Comprehensive benefits and employer matched pension plan.
Internal Number: 2022-29
Reporting to the Senior Director of Parks, Planning and Properties, this position is responsible for land use Planning. The incumbent provides professional expertise and advice to the Senior Management on land use / urban planning, as well as represents The Niagara Parks Commission with external parties such as the public, various stakeholders, and municipalities, governmental and regulatory agencies.
Niagara Parks offers a salary of $70, 402.88 to $84,138.16 as well as a comprehensive benefit and pension plan.
Applications for this position will be accepted until November 9, 2022.
Duties & Responsibilities
LAND USE / URBAN PLANNING.
Provide professional expertise on all aspects of land use and urban planning aspects ensuring consistent administration and review.
Providing routine approval of a multitude of development proposals, easements, severances, official plans, zoning by-laws, master plans, site plans, etc., across three municipalities adjacent to Commission lands.
Providing professional advice to Commissioners, CEO and Senior Directors, for necessary approvals with regards to non-routine planning, property, and environmental matters.
Developing, interpreting, applying, and recommending policies and solutions to a variety of planning issues within the scope of relevant authority and legislation.
Formulating, reviewing, and maintaining policies, strategies, and a master plan for the Niagara Parks Commission.
Manage assigned projects related to land use.
Manages and/or participates in consultation processes, consultant contracts and preparation of terms of reference and multi-disciplinary teams/projects.
Manage cultural heritage assessments prepared by consultants.
Maintain professional affiliations and demonstrate a comprehensive current knowledge of applicable legislation, new trends and literature.
Promote/Provide Niagara Parks Planning Goals/Objectives to landowners as required.
Representing The Niagara Parks Commission in planning related legal hearings and tribunals.
Acting as representative on various municipal, provincial committees hearing or tribunals on a variety of planning and development issues such as master plans, transportation studies, strategic plans, policy development various other planning studies and public meetings; bringing relevant issues back to the Senior Director and General Manager as required for appropriate action.
REAL PROPERTIES / ENVIRONMENT.
Dealing with and/or mediating disputes with adjoining property owners, municipalities, government agencies, legal representatives, businesses, professional engineers, surveyors, utilities, and the public; consulting with the Property Coordinator, Senior Director and CEO as required on relevant issues affecting the Commission.
Conducting research into relevant environmental issues; reviewing data and performing quality control checks.
Sitting on various external environment committees representing NPC.
Provide professional expertise on issues and matters related to the Commission Environmental Strategic Plan. Implement and recommend short term and long-term strategies.
Providing as required, historical corporate knowledge to the Commission, CEO and Directors related planning, properties, and other NPC issues.
Participating in the recruitment, selection, mentoring, scheduling.
Ensuring control of expenses and purchases of the Division within approved limits and according to NPC procurement policies.
Participating in development of departmental capital and maintenance budgets.
Enforcing (non-Police matters) regulations, policies and by laws within jurisdictional limits of NPC legislation.
Managing, maintaining, and updating various records, files, photos, legal documents, deeds, agreements, plans, maps, etc., relating to property and planning matters.
Preparing and presenting reports to Properties &Infrastructure Committee and Commission Board meetings regarding Real Property issues.
Ensuring compliance with all relevant legislation including Occupational Health and Safety Act, relevant sections of Environmental Act and other legislation pertaining to the position.
The personal information in your candidate profile is collected under the authority of the Niagara Parks Act, R.S.O. 1990, C.N.3, s.4(l) and in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. It will be used to assess your qualifications for the job postings to which you apply. If successful, your information will also be used for the creation of your employee profile under the authority of the Employment Standards Act, 2000, c.41, s.15(1). We are an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with AODA (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005), Niagara Parks will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. If you require disability – related accommodations, please inform the Human Resources (HR) staff. We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. If you require additional information regarding the collection and use of the personal information in your candidate profile, or would like to request an alternate format, please contact Niagara Parks at 905.295.4377 ext. 3601 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Successful completion of post-Secondary education in Urban Planning, Environmental Studies, or a related discipline.
Membership in Canadian Institute of Planners and/or Ontario Professional Planners Institute
Minimum of 3 years of progressive experience in land use planning.
Experience and ability to represent the Commission at public meetings, tribunals, LPAT hearings, regional and municipal council meetings and court of law situations.
Knowledge of Land Titles, assessments, registry system, regulations, and history.
Familiarity with the Ontario Heritage Act.
Thorough knowledge of the Ontario Planning Act regulations and procedures, the Provincial Policy Statement.
Advanced knowledge of construction principles.
Advanced planning, negotiation, analytical and problem-solving skills.
Ability to tactfully handle confidential and sensitive issues.