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Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen

Planning Technician


Job No: EXT2404
Location: Penticton, BC

Located in the south-central region of B.C., the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen (RDOS) covers an area over 10,400 kmand is renowned for its orchards, vineyards and golf courses, as well as its widely varied landscape including deserts, mountains and valleys, pristine lakes and outdoor recreational opportunities.

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is currently recruiting for a regular, full-time Planning Technician to join the Planning Services team.

The Planning Technician position is responsible for performing technical planning services including processing development applications and providing customer service to internal and external clients.


  • Two-year diploma in planning or a related discipline
  • A minimum of 2 years of related experience.
  • Working knowledge of standard planning, building and subdivision procedures and methods, local land use plans, bylaws, policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of provincial, municipal, and Regional District legislation as it relates to land use planning.
  • Demonstrated computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, and Excel).  Experience with mapping software would be considered an asset.
  • Ability to work independently and efficiently with limited supervision.
  • Ability to communicate in a courteous and tactful manner.
  • Ability to work on a number of concurrent tasks with deadline pressures.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as required.
  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive matters with discretion and integrity. 
  • Valid BC Driver’s Licence.

This regular, full-time position is included in the BCGEU bargaining unit.  The hourly wage for the position is $35.97 (2023 rate), Paygrade 6, plus an attractive fringe benefits package.

Shortlisted applicants may be required to undergo a criminal record check and/or a verification of their education credentials.

Application Deadline:  4:00 pm, Monday, February 26, 2024
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted. 

This position is only open to those legally entitled to work in Canada.

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