Regional District of Kootenay Boundary
Posted 7 months ago
$44.26 per hour
Full Time

Job Description

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary (RDKB) is located in the southern interior of British Columbia and prides itself on providing smart, sustainable governance and services to its constituents throughout our 8,200 km2 region. Join us here where you’ll find mountains, lakes and rivers, abundant breathtaking vistas and endless adventures, not to mention a burgeoning arts and culture scene. Our head office is located in the City of Trail, which combined with the nearby communities of Warfield, Montrose, Fruitvale and Rossland, is home to a population of approximately 20,000.

The RDKB is seeking applications to fill a permanent, full‐time Planner position in the Planning and Development team. With the choice of either Trail or Grand Forks as the primary location, the Planner will be responsible for processing current applications and provincial referrals including variances, development permits, bylaw amendments, subdivisions and Agricultural Land Commission applications. Reporting to the Current Planning Supervisor, the Planner will also work with the public to provide information and advice regarding applications, referrals and other land use planning items.

This is a new position that will suit applicants early in their professional planning career. The position offers a variety of planning work and challenges across agricultural, ski resort, rural and other property types, as well as the opportunity to grow and develop as part of our broad and experienced team. The RDKB offers a competitive compensation package that includes enrolment in the Municipal Pension Plan, wellness allowance, extended health benefits, disability insurance, vacation and sick leave benefits. We value work/life balance, working 7 – 7.5 hours per day (summer/winter hours). This position is unionized and qualifies for overtime.

To be considered for this opportunity, applicants should possess:

  • Bachelor degree from a recognized university in Planning or related discipline
  • Eligibility for membership with the Planning Institute of British Columbia or the Canadian Institute of Planners
  • At least one year experience in a planning office, preferably in a local government setting
  • Experience working with the Riparian Areas Protection Regulation (RAPR), or similar, considered an asset
  • Demonstrated knowledge of applicable land use legislation
  • Valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License

For more information about this opportunity, please review the job description available on the RDKB Careers page. To be considered for this opportunity, please submit a cover letter and resume to Brianna Cochrane, Manager of Human Resources at by no later than 4pm Monday January 15, 2024.

Position Information
 Full Time
Hours of work: Monday to Friday, 35‐37.5 hours per week (winter/summer schedule)
Union: CUPE Local 2254
Compensation: $44.26/hr (2024 rate)

To be successful, candidates must possess the right to work in Canada. The RDKB is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates. Only those applicants shortlisted for this opportunity will be contacted. The RDKB thanks all candidates for their interest.

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