BC Local Government Job Posting Service

Planner 3 (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!

We are looking for a regular full-time advanced and experienced professional to be a working supervisor for a small team in the Community Planning Department. You will be responsible for overseeing, directing, and guiding staff engaged in major policy and social planning projects and initiatives involving complex problems and often politically sensitive issues; and for ensuring that these conform to established plans and directives for appropriate and sustainable development in line with Council priorities. You will liaise and coordinate with internal and external stakeholders in carrying out major planning projects and other matters related to the work of the Community Planning Department including ongoing work on the District’s Official Community Plan and community engagement related to community planning, policy and social planning initiatives.

You have thorough knowledge of the principles and practices applicable to community planning in a municipal setting; considerable knowledge of economics, municipal finance, data analytics, and sociology, as applicable to municipal planning. Considerable knowledge of research methods, statistical techniques and trends, and developments in the field of municipal planning are required. You also have established experience planning, assigning, and supervising the work of a group of professional and technical subordinates, and providing advice and guidance on planning matters. Collaborative contribution to the Department’s planning initiatives is expected.
You have a university degree in an appropriate discipline and a post-graduate degree in community, social, or regional planning, plus considerable related professional planning experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience. A minimum of five years of professional planning experience is required. Membership or eligibility for membership in the Canadian Institute of Planners, 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 $53.01 - $62.81 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 March 22, 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: March 6, 2019, 3:25 pm
Expires: March 22, 2019, 4:30 pm