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Strategic / Social Planner - Regular Full-time
Municipality: Township of Langley This posting closed on

July 6, 2017
at 4:30 PM
Job ID: 17-E014 (Please quote job ID on resume when applying)
Department: Long Range Planning
Job Description:
Join a “Community of Communities” – the Township of Langley, home to approximately 120,000 residents, is committed to providing progressive business, housing, and recreational opportunities, while balancing its unique mix of urban growth and rural beauty. A truly fun and beautiful place to work, the Township of Langley offers competitive salaries; excellent benefit packages; municipal pension plan; employee wellness programs; and, opportunities for professional development and career growth.

The Township of Langley is currently recruiting for a regular full-time Strategic / Social Planner to join our team of professionals in the Community Development Division, Long Range Planning Department.

Reporting to the Manager, Long Range Planning, the successful candidate will be responsible in this exempt position for advanced level professional planning work, playing a key role in setting the overall policy direction for the Township to achieve its social sustainability objectives, within a broader context of community planning and sustainable development. Major policy initiatives may include preparation of a Social Sustainability Strategy, and implementation of the Age-Friendly Strategy and Housing Action Plan. You will assist in managing and identifying strategic projects (related to growth management, community and neighbourhood planning, rural/agricultural planning, and urban design) and prioritizing social issues (such as affordable housing; age-friendly planning; family, child and youth development; diversity and multiculturalism; access and inclusion; vulnerable and isolated populations; civic engagement; poverty; homelessness; public safety; substance abuse and food security) in a multidisciplinary framework; as well as manage the work of professional teams to organize, lead and facilitate community engagement events, with a focus on encouraging participation by the youth, the elderly and isolated populations. It is necessary you have an exceptional ability to manage complex and sensitive projects; well-developed communication and presentation skills (oral and written); outstanding skills in building community capacity; thorough knowledge and understanding of relevant legislation; and the ability to be involved in community planning projects, tackle new challenges, conduct vigorous policy analyses and develop new strategies.

Your education includes a Masters’ Degree in Planning, or related discipline, with at least seven years of related work experience in a strategic planning and/or social planning position; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Additional credentials and professional experience in public engagement is desirable. The successful candidate will have knowledge of the current trends and approaches to advancing sustainability objectives as well as of the policies, bylaws, and legislation related to a broad range of strategic planning and social planning issues; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, professionals and the public; and the ability to manage the work of subordinates and direct the work of consultants engaged in social planning projects . Competency in relevant computer applications such as MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook is necessary.

In order to be considered for this position, candidates must have the following valid and current certifications / licenses (must be valid at the time the posting closes) and these must be attached with your application. Applications without the attached required documents below will be deemed incomplete and will not be considered.

Please have these ready to upload when you apply:

• Membership or eligibility for membership in the Planning Institute of British Columbia
• BC Class 5 (full-privilege) driver’s license or equivalent driver’s license for where you reside. You must upload a current Driver’s Abstract (select the 5 years’ option if obtaining online) that has been obtained within 6 months of the closing date below with your application. To obtain a copy of your Driver’s Abstract, please contact ICBC directly or the driving authority where you reside. Copies or pictures of your driver’s license will not be accepted.

A competitive salary commensurate with experience and an excellent benefit package is available with this Exempt position.

If you wish to pursue this exciting career in a growing community, please visit to apply.

The closing date for this competition is by 4:30pm Thursday, July 6, 2017.

We appreciate all applications; however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.
Web Address:
Address: Township of Langley
4th Floor Civic Facility
20338 65 Avenue
Langley, BC, V2Y 3J1
Fax: 604.533.6129
Opening Date: June 15, 2017 08:30 AM
Closing Date: July 6, 2017 04:30 PM