Job Postings

City of Burnaby

Planner 2 (2023-044 / 1 Position)

Employer/Organization: City of Burnaby

Closing: February 18th 2023 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!


Competition No.:2023-044

Duration:Regular Full Time

Salary:$7,725 – 8,052 – 8,393 – 8,764 – 9,136/month (2021 Rates)

Schedule:70 hours bi-weekly


This is community planning work at the professional level involving the application of specialized knowledge and social, economic and physical data to major planning projects involving complex problems and often politically sensitive issues. An incumbent is responsible for making recommendations on policy-based changes to the Zoning Amendment Bylaw; supervises and participates in data collection and analysis required for the completion of major planning projects; creates independent studies to supplement existing research data; coordinates findings and makes recommendations; consults with applicants and advisers; liaises with a variety of internal and external stakeholders; assists in the preparation of Zoning Bylaw amendments; conducts investigations and studies with reference to plans for new development or for the redevelopment of existing areas; drafts by-laws, amendments and consolidations to address the changing needs of the municipality; interprets by-laws applicable to specific projects and answers a variety of inquiries related thereto; supervises and participates in the work of professional and technical staff engaged in major planning projects; reviews existing zoning provisions and makes recommendations for revision; represents the City and/or Department at various meetings and on a variety of committees; prepares comprehensive planning reports for submission to supervisors, boards and commissions, and the Municipal Council. Performs related work as required.

Qualifications include a Master's Degree in Planning or related discipline with considerable professional experience in urban or regional planning; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices and objectives of urban and regional planning. Considerable knowledge of the theory and practices of a major discipline applicable to planning; of economics, municipal finances and sociology as applied to urban planning; and of the current literature, trends, and developments in the area of specialization and Zoning Bylaw practices. Knowledge of standard statistical techniques and research methodology. Ability to plan, assign and supervise the work of subordinates; to express ideas effectively orally and in a written or graphic manner; to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, professionals and the public, and to transmit clearly the principles and requirements of sound planning and development. Membership or eligibility for membership in the Planning Institute of British Columbia or the Canadian Institute of Planners is required.

Please apply online by February 18, 2023 at

All external applicants are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as a condition of hire. External applicants who are not able to obtain a COVID-19 vaccine for a reason related to a personal characteristic protected by the BC Human Rights Code can request an accommodation at any time during the recruitment process. City of Burnaby employees can refer to our COVID-19 Vaccination Policy for City staff.

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

Please contact People and Culture 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.

For More Information

Join PIBC!

Become part of the planning profession in British Columbia and the Yukon. Join PIBC!

Calendar of Events

Click the button below to see all events listed on the PIBC website.

Career Opportunities

View the latest planning employment postings by click the button below.