Planner 3 - City of Delta

City of Delta

One of the sunniest regions in BC's Lower Mainland, Delta embraces three unique communities - Ladner, North Delta and Tsawwassen.  The City of Delta is looking for dedicated individuals to join our team and share in our commitment to lead the way in public service excellence.

Planner 3

 Are you a leader who would like to be part of a vibrant local government organization? Would you like to contribute expertise in area planning, policy and regulatory bylaw development, development planning, process improvement, and community engagement? Do you thrive in a fast-paced environment and enjoy completing of a wide range of contemporary planning initiatives? If so, the City of Delta invites you to apply for a full-time Planner 3 (Senior Planner) position.

The City of Delta is seeking an individual with considerable professional land use planning experience to fill this key leadership role. Working alongside one other Senior Planner and reporting to the Planning Manager, the successful candidate will lead staff and participate in formulating, implementing and modifying land use plans, regulatory bylaw updates, development application process improvements, and other long-range policy projects. The successful candidate will also have responsibilities to lead staff and participate in the review and processing of development applications, and will need to exercise considerable independent judgement and action in a variety of complex planning matters.

The Planning Division’s current work plan includes a number of exciting initiatives, including completion of Delta’s Housing Action Plan, Ladner Village Waterfront Planning, Area Plan updates for Ladner Village and the Scott Road Corridor, application process improvement initiatives, and work on a variety of complex development applications. We are looking for a dynamic Senior Planner who is passionate to provide leadership on projects such as these ones!

In addition to a degree in an appropriate discipline and, preferably, a postgraduate degree in Planning, you have an in- depth understanding of community planning principles, practices, techniques and methods. You have direct experience with development processes and are conversant with applicable regulations, policies, by-laws and legislation. You have expertise working in a local government setting or a field directly related to urban land use and development. A critical thinker, organized project manager, and strong communicator with plenty of initiative, you are able to represent the Department, act as a resource, prepare relevant reports and recommendations, and explain complex technical concepts and plans to non-technical individuals.

Membership or eligibility for membership in the Planning Institute of British Columbia and the Canadian Institute of Planners is required. This position requires a valid BC class 5 driver’s licence.

The City of Delta provides a competitive salary of $55.15 - $65.35 (commensurate with experience) and an excellent benefits package including Municipal Pension Plan as well as an earned-days-off system. Interested applicants are requested to apply online at, to competition number 21-71 EX by April 21, 2021.

We thank all applicants for their interest; only those under consideration will be contacted.
Copies of relevant professional certificates, degrees, or tickets must be submitted with your application. Preferred candidates will be required to submit a Police Information Check.

City of Delta
Attention: Human Resources
4500 Clarence Taylor Crescent
Delta, BC  V4K 3E2

Organization: City of Delta
Location: Delta, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Category(s): Planning & Development
Posted: April 8, 2021, 11:19 am
Expires: April 21, 2021, 4:30 pm

Employment Type: Full Time
Employment Length: Permanent
Education Requirement: Bachelor’s degree
Job Experience: Experience an asset
Rate: $55.15 Hour

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