Career Opportunity - Planning Officer I / Planning Officer II

Mar 13, 2018

The Cariboo Regional District invites qualified applicants to apply for the permanent, full time position of a Planning  Officer  located  at  the  Cariboo  Regional  District  office  in  Williams  Lake.   For  a  detailed  job description, please visit our website at

Reporting  directly  to  the  Manager  of  Development  Services,  the  incumbent  will  be  responsible  for assuming a broad range of duties in the area of development planning, ALR and other permit and rezoning applications.    Important  components  of  this  role  include  the  interpretation  and  application  of  bylaws, policies and guidelines, implementation of long range planning initiatives, and data collection and analysis. This position offers the  opportunity to provide direct customer  service,  advice and interpretation, and to research and write complex planning reports.

The successful candidate will possess a university degree in an appropriate discipline, plus a postgraduate degree  in  Community  or  Regional  Planning  or  other  related  area,  supplemented  by  some  professional planning experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.   Experience within a local government setting is preferred.   Applicants must have a valid class 5 driver’s license (or out of province equivalent).

In addition to the above qualifications, the ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication  skills,  and  will  be  energetic,  enthusiastic,  well  organized  and  able  to  communicate effectively with the public and a variety of stakeholders.   Extensive computer familiarity is required with proficiency  in  visual  presentations,  word  processing  and  spreadsheets.    Membership  or  eligibility  for membership in the Planning Institute of BC or the Canadian Institute of Planners is required.

In  order  to  be  considered  for  this  position,  candidates  must  attach  all  valid  and  current  educational credentials  pertaining  to  the  position.    Applications  without  the  attached  required  documents  will  be deemed incomplete and will not be considered.

This is a BCGEU position.   The terms  of this position include a wage range of $34.03 - $37.31 per hour depending on experience and education.

Applications will be accepted by the undersigned until 1:00 pm April 13, 2018, and should be in the form of  a  resume  with  an  accompanying  letter  detailing  your  experience  and  qualifications  relative  to  this position.

Havan Surat, Manager of Development Services

Cariboo Regional District

Suite D, 180 North Third Avenue

Williams Lake, BC  V2G 2A4


Fax: (250)392-2812

We thank all applicants in advance for their submissions; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will receive a response.

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