Job ID: 26068 Job Category: Policy, Planning & Research Division & Section: City Planning, Community Planning Work Location: Various, See Below Job Type & Duration: Full-time, 4 Permanent, 1 Temporary (1 year) Hourly Rate and Wage Grade: $55.01 - $60.26, TFS285, Wage Grade 18 Shift Information: Monday to Friday, 35 hours per week Affiliation: L79 Full-time Number of Positions Open: 5 Posting Period: November 15, 2022 – November 29, 2022
City Hall, 100 Queen Street W.
Scarborough Civic Centre, 150 Borough Drive
Etobicoke Civic Centre, 2 Civic Centre Court
North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge Street
Reporting to the Manager, Community Planning, the Senior Planner Community Planning will be responsible for leading the delivery of complex planning initiatives and assignments within the City Planning Division. In addressing these responsibilities, the individual will be required to:
Lead and coordinate other planners and support staff to ensure efficient and effective delivery of planning services and contribute to a progressive culture of innovation and excellence.
Analyze complex planning issues, applications and studies, and make recommendations to the Division, the Committee of Adjustment and City Council.
Engage the public and other stakeholders in the planning process and represent the City Planning Division at Community Councils, Standing Committees and meetings with community groups, citizens, elected officials and other divisions.
Develop and negotiate creative solutions to complex planning challenges in collaboration with other stakeholders and champion the city-buildings initiatives.
Represent the City Planning Division on project-specific inter-departmental and intergovernmental working groups and technical advisory committees, including providing information and advice in response to enquiries from elected officials, representatives of other orders of government and/or other municipalities, consultants, stakeholders and the public.
Maintain an awareness of developments and advancements in the planning field in order to provide advice to the Division and City Council.
Carry out special Community Planning tasks, as required.
Prepare for, and act as an expert witness before, the Ontario Land Tribunal or other associated administrative tribunals.
Your application must describe your qualifications as they relate to:
Post-secondary education in planning, or in a professional discipline pertinent to the job function, or any approved equivalent combination of education and experience.
Extensive experience leading and delivering complex planning projects and studies in multidisciplinary teams, with minimal direction, while balancing political, community and other stakeholder interests.
Extensive experience in planning applications and studies demanding a high level of critical judgement and analytical thinking.
Extensive experience undertaking community engagement and consultation to support planning studies or preparing plans.
Eligibility for membership in the Canadian Institute of Planners (MCIP) and Ontario Professional Planners Institute (RPP).
You must also have:
Advanced knowledge of the Planning Act, the City's Official Plan, the Development Review Process, Provincial Policies and Legislation related to land use planning, as well as current regulations and evolving trends in the City.
Highly developed technical and analytical communication skills relating to planning matters.
Highly developed presentation, communication and interpersonal skills, to effectively communicate and interact with all levels of the organization, elected officials, the media and the public.
Superior political acuity, consulting, conflict resolution and negotiating skills to deal with the community, developers, other City divisions, and public and private agencies in complex, multi-stakeholder situations.
Excellent project management skills, as well as the ability to prioritize and complete multiple project assignments.
Extensive experience in assignments demanding a high level of critical judgment and analytical thinking.
Accountability, innovation, adaptability and change management skills.
Proficiency in a variety of computer software (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, web-based applications).
Knowledge of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) and all relevant regulations that apply to the job duties.
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How to Apply:
For more information on these and other opportunities with the City of Toronto, visit us online at https://jobs.toronto.ca/jobsatcity/. To apply online, submit your resume, quoting Job ID 26068, by Tuesday, November 29, 2022.
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