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Planning Technician (Full-Time)
Municipality: Fraser Valley Regional District This posting closed on

January 30, 2018
at 4:30 PM
Job ID: 2018-05 (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 Planning Technician 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 Planning Technician will assist in the administration of 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 of varying degrees of complexity; respond to inquiries pertaining to statistical information and RGS matters; assist with the preparation of displays and related materials; and assist in the research and preparation of planning policy documents and bylaws.
Educational Requirements: • A degree in planning, geography, or a related discipline plus courses completed in survey techniques, GIS, map interpretation, map compilation, graphics and statistical analysis;
Skill Requirements: • Experience in transit planning, administration, and operation will be considered an asset in this position;
• Must be familiar with 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 be in possession of a valid Driver’s Licence.
Salary: The wage rate for this bargaining unit position is $30.01 per hour plus a comprehensive benefits package. Upon successful completion of the required six month probationary period, the wage rate will increase to $35.31 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 these positions, please submit your resume, along with a cover letter, indicating how you meet the qualifications. Please quote Competition #2018-05 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
Opening Date: January 11, 2018 08:30 AM
Closing Date: January 30, 2018 04:30 PM

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