City of Coquitlam

Parks Planner 2
Posting Date: 
April 13, 2018 - May 7, 2018

The City of Coquitlam is the sixth largest city in BC, home to more than 140,000 residents. Our municipality continues to grow through the development of our green spaces, arts and culture, urban design and state-of-the-art transportation system. Our brand is built on managing our resources in a responsible and sustainable manner, while supporting a vibrant, growing regional urban centre.

We are looking for a strategic, forward-thinking leader to join our Parks, Recreation & Culture team as a Parks Planner 2 to assist with the development of our park system. This role involves acting as the City’s representative on a variety of strategic parks-related initiatives including geographic distribution, park programming, accessibility, environmental protection and sustainable development of park assets.


Your thorough knowledge of park needs is ideally demonstrated by having a degree in Landscape Architecture or land-use planning, or similar discipline such as public policy. You have considerable related experience and have eligibility for full membership in the Planning Institute of BC and/or eligibility in the BC Society of Landscape Architects.


You’ve worked in professional teams under tight deadlines and are able to skillfully navigate the land-use planning and park design processes. Writing complex policy reports and delivering public presentations comes easily to you. You require minimal supervision, have experience supervising staff, possess a positive can-do attitude and are able to tackle various park planning challenges with competency and flair. Love for all things parks, recreation, and culture is desired.


The City of Coquitlam is offering a CUPE hourly rate of $45.83 - $54.26. Applicants under consideration will be required to consent to a Police Information Check.  In addition to comprehensive benefits, you can anticipate a lively, fast-paced environment, a compressed work week, plus opportunities for personal and professional growth. 



Please apply online by 5 p.m. May 07, 2018 at


The City of Coquitlam is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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