Planning Analyst (Special Projects) – City of Vancouver (Vancouver, BC)

By | June 14, 2019

  Requisition ID: 13756

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Main Purpose and Function
The Planning Analyst primarily works as part of the Northeast False Creek (NEFC) project team that is responsible for implementing the NEFC Plan for a new mixed use neighbourhood. The position will also provide support to a variety of other policy teams and initiatives as required. The work includes supporting implementation initiatives. The emphasis of the job is on collecting and analyzing information, project management support, developing information graphics to communicate complex ideas, the development of policies and assisting with public consultation and development applications.

Key Contacts and Reporting Relationships
This position will report to a Planner II position, under a Project Director, in the Special Projects Office. They will work within the Planning, Urban Design and Sustainability department and will work closely with staff from other City departments. They will interact with the public and consultants on a regular basis.

Specific Duties/Responsibilities
To provide professional planning support to the NEFC project team. The Planning Analyst will assist with implementing the NEFC Plan by developing information and graphic material for project management, public open houses, workshops and for inclusion in Council reports, and will be responsible for organizing and facilitating public consultation processes. The position will also assist with maintaining the NEFC project webpage; organizing social media project updates; responding to development enquiries; undertaking urban design analysis, research, mapping and data collection; preparing the necessary materials and notifications for public hearings; drafting and reviewing by-laws and preparing Council reports on by-law amendments and policy issues; and undertaking other technical duties as required to advance detailed area planning in NEFC and the Special Projects Office.

Minimum Position Requirements
Education and Experience:

  • University degree in Planning and some professional planning experience or a related university degree with experience related closely to the duties of the job, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to work independently and participate successfully on work teams and with the public
  • Use of sound professional techniques and judgment.
  • 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).
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to manage internal and external contacts professionally.
  • Demonstrated strong written, verbal and graphic communication skills.
  • Demonstrate sound research and analytical abilities and experience, and have an aptitude in the legal and technical aspects of planning work.
  • A working knowledge of zoning and land-use planning and regulations, land development economics and urban design principles is required.
  • Familiarity with rezoning processes and project management is also preferred 
  • Strong working knowledge of Sketchup (3D Software), MapInfo, AutoCAD, Microsoft Office Suite and graphics programs (e.g. Adobe Creative Suite).
  • Familiarity with public space planning and design would be strongly preferred.

Business Unit/Department: Planning, Urban Design & Sustainability (1275)
Affiliation: CUPE 15 Non Pks
Employment Type: Temporary Full Time
Position Start Date: July 2019
Position End Date: December 31, 2020
Salary Information: Pay Grade GR-024: $36.45 to $43.04 per hour

Application Close: June 23, 2019

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