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Director, Community Planning
Municipality: City of Abbotsford This posting closed on

September 10, 2021
at 4:30 PM
Job ID: J0621-1649 (Please quote job ID on resume when applying)
Department: Planning & Development Services
Job Description: The City of Abbotsford’s Planning & Development Department is looking for a self-motivated and driven professional to join their team as Director, Community Planning. The Director is a vital member of our Planning & Development Services Department leadership team.

This unique opportunity calls for a dynamic, result oriented professional with strong communication, organizational skills, and managing people skills. The role is suited to a proven leader with a thorough knowledge of applicable bylaws and regulations, as well as the Local Government Act and Community Charter. The City is looking for a natural team leader and change-agent, committed to building and fostering a cooperative, collaborative and professional culture in the workplace.
Duties: This position oversees the Community Planning Department, including preparing and updating land use plans, strategies, policies, regulations, and special studies to guide the location and construction of new development in Abbotsford. With a city-wide and long term picture in mind, this involves engagement with residents and stakeholders, collaboration with other City departments, and discussions with City Council.

The incumbent will be called upon to speak to projects, review/approve reports to Council, and the present those reports to Council.
Educational Requirements: In addition, the ideal candidate will possess:
• a degree in Planning with post-graduate degree (masters) in a relevant discipline a
combination of education and experience that is commensurable with the position and current
member of the Planners Institute of BC;
• a minimum of 10 years of progressive related work experience, including a minimum of five
years in a management role;
• a thorough knowledge of community planning principles;
• a thorough knowledge of municipal legislation, acts, regulations, and standards related to all
types of land use and development; and
• experience in a public sector setting is desirable; especially in managing a union work force.
Additional Information: At the City of Abbotsford we work strongly to create a challenging and rewarding environment for our employees to thrive. We offer ongoing personal and professional development opportunities, competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package. To apply, please visit us online at
Web Address:
Address: City of Abbotsford
32315 South Fraser Way
Abbotsford BC V2T 1W7
Fax: 604-864-5541
Opening Date: August 9, 2021 08:30 AM
Closing Date: September 10, 2021 04:30 PM