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Planner II (Long Range & Strategic Planning - Community Planning)

Requisition ID: 14193 

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 and Function
The Planner II works as part of a planning team responsible for the development and implementation of land use policy, guidelines and bylaws in Long-Range and Strategic Planning in the Planning, Urban Design and Sustainability Department (PDS), Community Planning Division.  The successful applicant will be a part of the Community Planning group with a focus on building more complete communities and expanding housing choice across the city. The applicant will work across City of Vancouver departments and will engage with residents on the investigation of future options for change, policies, and implementation strategies involving complex, sometimes controversial urban issues.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities
Related duties include:
  • Scoping, preparing and managing work programs;
  • Scoping, preparing and managing work programs; being accountable for deliverables and following timelines and work plans;
  • Managing projects of various scales, including policy review and implementation, and public benefits delivery;
  • Drafting zoning schedules and guidelines to implement community plans or other policies;
  • Designing and attending public engagement activities, including community forums, workshops and meetings. (including weekday evenings and weekends);
  • Report writing, including complex Council reports;
  • Preparing and delivering complex material to staff, the public and City Council;
  • Establishing collaborative working relationships with community organizations, businesses, residents, property owners, developers, agencies and other stakeholders;
  •  Exercising considerable judgment and demonstrating professionalism, diplomacy, tact and discretion;
  • Analyzing a wide variety of supporting data and information to assist in the recommendation of planning policy, including land use, demographic trends, public benefit needs assessments, economic studies and public surveys;
  • Liaising with, and coordinating and synthesizing inputs from other divisions of the Planning Department and other City Departments;
  • Managing consultancies and project budgets;
  • Supervising staff and conducting performance reviews; and
  • Other duties/responsibilities as assigned.

Education and Experience:
  • A university graduate degree in Planning and/or a related discipline with extensive and progressive municipal experience at a professional level related to the job duties (minimum of 2 years’ experience, 5 years preferred)
  • Demonstrated experience in area planning and the ability to produce and communicate with visual materials is required.
  • Demonstrated experience preparing policies that involve interrelationships between transportation, housing, job space, local economy, the public realm, public services, and the environment.
  • The applicant should have a broad range of experience developing and managing work programs; developing and preparing policies, land use direction and built form regulations
  • Qualifications also include experience developing and implementing a range of engagement processes to include a broad range of public and stakeholder groups.
  • Demonstrated experience in facilitation and project scoping.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities
  • The applicant will demonstrate initiative and independent judgment in dealing with a variety of people and situations
  • Leadership ability developing teams and advance work programs within defined timelines and limited resources.
  • Applicants should have a working knowledge of the City's land use By-Laws, Official Development Plans, the Vancouver Housing Strategy and land use policies, rezoning process, plus a broad knowledge of City services, programs and processes.
  • The applicant will have the ability to clearly communicate complex planning issues through Council reports and presentations, and a demonstrated ability to deal with conflict.
  • Membership or eligibility for membership in the Canadian Institute of Planning is desirable.

Business Unit/Department: Planning, Urban Design & Sustainability (1275) 
Affiliation: CUPE 15 Non Pks 
Employment Type: Regular Full Time 
Position Start Date: November, 2019 
Salary Information: Pay Grade GR-031: $48.78 to $57.7 per hour
Application Close: September 22, 2019

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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Location: Vancouver, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Categories: Planning & Development
Posted: September 13, 2019, 12:17 pm
Expires: September 22, 2019, 11:59 pm