Senior Planner

Posted Date 2 weeks ago(10/12/2021 6:12 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 #21/166

Internal/External Posting  

Closing date: November 9, 2021


Senior Planner (Continuous)  

Sustainable Planning and Community Development Department



Perform planning functions related to urban development and land use.  Coordinate the rezoning process and amendments to the community plan.



Coordinate the planning process and develop neighbourhood plans and land use policies for assigned areas.  Administer the zoning approval process.  Represent the department on various levels by attending Committee of the Whole, Council meetings, Advisory Planning Commission and neighbourhood committee meetings; compile resource materials and make presentations as required.


Coordinate and participate in the review of APC applications and the preparation of reports and recommendations on building, rezoning, development and variance permits and subdivision applications; conduct site inspections as required.


Respond to enquiries from other departments, architects, developers and the public by providing information and advice on zoning and development issues, local area and official community plans and interpretation of zoning bylaws; make recommendations on zoning and development policies to Council, Advisory Planning Commission and staff; ensure accuracy of the Official Community Plan Schedule A.


Coordinate, assign and review the work of consultants as required.


Perform related duties where qualified.



Work is generated by applications, departmental programs and requests from council and the public.

Work is reviewed through departmental meetings; reports and policy plans receive ongoing review.

Issues such as policies, objectives and schedules are discussed with supervisor.



Physical Effort:


Mental Effort:

Short periods of intense concentration while preparing and presenting reports and recommendations to council and the public. (often)

Meet multiple deadlines. (occasional)

Visual/Auditory Effort:

Focus on a variety of source data and detailed drawings for short periods while reviewing applications and preparing reports. (frequent)

Work Environment:


Required to work irregular hours.



Organize and prioritize work.

Understand and apply the principles of urban planning.

Read and interpret technical information, architectural drawings and legislation.

Compose and present proposals and policies.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships.



Formal Education, Training and Occupational Certification:

University undergraduate degree in Urban Planning. (4 years)

Eligible for membership in the Canadian Institute of Planners.


6 years of related planning experience.

or an equivalent combination of education and experience.



May be requested to substitute in a more senior position.


Work schedule: Monday - Friday, 35 hour work week

$55.24 per hour, Pay Grade 19 

Job Code #4200

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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