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District of West Vancouver

Parks Planning & Project Specialist

Full Time
A month ago

Located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded lands of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations, West Vancouver is a vibrant community on the North Shore and home to parks, beaches, and to sports, recreation and arts amenities. We are seeking employees with a passion for public service who share our commitment to creating a complete, inclusive and livable community. Our dedicated staff deliver services, operate facilities and run the programs that enhance the well-being of our community.

The West Vancouver Parks Department is currently seeking Permanent Full-Time Parks Planning & Project Specialist to coordinate and support parks planning and design projects to support the District's long-term direction on key parks, trail networks, and public open space. Reporting to the Manager, Parks Planning & Development, this position is responsible for:
  • Developing long and short range planning strategies for park system planning projects and individual park master plans by coordinating with other District departments;
  • Preparing conceptual plans, overseeing the preparation of detailed designs for parks or open space development, and implementing the corrective action plans to mitigate impacts to project schedules and overall objectives;
  • Managing the work of consultants and contractors during the design, tendering and construction of park projects;
  • Preparing, monitoring, and overseeing project related budgets;
  • Representing the department on internal and external community engagement and consulting on matters pertaining to park planning activities;
  • Reviewing development applications to ensure to meet District objectives pertaining to parks and the public realm;
  • Preparing and presenting reports/presentations for Council, committees, and the public;
  • Updating and maintaining the Parks Asset Management database within the District;
  • Participating in other duties and special projects as assigned.

The preferred candidate will possess: considerable knowledge of municipal, provincial, and federal policies, regulations, standards, bylaws, and other objectives governing the work, including current literature, trends, and issues; strong project management skills including construction documentation and contract administration; ability to coordinate and manage public consultation processes and activities with various internal and external stakeholders; ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; proficiency in relevant software programs including computerized design and drafting software (Vectorworks preferred); and a valid BC Driver's License and vehicle are required.

The successful candidate will be required to supply a police information check and a copy of their credentials. The successful candidate is also required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of hire.

The successful candidate has completed a degree in Landscape Architecture or Parks Administration, Landscape Architecture, and Planning, or other related field plus considerable experience in Project Management or an equivalent combination of education and experience; registration or eligibility for registration in the British Columbia Society of Landscape Architects.

Position Status:Exempt - Permanent Full-Time
Hours of Work:35 hours per week (hours and days of work may vary)
Closing Date:11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25, 2022
To Apply:Please visit the District of West Vancouver's Career Centre at to apply for this position.

We want to thank all applicants, however only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.

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