The District of Saanich is the largest municipality in beautiful Greater Victoria, blending both the urban and rural environment and home to approximately 124,000 citizens. Employing more than 1,500 members, our greatest asset is a high performing workforce. Recently named one of BC’s Top Employers for 2023, we provide a collaborative, exciting and progressive work environment that consistently attracts top-quality people, enables them to perform at their best and grow their skills. Our competitive wages, excellent benefits package, generous pension plan, flexible work program supporting an inclusive work environment and progressive initiatives make the District of Saanich a highly desirable place to invest your talent.
The Parks Division has an exciting opportunity available for a permanent full-time Park Planner / Designer! Reporting to the Manager of Park Planning & Development, this position works across the organization on the development of medium and long-range park planning and development initiatives. The Park Planner / Designer undertakes a variety of park planning activities and studies; researches and prepares park policies and strategies for review and approval; reviews and evaluates park proposals; and designs and implements public participation processes. This position participates in creating the park planning process for the Parks Division and applies the process to a wide variety of projects.
Qualified candidates have a bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture, engineering, architecture, or related discipline; four years of directly related park experience in park planning and design; eligibility for membership in the Canadian Institute of Planning, and/or the BC Society of Landscape Architects; training and/or related experience in the use of AutoCAD programs, computer graphics, Microsoft Office and presentation software; a valid Class 5 Driver’s licence; and possession of a private automobile available for work-related use as and when required. Experience with Asset Management software, Adobe Design Suite, IAPP accreditation, and PMP all considered an asset. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
In addition, qualified candidates will have excellent communication, research, writing, presentation, project management, public engagement, and diplomacy skills as well as proven knowledge of park planning and design.
The successful applicant will work Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (35 hours per week) with flex days and a possibility of a modified work schedule. Occasional work from home is available depending on work assignments.
This is a C.U.P.E. Local 2011 position with a wage of $47.74 per hour with an excellent benefits package and a generous pension plan. Job description and competition information can be found at www.saanich.ca. Please apply by 11:45 p.m. on Wednesday, November 29, 2023 quoting competition 23362 to: Human Resources, District of Saanich, 770 Vernon Avenue, Victoria, BC, V8X 2W7. Only those under consideration will be contacted.
The District of Saanich is recognized as one of BC’s Top Employers for 2023. As an equitable and inclusive employer, we value diversity of people to best represent the community we serve and provide excellent services to our citizens. We strive to attract and retain passionate and talented individuals of all backgrounds, demographics, and life experiences. If you require any adjustments to enable participation at any stage of the recruitment process, please contact in confidence [email protected]. We thank all applicants for applying.