Planning Analyst (Community Planning) (Vancouver, British Columbia (BC), Canada)

Requisition ID: 25919 

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Located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), Vancouver has a commitment to becoming a City of Reconciliation. Vancouver consistently ranks as one of the world’s most liveable cities and is working towards being the greenest city in the world. Named among Canada’s Top 100 Employers, BC’s Top Employers, and Canada’s Greenest Employers, the City of Vancouver seeks colleagues who can help shape and embody our core commitments to sustainability, decolonization, equity and outstanding quality of life for all residents.

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

Main Purpose and Function

The successful candidate will work as part of a planning team and will provide support and assistance collecting and analyzing information, developing information graphics, communicating complex ideas, and assisting with public consultation including regular meetings and open houses, and general outreach.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

The Planning Analyst will provide a range of professional and technical services as part of the Major Projects team, within the Community Planning group, focusing on (1) providing support for projects such as Jericho Lands, Heather Lands, Pearson-Dogwood and East Fraser Lands; (2) technical work associated with land use planning and planning for public spaces; (3) project scoping, comprehensive policy development and support for rezoning projects. Many of the duties associated with this position will involve support to planning professionals who are undertaking land use and urban design and public space analysis and preparing related policies and presentations.

Duties include:

  • Survey, research and analysis tasks
  • Mapping
  • Data collection to support project scoping and programs
  • Graphics work
  • Assistance in development and drafting of planning policy, reports (including Council reports), zoning and guidelines
  • Urban design analysis such as built form massing, shadow studies and public space analysis.

The Analyst plays a key role in organizing and facilitating workshops, public open houses, and meetings with community groups. The Analyst develops presentation and feedback materials for open houses and workshops, and provides summary reports on consultation initiatives. The work is carried out in consultation with other City divisions and departments. The Analyst is responsible for maintaining and updating various project websites, organizing email and traditional correspondence, and facilitating social media outreach.

 

Qualifications

Education and Experience:

  • University degree and some professional experience in a field related to urban planning; or
  • University degree, a post-graduate degree or other recognized diploma in urban planning, preferably with experience related closely to the duties involved

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • The candidate must be able to work independently and participate successfully on work teams and engage with the public, and to complete assignments using sound professional techniques and judgement.
  • A proven ability to self-manage workload and meet time demands (e.g. prioritize tasks, communicate expected delivery of items with staff, request help when needed) is a requirement.
  • A working knowledge of community planning, public consultation, land development economics and urban design principles is required.
  • Familiarity with zoning and land use regulations, rezoning processes, and the project approvals process is desirable.
  • Strong data and research, analytical, writing, communications, graphics and public speaking skills are a requirement.
  • A strong working knowledge of graphics programs (e.g. Adobe Creative Suite/Creative Cloud) and Microsoft Office, including analysis in Excel, is required. Familiarity with GIS and other mapping software and 3D software (e.g. Sketch-up) is an asset.
  • From time to time, this position will require working outside typical business hours to accommodate meetings and consultation initiatives

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

Affiliation: CUPE 15 Non Pks 

Employment Type: Regular Full Time 

Position Start Date: March 2021

Salary Information: Pay Grade GR-024: $36.45 to $43.04 per hour

Application Close: February 19, 2021

At the City of Vancouver, we are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the community we so proudly serve. Indigenous applicants, people of colour, all genders, LGBT2Q+ and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  Accommodations will be provided upon request during the selection process. Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion

To be considered for this exciting and impactful career opportunity with a generous benefits package, please apply on our careers site.

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