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City of Vancouver

Planner II (Long-Range & Strategic Planning - Community Planning)

Employer/Organization: City of Vancouver

Closing: September 15th 2019 4:30 PM PST


Requisition ID: 14196 


The City of Vancouver is striving to become the greenest city in the world, and a city powered entirely by renewable energy before 2050. We are proud to be one of BC's Top Employers, Canada's Best Diversity Employers, and one of Canada's Greenest Employers. With employees that have helped Vancouver consistently rank as one of the world's most livable cities, the City values a diverse workforce which represents the vibrant community we so proudly serve.

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


Main Purpose & Function

The Planner II will be a project lead in the newly formed Implementation Group within Community Planning; Long-Range and Strategic Planning. The successful candidate will play a key role in the implementation of community plans, including coordinating the delivery of public benefits, public realm improvements and infrastructure. The position will also include providing policy advice on rezoning enquiries and applications, as well as developing land use policy and new district schedules and guidelines. The successful candidate will have experience in developing community engagement programs, drafting policy, communicating complex ideas and working with interdisciplinary project teams.


Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Scoping, preparing and managing work programs; being accountable for deliverables and following timelines and work plans.
  • Managing projects of various scales, including policy review and implementation, and public benefits delivery.
  • Drafting zoning schedules and guidelines to implement community plans.
  • Designing and attending public engagement activities, including community forums, workshops and meetings.
  • Establishing collaborative working relationships with community organizations, Business Improvement Associations, residents, property owners, developers, architects, agencies and other stakeholders.
  • Exercising strong interpersonal, public engagement and communications skills, as well as considerable judgment, professionalism, diplomacy, tact and discretion.
  • Communicating effectively through report writing, presentation to other staff, management, City Council and the public.
  • Supervising junior staff and managing consultancies, and working cooperatively with a project team.
  • This position occasionally requires work on weekday evenings and weekends.



Education and Experience:

  • A university graduate degree in planning or a related discipline, recognized by the Canadian Institute of Planners.
  • Minimum of five years of professional experience related to the duties and responsibilities of the position preferred.
  • Membership or eligibility for membership in the Canadian Institute of Planners.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Proven ability to scope, develop and manage work programs related to land use planning and implementation.
  • Experience preparing land use policies and built form regulations (including district schedules and design guidelines) – that integrate considerations related to housing, economy, social and cultural well-being, public amenities, facilities, transportation, public space, and the environment.
  • Working knowledge of the City's community and area plans, Official Development Plans, and related policies, plus a broad knowledge of City services, programs and processes.
  • Ability to scope, design and lead public consultation processes; strong facilitation skills, and a demonstrated ability to deal with challenging engagement scenarios.
  • Ability to prepare and present complex material to staff, the public, and City Council; ability to write clear, concise Council reports and presentations and make sound recommendations.
  • Ability to exercise initiative and sound judgement in managing workload while delivering complex projects on time and on budget.
  • The candidate must be able to work both independently and participate successfully on work teams and with the public, and to complete assignments using sound professional techniques and judgement.
  • Considerable skill in collaborative decision making, negotiation, interest-based problem solving, and demonstrated ability to achieve multiple program objectives within defined timelines are essential.


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

Affiliation: CUPE 15 Non Pks 

Employment Type: Temporary Full Time 

Position Start Date: October, 2019 

Position End Date:  March, 2021

Salary Information: Pay Grade GR-031: $48.78 to $57.7 per hour


Application Close: September 15, 2019

At the City of Vancouver, we are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the community we so proudly serve. We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds, including Indigenous applicants, all genders, nationalities and persons with disabilities. 

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion.  

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