The City of Port Colborne, located on the south coast of the scenic Niagara region, Niagara’s Port of Call has found the perfect balance – successful industrial and commercial sectors, comfortable and scenic residential areas, white sand beaches, unique culinary choices, the world class Sugarloaf Marina, fishing, golfing, trails, shopping districts along the historic Welland Canal – truly a community that adds to the overall Niagara Experience. A great place to work and raise a family!

The Planning Technician will act as Secretary Treasurer to the Committee of Adjustment and will process Committee of Adjustment applications under The Planning Act including notices, record keeping and circulations. You are responsible for updating mapping layers for the division using ESRI software. You will accept all planning applications, perform initial review and create circulation lists. The Planning Technician responds to general planning inquiries received from other municipal departments, outside agencies and the public.

The ideal candidate will have: 

  • A 2-year College Diploma in Planning Technician, Urban & Regional Planning Technician or equivalent education and experience. A diploma or degree in GIS/Spatial Analysis is an asset. 
  • 2 years' experience, along with mapping and graphical skills with proficiency in GIS.
  • Good knowledge of the land use planning process and the Planning Act.
  • Good knowledge of the Official Plan and Zoning Bylaw of the municipality.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills required for applications processed under the Planning Act.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with the general public and respond to development inquiries

For full details, please see the job description here 

This is a full time unionized position based on 35 hours per week. The rate is $27.34 per hour with a competitive benefit and pension package.

To confidentially explore this exciting and challenging opportunity, please submit your resume and cover letter quoting Competition #2022-61 by 4:00pm on December 2, 2022. 

City of Port Colborne
66 Charlotte Street, Port Colborne, Ontario L3K 3C8
Fax: 905-835-2969

We thank all those who apply but advise that only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

The City of Port Colborne is an equal opportunity employer.   Accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process. If contacted for an interview, please advise the Human Resources staff of any measures you feel you need to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially. Personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, 2001 (S.O. 2001, c.25) and will be used to select a candidate.