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Planning Technician

Position posted on March 15, 2024

  • Postion Type: Full Time
  • Closing date: March 29, 2024 at 4:00 pm
  • Status: Interviewing
  • The Village of Cumberland is seeking a full-time, permanent Planning Technician. Reporting to the Manager of Development Services, the Planning Technician plays an integral role in the technical review and processing of planning and subdivision applications and assists in the development of planning policies, guidelines and regulations related to urban design, heritage and community development. The Planning Technician will also provide support and assistance to more senior staff in the Development Services Department.

    Located in the beautiful Comox Valley on Vancouver Island, the Village of Cumberland ( is a progressive municipality known for its proximity to outstanding outdoor recreation, vibrant cultural and heritage amenities, a thriving food and beverage scene, and world-class arts and music. An internationally recognized trail network, lakes, streams and mature rainforest all exist within the community, while saltwater beaches and Mount Washington Alpine Resort are a short drive away.

    The Village of Cumberland is a progressive employer offering a competitive salary and excellent benefits in an environment that fosters a culture of empowerment, accountability, and collaboration. We are dedicated to building a diverse community, one where employees feel a sense of belonging, and are valued for the contributions and perspectives they bring to the team.

    If relocating to Cumberland, the Village may be able to offer rental accommodation for the successful candidate.

    This is a Union position subject to the Collective Agreement between the Village of Cumberland and CUPE Local 556. The 2024 wage rate for this position is $39.36 and includes a full benefits package. In addition, the Village offers a flexible work policy including “flex days” and other flexible work arrangements.

    For more information, please contact Courtney Simpson, Manager of Development Services at 250-336-3019. To apply for this position, forward a cover letter and your resume in confidence to

    Applications will be received until 4:00 pm on Friday, March 29th, 2024. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and applicants may be contacted prior to the closing date.

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