Vacancy Details

Assistant Planning Technicians

Issued date 14-08-2019
Closing date 29-08-2019

The Planning Authority is committed to ensure that land use meet the needs of today’s society and future communities.

The role requires a person/s to assist in the evaluating of applications for Development Permission, Development Control and Forward Planning tasks and processes.

The Planning Authority is seeking to recruit Assistant Planning Technicians. 

The selected candidate / s will be responsible to :-

  • Assist in the receipt of applications for development permission, and in checking for completeness and calculating or checking Building Levy due, referring back incomplete applications indicating discrepancies with established check-list and Building Levy required, and inputting data in Development Control Information System
  • Assist in maintaining a public interface, including, where appropriate, discussing planning issues with the general public and architects over the counter; giving advice on development proposals and on current applications in relation to statutory development plans and/or policy documents; and dealing with general correspondence and answering written queries.
  • Assist in the processing of applications for development permission allocated by a senior officer, including the carrying out of consultations with statutory bodies; making site visits, assessing applications in relation to the Structure Plan, relevant Local Plan and other policies/standards, and preparing development permission application reports with specific recommendations for endorsement by a Planning Officer, the Team Manager or Development Control Manager as appropriate.
  • Assisting more senior staff in preparing and implementing plans, policies, reports and documents on matters relating to strategic and local planning policy including the formulation of development briefs; monitoring and review of the Structure Plan; preparation of Local Plans; and evaluation of policies, plans, etc; and the setting up and maintenance of the necessary databases and carrying out the necessary surveys and data collection and analysis
  • Assisting in the monitoring and review of policies and statistical information and carrying out or assisting in the carrying out of surveys of land use, development, environmental, demographic, socio-economic and other relevant issues and trends.
  • Assisting in the preparation and implementation of planning studies, plans, policies, reports, documents, information and advice relating to any planning issue or matter concerned with the functions of the Unit.
  • Assists in the interpreting building/road alignments on large scale surveys.
  • Assisting in or contributing to the process of dealing with requests for disposal of Government owned land and reviews applications for changes to building/road alignments.
  • Making use of information technology tools to formulate reports, present data, input data, plot data on digital maps and communicate internally with other officers through IT.
  • Carrying out related subsidiary and ancillary tasks within the normal flexibility of the job.

Applicant should have:

  • Qualifications: Good general level of education with at least 4 O' level passes including Maltese, English, Maths and a technical subject.  Has preferably undergone a recognised training course in a related subject (MCAST/University of Malta).  Other qualifications related to either architecture or planning will also be considered. A general understanding of the planning process and Planning Authority policies as well as the Development Planning Act, would be an asset. Candidates in possession of foreign qualifications are to present proof of local equivalent with their application.
  • Skills:  Computer literate (Windows and ACAD), ECDL, interpersonal, report writing, data communication and analytical skills.  The ability to work with professionals in a planning/architecture/design environment.


Interested candidates are advised to submit their application, together with a detailed curriculum vitae by email on [email protected] to:

The Human Resources Manager

Planning Authority

Ref:  Assistant Planning Technicians

Jobsplus Permit No: 139/2018

The Data Processing form should also be submitted. 

Closing Date:  29th August 2019. Extension period for submission of applications and accompanying cvs which enable consideration for this position will be uploaded on the Planning Authority webpage from time to time.