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City of Burnaby

Planner 1 (Environment)

Employer/Organization: City of Burnaby

Closing: February 24th 2020 4:45 PM PST


Applications are invited for the following position as of February 13, 2020 and must be received by 4:45 PM on Monday, February 24, 2020 quoting:

Planner 1 (Environment)

Competition No: 2020-020

The goal of the City of Burnaby and its employees is to consistently deliver first class service and services to our community.  With this in mind, we hire people who share the same passion, those with the drive and determination to grow with and contribute to our already exceptional team.  People like you!

Reporting to the Planner 2 – Environment, this is professional City planning work of moderate complexity involving the application of specialized knowledge in the investigation, analysis and implementation of matters relating to environmental, sustainability and ecosystem planning and delivery of planning programs.  This work entails completing reviews of development proposals to meet environmental regulations, City land use policies and other objectives and to establish best practices for protection and enhancement of ecosystems including streams, riparian areas and terrestrial areas; assessing environmental information and providing guidance to applicants for development proposals in or near environmentally sensitive areas to establish riparian area setbacks and other development requirements related to sustainability, ecosystem protection and enhancement; developing and implementing various administrative planning policies with respect to legislation relative to the Zoning By-Law and the Streamside  Protection and Enhancement Bylaw; analyzing, reviewing, preparing, contributing to and communicating City environmental policies in response to senior government regulations, development trends and community needs; collecting information on environmental matters, including green buildings, electric vehicles, environmental protection of the land base and streams, and climate change; liaising with a variety of internal and external contacts; representing the City at various meetings and on a variety of committees; collection, analysis, assembly, interpretation, and presentation of data and information, including the development of recommendations for the review of professional superiors and elected officials; and completing these responsibilities in consultation and collaboration with the Planner 2 – Environment.  This position includes educational outreach and education of the City’s environmental programs and initiatives, and also requires liaison with with external stakeholders in this field. Performs related work as required.

Qualifications include a Master’s Degree in Planning or related discipline with some experience in the planning profession; membership or eligibility for membership in the Planning Institute of British Columbia or Canadian Institute of Planners is desirable; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.  Sound knowledge of the current literature, trends and developments in the areas of specialization (i.e. ecological assessment, restoration and management in an urban setting and familiarity with environmental regulations and processes).  This position requires considerable independence of judgement and action, combined with solid education and experience from a technical perspective and considerable knowledge of principles, practices and objectives of urban and regional planning as it relates to environmental planning and sustainability.  Strong written communication and consultation abilities and oral presentation skills are required to develop and implement environmental planning programs and policies involving other City departments, professionals, regulators, stewardship groups, the general public and others.  Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to undertake complex tasks in a high paced setting.  Considerable applied field experience in ecological assessments; experience in local government and urban land use planning practices is an asset.    

SALARY:   $6,822 – 7,115 – 7,424 – 7,739 – 8,067/month (Pay Grade 29) (2019 Rates)                                       

STATUS:     Regular Full Time

SCHEDULE:    70 hours bi-weekly; Monday to Friday from 8:00 AM - 4:45 PM

Copies of relevant professional certificates, degrees, or tickets will be required at the time of the interview.

Please contact Human Resources at 604-294-7303 if you do not receive a confirmation email within one hour of submitting your application online.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

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