Development Services Planning Technician – City of Colwood (Colwood, BC)

City of Colwood

Development Services Planning Technician


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DEVELOPMENT SERVICES PLANNING TECHNICIAN (under review)                            


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Pay Grade #14 – $39.64/hr (2021 rate)

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35 hours per week, Monday – Friday between the hours of 8am – 5pm

A comprehensive benefits plan as per the terms of the Collective Agreement.

Do you thrive in a fast-paced environment where you are able to work on a variety of projects that help guide community growth and development?

The City of Colwood is home to more than 17,000 residents and located 25 minutes from downtown Victoria.  As a rapidly growing seaside community with a recently adopted Official Community Plan (2018) Colwood the Development Services Department is responsible for a variety of land administration tasks for the City including rezoning, development permitting, development variance permitting and more.  The OCP prioritizes the natural environment through Site Adaptive Planning Principles, pedestrians over automobiles, and sustainable development. 

The City of Colwood has an exciting opportunity for a FULL-TIME REGULAR DEVELOPMENT SERVICES PLANNING TECHNICIAN as a result of department restructuring and internal promotion.  This is a UNION position with CUPE, local 374. Under the Director of Development Services and reporting to the Manager of Development Services, the Development Services Planning Technician will be responsible for providing professional and technical support with land use planning and development processes including plan checks, interpreting the land use bylaw, and responding to public inquiries. The position requires a good understanding of planning and community development and must have the ability to think innovatively and adapt to changing priorities.


  1. University degree or technical diploma from a recognized institution in a related field (urban planning, geography, environmental science).
  2. Eligibility for membership with the Planning Institute of BC and the Canadian Institute of Planners.
  3. 1 year of experience in land use planning work preferably with a local government, or an equivalent of education and experience.
  4. Training and/or experience in the use of recognized office computer software, and land development software. GIS is considered an asset.
  5. Valid BC Drivers License, Class 5.

A complete job description is available at

Using the subject line POSTING ID# COC20210203_DSPT, please submit your resume and cover letter, in confidence, to Brent Molnar, Director of Engineering & Development Services at

Applications will be accepted until 4:30pm on Wednesday, February 24, 2021.

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