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Planning Assistant III (Community Transport) Vancouver

The City of Vancouver -

The City of Vancouver - Vancouver Canada

2 months ago

Planning Assistant III (Community Transport) Job at The City of Vancouver – Vancouver, BC

Requisition ID: 38033


Located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Peoples, Vancouver has a commitment to becoming a City of Reconciliation. Vancouver consistently ranks as one of the world’s most liveable cities and is working towards being the greenest city in the world. Named among Canada’s Top 100 Employers, BC’s Top Employers, and Canada’s Greenest Employers, the City of Vancouver seeks colleagues who can help shape and embody our core commitments to sustainability, decolonization, equity and outstanding quality of life for all residents.

Consider joining our committed team of staff and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

Main Purpose and Function

The Planning Assistant III is responsible for supporting public and stakeholder engagement on... transportation planning and design projects. The position provides technical and professional support to members of the branch and assistance with public and stakeholder engagement processes on a broad range of topics such as complete streets, school streets, bus priority, protected bike lanes, greenways, parking policy and urban freight.

This position reports to a Team Lead II in the Community Transportation Branch.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

Researches, collects data and prepares analysis, which forms the basis for decisions and recommendations by the Community Transportation team.

Conducts and compiles policy research to support the planning process.

Prepares engagement reports, presentations, public notifications, website content, graphic and communications materials for transportation projects.

Assists with public and stakeholder engagement by booking venues, speakers, catering, and supplies; distributing materials to the public; and taking notes at events.

Collects, codes, analyzes survey feedback, and summarizes for internal and external audiences.

Maintains and updates records and files.

Responds to technical, written or oral enquiries from other departments and the public.

Other duties/responsibilities as assigned.


Education and Experience:
Completion of Grade 12 or equivalent, supplemented by courses in Planning or Public Policy, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Experience in facilitating public and stakeholder engagement.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Sound knowledge of transportation planning and design concepts, standards, and guidelines from agencies such as the Transportation Association of Canada (TAC), National Association of Transportation Officials (NACTO), and other relevant bodies

Sound knowledge of layout work, report design and reproduction and of graphical presentation of statistical data and planning projects

Strong interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal)

Excellent consultation, research and analysis skills

Ability to read and interpret transportation plans and specifications

Ability to establish relationships with internal and external stakeholders

Ability to exercise professionalism, discretion and tact

Ability to perform moderately difficult statistical survey and analysis work

Ability to prioritize and organize work, handle multiple assignments and meet deadlines

Proficient in the use of software applications such as MS Office and Adobe Creative Suite

Proficiency in InDesign would be an asset

Ability to meet transportation requirements

Where operationally appropriate and subject to change, the City of Vancouver has a Flexible Work Program. This program allows staff to work remotely 1 – 4 days a week from locations that are a daily commutable distance from their work at a City worksite. At this time this position is eligible to be part of the Flexible Work Program.

The City’s COVID-19 vaccination policy is currently suspended and as a result, vaccination against COVID-19 is not required at this time. However, should circumstances change and the City deem it necessary to re-introduce such policy, you may be required to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 in order to be eligible to continue performing your duties.

Business Unit/Department: Engineering Services (1300)

Affiliation: CUPE 15 Non Pks

Employment Type: Temporary Full Time

Position Start Date: April 2023

Position End Date: 05/30/2025

Salary Information: Pay Grade GR-021: $34.23 to $40.29 per hour

Application Close: March 12, 2023

At the City of Vancouver, we are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the community we so proudly serve. Indigenous applicants, people of colour, all genders, 2SLGBTQ+ and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Accommodations will be provided upon request during the selection process. Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion.

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About the Company

Company: The City of Vancouver –

Company Location: Vancouver, BC

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