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City of Burnaby

Planner 1 (Current)

Employer/Organization: City of Burnaby

Closing: March 26th 2020 4:30 PM PST


The goal of the City of Burnaby and its employees is to consistently deliver first class service and services to our community.  With this in mind, we hire people who share the same passion, those with the drive and determination to grow with and contribute to our already exceptional team.  People like you!

This is professional City planning work of moderate complexity involving the application of specialized knowledge in the investigation and analysis of matters relating to planning studies and planning programs. The work entails collection, analysis, assembly, interpretation and presentation of data, including the development of recommendations for the review of professional superiors and elected officials. An incumbent assembles and interprets social, economic, and physical research data; develops and implements various planning policies and regulations (e.g. Zoning Bylaw); liaises with a variety of internal and external contacts including Departmental officials, government officials and developers; and collects or supervises the gathering of information on policy or regulatory matters.  Performs related work as required.

Qualifications include a Master’s Degree in Planning or related discipline with some experience in the planning profession, membership or eligibility for membership in the Planning Institute of British Columbia or Canadian Institute of Planners is desirable; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Considerable knowledge of principles, practices and objectives of urban and regional planning; of governmental and legal procedures for Municipal planning developments and of the City's by-laws relative to planning activities; and of economics, Municipal finance and sociology as applied to urban planning. Ability to perform moderately complex technical research and prepare reports thereon to establish and maintain effective working relations with a wide range of internal and external contacts; to express ideas effectively both orally and in a written or graphic manner; and to act in a liaison capacity coordinating the work of the special assignment group with that of the sections in the department and externally, with City officials and other interested groups.

Please apply online by March 26, 2020 here:

Copies of relevant professional certificates, degrees, or tickets will be required at the time of the interview.

Please contact Human Resources at 604-294-7303 if you do not receive a confirmation email within one hour of submitting your application online.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

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