Project Coordinator I (Housing Review Branch)

Requisition ID: 27633 


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

Working in a fast paced, public-oriented department, this position performs technical work of some complexity involving the processing of moderately complex Development and Building Permits. This includes new one- and two-family dwellings, additions to one- and two-family dwellings and their associated revisions, secondary suites, commercial tenant improvement permits, and field reviews for compliance with the Zoning and Development, Building and Parking By-laws and other Council-approved policies and guidelines. Co-ordinates and processes sign permits including technical review for compliance with the Sign By-law.


Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Performs data and records research from multiple sources such as property files and computer systems (PRISM, POSSE, AMANDA, IMBL, and VanMap).
  • Participates in data entry and compiling of permit documents and records.
  • Performs technical and administrative work involving the examination of architectural plans accompanying Development and Building Permit applications to ensure compliance with City by-laws, policies and guidelines.
  • Administrative work in preparing correspondence and providing relevant information to the public.
  • Answers telephone and counter enquiries from the public and design professionals related to the Sign By-law, Building and Zoning By-laws and related City procedures, and includes a weekly rotation in the department’s telephone center.



Education and Experience:

  • Completion of Grade 12 supplemented by related courses from a recognized technical institute, preferably a Diploma in Building Technology.
  • Considerable related technical experience in building construction, as well as some experience in zoning administration and the ability to assess and interpret plans accurately.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Previous work experience in the construction industry or experience in a design office is desirable.
  • Time and project management skills to meet deadlines and manage a large volume of work, with changing priorities, in a flexible manner, often under pressure.
  • Ability to deal tactfully and effectively with the public and the ability to handle a sometimes high stress environment.
  • Excellent communication skills are required in order to convey information to the public and explain technical matter in lay terms.
  • Good writing skills. Must be able to demonstrate accurate keyboard skills and speed.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with a working knowledge of City Building and Zoning By-Laws and who have completed Level I certification of the Building Inspectors Association.
  • Answers telephone enquiries and includes weekly roation in the Phone Centre.


A current and valid BC Drivers’ License is a requirement of this position. The license must not include any restrictions that would affect the ability to legally and safely carry out job responsibilities.


Positions Available: 3

- TFT until 12/31/2021
- TFT until 02/05/2022
- TFT until 06/21/2022


Business Unit/Department: Development, Buildings & Licensing (1250) 

Affiliation: CUPE 15 Non Pks 

Employment Type: Temporary Full Time 

Position Start Date: April, 2021 

Position End Date: See Posting 

Salary Information: Pay Grade GR-021: $32.25 to $37.97 per hour


Application Close: April 16, 2021

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

To be considered for this exciting and impactful career opportunity with a generous benefits package, please apply on our careers site.


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