Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing

Senior Planning Analyst
Posting Date: 
March 5, 2018 - March 19, 2018

Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing


Senior Planning Analyst

Salary $67,083.42 - $76,636.54 annually plus 3.3% Temporary Market Adjustment


Two permanent positions are available as well as one Temporary Appointment until September 4, 2018 (Board and lodging and relocation expenses do not apply for Temporary Appointment)


The Planning and Land Use Management (PLUM) Branch in the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing is seeking applicants from a variety of backgrounds for permanent assignments as Senior Planning Analysts. PLUM is a dynamic, progressive and flexible workplace where there is a commitment to professional learning and growth. 


PLUM works with all levels of government to support sustainable land use planning and to advance provincial and local interests where they intersect with the local government planning and development system. PLUM staff work on a variety of issues and projects related to land use, including housing, climate change mitigation and adaptation, transportation, bylaw approvals and development finance.


Through their expertise in the field of local government land use planning and / or related fields, the Senior Planning Analyst represents provincial interests and provides leadership by:  

  • working to advance provincial and local government action on cross-sector issues, e.g. affordable housing, climate change, sustainable development 
  • developing provincial policy, programs and legislation on local government land use planning and related issues
  • supporting and promoting effective local government planning and land use management 
  • harmonizing interests between local and provincial land use planning and policies
  • assisting in resolving disputes between local governments or between provincial agencies and local governments 


To succeed in their role, the Senior Planning Analyst builds and maintains strategic relationships with provincial and federal government agencies, local governments, First Nations, and key interest groups. They are able to prioritize and coordinate a diverse range of projects, requiring sound judgment and effective interpersonal skills.


Operating within a matrix management environment, the Senior Planning Analyst may be assigned work and receive direction from any of the managers or directors, the Executive Director or the Assistant Deputy Minister, and any staff member may be responsible to coordinate the work of colleagues.


Qualifications for this role include: 

  • Master’s degree in planning and 3 years’ experience in planning or related program (i.e. Geography, Environmental, Public Administration), or Bachelor’s degree and 5 years’ experience.
  • Membership or eligible for membership in the Planning Institute of British Columbia and/or Canadian Institute of Planners.
  • Experience in land use planning and development, and /or in policy analysis and/or the development and implementation of policy, programs and legislation including options identification and design.


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