The District of Saanich is one of the four core municipalities within the Capital Regional District. The community is home to 114,000 citizens and is comprised of urban, suburban and rural areas, and 12 diverse neighborhoods. Saanich is known for its progressive initiatives in the areas of Environmental Protection, Climate Change, and Community Planning.
Saanich is seeking an experienced Planning Technician to join our Planning team. The successful candidate will be a professional who is innovative and self-motivated, with a focus on customer service. Skill sets will include a solid knowledge of planning principles, excellent research and analysis skills, proficiency with GIS and graphic programs and effective written and verbal communication skills. The individual will be team focused, working with a diverse group of professionals to implement our Official Community Plan.
The successful candidate will be called upon to undertake a wide variety of municipal planning work including: undertaking research and analysis in support of Local Area Plan updates and other community planning initiatives; completing complex GIS mapping and analysis; supporting community engagement processes; preparing graphics and other visual communication materials; writing planning reports and correspondence; and providing customer service.
Requirements include a Bachelor’s Degree or diploma in a field related to planning such as geography, architecture, civil engineering, landscape architecture or graphic arts; over three years experience in the field of public planning, preferably municipal planning; experience and training in the use of computerized mapping programs, including AutoCad, computer graphics and presentations and statistical analysis.
*As a component of the selection process, testing will be conducted*