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Community Planner

(Permanent Full Time)


West Vancouver is an attractive community on the North Shore! It is home to some of the region’s best parks and recreation locations: Whytecliff Park, Lighthouse Park, Cypress Provincial Park and ski area, and Ambleside Beach. At the District of West Vancouver, we're looking for employees that have a passion for public service and strive to make a difference. Our team of dedicated staff deliver services, operate facilities and run the programs that make West Vancouver a great place to live. Be part of our team!

The West Vancouver Planning Department is seeking a Community Planner to join our team of highly motivated professionals.

Reporting to the Manager of Community Planning and Sustainability, this position is responsible for:

  • Providing professional planning expertise on diverse projects in the development and achievement of community goals
  • Managing various community planning initiatives and files
  • Undertaking technical and policy analysis for a broad range of topics and producing comprehensive reports and recommendations for Council
  • Preparing land use policy at a variety of scales, ranging from particular community planning issues to neighbourhood, town / village centre, and District-wide plans
  • Devising and facilitating public engagement processes and events for community planning projects
  • Providing input on development applications as they relate to land use policies and plans
  • Developing and delivering effective public presentations to Council, the community and other stakeholders


The preferred candidate will possess: the ability to effectively manage work plans and projects to successful completion; sound knowledge of the principles, practices and laws relating to community planning including current literature, trends and issues; excellent written and verbal communication skills; and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with diverse interest groups.

The successful candidate has completed a degree in community planning or related field, preferably at the Master’s level, plus several years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Eligibility for full membership in the Planning Institute of British Columbia, a valid BC Driver’s Licence and vehicle are required

The successful candidate will be required to supply a police information check and a copy of their credentials.

This posting does not list all the duties of the position, nor does it fully detail the required skills, knowledge and abilities, licences and certificates required of candidates.


Position Status:
Exempt – Permanent Full-Time

Hours of Work:
35 hours per week (hours and days of work may vary)

Closing Date:
11:59 p.m. Friday, November 29, 2019

To Apply:
Please visit the District of West Vancouver’s Career Centre at westvancouver.ca/careers to apply for this position.

We want to thank all applicants, however only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.


 We want to thank all applicants, however only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.


Location: West Vancouver, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Categories: Planning & Development
Posted: November 5, 2019, 3:46 pm
Expires: November 29, 2019, 11:59 pm