Posted: Jan 10, 2023
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Management | Planner - FT

City of Victoria - Victoria, BC
Full-time
Application Deadline: Jan 31, 2023

Competition #23/03

Internal/External Posting  

Closing date: January 31, 2023

 

Planner (Continuous)  

Sustainable Planning and Community Development Department

 

POSITION FUNCTION

Perform planning functions related to urban development and land use. Assist with the coordination of the rezoning process and amendments to the community plan.

 

KEY DUTIES

Coordinate the planning process and develop neighbourhood plans and land use policies for assigned areas; represent the department at Council Meetings, Council Advisory Committee Meetings and neighbourhood committee meetings; compile resource materials and make presentations as required.

 

Respond to enquiries from other departments, architects, developers and the public by providing information and advice on rezoning and development issues, local area and official community plans and interpretation of zoning bylaws; make recommendations on zoning and development policies to Council, Advisory Committees and Panels as well as staff.

 

Review rezoning and development applications for compliance with current development policy; prepare reports and proposals with recommendations; conduct site inspections as required.

 

Coordinate, assign and review the work of consultants as required.

 

Perform related duties where qualified.

 

INDEPENDENCE

Work is generated by applications, departmental programs and requests from Council and the public.

Work is reviewed through departmental meetings; reports and policy plans receive ongoing review.

Issues such as major project approvals and application rejections are referred to supervisor with recommendations.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS

Physical Effort:

Normal.

Mental Effort:

Short periods of intense concentration while preparing reports and recommendations. (often)

Meet multiple deadlines.  (often)

Visual/Auditory Effort:

Focus on a variety of source data and detailed drawings for short periods while reviewing applications and preparing reports. (frequent)

Work Environment:

Office.

Required to work irregular hours. (premium item)

 

KEY SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Organize and prioritize work.

Understand and apply the principles of urban planning.

Compose and present proposals and policies.

Read and interpret technical information, architectural drawings and legislation.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Deal with the public in a courteous and tactful manner.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Formal Education, Training and Occupational Certification:

University undergraduate degree in Urban Planning accredited by the Canadian Institute of Planners. (4 years)

Eligible for membership in the Canadian Institute of Planners.

Experience:

4 years of related experience

or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

OTHER:

May be requested to substitute in a more senior position.

 

Work schedule: Monday - Friday, 35 hour work week

$54.02 per hour, Pay Grade 17 

Job Code #4193

This is a CUPE Local 50 Position