Planner 3 (Community Planning)

District of North Vancouver

Planner 3 (Community Planning)

(Regular Full-Time)

Stretching from Deep Cove in the east to the Capilano River Canyon in the west, the District of North Vancouver is characterized by innovative municipal government that maintains and enhances the quality of life for its residents and businesses. Fuelled by the District’s award-winning vision to build vibrant and sustainable communities for people of all ages and backgrounds, the District offers exciting professional development opportunities and an excellent total compensation package. A flexible, family-friendly employer with an inclusive work place culture, we are looking to fill this position. Come work for one of BC’s Top Employers and contribute to making this a great place to work!

We are looking for a regular full-time senior planner to be a working co-supervisor in our Community Planning Department. The successful candidate will have a breadth of planning experience with recent and significant professional focus in affordable housing policy, programs and implementation. In this dynamic role you will be responsible for overseeing, directing, and guiding staff in conjunction with a co-supervisor and under the direction of a departmental manager. Staff are engaged in a variety of major planning projects involving complex problems and often politically sensitive issues; and are responsible for ensuring that these conform to established plans and directives for appropriate and sustainable development in line with Council priorities. You will liaise and coordinate with internal and external stakeholders in carrying out the varied portfolios and work of the Community Planning Department. This may include community engagement related to planning initiatives. You will also be responsible for the implementation of District policy through the development approvals referral process. Knowledge of development planning is an asset and collaboration with the Development Planning, and other Departments will be required.

You have thorough knowledge of the principles and practices applicable to community planning in a municipal setting. This includes new and emerging areas of practice, legislation and funding opportunities. A proven track record in developing and implementing workable policies that support the vision of the OCP is desirable; even better if you have evaluated and adjusted policies over time to meet ever changing needs. You have excellent communication skills and are dedicated team leader. You also have the ability to plan, assign, and supervise the work of a group of professional and technical subordinates, and to provide advice and guidance on planning matters. Collaborative contribution to the Department’s planning initiatives is expected.

You have a university degree in an appropriate discipline and a post-graduate degree in community, social, or regional planning, plus considerable related professional planning experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience. A minimum of five years of professional planning experience is required. Membership or eligibility for membership in the Canadian Institute of Planners, and a BC Driver’s License are required. You have excellent project management and problem solving skills and solid  computer knowledge.

The pay range for this unionized position is $53.01 - $62.81 per hour (2019 rates) based on a 35-hour work week. If you have what we’re looking for and enjoy working in a fast paced environment with a group of enthusiastic and dedicated people, we want to hear from you. Please apply on-line with your cover letter and resume at by October 25, 2019 to be considered for this competition.

We thank you for your interest in employment with the District of North Vancouver and advise that only those shortlisted for an interview will be contacted.

Organization: District of North Vancouver
Location: North Vancouver, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Category(s): Planning & Development
Posted: October 2, 2019, 10:52 am
Expires: October 25, 2019, 4:30 pm

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