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Director, Development Planning
Municipality: City of Abbotsford To apply online, click
Job ID: J0221-0379 (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, Development Planning. The Director is a vital member of our Planning & Development Services Department leadership team; this position oversees the Development Planning Department, including development applications and environmental reviews, ensuring that land development and use is consistent with the OCP, City bylaws and policies, and in accordance with sound planning principles, provincial and federal statutory requirements, and environmentally sustainable practices.
Duties: 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 building code, applicable bylaws and regulations, as well as the Local Government Act and Community Charter. The incumbent will be called upon to speak to Development Applications, reviewing/approving reports to Council, and the presentation of those report to Council, and Review/issuance of Development Permits.

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.
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, land development and land use planning principles;
• a thorough knowledge of municipal legislation, acts, regulations, codes, and standards related
to all types of development and building construction; 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: March 30, 2021 08:30 AM
Closing Date: April 30, 2021 05:00 PM