BC Local Government Job Posting Service

Planner 2 (Community Planning)


If you are civic minded and interested in making an impact on people and businesses on the beautiful North Shore, consider working for the District of North Vancouver.

Home to vast parkland and attractions including Grouse Mountain, Lynn Canyon and Capilano Suspension Bridge, the District is inspired by nature, and enriched by people. The District offers exciting professional development opportunities and a competitive total compensation package. This is an exciting time to join the District, as we embark on a range of initiatives to transform digital service delivery, customer experience, and our approach to climate action.

A regular full-time position is available for an experienced professional planner to work as part of our Community Planning team. You will oversee important community planning projects and initiatives as guided by the Official Community Plan and other strategic plans. You will apply your education and expertise  to help achieve our vision for a vibrant, supportive and sustainable community. With a positive, team- oriented outlook, you can integrate multiple ideas and manage competing perspectives and deadlines.

As a Planner 2, you will be responsible for a wide range of complex planning files. This will include housing and land use policy and OCP implementation. The work may also entail elements of development and social planning, data analysis and other long range planning areas. You will interpret and communicate planning policies and maintain good relationships with internal and external clients. You may also be expected to manage the work of consultants engaged in major planning projects and participate on committees. Organizing public engagement processes, developing policies and writing reports with recommendations for Council’s consideration will round out your responsibilities. This work requires a good understanding of planning principles and processes, and legislation.

You have an undergraduate degree plus a postgraduate degree complemented by progressively more responsible professional experience in long range and policy planning, preferably gained in a municipal environment. A minimum of five years of professional planning experience is desirable. Membership or eligibility for membership with PIBC or CIP, and a BC Driver’s License are required. You have excellent project management and problem solving skills and solid computer knowledge.

The pay range for this unionized position is $46.75 - $55.35 per hour (2019 rates) based on a 35-hour work week. If you are interested in this position, and have a passion to serve people and the community, we would like to hear from you. Please apply on-line with your cover letter and resume at by August 5, 2020 to be considered for this competition.

We thank you for your interest in employment with the District of North Vancouver and advise that only those shortlisted for an interview will be contacted.

Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Categories: Planning & Development
Posted: July 28, 2020, 1:17 pm
Expires: August 5, 2020, 4:30 pm