Research Planner

Planning & Protective Services – Regional & Strategic Planning

Competition: 18/144
Status: Regular Fulltime                                                                                                                
Hours of Work: 70 hours bi-weekly
Rate of Pay: $39.86 - $45.19 per hour (2016 rates)                                                            
Review of applications begins: 4:00pm on June 26, 2018

The Research Planner is responsible for preparing strategies, policies, plans, proposals and initiatives pertaining to a wide range of planning initiatives.
Duties & Responsibilities
  • Develops, coordinates and delivers processes, strategies, plans, policies, procedures and practices related to regional planning, growth management, sustainability and other initiatives.
  • Designs, undertakes and manages special planning projects.
  • Researches current practices and best practices and provides recommendations.
  • Conducts and facilitates consultation for planning projects with elected officials, stakeholders, community groups and the general public.
  • Provides verbal and written advice and guidance on regional planning issues, implementation initiatives and progress indicators.
  • Monitors implementation of strategies, plans, policies, and procedures.
  • Writes reports.
  • Develops materials, including document and graphic content and layout, key messages, speeches, talking points, briefing materials and other communications products.
  • Fosters relationships and liaises/engages with internal and external the discretion of the Senior Manager of Regional & Strategic Planning.
  • Provides contract management on a variety of projects which includes preparing terms of reference and requests for proposals and overseeing contractor’s work, ensuring contract requirements are adhered to, providing work direction as needed and providing performance feedback regarding deliverables.
  • Follows all policies, procedures and standards of the CRD
  • Performs other related duties as required. 
  • Master’s degree in planning, geography, or related discipline and 5 years’ related experience or an undergraduate degree in related discipline and 7 years’ related experience.   Experience should include municipal or regional government land-use planning, related research, public consultation, project management and policy writing.
  • Membership in the Planning Institute of BC is preferred.
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written), interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Knowledge of and strong interest in sustainability principles, the promotion of responsible growth management, government policy and strategy,
  • Working knowledge of relevant planning legislation including the Local Government Act and Land Titles Act.
  • Ability to conduct comprehensive research and write policy reports regarding land use planning, growth management, sustainability and other regional matters.
  • Ability to design, implement, facilitate and document public and stakeholder consultation meetings and workshops. 
  • Proficiency and experience with the MS Office Suite, SharePoint
  • Ability to understand political issues and exercise sound judgment in dealing with planning issues and decisions.
  • Good organizational, time-management, critical thinking, and people skills required.
  • Excellent project management skills.  Ability to plan, organize and deliver projects and assignments and ensure successful implementation (on time and on budget). 
  • Ability to hire, administer, monitor and address the operations and performance of contractors and consultants.
  • Ability to plan and organize projects and assignments and ensure successful implementation.
  • Ability to simultaneously handle multiple tasks and multiple priorities.
  • Ability to quickly write concise and well-written reports, plans and policy consistent with corporate formats. 
  • Demonstrable competence in public speaking and presentation skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Experience and proficiency in developing and maintaining mutually satisfactory internal and external stakeholder relationships.
  • Ability to design, monitor and report on project performance indicators.
  • Ability to apply planning concepts, research techniques and tools, and undertake basic statistical analysis.
  • Ability to analyze and synthesize diverse and complex information and data and convey in easy-to-understand non-technical language and graphics.
  • Must possess a valid BC Driver’s Licence (Class #5).

To apply for this exciting opportunity, please submit your resume and covering letter online at under “Careers”.
The CRD wishes to thank you for your interest and advises that only those candidates under active consideration will be contacted.

Location: Victoria, BC
Region: South Vancouver Island
Professional Categories: Planning & Development
Posted: June 14, 2018, 11:23 am
Expires: June 26, 2018, 4:00 pm