New Job Planning Technician In British Columbia

Planning Technician
Planning Technician

Planning Technician

Company : Jobssummary / Indeed
Salary : $44.44 an hour
Location : British Columbia

Full Description

Job Description:

Competition #23/129
Internal/External Posting
Closing date: June 6, 2023

Planning Technician (Continuous)
Sustainable Planning and Community Development Department

Review and process all types of development proposals to ensure compliance with Provincial and Municipal regulatory bylaws and procedures. Create and maintain mapping and data that is published to the city web site for public and staff use. Provide research, tabulation, analysis, and interpretation of planning and statistical related data, maintain land use and zoning records.


Review Rezoning applications, Development Permit applications, Temporary Use Permit Applications, building permit applications and business license applications for completeness, accuracy and compliance with planning regulations, bylaws and procedural requirements, input, and process applicable fees and development cost charges.

Respond to enquiries from applicants, the development industry, the general public, internal City Departments and other outside agencies by providing information related to applicable zoning bylaws, planning regulations, land use, procedural and fee related bylaws and legal address information; compose correspondence related to verification of zoning, compliance with the zoning regulation bylaw and any other relevant procedural or fee bylaw; assign property addresses in response to departmental and outside agency requests.

Process applications submitted for the Board of Variance and represent the Department at public meetings with prepared plans, materials, report on application specifics as required; conduct site inspections as needed.

Design and produce detailed 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 address and zoning maps; produce presentation graphics for public hearings.

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

Perform related duties where qualified.

The review of applications and responding to enquiries is predominantly undertaken independently.

Work is generated through the receipt and circulation of applications or is assigned by supervisor and designated staff for completion.

Problems or deviations from established procedures are discussed with supervisor.
Physical Effort:
Dexterity while performing manual and computer aided drafting. (frequent)
Mental Effort:
Meet multiple deadlines. (frequent)
Apply complex regulatory and process requirements (frequent)
Long periods of intense concentration while computer drafting. (frequent)
Visual/Auditory Effort:
Focus on detailed architectural and design drawings, maps and computer for long periods. (frequent)
Work Environment:
Office. Occasion site visits/inspections.

Organize and prioritize work.
Understand, interpret, and apply planning regulations and procedures.
Understand, interpret, and apply provincial legislation and processes.
Understand and apply the techniques and calculations required for computer aided drafting.
Understand and apply research and documentation techniques.
Working level operation of current City of Victoria drafting, mapping, database and desktop publishing software.
Ability to use MS Office Suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook.
Read and interpret building and construction plans and drawings.
Maintain accurate records.
Ability to use software applications such as ESRI ArcGIS, AutoCAD, Bluebeam would be considered an asset.
Strong verbal and written communication skills.

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.
3 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 – Friday, 8:00am – 4:30pm, 35 hour work week
$44.44 per hour, Pay Grade 13
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.

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.

If you require assistance, please email us at [email protected].