Planner (12-month term)

Municipality of East Hants
March 18, 2022
(902) 883-6203

Do you want to be part of planning for the future in a growing community, and enjoy analysis, report and policy writing, and engaging with stakeholders in the community? Do you have a Land Use Planning degree at an Undergraduate or Masters level or related education and experience? If so, consider joining us for a 12-month term as part of our Planning team!

East Hants is a vibrant and fast-growing community, with a unique offering of urban and rural living, bordering the Halifax Regional Municipality, Truro, and the Bay of Fundy. The main office for the Planning team is in Elmsdale, NS.

The Municipality of East Hants offers diverse career opportunities, modern facilities, an innovative, continuous improvement culture, and a Flexible Work policy with a focus on work-life balance.

Reporting to the Manager of Planning, the Planner will be assisting with the creation of planning policies and regulations for the future planned area of the municipality. This includes being responsible for the analysis of current land use and constraints, community and stakeholder engagement, preparing background papers, and the drafting of the policies and regulations.

The Planner may also be involved in processing applications for rezonings and development agreement administration, and assisting the development officer with site plan approval applications, development agreement site inspections, and zoning inquiries.

  • Land Use Planning degree at Undergraduate or Masters level from a program recognized by the Canadian Institute of Planning
  • Several years of related experience. Equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered
  • Strong writing and public engagement skills
  • Ability to manage workload independently with strong research skills
  • Advanced skills in MS Office suite; ArcGIS and Adobe Creative Suite (specifically InDesign) would be an asset
  • Valid Driver’s License and access to a reliable vehicle for field work as required
  • Some evening and weekend work may be required to assist with community engagement events

For information on how to apply, please visit

Deadline to apply: March 18, 2022

If you require an accommodation to assist in the application process, please contact Human Resources at or (902) 883-6203.

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