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City of Abbotsford


Employer/Organization: City of Abbotsford

Closing: August 25th 2022 4:30 PM PST


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 and 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 Development Planning Department is looking for a seasoned Planner to join their dynamic team. Reporting to the Director, Development Planning, you will be responsible for preparing comprehensive planning and research reports for submission to managers, committees, and Council.

In this challenging role, you will utilize your specialized knowledge and apply social, economic, physical and environmental information to studies and reports connected with the development and management of the City. You will liaise with internal and external stakeholders on environment and planning issues to address community sustainability, stewardship and planning matters, and prepare comments on comprehensive development projects.

Strong communication and presentation skills are essential as you make presentations to Council, City committees, community groups and the public on planning issues and projects. Your demonstrated ability to communicate complex information to customers who may not be familiar with the topic will be beneficial as you build relationships with, and gain confidence from, community members. Your strong analytical and critical thinking skills will make you an asset to the team. Thorough knowledge of planning principals, statutory requirements, by-laws and regulations application to municipal planning along with knowledge of economics and standard statistical techniques and research methods will guide your success in this position.

In order to be considered for this position you must have:

  • A graduate degree in Community or Regional Planning or an equivalent related discipline;
  • Two years directly related experience in municipal or regional planning managing projects and complex applications or reports or an equivalent combination of relevant education and directly related experience
  • Membership, or eligibility for membership, in the Canadian Institute of Planners

This position is unionized, C.U.P.E Local 774, and the hourly rate of pay is from $43.34 to $50.96.

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: August 25, 2022

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