• Temporary
  • Burnaby, BC
  • Posted 1 week ago
  • Expires: 2017-06-29

Metro Vancouver

(Temporary Full-Time – this position to last not later than March 31, 2019)

Performs specialized regional development services tasks related to the housing spectrum, including homelessness and the Homelessness Partnering Strategy. Entails development of work plans, research, comprehensive report writing, development and preparation of policy proposals, and the follow-up and processing of the results of decisions from technical and political committees relative to their consideration of regional development policy proposals.

Participates in the development, maintenance and operations of regional housing and homelessness development and demographic computer models; interprets results of same to political and technical committees, municipal staff and others.

Acts in a liaison capacity between consultants, municipalities and Metro Vancouver to facilitate effective integration of project schedules; maintains liaison with various internal and external contacts concerned with municipal, social and community planning and regional development issues and trends.

Attends related internal and external meetings and, as required, represents the Department to provide technical and professional advice on policy, goals and objectives, and regulations as they relate to regional planning and related issues.

Develops project specific computerized applications and programs for departmental use.

Prepares and presents, as required, verbal and audio-visual presentations and related material and displays on regional planning and housing programs and projects.

Assigns, checks and supervises the work of one or more technical and clerical staff engaged in research projects.

Conducts regional planning and housing spectrum, social and community planning studies and prepares detailed reports resulting from such studies.

Performs related work as required.

University graduation in Regional, Community Development, Social or Urban Planning at the Masters level and sound related experience; OR an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Considerable knowledge of the principles, practices, techniques, methods and procedures applicable to housing and homelessness planning and policy, municipal and regional development.

Considerable knowledge of the policies, rules and regulations governing the work performed.

Considerable knowledge of the legal aspects of housing planning and policy, municipal development and of the bylaws and legislation related to planning and regional development activities performed.

Considerable knowledge of computer operational and programming principles and practices where applicable and of current literature, trends and developments in fields related to the work.

Ability to perform professional regional development work under general supervision.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external contacts.

Ability to assign and supervise the work of one or more subordinates engaged in technical and clerical work.

Skill in the operation of equipment used in the work, including the operation of computer modelling where applicable.

Membership or eligibility for membership in the Canadian Institute of Planners.

Driver’s License for the Province of British Columbia.


Please follow this link http://www.metrovancouver.org/about/careers/ to our Careers page where you can submit your application by June 29, 2017.

While we greatly appreciate all the replies we receive, regretfully only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Closing Date: June 29, 2017

To apply for this job please visit the following URL: http://www.metrovancouver.org/about/careers/Pages/default.aspx →