Parks Planner I - City of Colwood

Parks Planner I

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PARKS PLANNER I                                           


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Pay Grade #15   $41.74/hr (2021 rate) * under review

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35 hours per week, Monday – Friday between the hours of 8am – 5pm

Benefits per the terms of the Collective Agreement for Auxiliary Employees  

Do you thrive in a fast-paced environment where you are able to work on a variety of projects that help guide community growth and development? The City of Colwood is a rapidly growing seaside community which is home to nearly 19,000 residents and is located just 25 minutes from downtown Victoria. 

The City of Colwood has an opportunity for a FULL-TIME TEMPORARY AUXILIARY PARKS PLANNER I. This is a UNION position with CUPE, local 374. The auxiliary term is anticipated to be for approximately one year with the possibility of extension dependent on operational need and budget approval.

Reporting to the Director of Community Planning, the Parks Planner I contributes to the effective operation of the City’s Park system through parks and open space planning, design, project development and coordination, inventory, and assessment. This position provides support to both the Community Planning and Parks Operations Teams in meeting departmental goals and objectives. The Parks Planner will also be required to regularly liaise with various government and partner agencies including Parks Canada and local First Nations.

  • Completion of Post-secondary college/university degree in Landscape Architecture, Land Use Planning, or other relevant degree program.
  • Three years prior job-related experience in park planning, development and management, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Class 5 BC Driver's License is preferred.

A complete job description is available at  (Under Review)
Using the subject line POSTING ID# COC20220922_PPLAN, please submit your resume and cover letter, in confidence, to Iain Bourhill, Director of Community Planning at      

Applications will be accepted until 4:30pm on Wednesday, October 5, 2022.

Job Description

Organization: City of Colwood
Location: Colwood, BC
Region: South Vancouver Island
Professional Category(s): Planning & Development
Posted: September 22, 2022, 3:15 pm
Expires: October 5, 2022, 4:30 pm

Employment Type: Full Time
Employment Length: Temporary
Education Requirement: College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma from a program of 1 year to 2 years
Job Experience: 3 years to less than 5 years
Rate: $41.74 Hour

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