Senior Planner

City of Salmon Arm

Senior Planner

The lifestyle community of Salmon Arm is nestled on the shores of Salmon Arm Bay of Shuswap Lake, centrally located half way between Vancouver and Calgary. With a population of approximately 18,000, it is the largest community on Shuswap Lake and serves as the business centre for the area.  Surrounded by rolling hillsides, Salmon Arm is rich in culture and arts and enjoys a full complement of excellent recreation and community facilities including a modern City Hall. With a moderate climate and four distinct seasons, Salmon Arm offers yearround recreation and is renowned for its low-stress lifestyle.

The City of Salmon Arm is seeking applications for the position of Senior Planner. The Senior Planner provides leadership in planning and managing the growth and development of the City.  This position performs a significant public relations role in the community by assisting the Director of Development Services at public hearings, presentations and with community engagement activities.

This position is intended to be appointed officially as a Deputy Approving Officer. With the appointment, the incumbent is an independent decision maker concerning subdivision applications.  This mandate of this position is to assess requests based on federal and provincial statutes, and existing municipal bylaws, and approve/reject applications without influence by other municipal employees or elected officials.

The Senior Planner will assist with supervising a staff of personnel who provide a daily development and planning related services to the community which involves inquiries/requests regarding the OCP, rezoning applications, subdivision, development / variance permits, business licensing, City land sales and a variety of other matters.  

Required qualifications include: University degree in planning or a related field supported by 4 or more years of progressive experience in municipal planning or an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered along with pprevious Approving Officer responsibilities.  Other qualifications and a detailed job description can be found on the City’s website .

This position falls within the Collective Agreement between the City of Salmon Arm and CUPE 1908. The bi-weekly pay rate for this position ranges from $2,586.21 and $3,006.15 and includes an excellent benefit package. Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume by Wednesday, February 27, 2019 to:
Human Resources
Box 40 (500 – 2nd Avenue NE)
Salmon Arm, BC  V1E 4N2

or by:

E-mail: or by: Fax: 250.803.4041

We sincerely thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Organization: City of Salmon Arm
Location: Salmon Arm, BC
Region: Thompson / Shuswap / Columbia
Professional Category(s): Planning & Development
Posted: February 7, 2019, 1:40 pm
Expires: February 27, 2019, 4:30 pm

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