Community Planner

Community Planner

  • Posted by MGUG Admin
  • On May 29, 2022

Manitoba government-Municipal Relations

LP3 Community Planner


12 months

Municipal Relations

Community Planning, Community Planning and Development

Portage la Prairie MB

Advertisement Number: 39200

Salary(s):   LP3 $72,967.00 – $89,118.00 per year

Closing Date:   June 5, 2022

The Manitoba government recognizes the importance of building an exemplary public service reflective of the citizens it serves, where diverse abilities, backgrounds, cultures, identities, languages and perspectives drives a high standard of service and innovation. The Manitoba government supports equitable employment practices and promotes representation of designated groups (women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, visible minorities).

This is a preference competition. All applicants are encouraged to apply, however first consideration for this competition will be given to Indigenous people, visible minorities and persons with disabilities. Applicants are requested to self-declare at the time of application.

Candidates who do not meet all essential criteria may be considered on an underfill basis at a commensurate rate of pay.

An eligibility list may be created to fill similar regular and term positions throughout the regional offices within the province, and will remain in effect for up to 12 months.

The department of Municipal Relations is looking for a Community Planner to provide professional services in the areas of community and regional planning to support sound decision-making by municipalities, planning districsts and landowners.

This competition will be used to fill immediate regular and term vacancies in various regional offices in the Province, including Portage la Prairie, Beausejour, and Steinbach. An eligibility list will be created to fill future regular and term positions throughout the regional offices within the Province. Please indicate within your cover letter which location is your preference.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Must possess and maintain a valid full stage Manitoba Class 5 driver’s license.
  • Membership or eligible in th Canadian Institute of Planners.



  • Post-secondary degree in Urban, Rural or Regional Planning, preferably at the Master’s level. An equivalent combination of a directly related degree and planning experience may be considered.
  • Experience handling sensitive issues in a collaborative manner.
  • Strong problem solving skills to find solutions through negotiation, consultation, and collaboration.
  • Direct experience in land use planning, including review of development plans, zoning by-laws and subdivisions.
  • Experience working on complex policy and planning initiatives.
  • Strong written communication skills to prepare reports, briefing notes and memos at a professional level to clearly and concisely present complex planning issues and recommendations.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to facilitate effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Good understanding of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and its application in the field of planning.
  • Strong verbal communication skills to clearly articulate ideas to a wide range of audiences.
  • Well-developed organizational and time management skills, including the ability to work under pressure to manage multiple deadlines with limited lead time.
  • Experience positively adapting to changes in priorities and workload demands.


Under the direction of the Regional Manager, the Community Planner reviews subdivision, road, and public reserve closure applications for completeness, accuracy, clarity and conformity to applicable development plan and zoning bylaws. The incumbent will be responsible for:

  • Conducting site analysis and inventories of areas.
  • Preparing sketches and maps to support the reviews, as well as using geographic information systems (GIS) to support the planning analysis.
  • Assisting the Regional Manager in the administration of the responsibilities delegated under the Planning Act and the Municipal Act.
  • Providing advisory services to provincial departments and the public with respect to land use and sustainable development programs, projects, applications and interdepartmental initiatives.
  • Providing ongoing planning services to planning authorities, governmental agencies, consultants, and the public regarding community planning and sustainable development.
  • Supporting the creation of development plans, interpreting and applying provincial legislation, polices and regulations, and acting as the lead contact on files representing government interests and requirements.


Apply to:

Advertisement # 39200
Service Centre 2
Human Resource Services
360-1395 Ellice Avenue
Winnipeg, MB , R3G 3P2
Phone:  204-945-7182
Fax: 204-948-2841


Applicants may request reasonable accommodation related to the materials or activities used throughout the selection process. When applying to this position, please indicate the advertisement number and position title in the subject line and/or body of your email. Your cover letter, resumé and/or application must clearly indicate how you meet the qualifications.

Please be advised that job competitions may be grieved and appealed by internal applicants. Should a selection grievance be filed, information from the competition file will be provided to the grievor’s representative or the grievor, if unrepresented. Personal information irrelevant to the grievance and other information protected under legislation will be redacted.

We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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