Development Technician

Regional District of Central Kootenay


Development Technician

Permanent, Full-Time
Regional District of Central Kootenay - Nelson, BC

With an outstanding temperate climate, surrounded by mountains and set on the shores of Kootenay Lake, part of Nelson's charm is its stunning scenery and quintessential small-town atmosphere. But don't let the quiet fool you  - this community boasts a strong and diverse economy and offers convenient access to great schools, parks and heath care services. Locals enjoy a wide range of recreational activities year round including skiing, hiking, biking, fishing, ice sports and much, much more. Come join us in the Kootenays and see what everyone’s talking about!
The RDCK is enthusiastically seeking applications for the benefitted, full-time Development Technician position located in the Nelson Head Office. The Development Technician plays a key role in Development Services, acting as the first point of contact for applicants looking to navigate Building and Planning permitting processes and regulations in many areas of the RDCK. As part of the Building team, the successful candidate will work in collaboration with Building Officials and support staff to process building permits in compliance with zoning, building regulations and RDCK systems. The Development Technician will also identify zoning and land-use planning compliance matters and direct applications to the Planning department for review as needed.
The incumbent will demonstrate excellent customer service skills, discussing zoning and code matters in a way that facilitates compliance with regulation while also assisting the applicant to reach their desired outcome. This is a non-union position, working 35 hours per week. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits packaged to reflect your knowledge, skill and abilities. The RDCK values work life balance and offers an Earned Day Off program, where employees earn one additional day off every 3 weeks.

Required Qualifications and Experience:

  • Successful completion of a post-secondary diploma in Drafting, Planning, Building Sciences or similar;
  • 3 years experience working in a similar position within a Building or Planning team, preferably in a Regional District or Municipal setting;
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered;
  • Level 1 certified with the Building Officials Association of British Columbia would be considered an asset;
  • Valid BC Drivers License and satisfactory Drivers Abstracts; and
  • Satisfactory Criminal Record
This posting, along with a detailed job description, can be found on our website at under Administration, Jobs & Employment Opportunities. Applications in the form of a resume and cover letter detailing qualifications and experience relative to the position will be accepted by email or post until 8am Monday May 28, 2018.

Human Resources, Regional District of Central Kootenay
Box 590, 202 Lakeside Drive, Nelson, BC V1L 5R4
Phone: (250) 352-8150

Thank you for your interest in working with the Regional District of Central Kootenay. All submissions will be acknowledged although only those individuals shortlisted to participate in the interview/testing process will be contacted again.

This posting may be used to fill other similar positions with the RDCK Environmental Services Department over the next six months.

Location: Nelson, BC.

Region: West Kootenay / Boundary

Professional Category(s): Planning & Development.

Posted: May 8, 2018, 9:44 am

Expires: May 28, 2018, 8:00 am

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