Current Postings

District of Kitimat


Regular Full Time


Working under the general direction of the Director of Planning and supervision of the Manager of Planner, this position provides technical and professional community planning information and advice to the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) and Kitimat Council as guided by Planning legislation, bylaw, and policy. This position will work on both current and long-range planning objectives, reviews development applications, and coordinates public consultation where required.


Major Functions
1.  Complete the processing of minor to more complex development permits, variances, temporary use applications, Official Community Plan amendments, zoning, and special projects:

  • Communicate development objectives to permit applicants and major project proponents
  • Review development applications, identify policy, planning and regulatory requirements and deficiencies, identify legal and operational constraints
  • Clarify implications of current land use plans, zoning/other regulations, development applications and other factors affecting community development
  • Prepare/present planning reports/recommendations including draft plans and bylaw amendments to Kitimat Council and the public as required or directed
  • Prepare sketches/location maps for reports, public notices, handouts, other publications
  • Maintains confidentiality/security of planning documents
  • Provides guidance for clerical staff
  • Assists with maintenance of manual and electronic information systems
  • Manage small in-house planning projects

2.  Provide information internally and externally regarding community planning:

  • Answer inquiries from the public, project proponents, explains decision-making processes and planning policies
  • May assist with updating community demographic/development information, recommending changes to department land and demographic information base and performing statistical analyses
  • Prepare/distribute information regarding community plans and policies, prepares material relevant to specific inquiries (e.g., comfort letters for transactions involving commercial, institutional and multi- family properties)
  • Carries out research on a variety of planning and land use topics to gather information and statistics and may be required to visit sites to gather information
  • Review issues/implications, provides policy interpretation/professional advice on a wide range of planning subjects
  • Provide interpretation and recommends changes to the Kitimat Municipal Code, other legislation, regulations, standards, policies, practices, procedures
  • Liaise with public, other departments/agencies regarding land use activities
  • Prepare ads, public notices, information summaries and reports to Council regarding development application and interests in land in compliance with Municipal Code and provincial legislation
  • Maintain, or assist with updating, planning-related pages of municipal website
  • May review and edit reports and plans prepared by other staff and occasionally by other departments or planning consultants
  • Provide information and make presentations at Council meetings in addition to or in absence of Director when required or directed

3.  Represent District planning interests at various committees and commissions as assigned, or in absence of Director.


  • University undergraduate or graduate degree in community planning
  • Driver’s license, Class 5/7N

Registered Professional Planner designation with the PIBC, or eligible to become a Registered Professional Planner and a member or candidate member of PIBC

  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Provide customer service
  • Maintain a safe worksite
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Shift priorities and multi-task
  • Organize and coordinate events
  • Remain calm under pressure
  • Knowledge of: Microsoft Office - Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, GIS, Adobe products (or equivalent)- Acrobat, Photoshop, InDesign, Sketchup or 3D modelling software and public consultation and engagement methods
  • Understand and apply safe work procedures, basic principles of office administration, principles, practices and theory of community planning and BC Planning legislation

35 Hours per week as assigned by Collective Agreement.
WAGE RATE:           
Schedule A – Group 9 - $41.04/hr (Step 1) for candidates without RPP designation Schedule A – Group 11 - $44.82/hr (Step 1) for candidates with RPP designation and a minimum of 5 years of related work experience
At the District of Kitimat, we are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the community we serve, establishing an inclusive, equitable, and accessible environment for all. Indigenous applicants, people of colour,all genders, LGBT2Q+ and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. If you require accommodation during the recruitment process, we will work with you on arranging an accommodation where possible that is suitable for your abilities.

The District of Kitimat has been approved by the BC Office of the Human Rights Commissioner to implement an equity enhancing Special Program, to give hiring preference to qualified candidates who self-disclose that they are Indigenous. If you are Indigenous, you are encouraged to state that in your application.

To apply for this position, please submit a detailed resume and cover letter by 4:30 pm, December 05, 2023.
We thank all applicants for their interest and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted. To learn more about Kitimat, visit Kitimat Bound