Planner I

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The Planner I performs a variety of professional and technical duties in the field of current and long-range planning; provides information and assistance to developers, the business community, WFN members and public on planning, zoning, land use, permits and development related matters. This position is often the first point of contact for developers and community investors. The Planner I performs a variety of professional planning duties such as reviewing minor land use and development applications to ensure compliance with appropriate regulations and legislation; preparing reports, permits and laws; and assisting with policy development and coordinating public consultation.


Reviews applications for residential, commercial, and industrial developments as it pertains to land use amendments and subdivision/development applications
Evaluates alternatives and conformance with WFN laws; prepares and presents staff reports regarding such applications
Reviews, evaluates and makes recommendations regarding rezoning, land use amendments and development applications
Ensures compliance of applications with WFN policies, laws and external agency requirements
Responds to general queries with respect to WFN land use planning
Develops terms of reference, reviews and recommends consultants and monitors the provision of contract service
Conducts planning research, including preparing reports for capital projects
Prepares related reports, project specifications, schedules and cost estimates
Assists within the Planning Development in the preparation of long range and current planning policies, laws, amendments and reports
Builds strong working relationships with WFN internal departments, and local government municipalities
Represents Westbank First Nation from time to time on regional planning related committees
Liaises with residents, consultants, government agencies, and the public on related planning queries
Prepares Public Consultation Materials and facilitates public participation in the planning process
Reviews and conducts site visits field inspections including reviewing and monitoring inspection reports
Performs all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the Westbank First Nation Laws and policies, standards and procedures
Participates in the development and review of new and current planning policies
Performs other related duties and responsibilities as required



Planning degree at the Bachelor’s level or a degree in a related field
Membership or eligibility for membership in the Canadian Institute of Planners is preferred
Public Participation Training Certification (iap2) from the International Association for Public Participation


Minimum 2 years planning experience in a local government setting or equivalent


Comprehensive knowledge of the principles and practices of urban planning and design
Sound knowledge of applicable WFN, municipal, provincial and federal legislation
Strong communications and team-oriented interpersonal skills
Commitment to excellent customer service
Excellent research, analytical and verbal/written/platform communication skills, including demonstrated public relations skills
Strong project management, time management and problem solving skills, supported by the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, the public, developers and other WFN staff and stakeholders
Experience in processing applications of varying complexity along with the organizational ability to lead and mentor teams that juggle multiple assignments while adapting to fluctuating workloads and deadlines
Proficiency in related computer and GIS applications
Ability to work independently and in a team environment
Ability to manage several tasks and deadlines concurrently
Valid B.C. Driver’s License and clean driving abstract

A competitive starting salary, commensurate with appropriate experience, and benefits package is offered.

Interested applicants should begin the application process by fully completing the MY PRESENCE tab, including the MY REFERENCES. Upon completion, click APPLY NOW, fill in the application form, and ensure your cover letter and resume is attached.

Opportunity closes Sunday, September 1st 2019

*Incomplete and/or late submissions will not be accepted*


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Location:West Kelowna, British Columbia
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Closing Date September 1st 2019
Post Date:Aug 15, 2019
Exp. Date:Sep 14, 2019
Listing Type:Private
Ad Number:3953145
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