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Located in the Salish Sea between the BC mainland and the southern end of Vancouver Island, the Islands Trust Area is a scenic archipelago of 13 major islands and more than 450 smaller islands. The islands are characterized by their extraordinary ecology and vibrant communities, with each island having its own distinctive history and feel. The Islands Trust is mandated to preserve and protect the unique amenities and environment of these islands. It achieves this mandate through environmentally sound land-use planning, land conservation (via the Islands Trust Conservancy), and, on a regional basis, through advocacy and strategic cooperation with other agencies.

Islands Trust staff are dedicated professionals, committed to the mandate of the trust, who support a progressive, healthy and respectful workplace. Our Gabriola-based planning team is seeking bold, passionate, experienced, articulate, and well-organized senior planners. Work with us – to make a difference.

The Island Planner is responsible for leadership, management and implementation of all planning activities to support Local Trust Committees (LTCs) and their community boards and committees within an assigned regional area of the Islands Trust. Reporting to the Regional Planning Manager (RPM), the Island Planner draws upon their comprehensive knowledge of planning practices, planning legislation, and professional experience, and works with a high degree of independence, providing leadership for assigned projects and their timely completion. The Island Planner is also responsible for other planning-related duties including processing planning applications and referrals of varying complexity, preparing covenants and other legal documentation in consultation with Islands Trust legal advisors, and representing Islands Trust Local Planning Services at LTC meetings, with agencies and First Nations, and in other public and professional forums.

To learn more about these B.C communities you can click on the Hello BC link here!

The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

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For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile.  For specific position-related inquiries, please contact DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS.  For more information about how to complete your job application, add/edit your resume and for more useful tips when applying for jobs, please refer to the Your Job Application page on the MyHR website. If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to, before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.

NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the competition.

Job Requirements:
In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:

  • Graduate degree in land use planning, geography, environmental science or related field.
    OR, an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience may be considered.
  • 5 or more years experience in the land use planning field, with responsible planning experience with local government.
  • Experience with relevant legislation and policies applicable to planning.
  • Experience with planning theory and best practices, particularly as they apply to rural community planning.

Preference will be given to qualified applicants with any or all of the following:

  • BC local government experience;
  • Experience working with First Nations on planning issues;
  • Membership in the Canadian Institute of Planners;
  • Experience leading an OCP review and processing complex rezoning applications.


Valid BC Class 5 Driver’s license.

Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting.

Cover Letter: NO – Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.

Resume: YES – Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.

Questionnaire (BASIC): YES – As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete an online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements.

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