Friday, August 5, 2016

City of Prince Rupert seeks Community Planner

While a few of the proposed large scale industrial projects have been abandoned or face delay, the City of Prince Rupert is still holding to the prospect of major development in the region. With the City of Prince Rupert moving forward with its plans to fill some office space down at City Hall, with the latest position posted to the city's Help Wanted listings that of a Community Planner.

The job opportunity posted yesterday, outlines that with the City "experiencing development opportunities caused by Major Projects" there is now a need for A Community Planner  to be responsible for the processing of development and building applications, as well as to offer urban design advice, with a focus on planning an residential and commercial bylaw advice for the public, staff and applicants.

The staff position which is union exempt lists a salary expectation of 70,000 to 80,000 dollars based on experience.  The successful applicant requires an undergraduate degree in planning recognized by the Canadian Institute of Planners, and 2 to 5 years of municipal planning experience or equivalent.

The full outline of Duties and Qualifications is available from the Job Posting and can be reviewed below, the position is listed as to remain open until filled.

The August job posting for a Community Planner marks the second job opportunity listed by the City related to urban planning this summer, in June the City listed the position of City Planner 1 which had a deadline for applications of July 18th.

The Twin postings might leave some in the community to wonder to the status of  Zeno Krekic among the staff hierarchy at City Hall.  Regular readers of the blog will have noted that from our reports from Council, it has been the City Planner who, through the Office of Planning and Development Services has for the most part provided counsel to City Council on the many planning and development issues that they have considered over the last number of years.

A full review of the current and past Job opportunities with the City of Prince Rupert can be found from our Employment and Labour archive page here.

More background on City Council discussions can be examined from our Council Archive page.

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