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Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen

Planner I

Job No:  EXT2420
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 km2 and 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 Planner I to join the Planning Services team.
The Planner I position is responsible for providing broad and diverse planning advice to internal and external clients, processing current planning applications and preparing land use reports, studies and bylaws.


  • Post-secondary degree in planning, geography, environmental science, or a related field.  A minimum of three (3) years of related experience.
  • Eligibility for membership or candidate membership in the Planning Institute of British Columbia and the Canadian Institute of Planners is preferred.
  • Knowledge of local land use planning policies and regulations, environmental legislations, and provincial and federal legislation related to planning.
  • Knowledge of theoretical land use planning principles and possesses the ability to make land use decisions and recommendations.  Sound knowledge of provincial, municipal and Regional District legislation as it relates to land use planning.
  • Excellent organizational, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to interact with public groups and facilitate issue identification, issue resolution and consensus building.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship with the Board of Directors, Committees, and a variety of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to work on a number of concurrent tasks with deadline pressures.
  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive matters with discretion and integrity.
  • Demonstrated computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, and Excel) and software used in Regional District operations.
  • Experience with mapping software would be considered an asset.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends, as required.  Ability to pass and maintain a criminal record check.  Valid B.C. Driver’s Licence.

This regular-full-time position is included in the BCGEU bargaining unit. The hourly wage for the position is $40.47 (2023 rate), Paygrade 8, plus an attractive fringe benefits package. This position is eligible to receive a $2.00 per hour hard to recruit/hard to retain wage increase (reviewed annually). The total hourly wage including the wage adjustment is $42.47 per hour.

Application Deadline:  4:00 pm, Sunday, April 14, 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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