BC Local Government Job Posting Service

District of Lantzville

Director of Planning & Community Services

Full-Time Exempt Position - Competition No. 2023-06
Closing Date: 4:00 pm, Friday, June 16, 2023

The District of Lantzville, a rural seaside community of approximately 4,000 situated just north of Nanaimo, has a career opportunity for a dynamic individual to assume the role of Director of Planning & Community Services. This opportunity is designed for an enthusiastic, highly motivated, skilled individual who excels in municipal small town planning.

Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), the Director of Planning & Community Services is a member of the senior management team and provides advice on planning and development issues. This position is responsible for all land use and development functions including current and long range planning, development permits and bylaw amendments, and processing and coordinating related applications. The professional planning work includes, but is not limited to, the preparation of reports on land use matters, official community plans, zoning bylaws, development permits and presentations at Council/Committee meetings and Public Hearings as required. The Director is responsible for management of licensing, building permitting and inspection services and bylaw services functions and also serves as the Approving Officer, Business Licence Inspector and staff liaison on the Parks and Trails Select Committee, Accessibility Advisory Committee and other committees as determined by the CAO.

The successful candidate will possess a good understanding of sustainable and environmental stewardship and natural asset management, along with comprehensive knowledge of municipal and provincial acts related to municipal planning, and a thorough understanding of development approvals.

The work requires strong analytical and problem-solving skills, excellent customer service and communication skills (written and oral) and a demonstrated ability to utilize initiative and creativity in bringing out effective responses to community planning matters. The successful candidate must be capable of working independently with limited supervision in a position requiring a high degree of accuracy, efficiency, diplomacy and confidentiality.


  • University degree in urban planning or a related discipline plus five years’ experience in a planning capacity, or an equivalent combination of training and experience
  • Eight years of progressively responsible experience dealing with all aspects of municipal planning
  • Membership or eligibility for membership in PIBC and/or the Canadian Institute of Planners desirable

The District offers a competitive salary, excellent benefits package, and supports continued career and professional development.

Qualified applicants should forward a cover letter and detailed resume, by 4:00 pm on Friday, June 16, 2023 to:

Director of Corporate Administration
District of Lantzville, PO Box 100, 7192 Lantzville Road, Lantzville, BC V0R 2H0
Email: [email protected]

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted

Professional Categories: Planning & Development, Community Services, Executive / Administrative Management
Posted: May 26, 2023, 11:08 am
Expires: June 16, 2023, 4:00 pm
Employment Type: Full Time
Employment Length: Permanent
Education Requirement: Bachelor’s degree
Job Experience: 5 years or more