Current Postings

19 – 24 Avenue South
Cranbrook BC V1C 3H8
Phone: (250) 489-2791 or 1-888-478-7335
Fax: 250-489-3498


Planning Student


The Regional District of East Kootenay is now accepting applications for a Planning Student. This position is open to students enrolled in a post-secondary institution and planning to return to school in the fall. This position is based out of our Cranbrook Office.
Under the supervision of the Planning Supervisor, the Planning Student will provide administrative support to the department and perform entry-level technical planning work. This may include but is not limited to filing, processing incoming and outgoing mail, responding to public inquiries, advertising for legal notices, assisting with review of development applications, and reviewing plan checks for building permit compliance with zoning and floodplain regulations.

Essential Qualifications:

  • Working towards a Diploma or undergraduate degree in related studies such as Architectural Technologies, Planning, Environmental Planning or Geography.
  • One year administrative experience (preferred).
  • Ability to read and interpret bylaws, maps, legal documents, land title information, relevant legislation, building and site plans.
  • Engage with fellow employees, the public and outside agencies in a courteous manner.
  • Maintain composure and find solutions when dealing with difficult customers.
  • Able to complete assignments with attention to detail and a high degree of accuracy.

The term of employment commences on or about May 6, 2024, and concludes on or about August 30, 2024, and is five days per week (35 hours maximum), including the potential for weekend shifts. The hourly rate is $25.56.

If you possess the necessary qualifications and experience, we invite you to submit a resume and cover letter, with references, no later than 4:30 pm, Friday, March 8, 2024 to:

Ashley Grobell, Human Resources Manager
Email: (MS Word format or PDF)
Please quote: 2024-07

Information on our organization is available on the RDEK website (

We thank all who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.