Parks Planner 2 – City of Coquitlam (Coquitlam, BC)

Parks Planner 2

1 Regular Full Time
Parks, Recreation, Culture and Facilities Department

One of BC’s Top Employers, the City of Coquitlam is the sixth largest city in B.C. with home to more than 150,000 residents. Our municipality continues to grow through innovative urban design, inspiring arts, culture and recreation programs, and state-of-the art transportation systems. 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 and Facilities 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 $47.69-56.46 (2020 rates). 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.

The City offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. Please apply online with a cover letter and resume by 11:55pm January 03, 2021, 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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