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City of Castlegar

Manager of Planning, Development & Sustainability


Work for a City going places – with an ambitious service centre vision, a dynamic municipal government, and a track record of doing cool things – including Millennium Park & Ponds, Sculpturewalk, and an ongoing refresh of Columbia Avenue – our main artery. Add to your life’s highlight reel by borrowing a bit of our spirit of people and place. Live large at 1/3 the average housing price of Vancouver metro and 2/3 the B.C. average. Be an outdoors action hero in the West Kootenay wild. Join us!

The City of Castlegar is currently seeking an experienced Manager of Planning, Development & Sustainability to join our Management Team.

Reporting to the Director of Municipal Services, the Manager of Planning, Development & Sustainability performs highly skilled professional planning work of a complex nature. The work will involve applying specialized knowledge for the design, preparation and completion of both long and short-range planning projects which will include development applications, subdivision applications, sector plans and neighbourhood plans. This position may require acting as part of a planning team, including community plan amendments, zoning reviews or comprehensive neighbourhood redevelopment planning studies. The position involves both inside and outside work with the inspection of development sites. The responsibilities include supervision and management of all personnel in the department and performing all duties and responsibilities of the City’s Approving Officer.

The successful candidate will have a University Degree in Urban Planning or a related discipline, accompanied by related work experience preferably in a municipal setting, proven experience and education in the role of Approving Officer, and experience with GIS systems. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

A competitive compensation package will be provided, including an attractive salary and excellent benefits. Please visit our website at for a full job description as well as additional background information on our community.

Qualified applicants are invited to submit their detailed resume via email by 4:30 p.m. on December 27, 2019 to:

Personnel Officer, City of Castlegar
460 Columbia Avenue
Castlegar, BC V1N 1G7
Phone: 250-365-7227

We wish to express our appreciation to all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position and advise that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Location: Castlegar, BC
Region: West Kootenay / Boundary
Professional Categories: Planning & Development,Sustainability
Posted: November 28, 2019, 3:37 pm
Expires: December 27, 2019, 4:30 pm