BC Local Government Job Posting Service

Coordinator, Plans & Policies

Regular Full Time
Policy and Business Services

The City of Coquitlam is the sixth largest city in BC, home to more than 150,000 residents.  Our municipality continues to grow through innovative urban design, inspiring arts, culture and recreation programs, and state-of-the-art transportation systems.  Our brand is built on managing our resources in a responsible and sustainable manner, while supporting a vibrant, growing regional urban centre.

This is planning work in coordinating and supporting the Parks, Recreation and Culture Department’s development of strategies, plans and community partnerships to support corporate objectives.  The incumbent analyzes and interprets a variety of data and prepares recommendations related to departmental plans and services; provides departmental line management with guidance and assistance in developing and implementing new plans, strategies and policies and provides leadership to project teams; interacts with a wide variety of contacts to integrate plans and services with other departments and agencies; and supports efforts to foster community partnerships.  Considerable independent judgement and action are exercised within defined priorities, while major projects are discussed with a superior.  Work performance is evaluated in terms of accomplishment of prioritized objectives and for contribution to overall strategies and plans.

The ideal candidate will have considerable knowledge of the City’s long-range plans, proposals, and objectives, and of processes applied to develop the department’s contribution to accomplish those objectives, including grant application processes. The candidate will have considerable knowledge of analytical and research principles, practices, procedures, methods and techniques;  sound knowledge of the principles, procedures and objectives of recreation and leisure planning as they relate to the development of plans and services for Parks, Recreation and Culture; the ability to analyze data, prepare reports and recommendations, and present same to a superior. The ideal candidate will have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and deal tactfully with a wide variety of internal and external contacts and the public, and the ability to act in a coordinating capacity within the department, cross-departmentally, and with external organizations and interested groups, including resident groups and businesses. Additionally, they will demonstrate the ability to organize and lead workshops and public meetings.
University graduation in a related discipline and sound related experience preferably in a municipal recreation or corporate planning environment; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. A Driver's License for the Province of British Columbia is required.

This position works Monday to Friday and is a 35 hour work week. A CUPE hourly rate of $39.56 – 46.75 is offered, plus a competitive benefits package and compressed work week.

Please apply on-line at by 5:00 pm on May 29, 2019.

The City of Coquitlam is an Equal Opportunity Employer
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted

Location: Coquitlam, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Categories: Strategic Initiatives/Planning,Data Analysis
Posted: May 17, 2019, 3:04 pm
Expires: May 29, 2019, 5:00 pm