Planning Assistant

Department: Community Development

Closing Date: May 24, 2019 4:30 PM

Competition Number: 19-48

Job Summary

The City of Nanaimo is seeking a permanent full-time Planning Assistant. Under the direction of the applicable Community Development Manager, the incumbent is responsible for ensuring that development applications meet applicable City bylaws, pertinent statutes and current municipal planning goals and objectives.  The Planning Assistant will have a strong knowledge of site planning, urban design, and community planning practices. This position requires the ability to work under continual deadlines, resolve competing community interests, prioritize and successfully complete a multitude of tasks, pay attention to detail, and deal tactfully with a variety of people.

Duties and Responsibilities

Please see the attached PDF job description below.


Applicants must have a degree in Urban Planning, Urban Design, Geography, Architecture, or Landscape Architecture and a minimum of one year related experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. Possession of a valid Class 5 BC Driver’s Licence is required.

Compensation and Benefits

This is a unionized position.  $35.99 per hour - after Probation (Jan 2019 Rate), based on a 35 hour work week.  A comprehensive benefit package is included.  


To apply for this opportunity, please submit a resume and cover letter to referencing the specific competition 19-48 by the application deadline.


The City of Nanaimo is an inclusive employer and invites applications from all qualified individuals. We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. If you are unsuccessful, please accept our appreciation for your interest. This position is restricted to those legally entitled to work in Canada.

Related Documents



Resumes and cover letters must be submitted in either ".docx" or PDF format. File types ".doc" will not be accepted.


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