Planner I

The City of Yellowknife
March 15, 2024
(867) 920-5603


The City of Yellowknife is an inclusive employer offering a dynamic and rewarding work environment that delivers valuable services to our residents. Working in Local Government provides many opportunities to not only develop your career but also to improve the lives of residents and visitors to Yellowknife! At the City, the diverse backgrounds of our employees help us to create a positive, safe and fun environment for us all. The City is committed to hiring a diverse and skilled workforce that is representative of the community, strengthening our ability to provide high-quality services and excellent customer service to residents.  In addition, the City of Yellowknife is committed to reconciliation and implementing actions intended to increase the number of Indigenous peoples who work for the City. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates and encourages Indigenous persons, visible minorities, and persons with a disability to self-declare when submitting their applications.   We are currently seeking a dynamic and engaged individual to assume the position of Planner I with the Planning and Development Department

Under the general supervision of the Manager, Planning and Environment, and working with other departmental and interdepartmental staff, the incumbent is responsible for responding to public inquiries on land use and development; assists the public in application submission and review; makes decisions on development permit applications; and conducts investigations of complaints and violations of the Zoning By-law and gathers information. Responsibility also includes tracking development permit application data and provides updates in department website contents working with Planning Coordinator and City Clerks division.

The position requires working knowledge of Municipal and Territorial legislation relating to planning and development, strong communication, records management and time management skills. This can normally be obtained by graduation from a recognized university degree in urban and regional planning or related field with 0-2 years of related experience, preferably in local government setting.

The City of Yellowknife offers an attractive annual salary range of $85,780 – $103,445.91, as well as a comprehensive benefits package including monthly housing and vacation travel allowances totalling $450, and a defined benefit pension plan.

Qualified applicants are required to apply no later than March 15, 2024

Please visit the City of Yellowknife Website at: to submit your resume and cover letter.

Please be advised that the City of Yellowknife requires all prospective employees to provide a criminal records check prior to employment.  We thank all applicants who apply, but advise that only those to be interviewed will be contacted

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