Planning Analyst – City of Vancouver

13 July 2023

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Planning Analyst

Requisition ID: 39160 

Located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Peoples, Vancouver has a commitment to becoming a City of Reconciliation. Vancouver consistently ranks as one of the world’s most liveable cities and is working towards being the greenest city in the world. Named among Canada’s Top 100 Employers, BC’s Top Employers, and Canada’s Greenest Employers, the City of Vancouver seeks colleagues who can help shape and embody our core commitments to sustainability, decolonization, equity and outstanding quality of life for all residents.

Consider joining our committed team of staff and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

Main Purpose and Function
The Planning Analyst primarily works as part of the Northeast False Creek (NEFC) project team that is responsible for implementing the NEFC Plan for a new mixed use neighbourhood. The position will also provide support to a variety of other policy teams and initiatives as required. The emphasis of the job is on collecting and analyzing information, project management support, creating information graphics to communicate complex ideas, developing policies and assisting with public consultation and development applications.

Specific Duties/Responsibilities
To provide professional planning support to the NEFC project team. The Planning Analyst will assist with implementing the NEFC Plan by developing information and graphic material for project management, public open houses, workshops and for inclusion in Council reports, and will be responsible for organizing and facilitating public consultation processes. The position will also assist with maintaining the NEFC project webpage; organizing social media project updates; responding to development enquiries; undertaking urban design analysis, research, mapping and data collection; preparing the necessary materials and notifications for public hearings; drafting and reviewing by-laws and preparing Council reports on by-law amendments and policy issues; and undertaking other technical duties as required to advance detailed area planning in NEFC and the Special Projects Office.

Minimum Position Requirements
Education and Experience:

  • University degree in Planning and some professional planning experience or a related university degree with experience related closely to the duties of the job, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to work independently and participate successfully on work teams and with the public
  • Use of sound professional techniques and judgment.
  • A proven ability to self-manage workload and meet time demands (e.g. prioritize tasks, communicate expected delivery of items with staff, request help when needed).
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to manage internal and external contacts professionally.
  • Demonstrated strong written, verbal and graphic communication skills.
  • Demonstrate sound research and analytical abilities and experience, and have an aptitude in the legal and technical aspects of planning work.
  • A working knowledge of zoning and land-use planning and regulations, land development economics and urban design principles is required.
  • Familiarity with rezoning processes and project management is also preferred.
  • Familiarity with public space planning and design would be strongly preferred.
  • Strong working knowledge of Sketchup (3D Software), ARCGIS, AutoCAD, Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Creative Suite.

Where operationally appropriate and subject to change, the City of Vancouver has a Flexible Work Program. This program allows staff to work remotely 1 – 4 days a week from locations that are a daily commutable distance from their work at a City worksite.  At this time this position is eligible to be part of the Flexible Work Program.

The City’s COVID-19 vaccination policy is currently suspended and as a result, vaccination against COVID-19 is not required at this time. However, should circumstances change and the City deem it necessary to re-introduce such policy, you may be required to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 in order to be eligible to continue performing your duties.

Business Unit/Department: Planning, Urban Design & Sustainability (1275) 

Affiliation: CUPE 15 Non Pks 

Employment Type: Temporary Full Time 

Position Start Date: August, 2023 

Position End Date: June, 2024 

Salary Information: Pay Grade GR-024: $38.68 to $45.68 per hour

Application Close: July 21, 2023

At the City of Vancouver, we are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the community we so proudly serve. Indigenous peoples, people of colour, 2SLGBTQ+ persons including all genders and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  Accommodations will be provided upon request during the selection process.Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion

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