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Senior Planner
Municipality: City of Abbotsford This posting closed on

October 13, 2021
at 5:00 PM
Job ID: J0821-1475 (Please quote job ID on resume when applying)
Department: Planning & Development Services
Job Description: The City of Abbotsford is currently offering an exciting opportunity in our Development Planning Department for a dynamic, self-motivated professional with proven leadership skills, energy and creativity of a Senior Planner. As an integral team player, you will be part of achieving the vision of Abbotsford as the most sustainable, livable, and prosperous City in British Columbia for the rapidly growing City of Abbotsford. Are you up for the challenge of joining our team of highly motivated professionals to build the future success of Abbotsford through key partnerships of stakeholders, including the development industry? If so, we want to hear from you!
Duties: Specific responsibilities include:

• Provide professional planning expertise on complex and diverse projects in the development
and achievement of the community’s goals;
• Policy development and research;
• Interacting with development proponents, the public, staff from various City departments and
government agencies and Council;
• Providing leadership to and management of other planning staff through coaching, resolving
interpretation matters, and providing guidance on day-to-day procedural and operational
issues; and
• Being a problem-solver with excellent written and verbal communication skills and be
expected to develop innovative solutions and approaches to reconcile planning challenges.
Educational Requirements: In order to be considered for this position you must have:

• A Masters in Urban Planning, or a combination of experience and undergraduate degree in a
related field(s);
• A minimum of 8 years of development planning experience preferably with a local
government or the private development industry;
• Membership or eligibility for full membership in the Planning Institute of BC; and
• Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices and laws applicable to the planning
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: September 9, 2021 08:30 AM
Closing Date: October 13, 2021 05:00 PM