Senior Planner - Cowichan Valley Regional District

Cowichan Valley Regional District



Position: A Senior Planner position is available in the Development Services Division within the Land Use Services Department at the Cowichan Valley Regional District. Reporting to the Manager, Development Services, the Senior Planner ensures the provision of technical expertise and advice relating to planning and land development. Responsible for complex applications and projects; liaises with elected officials, applicants, First Nations, agencies, stakeholders and the public; and formulates operational policies and procedures. Coordinates with internal CVRD divisions and external agencies on land use planning and development matters such as subdivision, servicing, natural hazard assessment, climate change adaptation and mitigation, and bylaw enforcement in order to facilitate best practices for land development within the region.

Qualifications: A university graduation in a related field plus a graduate degree in Community and Regional Planning or related field is required. The successful candidate must be:  a certified member, in good standing, of the Canadian Institute of Planners (MCIP), or a certified member, in good standing, of a foreign professional planning association which has a valid reciprocal agreement with the Canadian Institute of Planners; and, is a Registered Professional Planner (RPP) with the Planning Institute of BC or possesses an equivalent designation. Possession of a Diploma in Urban Land Economics (DULE) is preferred. A minimum of twelve years of related experience in the field of planning is required; preferably in a regional district or municipal setting. A valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License as well as a satisfactory driver’s abstract and police information check are also required. The successful candidate will possess: thorough knowledge of physical and community development planning, and land economics; and, current and comprehensive knowledge of planning legislation, techniques and regulatory responsibilities. Knowledge of GIS systems and their use in planning is preferred. The successful candidate has excellent report writing skills, including proficiency in the use of grammar, spelling and punctuation, is proficient with Microsoft Office and possesses the ability to: understand and apply bylaws, regulations, agreements and procedures applicable to departmental responsibilities; remain up to date in terms of knowledge respecting planning techniques, legislation and case law; organize, supervise, and motivate the work of subordinate planning colleagues; solve problems, resolve issues and seek alternative solutions to potential and real problem situations; demonstrate a collaborative and open leadership style; communicate very effectively both verbally and in writing; establish and maintain courteous and tactful, diplomatic working relationships with other employees, the general public, First Nations, external agencies and elected officials; and, work with minimal supervision.

Hours of Work: The hours of work are 35 hours per week Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This position may be required to attend some evening and weekend meetings. Flex time is available with this position.

Salary: This regular full time position is unionized (CUPE Local 358) with a salary range in three steps $49.82-$51.35-$52.88 per hour (2021 rates) and includes a comprehensive benefits package.

Applications: Qualified applicants are invited to forward their resume in complete confidence quoting Competition 21059-E before 4:30 p.m. on June 25, 2021, to the Human Resources Division at in either MSWord or pdf format,.

Note: Testing may be required during the selection process. Testing will be based on the knowledge, skills, abilities and qualifications outlined in the job description.
Date posted: June 8, 2021

Organization: Cowichan Valley Regional District
Location: Duncan, BC
Region: South Vancouver Island
Professional Category(s): Planning & Development
Posted: June 8, 2021, 4:22 pm
Expires: June 25, 2021, 4:30 pm

Employment Type: Full Time
Employment Length: Permanent
Education Requirement: Bachelor’s degree
Job Experience: 5 years or more
Rate: $49.82 to $52.88 Hour

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