Senior Planner – Community Planning (Continuous)

City of Victoria

Senior Planner – Community Planning (Continuous)  

Sustainable Planning and Community Development Department

Competition #19/131
Internal/External Posting
Closing date: June 27, 2019  

Provide professional planning services to support long range policy development and community planning initiatives.

Coordinate the planning process and develop neighbourhood plans, land use policies and zoning regulations for assigned areas; provide advice and recommendations to Senior Leadership Team staff and Council on planning policies, regulations, programs and initiatives, both in written reports and oral presentations.  

Represent the Department on various levels by attending Committee of the Whole, Council meetings, neighbourhood association and stakeholder meetings; compile resource materials and make presentations as required.

Lead public engagement processes; lead and facilitate group discussions at workshops, open houses and public meetings; liaise with other levels of government, external agencies and other City departments/divisions on planning and land use matters.

Respond to enquiries from other departments and the public by providing information and advice on policy initiatives, projects, local area and official community plans; make recommendations on zoning initiatives and development policies to Council and staff; ensure accuracy of the Official Community Plan.

Coordinate, assign and review the work of consultants as required in a project management capacity.

Perform related duties where qualified.

Work is generated by Council priorities, operational plans and/or assigned by supervisor. Work is reviewed through departmental meetings; reports and policy plans receive ongoing review. Issues such as policies, objectives and schedules are discussed with supervisor.

Physical Effort: Normal.
Mental Effort: Short periods of intense concentration while preparing and presenting reports and recommendations to council and the public. (often) Meet multiple deadlines. (occasional)
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.

Organize and prioritize work. Project management training and experience. Understand and apply the principles of urban planning. Read and interpret technical information, architectural drawings and legislation. Compose and present proposals and policies. Establish and maintain effective working relationships. Experience with public speaking, public engagement and conflict resolution.    

Formal Education, Training and Occupational Certification: University undergraduate degree in Urban Planning. (4 years) Eligible for membership in the Canadian Institute of Planners.
Experience: 6 years of related planning experience. or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

May be requested to substitute in a more senior position.

Work schedule:
35-hour work week
$53.10 per hour, Pay Grade 19
Job Code # 4400
This is a CUPE Local 50 Position

To apply for this opportunity you will need to create an online profile or log back in to our career portal at - only online submission will be considered. All applications must be submitted online by 4:30 pm on the closing date noted on the posting. Please be prepared to provide proof of qualifications and supporting materials as outlined in your resume

City of Victoria is an equal opportunity employer committed to establishing an inclusive, equitable, and accessible environment for all. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or any other basis protected by applicable law.  

We are committed to ensuring that reasonable accommodations are made available to persons with disabilities during the recruitment cycle and will provide reasonable accommodations upon request. If you require assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please email us at

Organization: City of Victoria
Location: Victoria, BC
Region: South Vancouver Island
Professional Category(s): Planning & Development
Posted: May 31, 2019, 9:13 am
Expires: June 27, 2019, 4:30 pm

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