POSITION SUMMARY: Under the general supervision of the Manager and as a member of the Infrastructure, Development & Operations Department Management Team, the Supervisor is responsible for ensuring the efficient and effective operation and delivery of services by the Planning & Policy Development Unit and the Committee of Adjustment within the Planning Services Section. In addition, the Supervisor participates in the supervision of the Mapping Unit staff in accordance with the direction set by the Manager – Planning Services.
1. Participates as a member of the Infrastructure, Development & Operations Department Management Team by providing input into Department operational reviews, human resource management, budget issues, and technical matters. Also participates by providing input into the identification and development of Section policies, strategic initiatives, projects and priorities.
1. Supervises the day-to-day operation of the Planning Services Section and participates in the supervision of the Mapping Unit in accordance with the direction set by the Manager. 2. Maintains thorough knowledge of legislation, regulations and by-laws governing land use planning. 3. Supervises all land use planning activities of the Planning Services Section including but not limited to land use planning policy development, updating and processing amendments to the Official Plan and Zoning By-law, processing Subdivision/Condominium Applications, Site Plan Control Agreements, Development Agreements and various Notification Agreements, and providing general customer service. 4. Ensures the provision of support to the Committee of Adjustment and the review of applications under its authority. 5. Participates with the Manager in planning and implementing short and long range goals and objectives, projects, and work priorities. 6. Participates in the assessment of Planning & Policy Development and Mapping Unit staffing requirements; making recommendations for amendments to complement and organizational structure, recruitment processes, and effective hiring decisions. 7. Supervises Planning & Policy Development Unit staff in the areas of staff development, performance management/review, coaching/mentoring, health and safety, collective agreement administration, and discipline and termination decisions. 8. Administers and participates in the development and maintenance of Planning & Policy Development Unit policies and procedures consistent with Corporate and Divisional objectives. 9. Prepares information, reports, letters and memoranda to the Manager, Director, General Manager, City Manager, Mayor and members of Council; attends Council/Committee meetings, public hearings, community and other public meetings as required; makes presentations and provides recommendations on matters pertaining to the Section. 10. Participates with the Manager in the development of the annual operating budget for the Section; participates in the preparation of the capital budget; participates in budget administration and control. 11. Participates on committees and cross-functional teams as appropriate. 12. Liaises with and responds to inquiries from internal divisions/departments, other municipalities and levels of government/agencies, builders, the development community, and the general public; maintains appropriate media relations on issues relating to the Section. 13. Acts for and/or represents the Manager – Planning Services as required. 14. Performs such other related duties as may be assigned.
• Degree in planning, geography, or a related discipline, together with 5 years of land use planning experience; or • Diploma in planning, geography, or a related discipline, together with 7 years of work related experience • Three years’ experience in a supervisory capacity • Demonstrated knowledge of the various components of human resource management • Knowledge of and ability to interpret applicable municipal by-laws, provincial legislation and related regulations; specifically the Planning Act and the Provincial Policy Statement
• Superior ability to communicate effectively and concisely, both orally and in writing • Superior ability to deliver presentations to a variety of audiences and to skilfully handle on-the-spot questions from senior officials, members of City Council, special interest groups, and the media • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with members of City Council, the Committee of Adjustment, private and public officials, subordinates, co-workers, and the general public • Ability to identify, understand, and meet/exceed the requirements of internal and external customers • Ability to think and act strategically in a public sector environment, including the ability to conceptualize and implement departmental change strategies • Excellent project/time management, analytical/critical thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making skills • Ability to improve Section effectiveness and efficiency through the management and utilization of human, financial, and physical resources • Strong leadership skills, including the ability to direct, motivate, evaluate, and recognize staff; proven ability to share skills and knowledge with others • Proven conflict management abilities and mediation skills • Must be proficient in the use of computers and current related software • Competent within the meaning of the Occupational Health & Safety Act
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