Regional Planner – Northern Rockies Regional Municipality (Fort Nelson, BC)

Regional Planner

Job Posting No. 2020.19

Are you looking for an opportunity to make a difference and to work on a variety of projects to help guide community growth?

The spirit of the Northern Rockies is independent and action-oriented, with a tangible sense of a region ‘in charge of its future.’ Fort Nelson is a young and family-oriented town, where the attitude of “community” remains strong. Everyone is welcome, everyone’s contribution matters, and the level of participation in the day-to-day life of the community is high.

We are looking for a Regional Planner to compliment our Management Team. Reporting to the Director of Regional Development & Planning the Regional Planner is responsible for undertaking planning, development and policy recommendations for a diverse and vast geographical area. The NRRM Regional Planner undertakes traditional land-use and planning projects such as administering various applications including Development Permits, Development Variance Permits, Agricultural Land Reserve Applications, Plans of Subdivision and amending the Zoning Bylaw and Official Community Plan as required. However, the work encompasses many other diverse areas of practice including: long term land-use planning, parks and recreation planning, resource management planning, economic development, and environmental and heritage planning. Policy projects may include assisting with updating the Zoning Bylaw and Official Community Plan, Community Trail project, Downtown Revitalization initiatives, Social Planning, various mapping initiatives and possible future environmental services for the organization. All Planning assignments will be in accordance with Regional Council’s policies and priorities, approved budgets and citizen expectations. As an excluded and salaried position, the Planner is expected to work a minimum of 40 hours per week and overtime/additional hours as required.

Ideally, applicants should have a post-secondary diploma/degree in resource management, geography, planning, or related discipline OR an equivalent combination of education and experience working in land-use, planning, or a related field within a municipality, public administration, real estate investment analysis, or building industry practices. Applicants must already be or are eligible for membership in the Planning Institute of British Columbia or the Canadian Institute of Planners and possess a valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License.

The Northern Rockies Regional Municipality offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. If you feel the Northern Rockies is where your future lives, then we would like to hear from you. A more detailed job description is available online at We thank all applicants for their interest, and we will notify all candidates of receipt of applications. Resume screening will begin January 11, 2021. Please email your cover letter, resume, and a minimum of three references to:

Erin La Vale, CPHR
Deputy CAO/Director of Human Resources
Bag Service 399 | Fort Nelson, BC V0C 1R0 | Fax: 250-774-6794


Located in North Eastern BC and extending from the Yukon border to Prophet River BC, our one-of-a- kind local government and BC’s first Regional Municipality, provides unparalleled opportunities for outdoor and wilderness recreational activities. To learn more about what the Northern Rockies has to offer, please visit our website at

This is a place for you to call home.
Come north…and build a future.

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