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City of Nanaimo

Planning Assistant

Employer/Organization: City of Nanaimo

Closing: June 19th 2023 4:30 PM PST


Position Overview
The City of Nanaimo is seeking a permanent full-time Planning Assistant.
Under the direction of the applicable Development Services Manager, the incumbent is responsible for ensuring that development applications meet applicable City bylaws, pertinent statutes, and current municipal planning goals and objectives. The Planning Assistant will have a strong knowledge of site planning, urban design, and community planning practices. This position requires the ability to work under continual deadlines, resolve competing community interests, prioritize and successfully complete a multitude of tasks, pay attention to detail and deal tactfully with a variety of people.

Applicants must have a Degree in Urban Planning, Urban Design, Geography, Architecture, or Landscape Architecture and a minimum of 1 year experience working in a municipal environment assisting in the planning function. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. A valid Class 5 BC Driver’s Licence.

Additional Information
This is a unionized position. $38.19 per hour - after Probation (Jan 2022 Rate), based on a 35 hour work week.
Shortlisted applicants may be required to undergo a criminal record check and/or a verification of their education credentials.

To apply for this opportunity, please submit a resume and cover letter (.docx or PDF file format) to referencing the specific competition 23-61 by the application deadline.

For detailed information on this position and for more information on our community, please visit our website at

The City of Nanaimo is an inclusive employer and invites applications from all qualified individuals. We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. If you are unsuccessful, please accept our appreciation for your interest. This position is restricted to those legally entitled to work in Canada.

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