Municipality of Colchester
July 15, 2022
(902) 843-4193


The Municipality of the County of Colchester is centrally located within Nova Scotia between two extraordinary coastlines, Colchester is a progressive rural municipality that offers an unparalleled work-life balance.   It is a place that is affordable, welcoming, family focused, rich in diverse culture and natural beauty, with thriving businesses and access to all the modern amenities typically found in an urban setting – without the common stresses of living in an urban setting.

About the role:

The Planner reports to the Manager of Planning and is responsible for providing a variety of professional municipal planning work, including planning programs and projects, short and long range planning initiatives and the development and implementation of land-use policies and zoning bylaws.This is a full-time position.  Full job description located on our website

Salary range: $65,065 – $75,456 based on 35 hours per week. (under review)


  • Group Benefits – Health, Dental, Life, Long Term Disability, and Accidental Death & Dismemberment
  • Retirement Plan – Nova Scotia Public Service Superannuation Plan (Employer matched)
  • Work-Life Balance
  • Fitness and Well-being Incentives
  • Competitive Paid Vacation
  • Paid Holidays
  • Pregnancy Top-Up Provision
  • Professional Development Opportunities

Qualities to succeed in the role:

·         Problem solving skills
·         Organization & time management skills ·         Project management skills
·         Strong interpersonal skills as applied to the interaction with the public, community organizations and agencies, elected officials, and co-workers ·         Public relations skills

·         Resourcefulness, independence, and capacity for teamwork

Education & experience required:

  • Minimum, a Bachelor’s Degree in Urban, Rural and/or Land Use Planning
  • The ideal candidate will have a minimum of three (3) years of recent planning experience, with municipal government expertise considered an asset.
  • Be a member of the Canadian Institute of Planners (or eligible for membership).
  • Experience in correspondence and report preparation
  • Working knowledge of Federal and Provincial statutes and municipal bylaws as these relate to development and land-use planning requirements and standards

We welcome applications from all qualified applicants.  Please submit a covering letter and resume by July 15, 2022, to the Municipality of Colchester, 1 Church Street, Truro, NS B2N 3Z5 or email:   Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  To learn more about us, please visit our website at

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