Community Planner (Full-Time)
Reporting to the Director, Planning and Building Services, Community Planners are responsible for providing planning advice related to development applications, land use, zoning and community planning matters. Community Planners functions include: acting as a project manager; working as an interdepartmental and interagency team in the review of development applications; preparing planning reports for development applications; researching and preparing Official Plan amendments, zoning by-laws and site plan applications; and, professionally representing the Town in planning presentation and testimony before the Local Planning Appeals Tribunal and other proceedings. The position is also responsible for developing policy on various community planning matters. The main duties and responsibilities of the position are in the areas of: development review; research and preparation of documents to implement planning decisions; handling public/stakeholder inquiries: planning-related research, analysis and project work; planning presentations/discussions; development/growth monitoring and statistical analysis; and, Local Planning Appeal Tribunal proceedings.
Experience and Qualifications:
- Degree in Urban Planning, Environmental Studies or other planning related discipline, plus five (5) years of progressive experience dealing with a wide range of complex planning applications, stakeholders and implementation scenarios. Full or provisional membership in the Canadian Institute of Planners and the Ontario Professional Planners Institute.
- Experience in land use planning/municipal planning in the public sector or equivalent private sector experience on behalf of developers/builders (e.g., planning support for development proposals, project management, etc.).
- Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office and Windows applications; statistical database management, and CityView. Working knowledge of GIS Applications, AutoCad, Adobe software or applications, and web publishing tools would be an asset.
- Excellent analytical, report writing, communication, presentation, organizational, interpersonal skills, together with the ability to use tact and discretion and to deal courteously and effectively with the public and fellow staff members.
- Valid Class “G” driver’s license and reliable vehicle to use on corporate business. Ability and willingness to travel within the community as required.
- Possess a current Criminal Record & Judicial Matters Check (Level 2) with results satisfactory to the employer, and a valid standard first aid & CPR/AED Level C certification (or willing to obtain).