General Manager - Parks, Planning and Environment

From CivicInfo BC - June 15, 2016

Home to 2.4 million people, Metro Vancouver is a partnership of 21 municipalities, one Electoral Area and one Treaty First Nation that collaboratively plans for and delivers regional-scale services such as drinking water, wastewater treatment, and solid waste management. Metro Vancouver also regulates air quality, plans for urban growth, manages a regional parks system and provides affordable housing. The region is expected to continue to experience significant growth with a 40% increase in population by 2040 and Metro Vancouver will play a significant role in managing that growth while maintaining and enhancing residents quality of life.

Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, the General Manager, Parks, Planning & Environment (PPE) is a strategic and senior leader who has responsibility for regional land use, air quality and climate change; regional parks; housing policy; and corporate planning and policy advice. He or she leads a diverse and multi-disciplinary team of 180 people, including professional planners, engineers, landscape architects, scientists, and technical and operational staff. The GM, PPE makes significant decisions on the operations and strategic direction of the Department and works closely with Metro Vancouver's senior management team and senior staff, including acting as the key support to 5 elected standing committees of the Board. He or she also supports the CAO in providing advice and recommendations to Metro Vancouver's Board.

As the ideal candidate, you are a proven leader with a passion for public service. You are a strategic thinker, an outstanding communicator, and committed to providing services and seeking solutions for a livable and prosperous region. You are comfortable and skilled at working with a wide variety of elected officials and have experience turning their vision into reality. You have a reputation for being a solid team leader who can lead a diverse team and coach and mentor for future succession. You bring an exceptional reputation for building relationships and achieving results in a multi-stakeholder environment. Your years of experience in a local government setting are augmented by a professional planning or engineering designation and additional appropriate education.

If this is the next step in your professional career, visit our website and submit your application to Casey Forrest and Allison Rzen at


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