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PLNG O 27R - Island Planner - Planning Officer

Requisition #:  40067
Department: Min Comm, Sport, Cultural Dev
Ministry Branch / Division: Islands Trust
Posting Close Date: 2017-03-31
Location: Victoria
Multiple Locations:
Job Type: Temporary (Auxiliary)
Temporary End Date: 2018-05-04
Category: Communications, Policy, Research and Economics
Job Profile: Island_Planner___Job_Profile.pdf
Job Summary:

Island Planner – Planning Officer (Grid level 27)
Salary: $65,870.79-$75,282.24 + 3.3% Temporary Market Adjustment
Temporary, Full Time (April 2017 – May 2018)
BCGEU position
Location: Southern Office, Victoria, BC
Competition #40067
The Islands Trust Area is a scenic archipelago of 13 major islands and more than 450 smaller islands within the Salish Sea. These islands are characterized by vibrant communities, a rich cultural history and extraordinary ecology.  The Southern Office provides land use planning services for the North Pender, South Pender, Saturna, Mayne, and Galiano Local Trust Areas. Islands Trust staff are dedicated professionals who support a progressive, healthy and respectful workplace.
Reporting to the Regional Planning Manager, the Island Planner is a senior planning professional with considerable experience and expertise who:
  • Provides technical advice to local trust committees;
  • Leads the preparation and review of official community plans (OCPs) and land use bylaws;
  • Undertakes planning research and consultation on projects and applications;
  • Processes development applications and referrals of varying complexity;
  • Regularly interacts with elected officials, island community members and groups, government agencies, First Nations, and the public.
The successful candidate will have the following qualities:
  • A passion for rural community planning and commitment to preserving and protecting the Trust Area and its unique amenities and environment;
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and project management skills;
  • The ability to work independently, with minimal supervision, and as part of a collaborative team;
  • The ability to effectively balance multiple priorities under pressure;
  • A demonstrated ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with elected officials, agencies, First Nations, and the public.

Applicants must have the following qualifications:

  • A graduate degree in Planning or a related field and a minimum of five (5) years’ land use planning experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience;

  • Knowledge of relevant BC planning legislation and policies, and related common law principles;

  • A comprehensive understanding of planning theory and best practices;

  • A valid Class 5 Driver’s licence. 

Preference will be given to qualified applicants with any or all of the following:

  • B.C. local government experience, including official community plan reviews, public engagement and processing complex applications;

  • Experience working with First Nations;

  • Membership in the Canadian Institute of Planners; 

Submitting Your Application:

Applicants are required to submit a resume and a cover letter demonstrating how they meet the selection criteria. Please ensure your resume provides detailed information about your education and employment history as it relates to the required job qualifications. Your resume must include the month and year(s) for each job in your employment history, as well as the job related responsibilities.
Applications will only be accepted through the BC Public Service Agency website: https://search.employment.gov.bc.ca.
Please note, occasional overtime and evening or weekend work are job requirements.
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.  A written test may be administered. An eligibility list may be established for other current or future vacancies, including permanent or temporary positions for our Southern (Victoria) and Salt Spring offices.
To learn more about the Islands Trust, please visit www.islandstrust.bc.ca.
To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Justine Starke, Island Planner at 250-405-5189. If your inquiry is after March 17th please contact Robert Kojima, Regional Planning Manager at 250-405-5159.
Closing Date:   March 31, 2017




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