Planning Assistant (Temporary Full-Time)

Department: Community Development

Closing Date: Jul 13, 2018 4:30 PM

Competition Number: 18-80

Job Summary

The City of Nanaimo is seeking a temporary full-time Planning Assistant. Under the direction of the Manager of Current Planning & Subdivision, the Planning Assistant 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, 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 2 years’ related experience. Possession of a valid Class 5 BC Driver’s Licence is required.

Compensation and Benefits

This is a unionized position. $34.05 - $35.84 per hour (Jul 2016 Rate), based on a 35 hour work week. It is anticipated that this vacancy will be up to 8 months in duration. 


Resumes with cover letters referencing the specific competition 18-80 will be received until 4:30 pm on Friday, July 13, 2018.

Human Resources

City of Nanaimo

455 Wallace Street, Nanaimo BC  V9R 5J6

Fax: (250) 755-4449



We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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