Director of Development Services

Town of Oliver

Town of Oliver

Director of Development Services


The Town of Oliver is looking to attract a Director of Development Services. Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer as a key member of the senior management team, and leading a small department, you will assume responsibility for the long-term planning, current planning, building inspection, bylaw enforcement, subdivision and community development for the Town. The position acts as the Approving Officer in accordance with the statutory authority assigned through the Land Title Act.

Strategically located near the south end of the Okanagan Valley, in south-central British Columbia, the Town of Oliver sits in the only desert area of Canada. Oliver is home to 4,900 permanent residents and supports a trading area of 9,000. Its attractive South Okanagan climate and location fosters winter and summer recreational activities including skiing, golf, hiking, cycling, and water sports, along with a full selection of indoor recreation options. Known as the Canada’s Wine Capital, Oliver is the ideal setting for growing wine grapes, and produces many of the highest rated wines in the world! Oliver’s labour force, social services, infrastructure, lifestyle alternatives and recreational assets provide for a healthy community and a strong base for sustained growth.

Experience and qualifications we are seeking include:
  • University degree in land-use planning, or related field
  • Master’s degree in planning is an asset
  • A minimum of five years’ professional planning experience, including two years in executive-level leadership roles in a unionized local government setting
  • Education related to building inspection and bylaw enforcement

This is a unique opportunity to become part of the vibrant future of the Town of Oliver. Your natural talents, skills and training gained from past local government experience will increase your suitability as our chosen candidate. If your background mirrors our requirements, you are invited to forward your resume in confidence not later than 4:00 pm March 29, 2019 by mail or email to:

Cathy Cowan, Chief Administrative Officer  
Town of Oliver
PO Box 638 Oliver, BC  V0H 1T0
ccowan@oliver.ca      

This position offers a competitive salary and benefit package. We sincerely thank all candidates for their interest; however; only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

PO Box 638 Oliver, BC V0H 1T0 | Tel: 250.485.6200 | Fax: 250.498.4466 | www.oliver.ca

Organization: Town of Oliver
Location: Oliver, BC
Region: Okanagan Valley / Similkameen
Professional Category(s): Planning & Development
Posted: March 7, 2019, 2:45 pm
Expires: March 29, 2019, 4:00 pm

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