Planning Analyst

Requisition ID: 35110 


Located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), Vancouver has a commitment to becoming a City of Reconciliation. Vancouver consistently ranks as one of the world’s most liveable cities and is working towards being the greenest city in the world. Named among Canada's Top 100 Employers, BC's Top Employers, and Canada's Greenest Employers, the City of Vancouver seeks colleagues who can help shape and embody our core commitments to sustainability, decolonization, equity and outstanding quality of life for all residents.

Consider joining our committed team of staff and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.


Main Purpose & Function 
The Planning Analyst provides a range of technical, analytical and graphic support to the City-wide and Regional Planning Division and primarily assists the Economic Development group, a group responsible for leading and supporting a broad range of complex land use, transportation and financial policy initiatives. The Economic Development team provides support to Vancouver’s existing businesses and Business Improvement Associations and seeks opportunities to encourage local employment and sustain economic development now and for the future. The Planning Analysts also supports other initiatives within the Division. The main responsibilities of the position include research, data collection and analysis, mapping, providing graphic support, drafting presentations and organizing public consultations.


Specific Duties & Responsibilities

The Planning Analyst provides a wide range of technical, analytical and graphic support including data collection, analysis and monitoring, research, mapping, developing and maintaining spreadsheets/ databases and designing and administering surveys. Technical planning work will include the collection, management, and interpretation of various sources of data, including the regular use of GIS software.


The Analyst plays a key role in:

  • Developing and conducting research on a range of economic and employment issues and trends, land use and development policy and supports for small businesses
  • Supporting qualitative and quantitative analysis of economic and demographic data for use in projects and support for recommendations
  • Sourcing and developing economic, property, demographic and or other statistical information to support economic planning initiatives
  • Collecting, managing, and interpreting various sources of data, including the regular use of GIS software
  • Assisting with Business Improvement Association outreach, expansion and annual reporting 
  • Designing, organizing and conducting in-depth data collection and analysis, as well as related mapping
  • Writing reports and technical papers for senior staff in PDS and other departments
  • Organizing and facilitating public consultation processes
  • Developing informational and graphic materials for public open houses, workshops and for inclusion in Council reports
  • Summarizing public consultation processes and survey results for senior staff and the public 
  • Maintaining and updating websites and helping coordinate social media outreach



Education and Experience:

  • University degree in Economics, Planning or Public Policy with some professional planning experience
  • A related university degree with experience related closely to the duties involved, or
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong organizational and project management skills
  • Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • A demonstrated ability to work independently, as an effective member of a team and a proven ability to self-manage workload, respond to changing priorities and to meet tight timelines
  • Sound research and analytical abilities and demonstrated experience in planning related research, data, monitoring, policy analysis and communicating findings
  • Working knowledge of economic development and financial policy, small business support, zoning and land-use regulations, and land development economics is preferred
  • A strong working knowledge of, and experience with GIS software (e.g., MapInfo, ArcGIS), proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • Advanced graphic skills and experience with the Adobe Creative Suite and other similar design related software
  • Experience working with external data sources e.g. Statistics Canada, BC Stats, and BC Assessment
  • General knowledge of City by-laws, processes and policies would be an asset
  • Membership or eligibility for membership in the Canadian Institute of Planners is desirable


All City of Vancouver employees are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of hire and ongoing employment.  Candidates may only be exempted from this requirement if they request and are approved for an accommodation based on a reason related to a Human Rights Code ground (such as disability). Such a request must be made during, not after, the recruitment process. 


Business Unit/Department: Planning, Urban Design & Sustainability (1275) 

Affiliation: CUPE 15 Non Pks 

Employment Type: Temporary Full Time 

Position Start Date: February, 2022 

Position End Date: December, 2022 

Salary Information: Pay Grade GR-024: $38.68 to $45.68 per hour


Application Close: January 23, 2022

At the City of Vancouver, we are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the community we so proudly serve. Indigenous applicants, people of colour, all genders, LGBT2Q+ and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  Accommodations will be provided upon request during the selection process. Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion


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