Career Opportunity: Director, Planning & Development Services
The Wild’s Calling…Dare to Answer.
We’re on the lookout for an adventurous spirit to add to our herd:


Are you a leader of the pack, able to lure others to your quest while maintaining control in the den? Do you hunger for a challenge and won’t lose track of the details? Where others see mountainous obstacles, do you see mountainous opportunities awaiting exploration? If you’re a strong communicator and an innate leader, able to adapt to an evolving environment, the District of Elkford invites you to respond to the call of the wild.


Located in the Elk Valley in the southeastern corner of British Columbia, Elkford is a picturesque Rocky Mountain town that was founded in 1971 as a home for miners working at the newly-established Fording Coal Operations. From its early days as a collection of temporary homes, a one-room school, and a single general store, Elkford has grown to its current population of approximately 2,500 residents.
When you find Elkford on a map, you might think it is simply the end of the road but spend some time here and you’ll soon realize it’s the beginning of something special. Elkford is largely undiscovered by lovers of backcountry recreation. Pristine natural wilderness is highlighted by proximity to the Elk Lakes Provincial Park, Koko Claims snowmobiling area, world class fly-fishing on the Elk River, a local ski hill, golf course, and a full range of community recreational amenities usually only found in much larger centres.
Elkford remains a place where nature prevails, and where humanity borrows a bit of space. "Wilderness" remains core to what the community is and wants to be; the start of active adventure and the passive pursuit of a serenity as big as the mountainous expanse that surrounds all at the end beginning of the road.


Reporting directly to the Chief Administrative Officer, the Director, Planning and Development Services will be responsible for implementing policies, programs and other directions of Council and the CAO. As a key member of the management team, the position provides advice regarding the operation and affairs relating to planning and development services.

You’ll be responsible for the overall management of the Planning Department, ensuring the effective and efficient delivery of all services related to planning, development, building inspection, bylaw services, geographic information systems and economic development.

Interested applicants should forward their resumes in confidence,
on or before 4:30 pm on April 26, 2019, local time, to:

District of Elkford, Corporate Services
816 Michel Road
P.O. Box 340 Elkford, BC V0B 1H0
Fax: 250.865.4001 · Email:
We thank all interested individuals for their applications for this position; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.