Section Manager – Parks, Planning & Development - District of North Vancouver

District of North Vancouver

Section Manager – Parks, Planning & Development


If you are civic minded and interested in making an impact on people and businesses on the beautiful North Shore, consider working for the District of North Vancouver.
Home to vast parkland and attractions including Grouse Mountain, Lynn Canyon and Capilano Suspension Bridge, the District is inspired by nature, and enriched by people. As one of BC’s Top Employers, the District offers exciting professional development opportunities and a competitive total compensation package including a compressed day off schedule (nine-day fortnight). This is an exciting time to join the District, as we embark on a range of initiatives to transform digital service delivery, customer experience, and our approach to climate action.
As a member of our Parks leadership team, you will be responsible for leading a team of technical and professional staff engaged in developing and executing short and long range parks related planning, design and construction projects, including administration of parks asset management and capital renewal programs.  Reporting to the Manager, Parks, you will provide strong strategic leadership, and collaborate effectively with internal and external departments, agencies and stakeholders, and lead public engagement and consultation on a broad range of parks planning initiatives.

We are looking for an experienced individual with considerable knowledge of the methods, procedures and practices, regulations, policies, by-laws and objectives related to the work. You will have experience in budget, contract, project and construction management as well as experience in leading public and stakeholder engagement, consultation, facilitation and negotiation. You possess a strong understanding of park planning, parkland acquisition and development, and community stakeholder partnerships and have strong decision making, problem solving and conflict resolutions skills.  Working to build functional teams, you would have the skills to motivate staff, consultants and contractors and work well as a team player across multiple departments.

You have a minimum of 7 years of relevant progressive supervisory and leadership experience preferably in a union environment.  A degree in Parks Administration, Planning, Landscape Architecture, Public Administration, Business Administration, Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering or a related discipline is required. Registration with a professional association such as, the British Columbia Society of Landscape Architects (BCSLA), Planning Institute of BC (PIBC), or Engineers & Geoscientists BC is preferred. This exempt position will appeal to those seeking a challenging career opportunity in a fast paced, multi-faceted environment.  A valid Class 5 B.C. Driver’s Licence is required.

If you are interested in this position, and have a passion to serve people and the community, we would like to hear from you. Please apply on-line with your cover letter and resume at by September 26, 2021 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, Parks & Recreation
Posted: September 3, 2021, 1:16 pm
Expires: September 26, 2021, 4:30 pm

Employment Type: Full Time
Employment Length: Permanent
Education Requirement: Bachelor’s degree
Job Experience: 5 years or more

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