Planning Assistant 1

City of Coquitlam

Planning Assistant 1

Regular Full-Time

The City of Coquitlam is the sixth largest city in BC, home to more than 150,000 residents. Our municipality continues to grow through greenfield and infill development, innovative urban design, inspiring arts, culture and recreation programs, and state-of-the-art transportation systems.  Our brand is built on managing our resources in a responsible and sustainable manner, while supporting a vibrant, growing regional urban centre.

Come join a BC Top 100 Employer! We are currently recruiting for a regular full-time Planning Assistant 1 to join our team of professionals in the Development Planning Division of the Planning and Development Department.  

As the successful candidate your responsibilities will focus on customer service, including but not limited to: answering public inquiries; providing a variety of detailed technical information, interpretation and assistance on development applications, bylaw requirements, and related policies to home owners, developers, the general public, internal departments, and external agencies. Further, this position will support the overall day-to-day work of the Development Services Division. This work will include technical and clerical work related to the preparation of maps or other visual materials, as well as, understanding of the City’s Zoning Bylaw, Official Community Plan, and other relevant bylaws and planning related policies. You will also conduct research, assemble background material on various departmental issues for review by senior staff.   

The ideal candidate should possess a diploma or university degree in planning, or a related discipline supplemented by technical courses related to the work, plus sound related experience, preferably in a Municipal Government setting, or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Further, the ideal candidate should demonstrate:
  • Knowledge of a Zoning Bylaw, Official Community Plan, Design Guidelines and the Local Government Act applicable to the work.
  • Sound knowledge of Planning Principles.
  • Sound knowledge of departmental functions, objectives, policies and procedures.
  • Proven experience in customer service.
  • Ability to interpret moderately-complex technical information, policies and procedures and explain them to the public.
  • Ability to conduct accurate and independent research in support of planning issues, using various sources and to use software applications to analyze, interpret and make recommendations based on information obtained.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing, to prepare and present reports and maintain records.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks in a fast paced environment.
  • Skill in the use of drafting, mapping and other graphic design software.
  • Ability to function as a team player.

The City offers a very competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package.  

Please apply on-line at by 5:00 pm, Friday, November 16, 2018
The City of Coquitlam is an Equal Opportunity Employer
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those
selected for an interview will be contacted.

Organization: City of Coquitlam
Location: Coquitlam, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Category(s): Planning & Development
Posted: October 25, 2018, 11:38 am
Expires: November 16, 2018, 5:00 pm

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