• Full Time
  • Burnaby, BC
  • Posted 1 week ago
  • Expires: 2017-06-30

Metro Vancouver

NATURE OF WORK:
Working in the Housing Policy and Planning group, this position plays an important role in helping to support a stable supply of housing that is affordable in the region. A core area of focus is research, analysis, program and project planning, implementing and monitoring of activities related to the full continuum of housing needs in the region, including homelessness, as well as alignment of housing policy with regional growth management. The successful incumbent will lead or participate in a number of important initiatives related to current housing policy and affordable housing development and will work with various internal and external stakeholders to define and implement effective affordable housing strategies. This includes implementation of the Regional Affordable Housing Strategy; clarifying and prioritizing Metro Vancouver’s own actions related to housing policy and development; and addressing emerging opportunities to increase the supply of affordable housing in the region.

DUTIES:
Determines and develops approach and research methodology for major housing policy and planning projects; develops policy proposals in areas such as regional development, affordable housing, land use and transportation, residential, industrial and commercial development, open space, land conservation, environmental management, resource and demand management, economics and municipal finance; provides input on strategic direction.

Facilitates the participation of interdepartmental resources and external partners; coordinates the inputs of professional and technical resources and/or plans, supervises and participates in the work of one or more subordinates engaged in professional and technical work; directs the work of consultants.

Presents and substantiates policy analysis and proposals before superiors, other staff and represents the department at various committees as required; and arranges for consultation and clearance of policy proposals with municipalities and provincial agencies.

Processes the necessary steps for implementation of concepts and prepares and presents complex reports.

Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with staff and external contacts at various levels within government agencies, municipalities and committees; coordinates various activities, programs and projects, and relieves a superior at various meetings as required.

Performs related work as required.

REQUIREMENTS:
University graduation in Regional, Urban, Environmental or Transportation Planning at the Masters level, with considerable related professional planning experience; OR an equivalent combination of training and experience.

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

Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices, techniques, methods and procedures applicable to local and regional planning and development, particularly related to housing policy and planning.

Thorough knowledge of the policies, rules and regulations, by-laws and legislation governing departmental operations.

Considerable knowledge of areas such as regional development, housing policy, affordable housing, land use and transportation, residential, commercial and industrial development, land conservation, environmental and resource management, and of the current literature, trends and developments in these fields.

Considerable knowledge of modeling principles, practices, techniques and current technological developments in computer software.

Ability to develop and prepare policy proposals, define problem areas, determine research methods, analyze and evaluate data and prepare comprehensive reports.

Ability to plan, assign, supervise and participate in the work of a small group of subordinates engaged in related planning work, to direct the work of consultants and to coordinate input and information from various internal and external sources.

Ability to perform all duties under minimal supervision.

Ability to coordinate activities, programs and projects and relieve a superior during absences or unavailability of same within defined limits.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of internal and external contacts and represent the organization on a variety of committees, task forces and working groups.

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 30, 2017.

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

Closing Date: June 30, 2017

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