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Policy Analyst

September 11 2019
Industries Public administration
Categories Management, Consulting
Vancouver, BC

Requisition ID: 14201


The City of Vancouver is striving to become the greenest city in the world, and a city powered entirely by renewable energy before 2050. We are proud to be one of Canada's Top 100 Employers, BC's Top Employers, and one of Canada's Greenest Employers. With employees that have helped Vancouver consistently rank as one of the world's most livable cities, the City values a diverse workforce which represents the vibrant community we so proudly serve.

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

Main Purpose & Function

The Policy Implementation Analyst is responsible for reviewing plans and developing and updating policies and bylaws to support the City’s Integrated Rainwater Management Plan (IRMP).

The Integrated Water Management Branch leads the thoughtful planning of water resources across various forms of water including sanitary, storm, rain, and ground water; across various realms including private and public; and across various scales including building, block, district, watershed and city. The toolkit for water management includes all forms of grey, green and clean infrastructure. This role will help to establish Vancouver as a leader in the field of integrated water management.

The position reports to the Civil Engineer II and works closely with City departments such as Planning, Development, Building and Licensing, Legal Services, and external organizations such as Metro Vancouver to effectively manage existing and emerging programs.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Reviews rainwater management plans and works closely with applicants to ensure compliance with City policies and guidelines
  • Implements business processes across departments to support rainwater management policy
  • Performs or arranges for business process analysis for various programs for continuous improvements, potential program changes or new initiatives
  • Engages with external agencies, community groups, professional and trade associations or other potential partners in the development of new policies, programs and actions
  • Reviews and initiates changes to by-laws (e.g., Sewer and Drainage By-law, Zoning and Development By-law) for appropriate modifications/updates to support rainwater policy
  • Keeps apprised of emerging best management practices pertaining to on-site rainwater management
  • Procures and manages consultancies, as required, to develop program options to conduct research and policy reviews.
  • Prepares reports and presentations to project partners, industry and outside agencies
  • Tracks and monitors private side rainwater management systems
  • Prepares presentations to senior management to seek support and guidance on cross departmental initiatives
  • Prepares reports and presentation to Council, as required
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science or Sustainability and considerable related experience in implementing policies for a large, complex organization in the public sector, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Experience designing and leading stakeholder engagement strategies

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong knowledge of integrated rainwater management and green infrastructure policy, planning, design, and/or operations
  • Proficient in business and economic analyses
  • Knowledge of business analysis, process review and improvement (e.g., Lean principles)
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills including the ability to deal effectively with multiple tasks meeting competing deadlines
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to manage projects across multiple departments, business processes and stakeholder groups
  • Ability to research, develop and analyze policies and regulations, to evaluate the implications of proposals and to identify problems and recommend solutions.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret statistical and narrative data, to prepare comprehensive reports and present recommendations to senior management and Council.
  • Ability to exercise tact, discretion, diplomacy and independent judgement.
  • A current and valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License or higher and a satisfactory driving record.

Business Unit/Department: Engineering Services (1300)

Affiliation: Regular Full Time

Position Start: November, 2019
Salary Information: Pay Grade GR-29 $44.83 - $53.01 per hour
Number of Positions: 1

Application Close: September 20, 2019
At the City of Vancouver, we are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the community we so proudly serve. We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds, including Indigenous applicants, all genders, nationalities and persons with disabilities. The City of Vancouver is always interested in adding high performing team members to its staff. If you would like to be considered for this exciting and impactful career opportunity, please apply on our careers site.

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion.

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