Planning Technologist I (Planner I)

City of Penticton - Penticton, BC (30+ days ago)

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Employment Type: Full-time Permanent
Location: Penticton, BC, CA
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Job Description:
The City of Penticton's Planning Department is in search of a highly motivated and energetic individual for the full-time permanent position of Planning Technologist I (Planner I). The City of Penticton's Planning Department is responsible for ensuring that land development and use happens in line with the City's established objectives and policies. We are often the first point of contact for developers and investors in the City. We process all land development applications, including zoning and OCP amendments, development permits, variance permits and subdivisions among others. Additionally, we provide Council and other City Departments advice on land use issues and administer the City's Climate Action commitments, as well as special projects as directed.

Reporting to the Manager Planning, the Planning Technologist I (Planner I) will provide planning and land use support to homeowners, developers, professional consultants and other City departments, will review and process land use applications, and engage in related planning studies and research.

Key Responsibilities:
Provides planning and land use information to homeowners, developers, professional consultants and other City departments (for example Official Community Plan designations and zoning of properties, setbacks, permitted uses of land etc.).
Analyses, reviews and processes land use application made to the Planning and Department, including OCP or rezoning amendments, development permits, development variance permits, temporary use permits, sign permits and other applications types as required.
Undertakes planning studies and research under the direction of the Planning Manager.
Works with the implementation and maintenance of Geographic Information system (G.I.S.) and associated software.
Creates PowerPoint presentations and presents land use applications and policy initiatives to the City's Technical Planning Committee, various Council Advisory Committees or directly to City Council.

Required Qualifications:
A degree in urban planning, architectural or other related field is preferred, or a technical diploma combined with related experience may be considered.
One to three years of practical planning experience and considerable knowledge of the rules, regulations, policies, by-laws, and legislation applicable to subdivision, OCP, zoning and land-use control; sound knowledge of functions, objectives, practices and principles applicable to municipal planning operations.
The ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, and have outstanding customer service skills.
Experience with Geographic Information Systems (GIS), map making and editing.
Knowledge of computer applications Microsoft Office Suite (particularly Outlook, Work, Excel and PowerPoint), Tempest Prospero, and other software.
Strong analytical skills and attention to detail.

If you are seeking a challenging opportunity and possess the above mentioned qualifications, we would love to hear from you! We welcome your cover letter and resume by August 7, 2019.

Position type:
Full-time Permanent (35 hours per week)

$34.19 - $37.98 per hour (Pay Grade 13, CUPE)

Attractive benefits, vacation and pension package

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