About the Opportunity
PlanIt North is searching for two highly motivated Planners to work with us in our Yellowknife office. We are looking to complement our team with both an intermediate and senior candidate with diverse experience.
We work closely with NWT community, regional and Indigenous governments and co-management boards to assist in collective and complex decision-making.
Our planning, project management and administrative projects are diverse. In recent years we have collaborated with our clients to:
The successful candidate will take on a planning role in our firm, mentoring under other staff and senior sub-contractors, or mentoring other team members depending on level of experience. We work collaboratively within teams. Responsibilities will be diverse, as the Planner will be expected to respond and adapt to project and community-specific needs. In a general sense, the Planner’s role will include the following responsibilities:
Though our projects are diverse, the successful applicant will initially be working on projects with clients to develop and implement housing programs, develop community adaptation plans, and review applications for resource and land use.
You hold a graduate degree from an accredited planning program or related field, including, but not limited to Natural Resource Management, Forestry, Environmental Sciences, Business Administration, etc.
You possess experience working in a professional setting, in which you demonstrated reliability and excellent work quality.
You can describe substantial cross-cultural professional experience, which may include, but not necessarily be limited to, experience working with Indigenous communities in Canada.
You are independent and highly motivated, approaching your work with dedication, energy and enthusiasm. You are creative and innovative in your approach, able to take responsibility for your work and see it through to finished products with little oversight. Experience as a consultant is an asset.
You demonstrate and can articulate an understanding of the public interest. You are aware of and can articulate elements of Canada’s colonial history and understand the continuing effects of on-going intergenerational trauma as well as systemic inequities.
You are flexible and adaptable and possess a sense of adventure and curiosity. Since many of our clients are based in NWT’s smaller communities, our team members typically travel frequently and are comfortable with long drives and /or traveling on small planes. Our team members are also adaptable, willing to share rooms (rarely) when required because of limited accommodations in communities, or willing to stay in billeted homes (also rarely) or more informal BnB style accommodations (frequently).
Finally, you possess a number of the following process and content skills. As planning is a diverse field, you need not hold all of these skills but please ensure that your application and cv highlights which areas most strongly meet your own work experience and strengths.
Process and general strengths
PlanIt North is a Yellowknife-based firm that works primarily with clients in the Northwest Territories to build healthy, vibrant communities. We are a values-based company and we strive to create enabling work environments that both meet direct project objectives, and also support meaningful involvement of those who will be implementing plans in the long-term.
We are also committed to ensuring a positive and supportive work environment. We are a small team that works collaboratively and openly. PlanIt North provides substantial flexibility to ensure working environments that are healthy for individuals and families and we provide a comprehensive benefits package and support for continued professional development. We ensure that our staff are constantly challenged and supported in their working environments by partnering with several independent northern consultants as well as firms elsewhere in Canada to create strong and supportive teams.
As PlanIt North is a small and relatively new company, you will have substantial opportunity to lead and benefit from the company’s development over time.
For applicants considering this opportunity from away, Yellowknife is a remarkable city - it is a culturally diverse, artistically active, young community with all the amenities of a capital city and unique access to wilderness. Those who appreciate nature and the outdoors, and particularly those who know how to make the most of a winter city, are likely to thrive here (though much can be said for our sunny, dry summers with 24 hour light!).
How to Apply
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Deadline for applications: Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted, so applicants are encouraged to apply early. Applications will be accepted until Monday, February 8th, 2021 or until the positions are filled with appropriate candidates.
Preference will be given to candidates with Indigenous heritage.
Salary and benefits to be reviewed based on experience. Approximate salary ranges are:
Approximate starting salary ranges, plus benefits package:
Planner (Intermediate): $38.00 / hr - $48.00 / hr ($74,000 - $94,000 / yr)
Planner (Senior): $48.00 - $66.50 / hr ($94,000 - $130,000 / yr)
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Jan 6 2021 ID: 58224