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Township of Langley

19-U127 - Planner I - Regular Full-Time

Employer/Organization: Township of Langley

Closing: September 24th 2019 4:30 PM PST


Join a “Community of Communities” – the Township of Langley, home to over 128,000 residents, is committed to providing progressive business, housing, and recreational opportunities, while balancing its unique mix of urban growth and rural beauty.  A truly fun and beautiful place to work, the Township of Langley offers competitive salaries; excellent benefit packages; municipal pension plan; employee wellness programs; and, opportunities for professional development and career growth.  In Development Planning, we seek to consistently deliver excellent customer service and develop innovative solutions as we support and grow our community.

The Township of Langley is currently recruiting for a regular full-time Planner I to join our team of professionals in the Community Development Division, Development Planning Department.  Our fast-paced and collaborative environment provides an excellent opportunity to gain professional experience in a wide range of development related topics and customer engagement.  

Reporting to the Manager, Development Planning, in this unionized position you will be responsible for assuming a broad range of duties in the area of development planning including processing zoning, subdivision, development permits, ALR and other permits and applications.  Important components of this role include the interpretation and application of bylaws, policies and guidelines, collaborating on long range planning initiatives, and data collection and analysis. This position offers the opportunity to provide direct customer service, advice and interpretation, and to research and write complex reports.  As a key member of the Development Planning team, you will work collaboratively and in consultation with landscape architects, engineering technologists and professional planners.

The successful candidate will possess a university degree in an appropriate discipline, plus a post graduate degree in Community or Regional Planning or other related area, supplemented by some professional planning experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Experience within a municipal government setting is preferred.

In addition to the above qualifications, the ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills, and will be energetic, enthusiastic, well organized and able to communicate effectively with the public and a variety of stakeholders. Extensive computer familiarity is required with proficiency in visual presentations, word processing and spreadsheets.  Membership or eligibility for membership in the Planning Institute of BC or the Canadian Institute of Planners is required.

In order to be considered for this position, candidates must have the following valid and current certifications / licenses (must be valid at the time the posting closes) and these must be attached with your application. Applications without the attached required documents below will be deemed incomplete and will not be considered.   Please title your attachments with the number of this competition and have these documents ready to upload when you apply:

  • Membership or eligibility for membership in the Planning Institute of BC or the Canadian Institute of Planners
  • BC Class 5 (full-privilege) driver’s license  or equivalent driver’s license for where you reside. You must upload a current Driver’s Abstract (select the 5 years’ option if obtaining online) that has been obtained within 6 months of the closing date below with your application. To obtain a copy of your Driver’s Abstract, please contact ICBC directly or the driving authority where you reside. Copies or pictures of your driver’s license will not be accepted.

The CUPE rate of pay for this position is $43.04 - $50.85 (5 steps, 2019 rates), plus benefits.  The hours of work are Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm.

If you wish to pursue this exciting career in a growing community, please visit to apply.

The closing date for this competition is by 4:30pm, September 24, 2019.

We appreciate all applications; however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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