The Cowichan Valley Regional District is now accepting applications from prospective candidates to work as a Planning Assistant with Community Planning and Development Services in the Land Use Services Department. Reporting to the Manager, Community Planning and the Manager, Development Services, the Planning Assistant supports planning activities. Specifically, the Planning Assistant will: assist with review/research and updating of community planning policies; working with internal departments and external agencies; prepare reports for use by staff and elected officials; assist with community engagement activities; support the review of development applications, working with applicants and agencies; respond to public enquiries; prepare reports for use by staff and elected officials; and may assist Development Services with processing of applications and community engagement activities undertaken by the Community Planning Division.
This position is available for a period of 17 weeks commencing on May 2, 2022 and continuing until August 26, 2022, subject to funding. Hours of work are 35 hours per week, Monday to Friday. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required.
This temporary position is unionized (CUPE Local 358), and is compensated at $21.88 per hour (2021 rate). Additionally, this position will receive 14% in lieu of benefits, statutory holidays and vacation, bringing the compensation to $24.94 per hour.
Please submit a resume and cover letter by 4:30 p.m. on the closing date indicated above.
Successful candidates will be required to submit a satisfactory police information check and driver’s abstract.