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City of Burnaby

Planner 1 (Tenant Assistance)

Employer/Organization: City of Burnaby

Closing: October 22nd 2020 4:45 PM PST


Applications are invited for the following position as of October 13, 2020 and must be received by 4:45 PM on Thursday October 22, 2020 quoting: 

Competition No: 2020-165

Reporting to the Planner 3, this is professional planning work of moderate complexity involving the application of specialized knowledge in the investigation and analysis of matters related to planning studies and planning programs for the City’s Tenant Assistance Program. The work entails collection, analysis and interpretation of data in the development and administration of the Tenant Assistance Policy and program; planning, coordinating, administering and delivery of the program’s services; conducting investigations and studies; liaisoning with a wide variety of internal and external contacts; and preparing a variety of related reports, analyses and correspondence, Represents the City and/or department at various meetings and on a variety of committees. An employee of a position in this class may, while on special assignments, exercise supervision over a limited number of non-professional subordinates. Performs related work as required.

Qualifications include a Master’s Degree in Planning or related discipline with some related experience, membership or eligibility for membership in the Planning Institute of British Columbia or Canadian Institute of Planners is desirable or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Considerable knowledge of the principles, practices and objectives of urban planning and of related City policies and bylaws. Considerable knowledge of the theory and practices of a major discipline applicable to planning; of the social structure and needs of clients served and of market and non- market rental housing resources and programs in relation to client needs. Sound knowledge of federal and provincial housing legislation affecting tenants including: Residential Tenancy Act; Local Government Act; relevant Burnaby policies, zoning bylaws and bylaws regulating development; of the current literature, trends and developments in the area of housing; and of federal, provincial, regional and other municipal government housing policies. Ability to perform moderately complex technical research, analyse and interpret data and prepare reports thereon; to establish and maintain effective working relationships with outside agencies, public and community resource organizations, landlords, vulnerable populations, members of the public, other government officials and city staff; to communicate effectively orally, especially with vulnerable clients, and in writing, and to prepare clear and concise reports and recommendations; to represent the Planning Department, to make public presentations, and act in a liaison capacity in coordinating the work with internal and external contacts; to assist in the administration and monitoring of other departmental program activities; to supervise staff assigned to work on special assignments; to prepare and maintain related correspondence, records and files.


$6,822 – 7,115 – 7,424 – 7,739 – 8,067/month (Pay Grade 29) (2019 Rates) Regular Full Time
70 hours bi-weekly; Monday to Friday from 8:00 AM - 4:45 PM
Normal for CUPE 23 Inside Division Collective Agreement

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.

Reference: 50007916

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