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Municipality: City of Abbotsford This posting closed on

March 31, 2021
at 5:00 PM
Job ID: J0321-0511 (Please quote job ID on resume when applying)
Department: Planning & Development Services
Job Description: The City of Abbotsford’s Community Planning Department is looking for a seasoned Planner to join the team. Reporting to the Director, Community Planning, you will be responsible for preparing comprehensive planning and research reports for submission to managers, committees, and Council.

In this challenging role, you will utilize your specialized knowledge and apply social, economic, physical and environmental information to studies and reports connected with the development and management of the City. You will liaise with internal and external stakeholders on environment and planning issues to address community sustainability stewardship and planning matters, and prepare comments on comprehensive development projects.
Duties: Strong communication and presentation skills are essential as you make presentations to Council, City committees, community groups and the public on planning issues and projects. Your demonstrated ability to communicate complex information to customers who may not be familiar with the topic will be beneficial as you build relationships with, and gain confidence from, community members. Your strong analytical and critical thinking skills will make you an asset to the team. Thorough knowledge of planning principals, statutory requirements, bylaws and regulations application to municipal planning along with knowledge of economics and standard statistical techniques and research methods will guide your success in this position.
Educational Requirements: In order to be considered for this position you must have:
• A graduate degree in Community or Regional Planning or an equivalent related discipline;
• A minimum of two years of diversified and progressively related experience in municipal or
regional planning (an equivalent combination of relevant education and directly related
experience may be considered); and
• Membership, or eligibility for membership, in the Canadian Institute of Planners
Salary: This position is unionized, CUPE Local 774, and the hourly rate of pay is from $41.66 to $48.98.
Additional Information: At the City of Abbotsford we work strongly to create a challenging and rewarding environment for our employees to thrive. We offer ongoing personal and professional development opportunities, competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package. To apply, please visit us online at

This competition will remain open until March 31, 2021.
Web Address:
Address: City of Abbotsford
32315 South Fraser Way
Abbotsford BC V2T 1W7
Fax: 604-864-5541
Opening Date: March 18, 2021 08:30 AM
Closing Date: March 31, 2021 05:00 PM