Peace River Regional District – Planning Services Manager

ID: 24-1082 Location: Dawson Creek, BC

Reporting to and under the general guidance and direction of the General Manager of Development Services, the Planning Services Manager is responsible for day-to-day planning staff oversight and guidance on technical matters related to the processing of development applications. Drawing upon their experience, technical skills and knowledge, the Planning Services Manager is the primary point of contact for planning staff and management in trouble shooting, issues resolution, process inquiries and guidance on planning document and legislation interpretation.

The Planning Services Manager works directly with planning staff in the review of and commenting on correspondence, staff reports and technical comments. This position takes a lead role in long-range land use and development planning for the PRRD regional area. They are responsible for leading and managing the efforts in developing policy and performing research, creating official community plans, zoning bylaws and all other land use management tools, as required. The Planning Services Manager takes a lead role in working with planning staff on their professional growth and is actively involved in coaching, mentoring, and providing constructive feedback on assignments to ensure staff learn from their experiences. They provide effective delegation and supervision for the Planners. This position also provides functional, technical and professional advice and guidance to senior PRRD staff and departments, Regional Board and committees, external agencies, consultants, landowners/developers and the general public related to the coordination of land use planning and development approvals and processes.

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First Resume Review: June 14, 2024


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