Planning Assistant III – REPOST (Vancouver, British Columbia (BC), Canada)

Requisition ID: 24334 

Company

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

This Planning Assistant III reports to the Transportation Engineer (CE I) in the Traffic and Data Management Branch, this position oversees technical planning duties related to the school program. The main responsibility of this position is to coordinate the active travel school program. The program consists of an annual review of 4-6 schools to identify and implement promotion and engagement on school safety and infrastructure needs that can facilitate active travel to school and improve safety for all road users. The program includes a follow up of schools 2 years after the program was completed to assess impacts on active travel modes and safety. The position assists identifying, prioritizing and recommending treatment options, conducts research on new practices to school travel, organize school walkabouts, conduct travel surveys at schools and communicate with school related stakeholders.
 

Specific Duties/Responsibilities

  • Collects and conducts statistical analysis of school travel data. This includes students and parents survey before and after school program implementation
  • Prepares presentation and visual materials to illustrate school travel data collected·
  • Reviews and analyzes traffic volume, speed, collision data and community input to identify challenges to active travel and safety hotspots around schools.
  • Assists reviewing school assessments to identify potential infrastructure upgrades to encourage active travel and improve safety.
  • Undertakes mapping work, including development of the best walking and cycling routes to schools.
  • Conducts research on expertise/knowledge of emerging policies and practices to improve school travel.
  • Communicates with schools stakeholders on matters related to the program
  • Participates in school walkabouts and PAC meetings
  • Prepares reports and presentation materials for senior staff, school stakeholders and the public.·
  • Performs other branch duties as assigned.

Qualifications
Education and Experience:

  • Completion of Grade 12, supplemented with courses in drafting, graphics, commercial art or related courses and experience in planning, or an equivalent combination of training or experience. 
  • A post-secondary diploma in Planning, Geography or other relevant area of study is preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Considerable skills for developing visual and graphical presentation materials of data for the public·
  • Ability to perform statistical surveys and analysis work.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills are required, as this position will write reports and interact with staff, school stakeholders and the public.·
  • Working knowledge of the City’s street system, transportation policies and regulations, the Street and Traffic Bylaw.
  • Ability to work well in a team and business environment with little or no supervision under tight timelines and in a multi-task environment.

Driver’s License and Record Checks 

  • A current and valid BC Driver’s License and a safe driving record are required
  • The license must not include any restrictions that would affect the ability to legally and safely carry out job responsibilities

*This role is currently part of an active compensation review and is subject to change based on the outcome of the review. 

Business Unit/Department: Engineering Services (1300) 

Affiliation: CUPE 15 Non Pks 

Employment Type: Temporary Full Time 

Position Start Date: March, 2021 

Position End Date: January, 2022 

Salary Information: Pay Grade GR-021: $32.25 to $37.97 per hour

Application Close: April 4, 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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