Planning Services Manager – Peace River Regional District (Dawson Creek, BC)

Peace River Regional District

Planning Services Manager

Full Time, Permanent Exempt Position

Join the PRRD Team!
Come work with the Peace River Regional District team in the mighty Peace Region of northeastern BC – world renowned for our friendly people, spectacular outdoor recreation and linkages to the Yukon and Alaska.

The Peace River Regional District includes four electoral areas and seven member municipalities, with a total population of approximately 60,000, covering a vast 119,000 square kilometer area. 

Position Overview
The Peace River Regional District (PRRD) has an opportunity for an effective and innovative professional with initiative and leadership qualities. The economic boom in northeast BC is driving the need for proactive land management that balances the benefits of a surging resource sector with the interests of residents and communities. 

Reporting to the General Manager of Development Services or designate, the primary duties of the Planning Services Manager will be to conduct long-range planning for the regional area. This will include research, public involvement, and policy development – culminating in the creation of official community plans, zoning bylaws, and other land use  management tools as required.

The preferred candidate will have a university degree in land use planning, and at least five years of policy planning experience, preferably in a British Columbia regional district setting. Excellent interpersonal, writing and presentation skills are essential for communicating with the public, elected officials and other government agencies. Demonstration of  superior facilitation, problem solving, and project management skills will be a definite asset. This position will be of interest to individuals interested in management opportunities, and in the application of specialized knowledge based on planning principles, practice and techniques. Broad familiarity with standard office computers, business software, and GIS is desirable. A valid BC driver’s license is required as travel around the region will be necessary.

Additional Information
The hours of work are Monday to Friday, from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, with one hour for lunch.

This exempt position offers a competitive salary, benefits package and an excellent team. If you are interested in this challenging and rewarding career opportunity and want to be a leader amongst our professionals in this bountiful and opportunity filled area, considering making the Peace Country your community and the Peace River Regional District your team!

Posting Date
September 18, 2020

Application Deadline
October 9, 2020 

Application Information
Apply in confidence by providing a cover letter noting the position being applied for, a resume, and three supervisory references to:

Peace River Regional District
Attn. Kori Elden, Human Resources
P. 250-784-3231 F. 250-784-3220
PO Box 810, Dawson Creek, BC
V1G 4H8

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We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

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