Community Planner (Full-Time)
Interest, qualifications and/or experience in heritage planning related matters an asset.
Reporting to the Director of Planning, Building & Economic Development, Community Planners are responsible for providing planning advice related to the full range of Planning Act development applications, land use and community planning matters. Functions include: acting as project manager; leading and working as part of an interdepartmental and interagency team in the review of development applications and corporate and policy initiatives; preparing planning reports for development applications; researching and preparing policy and community planning recommendations reflective of best practices and aligned with corporative strategic objectives ; and, professionally representing the Town in planning presentation and testimony and cross examination before the Local Planning Appeals Tribunal (LPAT) and other quasi-judicial and other appeal 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, analysis and project work; other division functions; and, LPAT proceedings. One Community Planner will be designated with heritage planning related matters.
Experience and Qualifications:
- Degree in Urban Planning, Environmental Studies or related discipline
- Full or provisional membership in the Canadian Institute of Planners and the Ontario Professional Planners Institute. For the Community Planner (Heritage), full membership or eligibility for membership in the Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals.
- Five (5) years of progressive experience dealing with a wide range of complex planning applications, stakeholders and implementation scenarios.
- 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.).
- 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.
- Ability to multi-task, cope with interruptions and work under pressure to meet multiple deadlines, exercise discretion and good judgment particularly when handling highly confidential/sensitive information. Possess a high level of initiative and personal integrity.
- Thorough working knowledge of Windows and Microsoft Office applications, database management, and office equipment. Knowledge of GIS mapping, Cityview, AutoCad, Adobe software or applications, and web publishing tools an asset.
- 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).