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 successful candidate will be called upon to undertake a wide variety of technical and administrative activities related to the review and processing of documents in support of re-zoning, development permit, development variance permit, subdivision, Board of Variance, business licence, sign permit and building permit applications, official community plan policies; development permit guidelines and other applicable bylaws and policies. The Planning Technician will also complete complex GIS mapping and analysis; prepare graphics and other visual communication materials; write planning reports and correspondence; and provide customer service responding to a variety of planning questions from the public and development community.
Requirements include a Bachelor Degree in Planning or a related discipline, such as geography, architecture, civil engineering or landscape architecture; three years of experience in a Municipal planning office environment with experience in development and subdivision approval procedures; proficient with design programs, including AutoCad, In-Design, Illustrator, photo shop and other 3D modelling software; experience in training in GIS and statistical analysis; and a valid Class 5 BC Driver’s Licence. Candidates with an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
The successful candidate will work Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
*As a component of the selection process, testing will be conducted.*