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Parks Planning Technician

The Resort Municipality of Whistler is a one-of-a-kind community and is often recognized as the number one mountain and ski resort destination in North America. It has a thriving four-season events calendar, and arts and culture sector. Whistler was the Host Mountain Resort for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Financially sound and responsive to an engaged mayor and council, this is a high performance municipal organization serving a community of almost 12,000 people and three million annual visitors. As an economic generator of over $1.53 billion annually, Whistler is key to British Columbia’s tourism economy.

Interested candidates are invited to submit a resume and cover letter online at

Posting No. 21-20 | Deadline for applications is Tuesday, March 10, 2020

We thank all applicants for their interest however, only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.

The Resort Municipality of Whistler is committed to being an equal opportunity employer who embraces and respects diversity.

The Parks Planning department of the Resort Experience division has an opportunity for qualified individuals to apply for the position of Parks Planning Technician. Reporting to the Manager of Parks Planning, this position offers 72 hours bi-weekly starting as soon as possible.

The Parks Planning Technician's role is to support all aspects of the Parks Planning Department including the planning, design, facilitation and implementation of capital projects, planning studies and related internal processes, and a variety of community engagement sessions on an as-needed basis. The Technician will also systemize, update, manage and facilitate replacement of municipal assets to which the Parks Planning department has custodial ownership; review rezoning, sub-division and development permit applications; conduct landscape inspections and other in-field data collection efforts; and lead the delivery of annual municipal public art initiatives. The work of the department is primarily guided by the vision, goals, objectives and policies of the 2019 draft Official Community Plan, the 2015 Recreation and Leisure Master Plan, the 2020 Parks Master Plan, and the upcoming Recreational Trails Strategy.

Resort Municipality of Whistler
4325 Blackcomb Way
Whistler, BC V8E 0X5

Qualified candidates will have graduated from an Institute of Technology diploma program in landscape design and horticulture or a Bachelor’s Degree in Landscape Architecture or Parks Planning supplemented by at least 1-3 years of professional work experience in park planning, landscape architecture or landscape design and include some experience reviewing subdivision, development variance, development permit and rezoning applications and making recommendations regarding park and landscape related issues.


Qualified candidates possess considerable knowledge of landscape and recreational trail planning and design methods, principles and practices; landscape construction methods and materials; horticultural techniques and practices; and of policies, procedures and bylaws governing the work. Qualified candidates demonstrate the abilities to develop planning and design proposals and conceptual plans for up to modest park and recreational trail development projects; coordinate the implementation of park projects and control of construction progress and expenditures; and to conduct in-field inspection prior to, during, and following construction. Candidates must be proficient in the use of computer assisted drafting programs and possess the ability to prepare conceptual and detailed drawings.

The successful candidate is an excellent communicator who works well independently and can effectively organize multiple projects with attention to detail and a passion for contributing to an innovative, broad multi-disciplinary team environment and will positively contribute to a teamwork environment. As a requirement of the position, the successful applicant must hold a valid class 5 BC driver’s license and must provide a satisfactory drivers abstract prior to beginning employment.

(604) 932-5535
Click to view background photo & credits
Project: Westminster Pier Park
Landscape Architect / Firm: PWL Partnership Landscape Architects Inc.
Location: New Westminster, British Columbia
Photo Credit: PWL Partnership Landscape Architects Inc.