Current Postings




City of Kamloops

Planner I

(Permanent, Full-Time) - 1380

Close Date
Open Until Filled

At the City of Kamloops, we believe in progressive and barrier-free recruitment for everybody every day. This means employment opportunities for all in a safe, inclusive and diverse workplace. We know our city is stronger when we hire qualified individuals from different backgrounds with diverse experiences, cultures and perspectives.
We are focused on creating the highest levels of service excellence, based on an organization-wide community culture that celebrates our employees who make it all happen. We are known as Canada’s Tournament Capital and are famous for our hospitality and community spirit, traits that make us a leader! Recreation, sports, arts and culture, health care, social activities, volunteerism, and affordable housing all meld to form a unique blend of big-city amenities with small-town ambience. This is Kamloops!

Let’s make Kamloops shine! Join our team today.

Position Overview 
The City of Kamloops is recruiting for a Planner I to join our Planning & Development Department, either in development/current or long-range planning! This position requires a well-organized, resourceful, and motivated individual with strong problem-solving and creative thinking skills. If you are someone who shares our corporate values and are Trusting, Health Conscious, Cooperative, Inclusive, Purposeful, and Resilient and someone who wants to contribute to the development of their community in a meaningful way, then this Planner I position may be a great fit for you!

As a City of Kamloops employee, you will make a positive impact on the community you live in. You can feel a sense of pride as you enjoy the lifestyle Kamloops offers because you are part of creating and sustaining it. You can also participate in flexible work opportunities that include modified work schedules (currently an option for one earned day off every 3 weeks).

Please note this position may or may not be filled based on the outcome of the Planning Technician-1381 posting.

The successful candidate must have the following qualifications:

  1. Completion of a university degree in Urban Planning or a related discipline, such as geography, sociology, urban development, sustainable development, etc.
  2. Ability to acquire full membership with the Canadian Institute of Planners within five years of employment.
  3. Minimum of one year’s experience as a planner in a municipal or private sector environment, including previous experience in both a technical and analytical planning role.
  4. Valid BC Driver's Licence - Class 5.

For new hires, and for those working in designated positions of trust, including those working directly with vulnerable persons, no formal offer of employment will be made until an applicant completes a police information check. A comprehensive benefits package is included with this position. The is a CUPE local 900 position. This job posting will be open until filled. The posting may close anytime after June 23, 2024 if a qualified candidate is found.

Hourly Rate

Hours & Days of Work
Monday – Friday:
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM (summer)
8:30 AM – 4:30 PM (winter)

Hours Per Week

Please note if you need assistance or have individual needs or requirements throughout the application process, contact the Human Resources Department by telephone, email or in person at 6- 510 Lorne Street so we can better support you.
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