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Planning Assistant 3 (Parks)Job StatusRegular Full-Time

Position Overview

Our Parks Planning, Design and Development Section of the Parks Department, has a regular full-time opportunity for a Planning Assistant 3 to join their team.  This is technical and administrative planning work to support the Parks Planning team.  In this role you will perform a variety of technical and research tasks related to parks planning, policy, bylaw, design, and development projects. Work responsibilities include preparing research reports, summaries, and recommendations based on your findings; developing and conducting data collection (desktop, and in-field such as public surveys), and data synthesis and analysis including databases and statistics; assisting with development of public and stakeholder engagement materials, events, and summarizing input and findings. 

You will be expected to work with staff across various departments, liaise with external contacts, and respond to enquiries from the public. You will assist in the development of key initiatives such as the Parks and Open Space Strategic Plan Update, Natural Areas Trails Strategy, Sports Courts Strategy, Dog Management Strategy, Forest Management Strategy, strategy and plan implementation, and more. You will exercise a considerable degree of independence and initiative in carrying out assignments and work performance is reviewed and evaluated by a superior in terms of technical adequacy, soundness of conclusions and recommendations, and conformance to established practices and procedures.

You have a sound knowledge of data collection, modelling, and analysis, and are able to communicate information in graphs, graphics, reports, presentations, and other formats. A high level of competency with Excel, Word, and PowerPoint is expected, and a working knowledge of other data visualization software (such as Illustrator, In Design, Sketch Up, Photoshop and AutoCAD) is preferred. Complementing your excellent research, analytical and communications skills, you are an effective communicator, a team player with innovative approaches to problem solving, and have the ability to organize and perform assigned work tasks under minimal supervision. 

If you are interested in this position, and have a passion to serve people and the community, we would like to hear from you.  Please apply on-line with your cover letter and resume at by February 19, 2023 to be considered for this competition.  

The pay range for this unionized position is $36.39 - $42.96 per hour (2021 rates) based on a 35-hour work week.


post-secondary education in a relevant field such as planning, landscape architecture, geography, or urban design, supplemented by work experience in parks planning or a related field


An equivalent combination of training and experience will also be considered. The successful candidate is able to demonstrate a knowledge of parks planning principles, regulations, and best practices.

District of North Vancouver
355 West Queens Road
North Vancouver, BC V7N 4N5
HR @ dnv . org
Click to view background photo & credits
Project: Westminster Pier Park
Landscape Architect / Firm: PWL Partnership Landscape Architects Inc.
Location: New Westminster, British Columbia
Photo Credit: PWL Partnership Landscape Architects Inc.