Senior Process Planner

Posted Date 3 weeks ago(9/8/2022 6:39 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 #22/208

Internal/External Posting  

Closing date: October 6, 2022


Senior Process 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.  Ensure timely and coordinated processing of all development applications; responsible for bylaw amendments.



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 Council Standing Committee meetings and neighbourhood committee meetings; compile resource materials and make presentations as required.


Coordinate and participate in the review of applications and 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, Standing Advisory Committees and staff; ensure accuracy of the Official Community Plan, Zoning Bylaw, and other related bylaws and policies of Council.


Oversee the development application review process to ensure timely, coordinated approach.  Responsible for bylaw amendments and process adjustments based on review of provincial legislation, municipal bylaws, policies and procedures and gathering of input from multiple internal and external inputs; ensure consultative process and follow-up communication regarding changes occurs; negotiate timelines and resources to facilitate efficient  processing of development application, including interdepartmental coordination; create, track and manage status reports on all aspects of applications.


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:

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

Meet multiple deadlines. (often)

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.

Working level operation of current City word processing, spreadsheet and related specialty software.

Read and interpret technical information, architectural drawings and legislation.

Compose and present proposals and policies.

Maintain accurate records.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Represent the City to the public and outside agencies.



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 #4314

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.


COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

Applicants who are not current City of Victoria employees will be asked to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 during the recruitment process. External applicants who cannot be fully vaccinated based on a protected legal ground as defined in the BC Human Rights Code may request an accommodation.


At the City of Victoria, we are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the community we serve. Indigenous applicants, people of colour, all genders, LGBT2Q+ and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Accommodations will be provided upon request during the selection process.


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