Reporting to the Manager of Heritage and Urban Design, processes Development Applications, conducts research and studies for development proposals focussing on site plan approval.
Receives and checks all types of Development Application forms.
Prepares wording for Public Notice signs.
Writes reports such as committee and council reports.
Composes correspondence; compiles and analyzes statistics.
Determines agencies and departments for circularization of Development Applications; analyzes and reports on information received.
Liaises with applicants, area residents, elected officials and agencies on planning matters.
Conducts site inspections.
Evaluates planning merits of applications; incorporates planning and municipal objectives and makes recommendations on proposed developments for action by Council.
Negotiates planning requirements and conditions to settle disputes and policy interpretations.
Conducts research for special studies and reports.
Identifies and evaluates alternatives, formulates conclusion; prepares and presents recommendations to committee.
Coordinates, prepares and presents evidence as expert witness at O.M.B. hearings.
Receives and answers inquiries from staff, elected officials, public, other departments and outside agencies.
Inputs and retrieves planning data.
Receives and answers inquiries at counter.
Reviews and interprets zoning by-laws and draft by-law amendments.
Interprets Legislation such as The Planning Act and associated regulations.
Maintains records such as inquiries, meetings and reports.
Represents department at meetings such as client, interdepartmental and public meetings.
Works in accordance with the provisions of applicable Health and Safety legislation and all City of Hamilton corporate and departmental policies and procedures related to Occupational Health and Safety.
Performs other duties as assigned which are directly related to the major responsibilities of the job.
Degree in Urban or Regional Planning. Proven ability to analyze major problems and develops solutions by using a broad knowledge required at the university level of education.
Proven related knowledge and experience in municipal planning.
Proven ability to express ideas effectively, orally and in writing.
Must be a Candidate Member with the Canadian Institute of Planners or the Ontario Professional Planners Institute.
About the City of Hamilton:
Contribute to the City of Hamilton, one of Canada’s largest cities - home to a diverse and strong economy, an active and inclusive community, a robust cultural and dining scene, hundreds of kilometres of hiking trails and natural beauty just minutes from the downtown core, and so much more. Join our diverse team of talented and ambitious staff who embody our values of sensational service, courageous change, steadfast integrity, collective ownership and being engaged empowered employees. Help us achieve our vision of being the best place to raise a child and age successfully. #BeTheReason