Project Coordinator I – City of Vancouver (Vancouver, BC)

Project Coordinator I

Requisition ID: 22673 

Company
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
Working in a fast paced, public-oriented department, this position performs technical work of some complexity involving the processing of moderately complex Development and Building Permits. This includes new one- and two-family dwellings, additions to one- and two-family dwellings and their associated revisions, secondary suites, commercial tenant improvement permits, and field reviews for compliance with the Zoning and Development, Building and Parking By-laws and other Council-approved policies and guidelines. Co-ordinates and processes sign permits including technical review for compliance with the Sign By-law.
 
Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Performs data and records research from multiple sources such as property files and computer systems (PRISM, POSSE, AMANDA, IMBL, and VanMap).
  • Participates in data entry and compiling of permit documents and records.
  • Performs technical and administrative work involving the examination of architectural plans accompanying Development and Building Permit applications to ensure compliance with City by-laws, policies and guidelines.
  • Administrative work in preparing correspondence and providing relevant information to the public.
  • Answers telephone and counter enquiries from the public and design professionals related to the Sign By-law, Building and Zoning By-laws and related City procedures, and includes a weekly rotation in the department’s telephone center.

 
Qualifications
Education and Experience:

  • Completion of Grade 12 supplemented by related courses from a recognized technical institute, preferably a Diploma in Building Technology.
  • Considerable related technical experience in building construction, as well as some experience in zoning administration and the ability to assess and interpret plans accurately.

 
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Previous work experience in the construction industry or experience in a design office is desirable.
  • Time and project management skills to meet deadlines and manage a large volume of work, with changing priorities, in a flexible manner, often under pressure.
  • Ability to deal tactfully and effectively with the public and the ability to handle a sometimes high stress environment.
  • Excellent communication skills are required in order to convey information to the public and explain technical matter in lay terms.
  • Good writing skills. Must be able to demonstrate accurate keyboard skills and speed.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with a working knowledge of City Building and Zoning By-Laws and who have completed Level I certification of the Building Inspectors Association.
  • Answers telephone enquiries and includes weekly roation in the Phone Centre.

A current and valid BC Drivers’ License is a requirement of this position. The license must not include any restrictions that would affect the ability to legally and safely carry out job responsibilities.
 
Positions available: 3

Main Purpose & Function
Working in a fast paced, public-oriented department, this position performs technical work of some complexity involving the processing of moderately complex Development and Building Permits. This includes new one- and two-family dwellings, additions to one- and two-family dwellings and their associated revisions, secondary suites, commercial tenant improvement permits, and field reviews for compliance with the Zoning and Development, Building and Parking By-laws and other Council-approved policies and guidelines. Co-ordinates and processes sign permits including technical review for compliance with the Sign By-law.
 
Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Performs data and records research from multiple sources such as property files and computer systems (PRISM, POSSE, AMANDA, IMBL, and VanMap).
  • Participates in data entry and compiling of permit documents and records.
  • Performs technical and administrative work involving the examination of architectural plans accompanying Development and Building Permit applications to ensure compliance with City by-laws, policies and guidelines.
  • Administrative work in preparing correspondence and providing relevant information to the public.
  • Answers telephone and counter enquiries from the public and design professionals related to the Sign By-law, Building and Zoning By-laws and related City procedures, and includes a weekly rotation in the department’s telephone center.

 
Qualifications
Education and Experience:

  • Completion of Grade 12 supplemented by related courses from a recognized technical institute, preferably a Diploma in Building Technology.
  • Considerable related technical experience in building construction, as well as some experience in zoning administration and the ability to assess and interpret plans accurately.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Previous work experience in the construction industry or experience in a design office is desirable.
  • Time and project management skills to meet deadlines and manage a large volume of work, with changing priorities, in a flexible manner, often under pressure.
  • Ability to deal tactfully and effectively with the public and the ability to handle a sometimes high stress environment.
  • Excellent communication skills are required in order to convey information to the public and explain technical matter in lay terms.
  • Good writing skills. Must be able to demonstrate accurate keyboard skills and speed.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with a working knowledge of City Building and Zoning By-Laws and who have completed Level I certification of the Building Inspectors Association.
  • Answers telephone enquiries and includes weekly rotation in the Phone Centre.

A current and valid BC Drivers’ License is a requirement of this position. The license must not include any restrictions that would affect the ability to legally and safely carry out job responsibilities.
 
Positions Available: 3

  • 1 RFT with Service Centre
  • 1 TFT until 07/15/2021 with Renovations
  • 1 TFT until 05/15/2021 with Renovations

Business Unit/Department: Development, Buildings & Licensing (1250) 
Affiliation: CUPE 15 Non Pks 
Employment Type: Temporary Full Time & Regular Full Time
Position Start Date: November 2020 
Position End Date: See above 
Salary Information: Pay Grade GR-021: $32.25 to $37.97 per hour
 
Application Close: November 8, 2020

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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