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District of North Vancouver

Planning Assistant 3 (Development Planning)

Employer/Organization: District of North Vancouver

Closing: August 3rd 2021 11:59 PM PST


Planning Assistant 3

(Development Planning)


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.

Home to vast parkland and attractions including Grouse Mountain, Lynn Canyon and Capilano Suspension Bridge, theDistrict is inspired by nature, and enriched by people. As one of BC’s Top Employers, the District offers exciting professional development opportunities and a competitive total compensation package including a compressed day off schedule (nine-day fortnight). 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.

This is technical and administrative planning work managing a series of development application files and may includeconducting planning or policy research. The work involves processing development applications for subdivision, development variance permits, development permits, coach houses, liquor or cannabis licenses, sign permits, and simple rezoningapplications or others as assigned. You will perform a variety of technical and research tasks related to development or policy projects including preparing staff reports, permits, bylaws, subdivision conditions letters and ensuring conditions are satisfied. You will make recommendations to the Approving Officer based on technical assessment of subdivision feasibility. The work includes coordinating and conducting analysis of commercial, office, and residential planning and developmentproposals in terms of their conformance to bylaws, policies, and the OCP. You will exercise a considerable degree ofindependence and initiative in carrying out assignments and work performance is reviewed and evaluated by a professionalsuperior in terms of technical adequacy, soundness of conclusions and recommendations made and conformance toestablished practices and procedures.

Your university or technical post-secondary training in a relevant field such as planning, geography, land economics or urban design is complemented by a solid foundation in experience related to development planning and applicationprocessing. You have considerable knowledge of applicable legislation, regulations and best practices needed to process development applications. You are knowledgeable in current computer technologies. Complementing your excellentresearch, analytical and communications skills, you are forward thinking and innovative with solid project and work programmanagement skills.

The pay range for this unionized position is $36.39 - $42.96 per hour based on a 35-hour work week. If you are interested in this position, and have a passion to serve people and the community, we would like to hear from you.

Please apply on-line with your cover letter and resume at by August 3, 2021 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 candidatesshortlisted for an interview will be contacted.

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