District of Vanderhoof


The District of Vanderhoof is currently recruiting a regular full-time Planner to join our municipal team.  Reporting to the CAO, the ideal candidate in this new position will be responsible for land use planning matters within the District.  In your role as Planner you will coordinate input from other District staff and external agencies and consult with landowners, developers, architects, engineers and lawyers on land use initiatives.  You will also respond to public enquiries, make public presentations, and have a proven ability to prepare bylaws, policies, reports and other materials relating to land use planning matters. Excellent verbal and communication skills, the ability to work independently and establish effective working relationships with other employees, consultants and the general public are keys to the success of this position. 

As the ideal candidate, you will have a degree in land use, environmental or regional planning recognized by the Canadian Institute of Planners and a minimum of two years of work experience in a similar planning position. You will also meet eligibility requirements to be a member of the Planning Institute of BC and possess a valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License. 

With a population of 4,440 residents, Vanderhoof sits at the geographical centre of British Columbia on a plateau along the Nechako River Valley.  Located 100 km west of Prince George, Vanderhoof’s distance from mountains enables people to enjoy a wide expanse of sky with spectacular sunsets and four distinct seasons.  Endless recreational opportunities include golf, yoga, snowmobiling, cross country skiing, hiking/walking trails, curling, hockey, speed skating and figure skating at the local arena, swimming at the new indoor pool (opening in December 2018), and a local gym. Vanderhoof has a vibrant arts community, excellent schools, a library, a college, and a hospital with full medical facilities.

The District offers a competitive salary commensurate with knowledge and experience, including a comprehensive benefit package and relocation assistance.  A complete job description is available on the District’s website at www.district.vanderhoof.ca.

The District of Vanderhoof thanks all applicants for their interest in this position, however only candidates selected for position interviews will be contacted. 

Applications containing a cover letter, a detailed resume of qualifications and experience, three references, a Driver’s Abstract, and a Criminal Records Check will be received until 4:30 p.m. on Friday, November 23, 2018 by Interim CAO Isabell Hadford, cao@district.vanderhoof.ca or by mail at Box 900, Vanderhoof, BC V0J 3A0.

Organization: District of Vanderhoof
Location: Vanderhoof, BC
Region: North Coast / Nechako
Professional Category(s): Planning & Development
Posted: October 31, 2018, 11:00 am
Expires: November 23, 2018, 4:30 pm

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