Planning Technician

Posted Date 4 weeks ago(5/25/2021 5:32 PM)
Competition Number
Number of Positions
Job Type
Regular Full Time
Sustainable Planning and Community Development
Close Date

Job Description

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Competition #21/92

Internal/External Posting

Closing date: June 22, 2021


Planning Technician (Continuous)  

Sustainable Planning & Community Development Department



Review a variety of permit applications to ensure compliance with planning regulations, procedures and zoning bylaws, produce computer generated maps, perform computer aided and manual drafting and maintain land use records.



Review building permits and applications for completeness, accuracy and compliance with planning regulations, bylaws and procedural requirements; perform final site inspections and sign-off for final occupancy.


Design and produce detailed manual and computerized property location maps including address, land use and zoning for reports, hearings, meetings, legal advertising and land use studies, liaise with Engineering Department in the production of a digital mapping; maintain various atlases and zoning maps; operate plan reproduction and plotting equipment; produce presentation graphics and signs for public hearings.


Research and standardize property description and address data; maintain manual and computerized records on land use history, building demolition and new construction; assist with the preparation of area plans, in-house publications and computer mapping; conduct research and compile information related to planning issues as directed.


Respond to enquiries from the public, outside agencies and other departments by providing information related to zoning bylaws, planning regulations, land use, and legal address information; compose correspondence related to verification of zoning, and compliance with the zoning regulation bylaw; assign property addresses in response to departmental and outside agency requests; contact suppliers to order drafting supplies and materials.


Perform related duties where qualified.


Work is generated by applications or is assigned by supervisor and designated staff and reviewed upon completion.

Problems or deviations from established procedures are referred to supervisor.


Physical Effort:

Dexterity while performing manual and computer aided drafting. (frequent)

Mental Effort:

Meet multiple deadlines. (occasional)

Long periods of intense concentration while computer drafting. (frequent)

Visual/Auditory Effort:

Focus on detailed drawings, maps and computer  for short periods. (frequent)


Work Environment:

Presence on construction sites. (rare)




Organize and prioritize work.

Understand and apply planning regulations and procedures.

Understand and apply the techniques and calculations required for computer aided and manual drafting.

Understand and apply research and documentation techniques.

Working level operation of current City of Victoria drafting, mapping, database and desktop publishing software.

Read and interpret building and construction plans and drawings.

Maintain accurate records.

Communicate effectively verbally and in writing.



Formal Education, Training and Occupational Certification:

Planning Technical School Diploma including courses in computer graphics and mapping technology. (2 years)

Current and valid Class 5 B.C. Driver’s License.


2 years of related experience.

or an equivalent combination of education and experience.



May be requested to substitute in a more senior position.


Work schedule: Monday to Friday, (35 hour work week)

$37.28 per hour, Pay Grade 11 

Job Code # 4130

This is a CUPE Local 50 Position


To apply for this opportunity you will need to create an online profile or log back in to our career portal at - only online submission will be considered. All applications must be submitted online by 4:30 pm on the closing date noted on the posting. Please be prepared to provide proof of qualifications and supporting materials as outlined in your resume


City of Victoria is an equal opportunity employer committed to establishing an inclusive, equitable, and accessible environment for all. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or any other basis protected by applicable law. 

We are committed to ensuring that reasonable accommodations are made available to persons with disabilities during the recruitment cycle and will provide reasonable accommodations upon request.  If you require assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please email us at


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