City of Abbotsford

Assistant Planner

CUPE, Full Time

At the City of Abbotsford our people are our greatest asset. We offer a wide range of diverse, stimulating and rewarding career opportunities that support and recognize high levels of performance. In Abbotsford, we work strongly to create a challenging yet rewarding environment for our employees to thrive. We invite you to become part of a place that has strong corporate and organizational values, rewarding career paths, challenging opportunities, and an engaging and dynamic team to work with.

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The City of Abbotsford’s Planning & Development Services Department is looking for a self-motivated individual to join their dynamic team as an Assistant Planner. Reporting to the Director, Development Planning, you will be responsible for reviewing and managing development applications, assisting other development planning staff  and City departments as necessary, responding to general development related inquiries, and assisting with research, analysis and preparing reports on a wide range of planning matters.
As the successful candidate you will bring, to this position, considerable knowledge of zoning regulations, planning best practices, and applicable government legislation. Your exceptional relationship building and communication skills will be beneficial as you liaise with stakeholders, and provide information to citizens, the development community, and other customers on matters relating to the City’s bylaws, Official Community Plan, and a wide range of planning and development related matters. Your attention to detail, analytical and problem solving skills, along with your desire to make a difference will make you an asset to the team.
In order to be considered for this position you must have:
  • University Degree in community planning or a closely related discipline
  • A minimum of two years’ extensive experience in comprehensive planning and development control
  • Membership, or ability to obtain membership, in the Canadian Institute of Planners
  • Valid BC Class 5 Driver’s Licence.
This position is unionized, C.U.P.E Local 774, and the hourly rate of pay is from $36.30 to $42.69 per hour.
At the City of Abbotsford we work strongly to create a challenging and rewarding environment for our employees to thrive. We offer ongoing personal and professional development opportunities, competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package.
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Closing date: June 21, 2018

Location: Abbotsford, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Categories: Planning & Development
Posted: May 25, 2018, 10:59 am
Expires: June 21, 2018, 4:30 pm