Planner – District of Lake Country (Lake Country, BC)

District of Lake Country

Lake Country is one of the Province’s fastest growing municipalities and is a vibrant community of approximately 15,000 citizens and is located in the heart of the rapidly growing Okanagan Valley, less than a half hour drive from Kelowna and mere minutes to beautiful orchards, wineries, farms and the serenity of the Okanagan lakes.  Residents enjoy hot summers and temperate winters with boundless opportunities for year-round recreation – from water sports to cycling, golfing, skiing, hiking and much more.  If you are searching to relocate to a community that truly has it all, join our team and experience ‘Life. The Okanagan Way!’


Full-time Term Vacancy – Up to 18 months

The Planning & Development department is seeking a full-time Planner to join their team for a maternity leave for up to 18 months.  The Planner provides research, analytical, report writing, presentation services respecting policy development, land use planning projects, and land use applications. The normal work week is 35 hours, Monday to Friday, plus the option of an Earned Time Off program which provides extra earned time off in addition to regular vacation time.

This is a mid-level professional planning position in the Planning & Development department that requires a high degree of professional responsibility in the development and implementation of planning strategies, statutory documents, and municipal policy. The position also requires thorough knowledge of related Acts and Regulations and the planning process in British Columbia. The Planner primarily works independently and works collaboratively with District staff to make submissions to Council and other affected public and private agencies as well as working with committees and above named groups respecting land use in the community. 

The preferred candidates will have completed a Planning Degree or Degree in a related discipline and membership or eligibility for membership in the Planning Institute of BC and/or the Canadian Institute of Planners.  A minimum of three years’ related experience in planning, with preference taken to relevant experience in municipal government.  The hourly rate of pay for this unionized position is between $33.20/hr and $39.52/hr (2019 rates) plus 17.4% in lieu of benefits.

For a detailed job description, and more information about Lake Country please visit the District’s website at

Applications will be received
Until 4:00 pm on October 11, 2020


We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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