Planner – Regional District of Central Okanagan (Kelowna, BC)

The Regional District of Central Okanagan is an employer of choice made up of a dedicated team of people who care about the community we serve. We are located in one of the most desirable places to live in BC, in the heart of the scenic Okanagan Valley.  The appeal of Okanagan Lake, the natural beauty of the surrounding hillsides and the fragrant orchards and vineyards continue to draw people to the valley.  Our lifestyle is second to none especially for those who live to enjoy the outdoors.


The Community Services Department has an opening for a talented professional to fill the full-time position of Planner. Reporting to the Director of Community Services, this position performs a full range of current planning functions for the Electoral Areas from responding to general inquiries to managing land use applications (development variances, agricultural files, rezoning, etc.). Other responsibilities may include support with land use contract discharges, housekeeping amendments, and policy updates.

To be successful in this role, you must have a Diploma in Planning with a minimum of 5 years’ planning experience. Membership or eligibility for membership in the Canadian Institute of Planners and Planning Institute of BC is required.  You must have considerable knowledge of the Local Government Act along with knowledge of provincial and federal legislation and local bylaws.  Strong communication, project management and customer service skills are essential along with computer proficiency using Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint and ArcGIS.  A valid BC Driver’s License and the physical ability to hike and carry light equipment when doing site inspections is required. This position requires flexible work hours to meet operational requirements.

This is a full-time position to commence immediately.  We offer an hourly wage of $35.65 – $39.61 per hour plus a full-range of benefits.

If you meet these qualifications you are invited to email your resume and cover letter quoting Competition No. 2038 by 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 8, 2020 to: 

Manager of Human Resources
Regional District of Central Okanagan
1450 KLO Road, Kelowna, B.C. V1W 3Z4
Fax:  250-763-7497

We thank all candidates for their interest – only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted

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