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Title Planning Research Assistant
Job ID 1700-13-WVMEA-06
Progress Status Closed-Position Filled
Closing Date Noon, Wednesday March 20, 2013
Position Overview The West Vancouver Planning Department has an immediate opening for a permanent, full-time Planning Research Assistant.
Responsibilities The successful candidate performs technical work in the gathering and production of diverse information relative to municipal planning. The incumbent will be responsible for:
• Researching historic property information
• Performing research and analysis, and drafting reports on community planning matters;
• Preparing presentation material
• Answering enquiries from the public on development policies, zoning and development applications
• Providing administrative support including arranging meetings and taking minutes;
• Maintaining a wide variety of information, statistical reports, and records pertaining to planning issues; and
• Performing other related duties as required.
Requirements The preferred candidate will possess practical skills in urban planning at the municipal level including: researching property matters; applying policies and zoning regulations; researching and analyzing community planning matters and developing charts and reports from these findings; preparing clear, correct, concise maps, charts, diagrams, letters and documents; considerable knowledge of Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word; the ability to work under pressure, work independently, and meet deadlines; and excellent verbal and written communication skills.

The successful candidate will have a university degree in the social sciences or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Some experience in a municipal planning office, and proficiency in Adobe Pro/Acrobat and publication software would be considered an asset. A current valid Driver’s Licence is required.

The successful candidate is required to supply a criminal record check and a copy of their credentials.
Posting Disclaimer This posting does not list all the duties of the position, nor does it fully detail the required skills, knowledge and abilities, licences and certificates required of candidates. For details please refer to the attached Class Specification.
Job Status Permanent Full-Time
Date Added 3/6/2013
Hours of Work 35 hours per week (hours and days of work may vary)
Compensation - Hourly $28.498-$33.559 per hour
Application Information Please note that all candidates must apply through the Career Portal; we do not accept resumes via email, mail, fax, or in person.