Planning Services Manager
Full time, Permanent
The Peace River Regional District (PRRD) has an immediate opportunity for an effective and innovative professional with initiative and leadership qualities. The economic boom in northeast BC is driving the need for proactive land management that balances the benefits of a surging resource sector with the interests of residents and communities.
Join the Peace River Regional District team in northeastern BC – world renowned for our friendly people, sunny winter skies, spectacular outdoor recreation and linkages to the Yukon and Alaska. The Peace River Regional District is the largest geographical regional district in British Columbia, covering a vast 120,000 square kilometers. It encompasses four electoral areas and seven member municipalities, with a total population of approximately 63,000.
Reporting to the General Manager of Development Services, the primary duties of the Planning Services Manager will be to conduct long-range planning for the regional area. This will include research, public involvement, and policy development - culminating in the creation of official community plans, zoning bylaws and other land use management tools, as required. They will act as General Manager in their absence. The Development Services Department includes the functions of long-range planning, current planning, building inspection, and bylaw enforcement.
As a preferred candidate, you will have a university degree in land use planning and at least five years of policy planning experience, preferably in a British Columbia Regional District setting. Excellent interpersonal, writing and presentation skills are essential for communicating with the public, elected officials and other government agencies. Demonstration of superior facilitation, problem solving, and project management skills will be a definite asset. This demanding position will be of interest to individuals interested in management opportunities and in the application of specialized knowledge based on planning principles, practice and techniques. Broad familiarity with standard office computers, business software, and GIS is desirable. A valid BC driver’s license is required as travel around the region will be required.
A detailed job description can be obtained at:
This position will be posted until filled. Candidate screening and selection will commence immediately. Qualified applicants are invited to submit their resumes, complete with cover letter and references “in confidence” to:
Peace River Regional District
Attention: Kelsey Bates, Executive Assistant
Box 810, Dawson Creek, BC, V1G 4H8
We thank you for your interest, however, only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted