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Title Planner I (11 month contract/job rotation)
Job Number PB-4-13
Employee Group Non-Union
Department Planning & Building
Employment Status Contract/Job Rotation
Position Overview Reporting to the Coordinator Development Review, this position is responsible for planning studies, research, analysis, preparation and authoring of reports and recommendations to Council on matters relating to the City’s land use policy, development applications, Official Plan amendments, rezoning and subdivision applications, and for reviewing and making recommendations on policy initiatives of senior levels of government, with an emphasis on the more straightforward, less complex files. Also, the Planner I works as a member of the Development and Infrastructure Division team to achieve the City’s land use and growth objectives.
Responsibilities
The successful applicant will be responsible for:
• Assessing all pertinent information in Official Plan Amendments, rezonings and Planning/Development Applications and preparing reports and recommendations for the consideration of Committee and Council
• Carrying out on-going consultation with applicants, and undertaking public consultation as required including statutory public notification
• Undertaking, co-coordinating or reviewing studies, research projects and data analysis relating to land use, environmental assessments, delegated approvals, secondary plans, feasibility and market studies, demographics and other statistical analysis related to land use policy issues
• Making presentations on planning matters at neighbourhood meetings, open houses and meetings of standing committees of Council as required
• Providing planning advice and responding to inquiries from the public, development industry, various levels of government, media, staff, applicants and elected officials with respect to planning matters and other planning issues
• Occasionally appearing before the Ontario Municipal Board and other tribunals to give expert evidence on the City’s behalf as it relates to planning matters
Requirements The successful applicant will have a university degree (4 years) in Planning or a related field and membership in the Canadian Institute of Planners, student or provisional membership is suitable. The incumbent will also have 2 years of relevant planning work experience, preferably in the municipal environment. Familiarity with the Planning Act, other Planning legislation and development processes are desired. Additionally, the Planner I must possess a strong working knowledge of computer applications, such as Microsoft Office. Experience with ArcGIS or Amanda are also preferred.

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Posting Closing Date 1/24/2013
Open to All Candidates
Salary Grade 9
Salary Range $56,438 to $70,547
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