CRD PLANNING RESEARCH ASSISTANT

Competition # 09/130

 

$24.46 per hour – Approx. 35 Hours Per Week

Term Position: Approximately January through October 2010

 

SUMMARY:

An excellent opportunity exists in CRD Regional Planning for a self-motivated student. The successful applicant will provide research and technical support in the broad areas of regional/land use planning, sustainable transportation and/or sustainable development.

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

Under the general direction of senior staff, the successful applicant may be involved in projects such as the CRD’s Regional Pedestrian and Cycling Master Plan, Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Study, or Urban Growth Model.

 

This position may include tasks such as:

• Data collection, manipulation, and analysis.

• Providing research assistance (including literature reviews).

• Translating technical information for non-technical audiences.

• Providing Geographic Information System (GIS) support.

• Interpreting transportation model information.

• Preparing reports, fact sheets, articles and other information for web and hardcopy publication.

• General office support (including responding to enquires from the public)

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Qualified applicants will have completed (or currently be enrolled in) senior post secondary education in areas such as Urban & Regional Planning, Transportation Modelling, Geographic Information Systems, Urban Geography, Environmental Studies, or Ecological Economics. Applicants will have a minimum of one co-op term and/or six months’ relevant experience. Strong data analysis and technical skills (GIS) are required as are excellent interpersonal and communications skill with the ability to write clearly and concisely. Applicants will possess excellent time management, and organizational skills, and be able to work under limited supervision. A keen interest in sustainability and active transportation planning are desirable. A valid BC Driver’s license is required.

 

APPLICATIONS:

Resumes with covering letter quoting competition number 09/130 will be received in the Human Resources Department, Capital Regional District until 4:00pm, December 18, 2009. Please apply online at www.crd.bc.ca, “Careers”. Applications may also be received at Capital Regional District, Human Resources, PO Box 1000, 625 Fisgard Street, Victoria, BC, V8W 2S6, fax (250) 360-3076.

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