“Where the Rainforest Meets the Sea”

Planner I (Maternity Leave)

Located on the south-western tip of Vancouver Island, BC, Sooke has a sheltered harbor, and is a scenic half hour drive from BC's capital city, Victoria. As a part of a temperate rainforest, the Sooke district has one of the mildest climates in Canada. Characterized by warm, dry summers and mild winters, Sooke’s pleasant climate is a year-round paradise for those who enjoy outdoor activities, such as hiking, biking, kayaking or sailing.

The District of Sooke has an auxiliary employment opportunity, for up to one (1) year, for a Planner I position. Reporting to the Head of Planning, the Planner I is responsible for handling a full range of professional planning duties and primarily includes the processing of development applications and providing assistance in the preparation of long range planning documents The Planner I is an entry level planning position that is responsible for providing assistance and information to applicants and senior staff during the development process, communicating planning issues and recommendations to other departments, providing bylaw and OCP information to the public, and presenting reports to Council when required.

To be considered for this role, applicants should have:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Planning or a related discipline.
  • Member of the Canadian Institute of Planners (or eligible for membership).
  • Minimum two (2) years of diverse and progressively responsible experience in a local government planning environment, or equivalent combination of experience in the government & private sectors.
  • Valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License.

This is a CUPE Local 374 position. The 2018 hourly rate for the auxiliary Planner I is $40.39/hour, plus 15% in lieu of benefits.
To view the full job description (currently under review), visit the employment page of our website at

Please indicate the position you are applying for in the subject of your email, and submit your detailed resume and cover letter outlining your interest and experience for this opportunity to:
Closing date for receipt of applications is 4:30 p.m. Friday, June 1, 2018.

The District of Sooke thanks all applicants for their interest and advises that only those to be interviewed will be contacted.

Location: Sooke, BC
Region: South Vancouver Island
Professional Categories: Planning & Development
Posted: May 10, 2018, 12:45 pm
Expires: June 1, 2018, 4:30 pm