Planner 1 (Community Planning) – District of North Vancouver (North Vancouver, BC)

Planner 1 (Community Planning)

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If you are civic minded and interested in making an impact on people and businesses on the beautiful North Shore, consider working for the District of North Vancouver.

Home to vast parkland and attractions including Grouse Mountain, Lynn Canyon and Capilano Suspension Bridge, the District is inspired by nature, and enriched by people. The District offers exciting professional development opportunities and a competitive total compensation package. This is an exciting time to join the District, as we embark on a range of initiatives to transform digital service delivery,  customer experience, and our approach to climate action.

This regular full-time position is part of the Community Planning team which is responsible for a variety of work areas including policy development, housing, homelessness, employment lands, climate change mitigation and adaptation, heritage, and social planning. You will be involved in several portfolios and help deliver on important District priorities, including the Targeted OCP Review. You may also provide policy input into development applications to ensure project conformity with the District’s policy objectives. Input or analysis related to ongoing regional planning may also be part of your work plan.

You will research, develop, interpret and communicate planning policies and maintain good relationships with internal and external clients. You may also be expected to prepare grant applications, manage the work of consultants and participate on committees. Organizing public consultation, refining design guidelines, developing policies and writing reports with recommendations for Council’s consideration will round out your responsibilities. As required, you will attend Council meetings. This work requires a solid understanding of the principles, practices and objectives of policy and social planning, land use, economics and sustainable community development. You will be part of a dedicated and dynamic team, supporting and working closely with the Department’s senior planner and manager.

You have an undergraduate degree in an appropriate discipline, plus a post graduate degree in Community or Regional Planning, supplemented by professional policy and development planning experience OR an equivalent combination of training and experience. Membership or eligibility for membership in either the Planning Institute of British Columbia or Canadian Institute of Planners is required as well as a valid BC driver’s license.

The pay range for this unionized position is $44.78 – $52.91 (2021 rates) per hour based on a 35-hour work week and the option to work a flexible work schedule. If you are interested in this position, and have a passion to serve people and the community, we would like to hear from you. Please apply on-line with your cover letter and resume at https://careers.dnv.org by March 7, 2021 to be considered for this competition.

We thank you for your interest in employment with the District of North Vancouver and advise that only those shortlisted for an interview will be contacted.

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