Current Postings

Planning Assistant III

Requisition ID: 36920 

Located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Peoples, Vancouver has a commitment to becoming a City of Reconciliation. Vancouver consistently ranks as one of the world’s most liveable cities and is working towards being the greenest city in the world. Named among Canada's Top 100 Employers, BC's Top Employers, and Canada's Greenest Employers, the City of Vancouver seeks colleagues who can help shape and embody our core commitments to sustainability, decolonization, equity and outstanding quality of life for all residents.

Consider joining our committed team of staff and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

Main Purpose & Function
Planning Assistant III positions are responsible for supporting operations and project planning and delivery within a department. The planning assistant will provide technical support, social research, and analysis contributing to priority work areas across the Social Policy and Projects. Planning Assistant posistions generally support the following areas:
  • Social Infrastructure, Food Systems, and Child Care
  • Anti-racism, Reconciliation Cultural Redress and Accessibility
  • Community Justice, Urban Health and Economic Development

These positions are supported by a team with expertise in the above areas. The current focus for this position will be on supporting the Social Infrastructure and Food Systems teams, with some support to Child Care and other teams as needed. This focus may be subject to change in accordance with operational needs.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities
  • Data analysis, mapping and reporting of key data;
  • Support partnerships with internal and external stakeholders;
  • Assist with developing presentations, memos, and council reports;
  • Event planning for both in-person and on-line meetings:
    • meeting organization including venue bookings and catering orders, recording of meeting minutes, and processing invoices; 
  • Research on key project related initiatives in a municipal context;
  • Project management support;
  • Performs statistical survey and analyses tasks involving demographic, economic and sociological studies.
  • Performs skilled design and reproduction work relative to the preparation of reports and other presentations.
  • Liaises with a variety of internal and external contacts on matters related to the work. 
  • Orders materials, maintains files and records.
  • Performs related technical planning work as required.
  • Working under the guidance of senior planners and collaboratively with teams across the Social Policy and Projects division of Arts, Culture and Community Services and other City departments;
  • Other duties/responsibilities as assigned
Education and Experience:
  • Completion of grade 12 supplemented by courses in social sciences and/or and statistics/analytical methodology, or an equivalent combination of training and experience and lived experience.
  • University degree in related field with experience similar to the specific duties/responsibilities of the position is considered to be an asset.
  • Knowledge of equity-related work within an intersectional approach with a focus on policy and practice is an asset.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Able to work collaboratively in a fast-paced environment, exercising sound professional techniques and judgement.
  • Demonstrated research skills and the ability to analyze and interpret population health data and work tactfully within established data-sharing relationships.
  • Ability to perform moderately difficult statistical survey and analysis work.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in policy areas related to equity (i.e. racial equity, economic exclusion, decolonization, gender-based frameworks) is an asset.
  • Ability to deal tactfully and effectively with a variety of external and internal stakeholders.
  • Experience working with diverse communities and strong local relationships is an asset.
  • Familiarity of social determinants of health frameworks is required.
  • Considerable skill in the graphical presentation of data.
  • Familiarity with graphic design and layout software such as Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Sound knowledge of the techniques and practices used in performing survey and statistical analyses work.
  • Strong skill set working with Microsoft Office including Word, PowerPoint, Excel are required.
  • Ability to pay attention to details.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as a part of a team.
Where operationally appropriate and subject to change, the City of Vancouver has a Flexible Work Program. This program allows staff to work remotely 1 – 4 days a week from locations that are a daily commutable distance from their work at a City worksite.  At this time this position is eligible to be part of the Flexible Work Program.

The City of Vancouver has a COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Policy.  All external applicants applying to the City of Vancouver are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of hire and subject to this policy as a condition of ongoing employment.  Candidates may only be exempted from this requirement if they request and are approved for an accommodation based on a reason related to a Human Rights Code ground (such as disability). Such a request must be made during, not after, the recruitment process.

Business Unit/Department: Arts, Culture and Community Services (1200) 

Affiliation: CUPE 15 Non Pks 

Employment Type: Temporary Full Time 

Position Start Date: July 1, 2023 

Position End Date: June 28, 2024

Salary Information: Pay Grade GR-021: $34.23 to $40.29 per hour

Application Close: May 28, 2023

At the City of Vancouver, we are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the community we so proudly serve. Indigenous applicants, people of colour, all genders, 2SLGBTQ+ and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  Accommodations will be provided upon request during the selection process.Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion

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