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District of Lake Country

Director of Planning and Development 


Strategically located near the heart of the Okanagan Valley in Central British Columbia, the District of Lake Country (www.lakecountry.bc.ca), is home to approximately 15,000 permanent residents and one of British Columbia’s fastest growing municipalities. Situated less than a half hour drive from Kelowna, four hours from Vancouver and mere minutes to beautiful orchards, wineries, farms and the serenity of the Okanagan lakes. Residents and visitors enjoy hot summers and temperate winters with boundless opportunities for year-round recreation – from water sports to cycling, golfing, skiing, hiking and much more.  Their labour force, social services, infrastructure, lifestyle alternatives and recreational assets provide for a healthy community and a strong base for sustained growth accomplished through balanced growth strategies. Recognizing the unlimited potential of this vibrant community and the importance of hiring top level municipal leaders to achieve strategic goals and objectives, the District is looking to attract an accomplished executive as Director of Planning and Development to lead their community through their next phase of sustainable growth and development.

Working closely with the Chief Administrative Officer, leading a group of 13 department staff including professionals and technicians you will assume responsibility for managing current planning and development initiatives of the municipality as they relate to the Official Community Plan.  Specifically, the Director of Planning and Development is responsible for service functions as it relates to planning, development, and building inspection. You will work with a variety of stakeholders both internal and external as well as work closely with Council providing information, options and recommendations enabling them to make informed decisions on behalf of the community. The Director also serves as Approving officer for the District.

Your background will include master’s degree in planning, coupled with 7 to 10 years planning and development experience in leadership roles, preferably in a B.C. municipal and or a private sector setting. You are known as a decisive, take charge, strategic thinker with strong visionary, human resource and negotiation skills.  You are a consensus builder with well-honed report writing skills, and recognized for your business integrity.  You are politically astute and fully conversant with the challenges facing growing communities, and recognize the importance of impeccable customer service delivery.

Ready to take the next step in your municipal management career?  Are you looking to relocate to a community that truly has it all, and join our team and experience ‘Life. The Okanagan Way? Candidates whose backgrounds mirror the above requirements are encouraged to forward their resumes electronically and in confidence to grantsmith@waterhousesearch.com. quoting assignment # LCPD.

We sincerely thank all candidates for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Location: Lake Country, BC
Region: Okanagan Valley / Similkameen
Professional Categories: Planning & Development
Posted: November 19, 2019, 3:58 pm
Expires: December 20, 2019, 4:30 pm