Internal Position No.: 
16 of 2017

Role Summary

The successful applicant will assist in monitoring development activities in the Territory to ensure orderly and sustainable development of the community.

Main Responsibilities

  1. Assist in (and occasionally lead) multidisciplinary teams in research tasks as well as in field surveys and accurately record the data using GPS and/or manual means in order to support the activities of the Section.
  2. Provide planning advice to government agencies and the public to promote sustainable development practices.
  3. Report and coordinate the presentation of statistical data in order for effective information flow.
  4. Provide assistance on environmentally sensitive projects as defined by the Physical Planning Act, 2004, including but not limited to, reviewing Impact Assessments and associated documents, conducting site visits and environmental monitoring in order to promote environmentally responsible development.
  5. Deputise in the absence of the Physical Planner II.
  6. Organise multi-disciplinary site visits to review progress on projects.
  7. Liaise with other Departments and Agencies to request input on planning matters and to ensure that a comprehensive view from Government is provided and then assembled.
  8. Attend meetings, workshops and training sessions as instructed to ensure awareness of change in policies or procedures which may be relevant to the role.
  9. Assist with preparing development plans and policies for the Territory to ensure orderly and sustainable development.
  10. Undertake development and/or environmental projects (report writing, assessments, concepts, designs, site visits etc).
  11. Perform any other related duties as required by Supervisor or any other senior officer in order to contribute to the effectiveness and efficiency of the Unit.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Urban and Regional Planning or related area
  • One (1) to two (2) years working  experience in planning practice or related area
  • Good knowledge of Government structure, policies and procedures
  • Good knowledge of surveys, data collection, and statistical manipulation
  • Good knowledge of urban design and GIS/AutoCAD skills
  • Good knowledge of the planning laws governing the BVI, development planning, development control and enforcement processes
  • Ability to present findings of research logically and write reports
  • Ability to liaise with the public and consultants on questions of development control and development planning
  • Good knowledge of the use of standard office equipment
  • Good time management and organisational skills 
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work as a team player
Closing Date: 
Thursday, 30 March 2017
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