Current Postings

Planning Assistant III

Requisition ID: 40891 

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, reconciliation, 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 and Function
There is a vacancy for a Planning Assistant III in the Planning, Urban Design, and Sustainability Department Community Planning. This position would provide technical and professional support to teams undertaking policy development and implementation in Planning, Urban Design and Sustainability, initially focused on the Plan Implementation Group in Community Planning

Specific Duties and Responsibilities
Many of the duties associated with this position will involve support to planning professionals who are undertaking land use and built form analysis, preparing policies and presentations, and working with both the community and other agencies to ensure visions established through our community plans are implemented and build towards a healthier, more sustainable and equitable city. Duties will include:
  • Conducting surveys, research and analysis tasks (quantitative and qualitative data).
  • Preparing graphics work.
  • Assisting with policy development, Council Reports, presentation boards and materials.
  • Preparing mailing lists, notifications and other materials for public meetings.
  • Facilitating and/or taking detailed minutes for small group discussions, receiving and summarizing public comments, and maintaining web pages and social media accounts.
  • Preparing studies and analysis related to current zoning, policy and trends.
  • Providing support for the development of new policy.
  • Convening and collaborating with other City agencies to facilitate the delivery of community plan public benefits.
  • Performing other related duties/responsibilities as assigned.

Education and Experience:
  • Completion of twelfth school grade or equivalent in Technical or Vocational school supplemented or including courses in drafting or graphics, along with Planning Assistant II experience or technical work experience of a planning nature. Or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • University degree in Planning would be considered an asset.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Ability to work independently, on teams, and with the public, to complete assignments using sound professional techniques and judgment.
  • Proven ability to self-manage workload and meet time demands (e.g., prioritize tasks, communicate expected time frames for the delivery of items with staff and request assistance when needed).
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills (written and verbal)
  • Demonstrated sound research and analytical abilities and experience.
  • Working knowledge of zoning and land-use planning and regulations, land development economics, public space planning, and urban design principles is required.
  • Sound knowledge of ArcGIS, Microsoft Office Suite and graphics programs with strong graphic skills (e.g., Adobe Creative Suite) is required.
  • Ability to meet transportation requirements

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.

Business Unit/Department: Planning, Urban Design & Sustainability (1275) 

Affiliation: CUPE 15 Non Pks 

Employment Type: Temporary Full Time 

Position Start Date: May 2024 

Position End Date: March 2025 

Salary Information: Pay Grade GR-021: $37.2 to $43.78 per hour

Application Close: April 19, 2025

At the City of Vancouver, we are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the community we so proudly serve. Indigenous peoples, people of colour, 2SLGBTQ+ persons including all genders 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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