Planning Technician – Township of Esquimalt (Esquimalt, BC)

Planning Technician

Regular Full-Time
Competition No. 20-26

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. 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. This position is responsible for the administration of the Design Review Committee, which meets monthly.

The ideal candidate will have a Planning Technical School Diploma (2 years) or equivalent education, plus 3 years of related experience, preferably in a local government setting including experience using Microsoft Office Suite, ESRI’s mapping applications, and graphic software. Familiarity with Microsoft SQL server and AutoCAD would be an asset. 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.

This position involves working some irregular hours, including evenings and weekends.

Prior to applying, please visit our website at  to view the job description which provides a detailed outline of key duties and required qualifications, skills, and abilities.

Salary: $32.95 – $35.57 hourly (2020 rates) plus benefits
Hours per week: 35

Please submit your resume with covering letter quoting Competition No. 20-26 by 4:30 pm on Friday, November 20, 2020 to

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

Date posted: October 28, 2020

1229 Esquimalt Road
Esquimalt, BC   V9A 3P1
t. 250-414-7101
f. 250-414-7111

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