Planning Officer (Policy & Development)

Salary: CI$ 70,224 – CI $79,452 per annum

The successful candidate will support the goals and objectives of the National Planning framework to ensure its continued, successful advancement.


The post holder will conduct extensive research in the field of land use planning and provide comprehensive policy advice in this area.  He/she will also oversee the collection, compilation, and dissemination of information and data on the Department’s activities, assist with the preparation, review and update of development plans and draft policies and guidelines to effectively manage the Island’s built environment and natural resources.


Other responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Assist with high quality project deliverables such as Affordable Housing Policy, Comprehensive Transportation Plan and other Capital Improvements Programs, all within the National Planning Framework program as assigned by the Director
  • Attends public meetings to collect additional data for the plan.
  • Act as a Public Liaison for the Policy Section and answers public inquiries in that regard.
  • Assist with drafting new Planning Legislation.
  • Assist the Current Planning section with the review of approximately 25 development applications annually.
  • Supervise Planning Assistant I (Policy & Development).
  • Provide support as necessary for related initiatives from other Government departments and agencies, such as the National Energy Policy, George Town Revitalisation, Census, Hazard Management and Climate Change Policy etc.


Qualifications, Knowledge, Experience & Skills:


Applicants must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Land Use Planning, or closely related field with Seven (7) years’ experience in a Planning Office dealing with the development of comprehensive plans.  At least three (3) years’ supervisory experience is also required.


A Master’s degree in Land Use Planning or closely related field would be preferred. 

The person shall also be a member, hold professional designation with the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP), Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI), or Canadian Institute of Planner (CIP).

The post holder must have a strong background in plan formulation and public consultation as well as good knowledge in theories, principles, capital improvement planning and concepts of Land Use Management and Sustainable Development.

Additional skills and competencies:

  • Excellent communication skills; written/verbal. Post holder must be able to effectively communicate data and planning concepts with stakeholders and the public,
  • Excellent conflict resolution skills,


A detailed Job description and the Government application form is available online at:

The remuneration package for the successful candidate is offered without deductions.  The Cayman Islands Government provides an additional 12% Pension contribution and 100% health insurance coverage for the employee and their dependents.

A pre-employment Drug screen and a Police Record check are conditions of employment

The following are required submissions for the post:

  • Completed Government Application form
  • Cover Letter and Resume
  • Copies of relevant certifications/qualifications


Please submit documents via email to:


Application Deadline: 07th May 2021


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