City of Vancouver
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.
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Main Purpose & Function
The Parking Policy Analyst is responsible for implementing changes to the Parking By-Law as described in the Climate Emergency Action Plan. The position advances and implements work relating to the elimination of minimum parking requirements, develops parking maximums, enhances the Transportation Demand Management policy, and introduces new systems such as unbundled and district parking. This position will also lead stakeholder and public engagement related to policy changes.
This position reports to the Senior Development Policy Engineer and works closely with Engineers, Planners, and technical staff within Transportation, other Engineering divisions, and various other departments. The position also liaises with advisory committees and stakeholder groups such as the Urban Design Institute.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
- Implements changes and updates to off-street parking policies, primarily through amendments to the Parking By-Law
- Supports the delivery of Climate Emergency Action Plan objectives related to off-street parking policy
- Ensures coordination and alignment with the parallel advancement of on-street parking policy
- Conducts research and analysis of various topics related to vehicle and accessible parking, transportation demand management for new developments, goods and passenger loading, and bicycle parking
- Performs project assignments on off-street parking policy and planning by conducting research studies, preparing and supervising surveys, analyzing survey results, formulating recommendations, and preparing reports
- Conducts engagement with the public, stakeholder groups, and advisory committees, including preparing graphics and presentations, public speaking, and maintaining relationships
- Manages contracts and relationships with third party consultants
- Works closely across departments within the City of Vancouver to deliver policy changes, understand multi-disciplinary impacts, and support Climate Emergency Action Plan initiatives
- Other duties/responsibilities as assigned
Education and Experience:
- Completion of a university degree in a related discipline, preferably at the post-graduate level and considerable related experience in local government or an equivalent combination of training and experience
- Experience in developing policy, leading research studies, and managing change
- Experience in sustainable transportation policies and initiatives, land use best practices, behavioural change, and transportation demand management
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
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- Considerable knowledge of parking and sustainable transportation policy in Vancouver and global best practices
- Good knowledge of municipal regulatory issues governing parking and transportation issues affecting public services
- Considerable knowledge of research techniques and analysis used in developing policies and regulations
- Knowledge of Project Management methodologies, tools, and practices
- Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.
- Excellent report writing skills
- Ability to conduct research, analyse and solve problems, summarize results, and make decisions or recommendations based upon those outcomes
- Demonstrated ability to present effectively through formal and informal meetings, across all levels of the organization, with the public, and with external stakeholders
- Ability to exercise sound judgement, diplomacy and tact
- Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships at all levels in the organization and external stakeholders
- Ability to work efficiently with little supervision and under tight time lines
- Ability to understand various perspectives, resolve conflicts, and reconcile differing opinions professionally
- Ability to manage change and assist others with adapting to change
- Proficient in the use of software applications such as Microsoft Office