Planning Analyst (City-wide Plan Scoping)
Planning Analyst (City-wide Plan Scoping)Requisition ID: 12299
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Main Purpose and Function
The successful candidate will provide a wide range of technical support to a variety of projects and initiatives in the Community Planning group of the Long-Range & Strategic Planning Division. The initial main focus will be on the City-wide Plan Scoping initiative, as well as supporting the implementation of recently completed community plans, such as the Cambie Corridor and Marpole Plans. Key tasks will include analysis, technical work, research, preparation of reports, and developing materials for public consultation. This position will be responsible for supporting the public engagement process including public open houses, workshops, and public hearings.
The Planning Analyst will provide a range of professional and technical services as part of the City-wide Plan Scoping team and other initiatives in the Community Planning group.
The Analyst plays a key role in:
- Developing and conducting in-depth data collection and analyses on topics related to land use and community planning, as well as related mapping
- Writing reports and technical papers for senior staff in PDS and other departments
- Organizing and facilitating public consultation workshops, open houses and meetings
- Developing informational and graphic materials for public engagement events, website content, and for inclusion in Council reports
- Summarizing public consultation processes and survey results for senior staff and the public
- Maintaining and updating websites and helping coordinate social media outreach
- Responsibilities may also include project scoping and assisting senior staff in the preparation of planning policy, zoning, and guidelines
Minimum Position Requirements
Education and Experience:
- University degree in Planning with some professional planning experience
- A related university degree with experience related closely to the duties involved, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Excellent research and analytical abilities and experience, and have an aptitude in the technical aspects of planning work.
- Proven ability to self-manage workload and meet time demands (e.g. prioritize tasks, communicate expected delivery of items with staff, request help when needed).
- Ability to work independently and participate successfully on teams.
- Strong interpersonal and written and verbal communications skills, as well as the ability to communicate with the public in person, through email, and over the phone.
- Working knowledge of zoning and land-use regulations, land development economics and urban design principles is strongly preferred.
- Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and graphics programs (e.g., Adobe Creative Suite), as well as GIS and mapping software is required, and a working knowledge of 3D software (e.g., Sketchup) is an asset.
- From time to time, this position will require working outside typical business hours to accommodate meetings and consultation initiatives.
Business Unit/Department: Planning, Urban Design & Sustainability (1275)
Affiliation: CUPE 15 Non Pks
Employment Type: Regular Full Time
Position Start Date: November 2018
Salary Information: Pay Grade GR-024: $35.74 to $42.2 per hour
Application Close: November 18. 2018
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