Vacancy Number: 2023-14
Job Status: Permanent, Full-time (35 hours/week)
Posting Date:  September 5 – 30, 2023
Salary Range: $51,378.600 – $79,042.60, CUPE 3690, Group H

Job Profile

Under the direction of the Manager of Planning and Development Services, this position is responsible for reviewing applications for compliance and providing information to the public and development industry.

Working as part of a practical and progressive team that is customer oriented and community facing, the Planning Technician will collaborate on all types of development applications, support solutions to community planning challenges, and implementing change needed to accommodate emerging community trends.

Education and Experience

  • Two-year (2-year) college diploma in Urban Planning or related program;
  • Two-three (2-3) years of related experience;
  • An acceptable combination of equivalent education and experience will be considered.
  • Membership with the Canadian Association of Certified Planning Technicians (CACPT) an asset;
  • Must have valid G license with abstract acceptable to City standards.


  • Excellent interpersonal and facilitation skills to deal effectively with internal and external customers and stakeholders;
  • Ability to effectively research and analyze relevant information in order to clearly interpret legislation and by-laws related to planning matters;
  • Applying knowledge and planning expertise to provide appropriate advice and guidance on a variety of planning matters;
  • Able to read and understand construction drawings;
  • Demonstrated ability to express ideas effectively orally and in writing;
  • Exposure and / or working knowledge of Cityworks or other workflow management applications;
  • Strong computer skills in MS Office and Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

Additional Details

Candidates are invited to submit a resume in confidence to indicating “2023-14 Planning Technician” by September 30, 2023.

We appreciate the interest of all applicants. Only candidates being invited to interview will be contacted.

The City of Sarnia is an inclusive and equitable Corporation that encourages applications from qualified individuals of all genders, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities and Indigenous persons. Appropriate accommodations will be provided upon request throughout the hiring process as required by the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Information received relating to accommodation and diversity will be addressed confidentially.

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