Reporting to the Manager of Planning Services, the County Planner provides planning support to the Manager of Planning Services, has responsibility for a range of professional land use planning functions including: municipal and public inquiries, preparing planning documents, official plan and zoning by-law amendments and severance reports, preparing technical analyses and reports, preparing digital mapping required for planning applications.
Performs the responsibilities of the position within the legislative and regulatory standards set out in the applicable Provincial and Municipal Acts. Performs the responsibilities of the position consistent with the Operational policies of the County of Renfrew.
Provides planning advice and assistance to local municipalities regarding land use matters and development proposals under the direction of the Manager of Planning Services.
Responds to members of the general public and other professionals with professional planning advice on inquiries related to land use planning matters and development proposals under the direction of the Manager of Planning Services.
Preparesbackground studies, draft official plans, official plan amendments, draftcomprehensive zoning by-laws and zoning by-law amendments, and other land use studies as required, under the direction of the Manager of Planning Services.
Performs review of consent and applications, which is considered by the Manager of Planning Services in preparing decisions for applications. Provides technical support to Land Division Secretary as required.
Performs review of subdivision applications and is responsible for tracking subdivision application information, managing on-going correspondence with applicant and commenting agencies, and preparing required documentation for various approval/decision stages of the subdivision process, under the direction of the Manager of Planning Services.
Responsible for maintaining the planning information system and statistical database for the Planning Department.
Educates, informs and updates politicians, municipal staff, members of the public and other interested parties on planning legislation and provincial policy.
Assists Director, Manager of Planning Services with general administrative duties, as required.
Protects own health and health of others by adopting safe work practices, reporting unsafe conditions immediately, and attending all relevant in-services regarding occupational health and safety. Follows all guidelines for employees and employers as legislated under the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act.
University degree in Planning or closely related discipline required, preferably at the Masters level.
Minimum of three years of relevant planning experience in municipal planning with an emphasis on rural and small urban environments.
Working knowledge of the Planning Act and related senior government legislation and policies.
Demonstrated excellent computer skills, including the use of word processing, spreadsheet and database applications.
Experience working with Geographic Information Systems in a municipal government environment.
Excellent interpersonal, communication and writing skills are required as well as the ability to function as a member of a planning team.
One of the following is required;
Designation as a Registered Professional Planner (R.P.P.) within the Ontario Professional Planners Institute (O.P.P.I.), or;
Progressing to designation as an R.P.P, or;
Eligibility for full membership in Canadian Institute of Planners (C.I.P.).
Private use of vehicle; must have immediate accessible transportation.
Renfrew County is located in the heart of the Ottawa Valley. The area is rural in nature and is made up of distinct regions, offering a range of living styles, outdoor adventures and a welcoming community. This could be your opportunity to live life to the fullest. The County of Renfrew offers exciting opportunities to contribute and grow, in a collaborative environment.