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Township of Langley

19-U173 - Planner I - Regular Full-Time

Employer/Organization: Township of Langley

Closing: December 5th 2019 4:30 PM PST


Join a “Community of Communities” – the Township of Langley, home to approximately 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.

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, Community and Policy Planning Department.

Reporting to the Manager, Community and Policy Planning, in this unionized position the successful candidate will be responsible for professional planning work, playing a role in implementing the Agricultural Viability Strategy (AVS), within a broader context of sustainable development, rural planning and agri-food systems planning. In addition to AVS implementation, important components of this role include the preparation and interpretation of (farm) bylaws, policies and guidelines, collaborating on planning initiatives, and data collection and analysis. As a member of the Community and Policy Planning Department, you will work with a team of high-functioning professional planners, Council-appointed advisory committees, and other partners to implement the AVS and strengthen farming in the community.

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. Preference would be given to those with knowledge and experience in the right-to-farm legislation as well as farm bylaw preparation and interpretation.

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. Competency in relevant computer applications such as MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook is necessary. Membership or eligibility for membership in the Planning Institute of BC is required. Additional credentials in agrology and public engagement are desirable.

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 British Columbia
  • 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 $43.90 - $51.87 per hour (5 steps, 2020 rates), plus benefits.  The hours of work are Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm with the expectation that some evening work may be required.

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, December 5, 2019.

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

Only online applications will be reviewed by hiring managers.  There is no need to send or bring in a hard copy.

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