|Senior Planner, Development Planning
||City of Abbotsford
This posting closed on
August 12, 2012
at 4:30 PM
||E12-07 (Please quote job ID on resume when applying)
||Economic Development & Planning Services Departmen
||The fifth largest city in BC, and with one of the fastest growing economies in the country, Abbotsford is truly a community of opportunity. Located 50 minutes from downtown Vancouver and nestled in the Fraser Valley, Abbotsford’s views and natural beauty are unrivalled. Abbotsford offers a thriving urban centre with all the amenities of big city living at a fraction of the cost.
As an employer, Abbotsford is not your typical municipality. We value progress, customer service, integrity and our unique ability to provide diverse innovative services. We manage our own law enforcement and emergency services, as well as an International Airport. Abbotsford is an excellent place to live, work and raise a family.
Senior Planner, Development Planning
Full-Time; Posting # E12-07
We are currently offering an exciting opportunity in our Economic Development & Planning Services Department, for a dynamic, self-motivated professional with proven leadership skills, energy and creativity of a Senior Planner. As an integral team player, you will be part of achieving the vision of Abbotsford as the most sustainable, livable, and prosperous City in British Columbia for the rapidly growing City of Abbotsford. Are you up for the challenge of joining our team of highly motivated professionals to build the future success of Abbotsford through key partnerships of stakeholders, including the development industry?
Specific responsibilities include:
• Provide professional planning expertise on complex and diverse projects in the development and achievement of the community’s goals;
• Policy development and research, and a focus on managing highly complex development applications;
• Interacting with development proponents, the public, staff from a variety of departments and government agencies;
• Assisting in management of other planning staff through coaching, resolving interpretation matters, and/or procedural issues;
• Be a problem-solver, have excellent written and verbal communication skills, and be expected to develop innovative solutions and approaches to reconcile issues.
You have a Masters in Urban Planning, or a combination of experience and a Bachelor’s Degree (B.A) in a related field(s), plus at least 8 years of community planning experience preferably with a local government or the private development industry or an equivalent combination of education and experience. You are also eligible for full membership in the Planning Institute of BC, and possess thorough knowledge of the principles, practices and laws relating to community planning including urban design, current literature, trends and issues.
If you are customer service focused, looking for a challenge and an opportunity to make an impact in a fast growing municipality, this is the opportunity for you!
||For more information on this position and to submit a resume and cover letter for consideration,
qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online at:
||July 27, 2012 08:30 AM
||August 12, 2012 04:30 PM
|*Please note that the closing date shown above reflects when this job posting will be removed from this website. This job posting may remain open on the City's website (www.abbotsford.ca/careers) until the position is filled.