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Planner 1

Job Type: 
Policy / Planning / Research
City of Lloydminster
Job Description : 

Reporting to the Manager of Planning & Development, the Planner 1 will provide planning knowledge and expertise related to statutory planning, community development, and regional planning. Key functions will include research, analysis and development of statutory plans and planning studies, along with the evaluation of complex land use planning issues, to ensure that growth and development is planned and managed for current and future generations. 

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Work closely with other department managers, and relate to Council through the Manager, Planning and Development, and the Director, Planning & Engineering. 
  • Develop and foster close working relations with various external government agencies, related industry contractors, consultants, and associated professional groups.
  • Interact with the public with integrity and in a professional and courteous manner. 
  • Responsible for key service areas offered by the Planning & Development Department. 
  • Effectively manage a variety of different Planning & Development initiatives to ensure that the deliverables are on budget, time and of quality. 
  • Maintain, enhance and develop inter-governmental relationships on behalf of the Planning & Development Department, which meet Council’s Strategic Plan and Priorities. 
  • Provide guidance to staff that support the Planner’s service area.
  • Other related duties from time to time.


The successful candidate will possess the following qualifications and attributes:

  • A recognized degree in land use or land use planning. 
  • Minimum of 3-5 years municipal planning experience is preferred.
  • A combination of education and experience will be considered.
  • Proven project management skills and experience.
  • The candidate must be capable of working independently, concisely and accurately with the ability to meet deadlines.
  • Proven inter-governmental skills and experience desirable.
  • Proven consultation and engagement experience desirable. 
  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge of planning theory and effective skills in research.
  • Good analytical and critical systems thinking skills.
  • Strong organizational, leadership, and conflict-resolution skills.
  • Demonstrate and proven ability related to computer software administrative systems (graphical presentations, database, file maintenance, word processing, presentation software, spreadsheet applications, information input and retrieval)
  • Ability to demonstrate interpersonal skills in dealing with the public, staff, external agencies in a courteous and effective manner.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with strong writing, presentation, and listening skills that promote understanding and clarity in a respectful manner.
  • Demonstrated ability to engage and work effectively with the public and community groups.
  • Excellent writing, organizational and communication skills. 
  • Thorough knowledge of planning principles, legislation, legal requirements, and best practices within the planning discipline, with a total business understanding of the various functions related to the preparation and adoption of statutory plans and land use bylaws, and the processing of subdivision applications and development permits.
  • Ability to function effectively in a diverse and fast paced work environment with challenging and often competing priorities.
  • Working knowledge of corporate budgeting principles and the ability to apply financial and budgetary skills would be an asset.
  • The candidate must be open to continued training and ongoing professional development. 
  • Good personal mastery and performance as a team player, with proven ability to role model the behaviours associated with a constructive culture and a commitment to health, wellness, and safety.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Class 5 Vehicle Operator's License registered in Alberta or Saskatchewan with a clean driving record. 
  • The successful candidate will be required to provide a satisfactory criminal record check, prior to start date.

Rate of Pay: Band 7: $36.94 - $39.35 per hour (Subject to CUPE 1015 Agreement & LOU Deferred Leave Program)

Closing Date: 
October 20, 2017
Application Return: 

Application Information:

The City of Lloydminster is an equal opportunity employer.  If you have quesitons or require further information on this position, please contact us.  All applications must be submitted to the Employee Relations team and received by the closing date.

Employee Relations

City of Lloydminster

4420 50 Avenue

Lloydminster AB/SK   T9V 0W2

Phone: 780-871-6184

Email: employeerelations@lloydminster.ca