke thanks all applicants for their interest and advises that only those to be interviewed will be contacted. 

Organization: District of Sooke
Location: Sooke, BC
Region: South Vancouver Island
Professional Category(s): Planning & Development
Posted: November 5, 2019, 3:05 pm
Expires: November 27, 2019, 4:30 pm

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