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City of Whitehorse

Planner 2

Employer/Organization: City of Whitehorse

Closing: August 17th 2020 11:00 PM PST


Job posting closes: Monday, August 17, 2020 at 11:00 PM (PST)

Note -  A total of 3 positions will be filled from this competition:

  • 2 Permanent Full Time
  • 1 Term (for approximate 15 Months).

An Eligibility List may be established from this competition – the duration of the eligibility list may be up to 12 months. The eligibility list may be used to fill future permanent full-time, permanent part-time, temporary full-time, temporary part-time, term or casual vacancies within the same department and classification based on the organizational needs by going to the next highest ranked candidate until the eligibility list expires.

The City wishes to thank all applicants for their interest but only those candidates selected to advance in the recruitment will be contacted.  Note that only those candidates eligible to legally work in Canada will be considered.

Planner 2

Job Code:097
Department: Planning and Sustainability Services

Job Summary:

The incumbent provides planning services for the City.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Manages complex and controversial planning projects and prepares proposals and reports for review at Council and Senior Management meetings and regular Council meetings.
  2. Creates and coordinates complex bylaws, policies and neighbourhood planning studies.
  3. Leads complex public processes including multi-day neighbourhood charities and workshops.
  4. Responsible for a variety of complex professional service contracts and coordinates consultants, the public, stakeholders, City staff and Council.
  5. Leads numerous public application processes including OCP amendments, zoning amendments, heritage designation and grant applications, development agreements and lease agreements.
  6. Leads City land development projects, including neighbourhood and subdivision design.
  7. Researches, prepares and drafts new proposals and sustainable land planning initiatives for the City.
  8. Assists in the implementation of municipal land-use and policy objectives that address social, cultural, economic, and environmental sustainability.
  9. Interprets and analyzes various intergovernmental legislation, bylaws and policies.
  10. Follows, so far as is reasonably practicable, established safety procedures and standards.

This description contains elements necessary for identification and evaluation of the job. The incumbent may be required to perform other related duties.


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Working Conditions:

Hours of work between 0800 - 1700 hours, Monday to Friday, 7 hours per day, with frequent requirement for overtime during lunch hour and evening CASM meetings, and evenings and weekends for public consultation meetings. Infrequent exposure to temperature extremes during site visits. Consistent interactions with disagreeable and dissatisfied citizens both in person and over the phone. Some negative references by name in public media.

Required Knowledge, Skill and Abilities:

  • University Degree in Planning or related field
  • Class 5 Driver’s License
  • Previous experience - 3 years experience in the planning field, including project management and working with local government and public and community groups.
  • On-the-job experience – 6 months
  • Strong communications skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to present work to a variety of audiences including City Council, Senior Management, City and Yukon Government Departments and the public.
  • Experience creating different types of mapping and graphic displays through the use of several types of software.
  • Membership or eligibility for membership in Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP)/Planning Institute of BC (PIBC)

An equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered.

Examples of Equipment to Operate:

Vehicle, office equipment, audio-visual equipment, computer with applications such as AutoCAD, Outlook, Word, Excel, Microsoft Dynamics (GP), WorkTech, ERP, Claims, MapInfo, ArcGIS, Photoshop, InDesign or other graphic design software.

Other Details:

Job seekers are required to create an online profile and submit their application electronically through the City's online Applicant system via Instructions on applications are provided at If you have any further questions regarding this posting, please contact the recruiter at

To apply for this position, you are required to submit your resume. 

Various tests and/or exams may be administered as part of the recruiting process. 

At the time this posting closes, candidates must have valid and current licenses/certifications/education that match the position requirements. Candidates who are selected to continue with the recruiting process will be required to provide proof of qualifications during their interview. 

The City of Whitehorse in its sole discretion may change the start date and/or the closing date, or the competition may be recalled without any prior notice based on the operational requirements of the City or the department under the COVID-19 situation. The City of Whitehorse will hold no obligations to the applicants regarding the competition.





$38.42 - $45.20 Per Hour

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