Planning Technician – City of Port Moody (Port Moody, BC)

Planning Technician

Job Type:
Temporary Full-Time

Employment Group:
CUPE Inside

Date Posted:
January 19, 2021

Closing Date:
February 7, 2021

Job Category:

Branch/Location Office:
City Hall

Port Moody

Province / State:
British Columbia

Salary Range:
$35.51 – $38.20/Hour

The City of Port Moody is seeking a Planning Technician with strong knowledge and judgement to independently process development applications such as small lot subdivisions and laneway house applications.  The position involves a complex set of tasks and the coordination of a number of different internal and external requirements, all of which must be completed in an accurate and timely manner.

This is a temporary, full-time position for approximately one year (anticipated to be from April 2021 to April 2022).


  • Process development applications (rezoning, subdivision, development permit and development variance permit applications) including the following: 
    • Complete zoning analysis
    • Support applicants through development review process
    • Act as overall file manager for applications
    • Write reports to Council / Committees
    • Draft legal covenants based on templates
  • Respond to planning related public enquiries, providing zoning and Official Community Plan information and interpretation 
  • Provide information on development applications to senior staff, staff in other departments, external agencies, and applicants 
  • Assist with special planning projects, including researching related issues 
  • Assist with the development of new policies and procedures to ensure they are up-to-date and responsive

The City of Port Moody strives to be an employer of choice and offers an excellent benefits program as well as professional development opportunities.

Basic Qualifications:

  • University degree or technical diploma from a recognized institution in a related field 
  • Minimum 1 to 2 years of related experience 
  • Membership in the Planning Institute of British Columbia and the Canadian Institute of Planners 
  • Membership in the Architectural Institute of British Columbia and the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada would be an asset 
  • A sound knowledge of community planning and urban design theories, practices, principles and processes 
  • Experience researching and preparing community plans and policies 
  • Experience processing various kinds of development applications 
  • Experience reviewing architectural drawings and providing critical commentary 
  • Project management experience 
  • Ability to make independent decisions and use creativity to resolve issues 
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills

Please note that employment with the City of Port Moody is subject to the receipt of a satisfactory police information check as well as a satisfactory driver’s abstract.

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