Planner II

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The Planner II performs a variety of intermediate level professional and technical duties and is responsible for a wide variety of long range and current planning assignments, in addition to the administration, development, and implementation of land use policy and related laws. This position addresses complex land use and development applications. The Planner II performs a variety of complex professional planning duties such as reviewing 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. This position requires a person that can work independently and in a team environment to investigate and develop solutions to planning matters. Excellent interpersonal skills including facilitation, problem resolution and mentoring are required.

Reviews development applications and referrals, responds to public inquiries, conducts research, and prepares and presents reports to Council
Reviews applications for residential, commercial, and industrial developments
Leads more complex land use and subdivision/development projects
Evaluates alternatives and conformance with WFN laws; prepares and presents staff reports regarding such applications
Evaluates applications for Community Plan amendments and Neighbourhood Plan applications
Ensures compliance of applications with WFN policies, laws, and external agency requirements
Prepares related reports, project specifications, schedules, and cost estimates
Provides information and assistance to developers, the business community, WFN members, and public in regards to planning, zoning, land use, permits, and other development related matters
Liaises with external agencies and engages in a broad spectrum of community planning initiatives ranging from housing, land use, transportation, and urban design
Responds to general queries with respect to WFN land use planning issues
Develops terms of reference, reviews and recommends consultants, and monitors the provision of contract service
Conducts planning research including preparing reports for capital projects
Assists in the preparation of conceptual development plans of WFN capital projects
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
Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with co-workers, the public, developers, and other WFN staff and stakeholders
Participates in the development and review of new and current planning policies
Performs other duties and responsibilities in accordance with the Westbank First Nation laws, policies, standards, and procedures and as assigned
Maintains confidentiality on all matters relating to the affairs of WFN


Planning degree at the Bachelor’s level, or post-secondary 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


5 - 7 years planning experience preferably in a local government setting or equivalent
Experience in development planning and processing applications of varying complexity
Previous experience working in a diversified planning background, preferably in a Local Government
Experience with a variety of computer software programs such as the AutoCAD, Microsoft Office, ESRI Arcview (Version 0)


Comprehensive knowledge of the principles and practices of urban planning and design
Sound knowledge of applicable WFN, municipal, provincial, and federal legislation
Outstanding verbal and written communication including demonstrated public relations and presentation skills
Excellent research, analytical, interpersonal, and teamwork skills
Strong problem solving and project/time management skills
Strong commitment to customer service
Ability to manage and address 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
Valid B.C. Driver’s License and acceptable driver’s 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:3953153
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