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Planner I (Full-Time)
Municipality: Fraser Valley Regional District This posting closed on

January 30, 2018
at 4:30 PM
Job ID: 2018-04 (Please quote job ID on resume when applying)
Department: Strategic Planning
Job Description: The Fraser Valley Regional District (FVRD) is comprised of six member municipalities and eight Electoral Areas, each containing numerous unique communities, cultures and landscapes. The FVRD is one of the fastest growing regional districts in British Columbia and accommodating the region’s anticipated growth over the next 30 years will offer both opportunities and challenges.

We have an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated, independent individual to fill the full-time position of Planner I within the Strategic Planning Department. The department focuses on the regional growth strategy (RGS), regional transit, strategic planning, economic analysis, affordable housing and homelessness, First Nations relations and other strategic areas.
Duties: Under the direction of the Manager of Strategic Planning, the Planner I will administer the region’s growth strategy (RGS) and work as part of a team supporting the planning and administration of the FVRD’s expanding regional transit services. The position will also process, develop and prepare statistical reports relating to regional growth issues; respond to inquiries pertaining to statistical information and RGS matters; develop brochures and other graphic materials; and undertake research and preparation of planning policy documents and bylaws.
Educational Requirements: • A degree in planning, geography or related discipline with courses in survey techniques, GIS, map interpretation, map compilation, graphics and statistical analysis, plus two years of local government or similar experience;
Skill Requirements: • Experience in transit planning, administration, and operation will be considered an asset in this position;
• Must have a sound knowledge of Provincial statutes and regulations and must acquire a sound knowledge of FVRD Planning legislation, and local geography;
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to express thoughts and ideas clearly, and converse with a wide range of people including technical consultants, elected officials, staff and the general public to provide advice, make recommendations and effective presentations;
• Excellent writing skills, with the ability to write in a clear and concise manner, and to prepare well written technical and administrative reports;
• Must possess a valid Driver’s Licence.
Salary: The wage rate for this bargaining unit position is $33.01 per hour plus a comprehensive benefit package. Upon successful completion of the required six month probationary period the wage will increase to $38.84 per hour.
Additional Information: The FVRD offers a great place to work and live with a mix of rural and urban life styles along with an abundance of recreational and cultural opportunities. For more information about the FVRD, please visit our website at www.fvrd.ca.

If you are interested in applying for this, please submit your resume, along with a cover letter, indicating how you meet the qualifications. Please quote Competition #2018-04 and send, in confidence, by 4:30 p.m. on January 30, 2018 to:

jobs@fvrd.ca or mail to:

Human Resources Department
Fraser Valley Regional District
45950 Cheam Avenue
Chilliwack, BC V2P 1N6

or fax confidentially to: 604-702-5461
Web Address: www.fvrd.ca
Address: 45950 Cheam Avenue
Chilliwack, BC
V2P 1N6
E-mail: jobs@fvrd.ca
Fax: 604-702-5461
Opening Date: January 11, 2018 08:30 AM
Closing Date: January 30, 2018 04:30 PM

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