City of Saint John
April 24, 2022
(506) 658-2866

The City of Saint John has two open positions.

Position Summary

As a member of the Community Planning team, you will play a pivotal role in helping to bring growth and prosperity to Saint John.  This position is an excellent opportunity for a recent graduate or planner wanting experience in a variety of planning roles.

This position is a valued member of the City’s Growth and Community Development Services Department which supports Saint John achieve its long-term vision of sustainable growth and a diverse, vibrant, resilient community.  Reporting to the Manager of Community Planning, this position ensures exemplary service to our customers (both public and internal) and supports the Growth and Community Planning team in the effective delivery of long-range planning, development approvals, affordable housing, neighborhood development, heritage development, arts and culture, amongst others.

Key Responsibilities

Support the achievement of the City of Saint John’s innovative municipal plan implementation and provide strategic policy advice on a variety of planning related matters as well support towards development approvals.

Champion innovative planning in the community and bring a commitment to smart growth principles and a solid track record of successful engagement with community partners.

Support policy development within the Growth and Community Services Area, inclusive of the following focus areas:  land-use planning, growth, infrastructure, transportation, sustainability, neighborhoods, heritage and urban design, and parks and recreation.

Support delivery of the Department’s development approvals program, which facilitates customer service excellence and continuous improvement on behalf of the City’s One Stop Development Shop.

Play a supportive role in the development, implementation and ongoing monitoring of the City of Saint John’s community and economic growth efforts, including our efforts to become the most welcoming City in Atlantic Canada.

Enhance the Service Area’s evidence-based decision-making, through the development, dissemination, analysis and reporting of quantitative and qualitative research, including within the areas of: statistics, demographic analysis, financial and budget analysis, valuation.

You will be an effective communicator and collaborator to build strong working relationships with key community stakeholders including the development community, citizens, the Planning Advisory Committee, the Growth Committee and Common Council.

This position will offer the opportunity for the successful candidate to gain experience in a broad spectrum of planning functions and projects and not be stuck in one silo of the planning spectrum.


A university degree in Community Planning or a related discipline is required, preferably at the graduate level.

Membership, or in-progress RPP/LPP certification, in the Canadian Institute of Planners is required.

A minimum of 2 years professional planning experience.

Candidates who are recent graduates or with reduced experience will be considered at a developmental level.


Applications will be accepted through our online system only. Qualified applicants should submit their cover letters and resumes to:

City of Saint John

Attn:  Hiring Committee (careers/employment opportunities)


The City of Saint John is an equal opportunity employer. Only those applicants being considered further will be contacted. Testing may be done as part of consideration for employment.

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