Planner 1 - Environmental Sustainability

City of North Vancouver

The Corporation of the City of North Vancouver

Planner 1 - Environmental Sustainability

Regular Full-Time

The City of North Vancouver is the urban core of the beautiful North Shore and has a long term vision to be “The Healthiest Small City in the World”, with five key priorities: to be a City for People, a Liveable City, a Vibrant City, a Connected City and a Prosperous City.

The Planning & Development Department is looking for a regular full time Planner 1 -Environmental Sustainability.  Reporting to the Manager, Environmental Sustainability, you will advance the development and implementation of key initiatives to support the City’s environment, climate protection, and zero waste goals.  You will research environmental sustainability issues and best practices, develop and implement policy responses to emerging issues, and prepare reports and recommendations to Council.  You will carry out consultation with internal and external stakeholders including other departments, agencies, governments, residents, landowners, and business interests.  You will work with internal staff and external agencies to implement initiatives and to collect and analyze data to measure and monitor progress.  You will also review and evaluate development applications for compliance with environmental policies and re­­gulations and prepare new bylaws and amendments to bylaws.    Additionally you will supervise and mentor temporary staff and oversee the work of consultants.

Excellent interpersonal skills are necessary to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external contacts.  The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience in facilitating teams, working across a broad range of environmental sustainability issues and developing and leading stakeholder engagement processes.  Demonstrated project management skills would be an asset.  Strong research and analytical abilities and knowledge of spreadsheets are required, together with superb oral and written communication skills.  Knowledge of biodiversity conservation, natural capital, climate action and resilience, zero waste, and other environmental issues is required, along with a thorough knowledge of research and analysis techniques in environmental management.  You will have completed graduate or undergraduate studies in biology, environmental science, planning, business, or engineering along with professional experience in environmental management, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.   Membership or eligibility for membership in a related professional association and a valid Class 5 Driver’s License for the Province of BC is also required.

$43.04 to $50.85 per hour (January 2019 rates)
Pay Grade 28

Hours of Work:
The City of North Vancouver currently works on a compressed work schedule of 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, with one scheduled day off (Monday or Friday) approximately each three-week scheduling cycle.

If you are passionate about making the City of North Vancouver an even greater place to live, work and play, apply on-line through the Career Portal at  by Tuesday, October 22, 2019.

Thank you for your interest in the City of North Vancouver.

Posting #: 2019-0117 

Organization: City of North Vancouver
Location: North Vancouver, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Category(s): Planning & Development
Posted: October 2, 2019, 2:36 pm
Expires: October 22, 2019, 4:30 pm

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