Current Postings

Planning Assistant


Discover Nanaimo - One of the oldest cities on Canada’s west coast, the City of Nanaimo is a growing, livable urban centre that still maintains its historic charm.  Situated between the mountains and the ocean on the east coast of Vancouver Island, Nanaimo is a short ferry trip away from Metro Vancouver, and a 90 minute drive from Victoria. Nanaimo is truly an extraordinary community that is home to Vancouver Island University and is rich in parks, recreational, cultural and social amenities.

Position Overview
The City of Nanaimo is seeking a permanent full-time Planning Assistant within the Current Planning Section. Under the direction of the Manager, Current Planning, the incumbent is responsible for ensuring that development applications meet applicable City bylaws, pertinent statutes, and current municipal planning goals and objectives. The Planning Assistant will have a strong knowledge of site planning, urban design, and community planning practices. This position requires the ability to work under continual deadlines, resolve competing community interests, prioritize and successfully complete a multitude of tasks, pay attention to detail and deal tactfully with a variety of people.

Qualifications
Applicants must have a degree in Urban Planning, Urban Design, Geography, Architecture, or Landscape Architecture, as well as a minimum of 1 year experience working in a municipal environment assisting in the planning function. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. Possession of a valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License is required.

Additional Information
This is a unionized position. $41.31 per hour - after Probation (Jan 2024 Rate), based on a 35 hour work week.

Shortlisted applicants may be required to undergo a criminal record check and/or a verification of their education credentials.

To apply for this opportunity, please submit a resume and cover letter (.docx or PDF file format) to employment.opportunities@nanaimo.ca referencing the specific competition 24-44 by the application deadline. For detailed information on this position and for more information on our community, please visit our website at https://www.nanaimo.ca.

The City of Nanaimo is an inclusive employer that values diversity and invites applications from all qualified individuals who are legally entitled to work in Canada. We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. If shortlisted for the role and need an accommodation within the hiring process, we would be pleased to discuss how best to accommodate your needs.

Posting Date May 10, 2024

Application Deadline
Open until filled 


Contact Information
Human Resources
City of Nanaimo
2nd Floor, 455 Wallace Street
Nanaimo, BC  V9R 5J6
Phone: (250) 755-4406
Fax: (250) 755-4449