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Planner 3, Development Planning

Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Planner 3, Development Planning
Job Status Temporary Full-Time
About Us
Home to vast parkland and attractions including Grouse Mountain, Lynn Canyon and Capilano Suspension Bridge, the District of North Vancouver is inspired by nature, and enriched by people. Designated one of BC’s Top Employers for six years, the District offers exciting professional development opportunities and a competitive total compensation package including a nine-day fortnight and hybrid work options. 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. Known for being a flexible, family-friendly employer with an inclusive workplace culture, the District of North Vancouver is an exceptional place to work. 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.

Position Overview
The District is growing and we are looking for a Temporary Full-Time Planner 3 for a two-year term for the Development Planning Department. You will be responsible for leading, overseeing, directing, and guiding staff engaged in major planning projects involving complex technical and negotiation situations and often politically sensitive issues; and ensuring that these achieve outstanding development outcomes in accordance with Council priorities, District bylaws, polices, regulations and guidelines. You will liaise and coordinate with internal and external stakeholders in carrying out major planning projects, including Development Engineering, Building, Environment and Community Planning. You will also be expected to lead or participate in ongoing policies, programs and other work matters related to the work of the Development Planning Department. This will include being a part of the Development Approval Process Review, zoning review, urban design and public realm guidelines development, and other corporate initiatives that Development Planning is part of.

The successful applicant will have:
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices applicable to development planning in a municipal setting.
  • Considerable knowledge of land use planning, urban design, economics, municipal and development finance, legal issues, data analytics, transportation planning, and housing policies and practices, as applicable to municipal planning.
  • Expertise in development planning project management, facilitation and conflict resolution, negotiation and development approval process continuous improvement.
  • Experience in planning for, assigning, and supervising the work of a group of professional and technical subordinates, and providing advice and guidance on planning matters.
  • Leadership competencies such as effective communication, social intelligence, change management, decision-making and coaching. 

  • A university degree in an appropriate discipline and a post-graduate degree or diploma in community, social, regional or urban planning, urban design plus considerable related professional planning experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience
  • A minimum of five years of progressive professional planning experience is required.
  • Membership or eligibility for membership in the Canadian Institute of Planners.
  • BC Driver’s License.

The pay range for this unionized position is $61.73 to $73.15 per hour (2024 rates).

Hours of Work: 35-hour work week

Term: Two-year full time, with possibility of renewal

The District of North Vancouver is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, and accessible work environment. If you have what we’re looking for and have a passion to serve people and the community, and a demonstrated commitment to supporting a healthy and safe workplace, we would like to hear from you. Please apply on-line at by May 23, 2024 to be considered.

If you require accommodation to participate in the recruitment process, please inform us when we contact you.

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.

We respectfully acknowledge the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), on whose ancestral lands the District of North Vancouver is located.
Compensation The pay range for this unionized position is $61.73 to $73.15 per hour (2024 rates).
Posting Detail Information

Posting Number 24-21T
Job Open Date 05/02/2024
Job Close Date 05/23/2024
Special Instructions to Applicants

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is the highest level of education attained?
    • High School Diploma/GED
    • Technical/Trade School Certificate/Diploma
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • PHD
  2. * How many years of experience do you have in this type of position?
    • 0-1
    • 1-3
    • 3-5
    • 5-7
    • 7+

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Other