Planner 2 – City of Richmond (Richmond, BC)

By | January 11, 2019

The City of Richmond is a diverse and dynamic community in pursuit of our vision
to be the most appealing, livable and well-managed community in Canada.


People l Excellence l Leadership l Team l Innovation

Imagine a career with the City of Richmond, a dynamic environment for growth and continuous improvement, fostered by our collective strengths and creativity. We are a vibrant, diverse cosmopolitan city, supported by a strong economy and recognized as leaders in innovation and service delivery excellence. The City of Richmond is committed to be the most appealing, livable, well-managed community in Canada, a goal that is only made possible by developing our most valuable asset – our people. This is a great opportunity to join our team and shape our community.

Research Planner 2

Regular Full Time
Job ID: 2018510
$46.78 to $55.36 per hour


The City of Richmond is currently looking to hire a Regular Full-Time Research Planner 2 to join our Community Social Development team.  This position plans and leads strategic planning processes, provides leadership and oversight in short and long-term Divisional planning and contributes to projects across the Departments of the Community Services Division. The Planner 2 represents the City on multi-disciplinary teams and committees, leads successful internal consultation and community engagement activities, and ensures projects are concluded successfully with the involvement of a variety of stakeholders.

We are looking for someone that has:

  • Knowledge of community planning practices, principles, techniques and methods applicable to the work performed and of the current trends and developments in community and social planning within the parks, recreation, arts, heritage, culture, and social planning environments.
  • Ability to plan and lead strategic planning processes including identifying innovative ideas and concepts, visioning, problem solving, analyzing, options evaluation, and formulating recommendations.
  • Ability to perform complex and politically sensitive problem solving.
  • Ability to collect, analyze and interpret statistical and narrative data and apply statistical techniques to prepare forecasts and projections and develop related reports (including recommendations, graphs and charts) on a variety of service planning projects and programs applying standard research, statistical and analytical principles, practices, procedures, methods and techniques.
  • Knowledge of online survey software, Geographical Information System (GIS) and Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) or similar data and statistical analysis software.
  • Ability to successfully pass a Police Information Check.

Position Requirements:

  • A graduate degree is required with an emphasis on Social Planning, Urban Geography or related discipline.
  • Five (5) years’ experience in community recreation, community social development, social planning and community social services, or arts and heritage, preferably within a municipal environment or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

If you think this is a good fit for you, we invite you to apply today!
For further information regarding position details and to apply, please visit our website at

The City of Richmond offers a competitive pay and benefits program, attractive incentives and a compressed work day schedule.