District of West Vancouver

Community Planner
Posting Date: 
May 17, 2017 - June 5, 2017

The West Vancouver Planning Department is seeking a Community Planner to join our team of highly motivated professionals.

Reporting to the Manager of Community Planning and Sustainability, this position is responsible for:


  • Providing professional planning expertise on diverse projects in the development and achievement of community goals;
  • Managing diverse community planning projects and files related to land use and housing;
  • Undertaking technical and policy analysis for a broad range of topics and producing comprehensive reports and recommendations for Council;
  • Preparing land use policy at a variety of scales, ranging from particular community planning issues to neighbourhood, town / village centre, and District-wide plans;
  • Devising and facilitating public engagement processes and events for community planning projects;
  • Providing input on development applications as they relate to land use policies and plans, particularly those with a significant housing component;
  • Developing and delivering effective public presentations to Council, the community and other stakeholders.


The preferred candidate will possess: the ability to effectively manage work plans and projects to successful completion; sound knowledge of the principles, practices and laws relating to community planning including current literature, trends and issues; excellent written and verbal communication skills; and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with diverse interest groups.



The successful candidate has completed: a degree in community planning or related field, preferably at the Master’s level, plus several years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Eligibility for full membership in the Planning Institute of British Columbia, a valid BC Driver’s Licence and vehicle are required. The successful candidate is required to supply a criminal record check and a copy of their credentials.



This posting does not list all the duties of the position, nor does it fully detail the required skills, knowledge and abilities, licenses and certificates required of candidates. For details please refer to the Job Profile which is available for inspection in the Human Resources Department or on Westnet.



Position Status:

Exempt - Permanent, Full-time


Hours of Work:

35 hours per week (hours and days of work may vary)


Closing Date:

Noon, Monday June 5, 2017


To Apply:

Please visit the District of West Vancouver’s Career Portal at www.westvancouver.ca/careers to apply for this position. Please note that all candidates must apply through the Career Portal; we are no longer accepting resumes via email or hard copy.