The District of Sechelt

Where Incredible Opportunities Await

Sechelt is a growing seaside community on BC’s beautiful lower Sunshine Coast.  Less than two hours travel from the Lower Mainland, Sechelt offers the advantages of life in a smaller community with easy access to the services of a major metropolitan area.

Sechelt is the central service community for the lower Sunshine Coast, offering a wide range of retail, health care and education services, a vibrant cultural community and ample outdoor marine and land based recreation opportunities.

The District of Sechelt embraces a diverse workforce and is committed to creating a progressive, supportive, fun environment where employees look forward to coming to work each day.  We look for talented people who exemplify excellence in public service, are results oriented and enjoy working within a team and building positive, lasting relationships.

The District of Sechelt offers a competitive salary and benefits package, an incredible work environment, and career advancement opportunities.  Our people work in engineering, finance, planning, public works, sustainability, bylaw enforcement, building inspection, parks and administration.  If this sounds like what you have been looking for, we would love to talk to you!

Information on our Parks Volunteer Program can be viewed here.

We welcome applications for vacancies posted here or call 604-885-1986. 
You can pick up an Application for Employment form at the office or download now.

Current Employment & Volunteer Opportunities

Job Opportunity - Planner 2

District of Sechelt

Job Posting - Competition No. 2019-01

Planner 2

Permanent Full Time


The District of Sechelt is a diverse and attractive community and is home to more than 10,000 people. The municipality continues to attract a range of rural, resort-oriented, residential, commercial and recreational opportunities across a diverse landscape.  This employment opportunity offers a great work environment and the chance to work with a dedicated team of planners, bylaw enforcement staff and building inspectors. This position works closely with the District’s engineering department as well as external agencies associated with land development. The District is large enough to provide interesting work experience but small enough that you won’t get lost in a large bureaucracy.


The District of Sechelt is seeking an individual to join our team as our Planner 2. This position plays a key role at the District. Under the general direction of the Development Planning Manager, the Planner 2 will be involved in the development of land use, zoning, design and related policies that respond to a wide range of community planning and development issues.  The position primarily involves reviewing and evaluating development applications such as bylaw amendments, development permits, temporary use permits and development variance permits.


Qualified applicants are invited to submit a cover letter and resume to:

Breanne Ostrosky, Human Resources Advisor

Send by email to:

Closing Date: February 3, 2019

External Posting Planner 2.pdf (207.29 KB)

Wanted! Volunteer Members for the Advisory Planning Commission

The District of Sechelt welcomes expressions of interest from residents to fill five vacancies on the Advisory Planning Commission for a two-year term from January 2019 to December 2020.

The APC acts in an advisory capacity to Council and makes recommendations on matters respecting land use, community planning, and proposed amendments and initiatives related to the Official Community Plan (OCP) and Zoning Bylaw. Meetings are held on the second Thursday each month from 5:00pm-7:00pm.

Council seeks members with a range of interests and expertise in community planning, environmental issues, social planning, and urban design.  Council will consider such factors as geographic representation, occupation, related experience/expertise, and demonstrated community service.  The objective is to arrive at a group which is as representative as possible of the community.

If you are interested, please submit a written expression of interest to the Planning & Development Services Department by close of business (4:30pm) on Monday, January 21, 2019 and include:
1) Your name, residential and mailing address, e-mail addresses and phone number.
2) A short statement or resume of your background, knowledge, experience and interests.

Submissions may be made by:
mail - PO Box 129, Sechelt, BC V0N 3A0
email -

For more information, please contact the District of Sechelt Planning & Development Department:
604-885-1986 or

2019-01-07 APC Volunteer Opportunity Ad.pdf (118.84 KB)