BC Local Government Job Posting Service

Planning Technician

Temporary Full-Time / External
Current Planning
Competition No.: 2020-004

The Regional District of Nanaimo is seeking a Temporary Full-Time Planning Technician in the Strategic and Community Development (Current Planning) Department.

Reporting to the Manager of Current Planning, the Planning Technician responds to public inquires regarding various planning issues; gathers, analyzes and reports on land use planning criteria, technical planning information and statistical data; as well as researching and preparing technical reports, coordinating notification requirements under the Local Government Act, reviewing and preparing bylaw amendments, and acting as recording secretary at public meetings. 

Qualifications include a degree in planning, or related field, plus two (2) years prior job-related experience in a local government setting. An equivalent combination of training and experience will also be considered. In addition, applicants must posses a valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License. Other qualifications include, general knowledge of and ability to interpret bylaws, the Local Government Act and the Strata Property Act; working knowledge of site design and mapping; strong interpersonal, report writing and conflict resolution skills; comfortable speaking at public events; and being proficient in word processing and other basic computer applications.

This is a temporary full-time (35 Hours per week) Union Position for six (6) months, with the possibility of ending early or of extension based on the operational needs of the department. The (2020) rate of pay is $35.26 to $37.12 per hour, plus 12.4% in lieu of benefits including vacation and statutory holidays.


  • Degree in Planning, or related field
  • Two (2) years prior job-related experience
  • Class 5 BC Driver’s License

Please quote competition 2020-004 and submit a cover letter and resume clearly outlining your education, experience and qualifications as they relate to this position and submit via email to

Applications can also be faxed to 250-390-4163 or mailed to:

Attention: Human Resources
Main Reception, Administration Building
Regional District of Nanaimo
6300 Hammond Bay Road
Nanaimo, BC V9T 6N2

Applications will be accepted until: 4:00 pm, on January 24, 2020

Please visit the RDN website at for more information on the Regional District of Nanaimo.

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted

Location: Nanaimo, BC
Region: North and Central Vancouver Island / Sunshine Coast
Professional Categories: Planning & Development
Posted: January 3, 2020, 10:10 am
Expires: January 24, 2020, 4:00 pm