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City of Surrey

Planning Technician 1 – Development Planning

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EMPLOYMENT STATUS 
There are 2 positions:

  • Union - CUPE Local 402 – Term (1 Year)
  • Union - CUPE Local 402 - Term (3 Year)


SCOPE 
Are you looking for a career opportunity that has tremendous potential for learning and growth and helps build a thriving, green and inclusive city? We are currently hiring for two passionate and dedicated Planning Technicians to join our team. These are junior level planning positions in a fast-paced environment with a focus on processing basic development applications.

RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Processing development applications including variances, rezonings and development permits, as well as assisting Planners in more complex development projects.
  • Providing information services, including by-law and policy interpretation and advice related to planning and development inquiries.
  • Communicating with the public, applicants, agents, external agencies and departments and preparing reports and correspondence on development applications.
  • Acting as a resource to Planning Operations Clerks in carrying out their front counter duties and provide technical assistance in carrying out other planning duties including research, data collection and tabulation.
  • Preparing Council reports and correspondence in regard to development applications. 


QUALIFICATIONS 

  • You will possess a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in Planning or a related field from a recognized post-secondary institution.
  • Previous work experience in the planning field.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • A Master's Degree in Planning is considered an asset.
  • Directly related experience the development application process with a public sector organization is considered an asset.
  • You are able to communicate both orally and in writing.
  • You work well within a team environment and are able to build and maintain effective relationships with staff and members of the public.
  • You have knowledge of planning principles and the development application process.
  • You are able to make decisions independently and exercise good judgement in performing your duties.


OTHER INFORMATION 
Pay Grade: 22
Hourly Rate: $38.98

Pay Steps — Hourly Rate
Step 1: $38.95
Step 2 (6 Months): $40.60
Step 3 (18 Months): $42.19
Step 4 (30 Months): $43.77

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