BC Local Government Job Posting Service

Planner 2 (Community Planning)

(Regular Full-Time)

Stretching from Deep Cove in the east to the Capilano River Canyon in the west, the District of North Vancouver is characterized by innovative municipal government that maintains and enhances the quality of life for its residents and businesses. Fuelled by the District’s award-winning vision to build vibrant and sustainable communities for people of all ages and backgrounds, the District offers exciting professional development opportunities and an excellent total compensation package. A flexible, family-friendly employer with an inclusive work place culture, we are looking to fill this position. Come work for one of BC’s Top Employers and contribute to making this a great place to work!

A regular full-time position is available for an experienced professional planner to work as part of our Community Planning team. In this position, you will apply your extensive policy, economic and social planning background to oversee important community planning projects and initiatives as guided by the Official Community Plan and other strategic plans. In this complex planning work, projects will encompass sound planning, social and sustainability principles towards the development of more sustainable and complete communities. You will be responsible for managing complex planning files such as affordable and other non-market housing initiatives, town/village centre planning, managing the work of consultants engaged in major planning projects, interpreting and communicating planning policies to and maintaining good relationships with internal and external clients,organizing public consultation sessions, refining design guidelines, developing policies and writing reports with recommendations for Council’s consideration. This work requires a solid understanding of the principles, practices and objectives of, social and policy planning, land use, economics and sustainable community development.  Experience and knowledge in affordable and other non-market housing projects, including an established network of connections will be of particular benefit.

You have an undergraduate degree plus a postgraduate degree complemented by progressively more   responsible professional experience in social and policy planning, with an emphasis on housing 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 have what we’re looking for and enjoy working in a fast paced environment with a group of enthusiastic and dedicated people, we want to hear from you. Please apply on-line with your cover letter and resume at by February 24, 2019 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.

Location: North Vancouver, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Categories: Planning & Development
Posted: January 31, 2019, 2:25 pm
Expires: February 24, 2019, 4:30 pm