Social Planner

City of Port Moody

The City of Port Moody is a growing community of 34,000 residents located 30 minutes east of downtown Vancouver at the head of the Burrard Inlet and just steps from seaside parks, mountain trails and lakes. To achieve our mission of providing services that enhance the quality of life for all of our residents, we are looking for motivated individuals to complement our team.

Social Planner

Job ID: 18-60
Job Class: Regular Full-time
Employment Group: CUPE 825 (Inside)
# of Vacancies: 1
Posting Period: June 13 - 30, 2018

Position Overview: 
This is a new position responsible for incorporating recommendations from the City's Affordable Housing Task Force and reviewing and strengthening existing City documents (OCP, Zoning Bylaw, Secondary Suite Bylaw, etc.) in support of implementing affordable housing initiatives in Port Moody.  This position also provides advice and recommendations on new policies, bylaws and initiatives Port Moody can undertake to strengthen the City's affordable housing framework.

The Social Planner will act as a liaison with other levels of government and service providers to encourage the involvement of Port Moody in partnerships for providing social / non-market housing in the City.  This position will support local non-profits in the development of their plans for enhanced social service and housing provision, building relationships, advocating for and developing policies to ensure community needs are met.  The Social Planner conducts research, reviews development applications with affordable housing components, and presents recommendations to Council, Committees, Boards and other community groups and agencies.  This position advises senior staff and Council on appropriate roles for the City, preparing bylaws, policies and reports to guide City action.

Please note that employment with the City of Port Moody is subject to the receipt of a satisfactory Police Information Check as well as a satisfactory Driver's Abstract.  Please apply online @ by the posting close date.

Basic Qualifications:
  • Master's Degree in Planning and membership, or eligibility for membership, in the Planning Institute of BC (and / or the Canadian Institute of Planners)
  • Minimum three years of related experience, preferably in a municipal setting
  • Sound knowledge of principles, best practices, techniques and methods applicable in affordable housing / social planning, particularly at the local government level
  • Ability to perform professional research and analysis duties and express ideas effectively in both oral and written form to a variety of audiences
  • Effective project management, communication, facilitation, negotiation, problem solving and conflict resolution skills
  • Ability to be creative and exercise sound judgement in a fast-paced work environment while managing multiple tasks
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of internal and external contacts while employing contemporary service excellence principles
Date Added: 6/13/2018
Branch/Location Office:  City Hall
City: Port Moody
Province: British Columbia [BC]
Compensation - Hourly: $43.43 - $46.75
Compensation & Benefits Overview:  Plus 12% in lieu of benefits


Organization: City of Port Moody
Location: Port Moody, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Category(s): Planning & Development
Posted: June 13, 2018, 1:43 pm
Expires: June 30, 2018, 4:30 pm

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