- Join a team where you can enjoy career growth and do meaningful work
- Receive hourly compensation of $49.38 per hour, plus a generous benefits package
- Enjoy a great quality of life and the great outdoors
With a population of 21,000, the City of Fort St John, British Columbia, is the largest city in Northeastern BC. Fort St. John is not only the largest city in the Northeast Region of BC; it is also the largest city in British Columbia situated along the world-famous Alaska Highway. Fort St. John is “The Energetic City” for good reason. The title reflects not only our large resource base of oil, natural gas, forestry and agriculture, but also the vitality of our residents. Fort St John is a great place for families, and for people who love nature, to enjoy the great outdoors all year round.
We are committed to shaping the future of this dynamic city, where innovation meets tradition, and where our ideas and contributions truly matter. We offer a supportive and inclusive work environment, competitive compensation packages, and ample opportunities to grow and elevate your career.
To read more about us, please visit fortstjohn.ca.
The City of Fort St John is looking for full-time Municipal Planner I to join their team in Fort St John, British Columbia. This is an in-office position.
Your primary responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
- Processing of Development Area Permits, Temporary Use Permits, Development Variance Permits, Subdivisions, and amendments to the Zoning Bylaw and Official Community Plan
- Responding to public inquiries, providing technical analysis and preparing reports for Council, interpreting and applying legislation, bylaws, regulations and other enactments, assisting with drafting bylaws, permits, agreements and other documents, coordinating and attending public information meetings and public hearings
- Providing support to the Planning Manager on new and existing planning policy projects including Neighbourhood Plans, Growth Strategies and inter-municipal and regional planning projects
- Supporting the Planning Technologist in the writing and maintenance of application guide packages, application forms and related materials
To qualify, you must have a degree or diploma in planning, human geography, or a related field, as well as 2+ years of technical experience in planning or a related field. You must also be eligible to register for membership with the Canadian Planning Institute.
The following skills, and abilities are also required:
- Have a valid BC Class 5 Drivers' License
- Experience in engagement principles and practices and/or Certification in IAP2
- Ability to interact verbally and in writing with the public and internal and external contacts in a tactful, clear, concise and appropriate manner
- Knowledge and understanding of relevant provincial legislation and municipal bylaws and policies
- Knowledge of planning and development processes and current trends
- Strong public speaking and presentation skills
Municipal experience would be considered an asset.
You are a collaborative, team player that wants to work a full range of urban planner related tasks, and helping build your community in the long-term.
As recognition for all your hard work and determination, you can look forward to receiving the hourly salary of $49.38 per hour, plus the following generous benefits:
- Relocation assistance
- Extended Health Care, Dental Plan, Life Insurance and Accident Death and Dismemberment Insurance
- 16 vacation days, increases to 21 days in 3rd year
- Municipal pension plan
- Employee and Family Assistance Program
- Robust learning and development program
- Regular company and team social activities
- Staff appreciation day - Branded clothes and gear
If you have the skills necessary to bring success to the role, then we invite you to apply today!