Urban Planner

Urban Planning Department
Job # P827

Moncton is a vibrant and culturally rich community. It is the only officially bilingual city in Canada, as well as one of the best places in Canada to do business. Moncton is also known as the economic, sports, tourism, and entertainment hub of Atlantic Canada. City of Moncton employees strive to maintain its reputation as one of the best places in Canada to live, study, work, and play.

The City of Moncton is currently accepting applications for the position of Urban Planner with the Urban Planning Department. The position reports directly to the Urban Planning Director.

Position Summary

This position plays an important role in shaping the future of the City of Moncton by supporting Urban Planning's long-range policy planning and current development planning functions. Reporting to the Director of Urban Planning, this position ensures quality service to our internal and external customers and supports the effective delivery of long-range policy planning and development planning approvals.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist with long-range policy planning, public engagement and plan-making processes.
  • Conduct research studies, prepare policy papers, and assist senior planning staff with preparing planning documents such as municipal plans, zoning by-laws, neighbourhood and secondary municipal plans using knowledge of planning theory, practice, and legislation.
  • Process rezoning applications (e.g. Municipal Plan and Zoning By-law amendments) and Planning Advisory Committee applications (e.g. variance, conditional use, terms, and condition applications).
  • Respond to public inquiries (i.e. interpret planning legislation and zoning requirements).
  • Monitor development approval conditions for planning applications.
  • Attend Planning Advisory Committee and Council meetings as required.
  • Assist with resolving zoning by-law compliance & enforcement matters.

Qualifications for the successful candidate:

  • Must have a graduate or undergraduate degree in planning recognized by the Canadian Institute of Planners.
  • Must be eligible to become a full member of the Canadian Institute of Planners.
  • Ideally possess a minimum of two (2) years of relevant experience, preferably working within a Municipal Planning environment. Candidates with less experience may be considered.
  • Ability to communicate in both official languages (English and French) is preferred.
  • Considerable knowledge of the practices, principles, techniques, and methods applicable to urban planning.
  • Ability to work independently and with minimal assistance.
  • Ability to work with tight timelines.
  • Awareness and understanding of current planning and development issues in communities.
  • Ability to initiate ideas and make sound judgments.
  • Must have extensive knowledge of computers, spreadsheets, databases, word processing, Windows applications, and e-mail (e.g. Microsoft Outlook/Excel/Word/Power Point)
  • Must possess strong organizational and time management skills and be capable of working without direct supervision.
  • Ability to pay close attention to detail and to verify accurate information.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing, with good presentation skills.
  • Ability to meet, consult, and deal in confidence with municipal officials and business/industry.
  • Ability to identify, analyze, and resolve complex planning and development concerns and issues.
  • Must have a valid Class 5 driver's license for travel to meetings and to conduct site inspections.
  • The person holding this position will represent the department and will have frequent contact with internal and external customers. Must be courteous and diplomatic in exchanging information through calls from the general public, members of Council, civic administration, media, heads of agencies, commissions, and local or national organizations. Must have a high degree of discretion as confidential matters are dealt with regularly.

THE CITY'S MISSION: Work together to grow our economy and improve the quality of life for all citizens.
THE CITY'S VISION: A city that inspires.
CORE ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOURS: Accountability, professionalism, respect, and excellence.

The City offers an attractive benefits and salary package in keeping with the City Hall Employees Association/PSAC Local 60200 Collective Agreement.

The City of Moncton is an equal opportunity employer.

The Applicant must submit their application through the online system that can be found at: www.moncton.ca/employment or obtain an application from Human Resources at City Hall. For more information, please contact Human Resources at (506) 877.7707.


(The City of Moncton thanks all applicants for their interest;
however, only those invited for an interview will be contacted.)

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