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Planner 1

Job Type: 
City of Lloydminster
Job Description : 

Reporting to the Manager, Current Planning, the Planner 1 provides planning knowledge and expertise related to statutory planning, community development, and regional planning. Activities include: interpretation of relevant planning legislation, 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 Duties include:

Planning & Development

  • Collects, compiles, and analyzes data and information for urban land use planning.
  • Follows the Acts, Regulations, bylaws, agreements, policies and procedures.
  • Works with various internal and external stakeholders for current and future development.
  • Assists to facilitate Development Permit, Subdivision, and the Land Use Amendment processes to ensure they comply with current planning legislation, statutory requirements, and bylaws.
  • Works independently and as part of departmental and interdepartmental teams on the preparation of major studies and policy proposals for recommendation to senior staff and administration.


  • Provides evidence-based research to developers.
  • Reviews capital planning projects related to: servicing, storm water systems, road access, density requirements, noise, etc.
  • Conducts research on public engagement strategies; prepare qualitative and quantitative analysis to inform policy recommendations.
  • Performs research related to land use, zoning, subdivision design control, economics, demographics, urban development, parks and recreation, public services, utilities, environmental, and social matters.


  • Communicates with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Assists to provide problem-solving support to the general public, developers, builders, and their agents regarding inquiries for developments, building permits, as well as planning and development control matters.
  • Follows up with landowners, firms, and consultants related to public inquiries.
  • Uses creative techniques to ensure the meaningful and timely involvement and outreach to the community regarding planning studies and projects, including the community at large, regional, neighborhoods, individuals, interest groups, and other stakeholders.


  • Responds to requests for information from the public, developers, consultants, and staff.
  • Attends evening and weekend meetings (as required).
  • Provides planning resource support to inter-municipal planning committees.
  • Other related duties from time to time as required.

The successful candidate must possess the following qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree from a recognized Institution in Planning, or a related field with a minimum of two years of experience in the planning profession.
  • Eligibility for membership in the Canadian Institute of Planners.
  • Able to work independently, concisely, and accurately with the ability to meet deadlines.
  • Effective analytical and critical systems thinking skills.
  • Strong computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office including: Excel, Word and PowerPoint. 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the public, staff and external agencies, providing courteous and effective support.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with strong written, listening, and presentation skills that promote understanding and clarity in a respectful manner.
  • 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 land use bylaws as well as the processing of subdivision applications and development permits.
  • Ability to balance multiple projects and priorities to bring projects to completion using sound judgment, initiative, and creativity in a fast-paced, politically sensitive environment with minimal supervision.
  • A valid Class 5 Driver’s License registered in Alberta or Saskatchewan with an acceptable Driver’s Abstract is required.  This position may be required to operate a municipal vehicle for business purposes.
  • Satisfactory Criminal Record Check.
  • Proof of qualifications.

Normal working hours for this position are Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. with the occasional requirement to work outside these hours.

Term of Employment: Full-Time, Continuing

Rate of Pay: Band 7: $38.72 - $41.24 per hour (Subject to CUPE 1015 Agreement)

Location: Operations Centre

Closing Date: 
May 10, 2019
Application Return: 

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

Nicole Feist
HR Generalist
City of Lloydminster
4420-50 Avenue
Lloydminster AB/SK  T9V 0W2

Phone:  780-875-6184

Internal Candidate Email:  employeerelations@lloydminster.ca 

External Candidates apply at: www.lloydminster.ca/jobs