Township of Esquimalt

Planning Technician
Posting Date: 
February 2, 2018 - February 23, 2018

Planning Technician

Competition No. 18-06

Internal/External Opportunity

This is a Union Position


Located adjacent to downtown Victoria, Esquimalt is a residential community (population 17,000) with extensive amenities including beautiful parks and beaches, scenic waterfront walkways as well as modern recreational facilities, schools and commercial services.


The Development Services department is seeking a motivated individual to fill a regular full-time Planning Technician position. Reporting to the Director of Development Services, the Planning Technician is responsible for reviewing permit applications to ensure compliance with regulations, procedures, bylaws, official community plans and Council policies. Additionally, the incumbent will produce maps and reports using the Geographic Information System (GIS), prepare illustrative materials using graphic software and conduct research related to planning and development issues.


The ideal candidate will have a Planning Technical School Diploma [2 years] or equivalent, plus 3 years of related experience, preferably in a local government setting including experience using Microsoft Office Suite, Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping applications and graphic software. Other qualifications include: 


  • Ability to conduct research, analyze problems, and present conclusions;
  • Demonstrated customer service skills and ability to deal in a courteous and tactful manner with the public, contractors and developers; and
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.


Prior to applying, please review the attached job description which provides a detailed outline of key duties and required qualifications, skills, and abilities.


Salary: $30.59 – $33.02 hourly (2016 rates) plus benefits

Hours per week: 35


Please submit your resume quoting competition no. 18-06 by 4:00 p.m. on February 23, 2018 to:


We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


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