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2023-44 - Planner I (Full Time) 2 Positions

2023-44 - Planner I (Full Time) 2 Positions

Status: Position Filled


Posting #: 2023-44
Title: Planner I (Full Time) 2 Positions
Department: Planning and Strategic Initiatives
Duties: If you want to work for a supportive, forward-thinking employer in a City with exceptional outdoor amenities including world class hiking, mountain biking and fishing only minutes away, easy access to Cultus Lake and a rich history, then Chilliwack is the place for you.

The City of Chilliwack is committed to truth and reconciliation and strives to create an inclusive and accessible workplace. Chilliwack is proud to be a competitive employer offering opportunities for professional development including continuing education, competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits packages, including reimbursement of moving expenses, and a focus on corporate wellness. This position also includes a 10% wage increase for employees who obtain their Registered Professional Planner certification confirmed by the Canadian Institute of Planners.

In this dynamic and challenging position in Development Planning, you will have an opportunity to engage in a variety of planning related tasks. In order to be successful as a Planner I, you must have exceptional interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills with an ability to grasp concepts quickly and interpret complex technical information, policies and procedures. In addition to your excellent interpersonal skills, you are a highly motivated individual that is goal-oriented and can work efficiently with a varied workload. You are also a critical thinker with a demonstrated ability to problem solve and seek alternative solutions.

Supported by the Manager of Development Planning and as part of a collaborative and diverse team, you will: assist in the efficient operation of the Planning Department through a variety of activities involving development application review, current planning, zoning, official community plan, land use changes, urban design and various comprehensive planning projects as well as daily interactions with the public.
Education: You must be a graduate from a two year post-secondary program in planning, with courses in drafting, graphics, map interpretation, survey techniques and subdivision designs.
Skills: -Working knowledge of standard planning, building and engineering nomenclature and practices;

-Conversant in engineering, mathematics, architectural design and building construction;

-Ability to read and interpret engineering, architectural and site plans and understand specifications;

-Competent in all areas of draftsmanship as applied in planning;

-Ability to prepare clear, concise written and verbal reports;

-Must acquire sound knowledge of zoning and municipal bylaws and other pertinent regulations and bylaws pertaining to the operation of the department;

-Able to deal effectively with other department officials and developers and be tactful, courteous and diplomatic in dealing with the public;

-Able to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with Department officials and other members of staff;

-Must be in possession of a valid B.C. Driver's Licence.

Salary: $43.28 (2023 Rates)
Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Closed: 2023-04-17 04:30 PM
Posted: 2023-03-27
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