Mgr Parks Planning and Development

Req ID:  904
Business Unit:  Parks Recreation and Environmental Servi
Division:  Regional Parks
Shift:  Regular
Rate of Pay:  $123,289.94 - $145,046.85 yearly
Hours of Work:  70 hours bi-weekly
Posting Date:  Jul 9, 2024
Closing Date: 

Leadership Opportunity

Req ID: 904 

Business Unit: Parks Recreation and Environmental Services 

Division: Regional Parks

Regular/ Auxiliary: Regular

Rate of Pay: $123,289.94 - $145,046.85 yearly 

Hours of Work: 70 hours bi-weekly

Posting Date: June 10, 2024  

Closing Date: Open until filled

Position Purpose

This position is responsible for planning, resource management and major facility renewal and development to ensure that CRD Regional Parks and Trails achieves the highest standards of public service and stewardship in protecting the parks and trails values while providing opportunities for outdoor experiences and activities.

Key Accountabilities/Position Outcomes

  • Leads the planning, resource management and development processes of key parks, resource management and development initiatives so that strategic objectives of Regional Parks can be met. These include:
    • CRD Parks and Trails Strategic Plan
    • Individual Park and Trail Management Plans
    • Resource Management programs and services
    • The Land Acquisition Program
    • 10-Year Capital Program
    • Business Planning
    • Engaging First Nations
    • Preparing and Presenting Staff Reports
    • Resident Surveys
  • Ensures policies, structures, systems, resources and management practices are in place and effective to support the initiatives listed above.
  • As a member of the Regional Parks management team, works collaboratively with other managers to ensure division strategic, operating and business objectives are well coordinated and resources are managed to create a highly functioning fiscally responsible organization.
  • Uses diplomacy and strong communication, presentation and relationship building skills to create and maintain relationships with First Nations, a strategic network of stakeholders including partners, regulatory authorities, elected officials, environmental agencies, and other internal and external groups supportive of Planning and Development and Regional Parks objectives.
  • Uses leadership, coaching, and employee development practices to create a highly engaged team of professionals and staff with the knowledge, skills and abilities to ensure current Planning and Development goals and objectives are met and future divisional needs are identified and addressed.

Additional Information

  • None


  • Degree in a related discipline
  • A minimum of 6 years' progressively responsible experience
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience


Valid BC Driver's Licence

Role Specific Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Planning theory, principles and professional practices and their application to parks planning.
  • Concepts of park planning, public sector land use planning, natural area conservation and management, outdoor recreation management and human-use management in a park setting.
  • Ecosystem-based management and the use of environmental information in park planning.
  • Knowledge and experience of contract design, management and oversight.
  • Good understanding of geographic information mapping.
  • Exceptional conflict resolution, negotiation, project management, and interpersonal skills.
  • Good understanding of public participation and social research techniques and principles.

Leadership Profile

CRD Leaders are champions for creating an accountable, high performance, service oriented organization that makes a difference in our community. They pay attention to shifts and trends in an ever-changing and complex environment and think strategically to serve residents, businesses and local governments today while developing a sustainable organization for the future. The following is a leadership summary for this position.

Professional/Individual Contributor Level 4 (P4)

Leaders at this level generally recognized as specialists in their field who integrate their depth and breadth of experience in their own discipline with knowledge of business priorities and functions to address complex problems and non-standard situations as a key contributor in an intricate and critical environment. They anticipate client needs, identify solutions, and interpret internal/external business issues, recommending best practice in their own discipline. They explain difficult concepts and persuade others to adopt a point of view. These leaders may lead teams or projects, forecasting and planning resources to meet objectives and managing costs for specific projects.

While CRD Leaders are accountable to all Leadership Competencies, the competencies listed below have particular relevance to this position. Click here for a complete definition of our Leadership Levels and Competencies.

Leadership Competencies

Thinks Strategically
Sees the Big Picture
Is Accountable for Results
Understands the Politics
Builds Partnerships


To apply for this exciting opportunity, please click "Apply now" to submit your resume and covering letter online.

We welcome all qualified applicants to apply and may consider a combination of experience, education and/or training where possible.

The Capital Regional District wishes to thank you for your interest and advises that only those candidates under active consideration will be contacted.


We value the diversity of the people we hire and serve. In our commitment to bring differing perspectives to our workplace, and to deliver the best possible service to our customers, we encourage and welcome applications from all people with diverse backgrounds, abilities, and lived experiences.

Accommodations will be provided upon request during the selection process.

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