Planner Community Planning

Home / Opportunities / Planner Community Planning

 Planner Community Planning

Job Opportunity by City of Toronto

Job type: Full Time


Job ID: 12678
Job Category: Policy, Planning & Research
Division & Section: City Planning, CP Community Planning Toronto
Work Location: Various (See list below)
Job Type & Duration: Full-time, 13 Permanent, 5 Temporary (12 month) vacancies
Hourly Rate and Wage Grade: $45.92 - $50.32, TFS279, 15
Shift Information: Monday - Friday, 35 hours per week
Affiliation: L79 Full-time
Number of Positions Open: 18
Posting Period: 19-Nov-2020 to 03-Dec-2020

Major Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Manager Community Planning, the Planner will be responsible for a wide array of responsibilities in the Community Planning section as follows:

• Conduct planning studies
• Evaluates development applications, Official Plan Amendments and rezoning applications
• Develops recommendations and drafting reports for Committees and Council
• Prepares terms of reference and study designs
• Compiles and analyzes data, and prepares reports on demographic, economic, social, cultural, physical, transportation, and environmental issues affecting the City
• Designs, conducts and/or co-ordinates research and analysis activities and surveys
• Designs, develops, and maintains planning information systems, data banks, and computer models to monitor issues, trends, and policies
• Tests alternative future scenarios
• Develops and recommends amendments, new official plan policies, and prepares reports. Evaluates the implications of planning initiatives of area municipalities and other jurisdictions
• Monitors projects and the progress of consultants' studies, including day-to-day co-ordination and liaison with consultants to assist management in ensuring that studies are completed on time and within budget. Prepares status reports
• Consults with City Departments and Commissions, area municipalities, and other governmental agencies to co-ordinate the development of policies and programs and the planning and implementation of projects, ensuring conformity with provincial, regional, and/or area municipal plans
• Identifies, negotiates, and mediates conflicting positions with groups which have varied interests
• Arranges and attends community and stakeholder meetings
• Provides information and advice in response to requests from elected officials, representatives of provincial ministries, area municipalities, other agencies, consultants, and the public
• Prepares related reports and correspondence, as directed
• Prepares and presents audio-visual presentations
• Prepares illustrative diagrams and other materials
• Prepares and presents evidence and opinion before the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal and/or Toronto Local Appeal Board
• Provides work direction on research, analysis, surveys, and report writing assignments to Assistant Planners
• Represents the Corporation/Division on external committees, task forces and at community and public forums

Key Qualifications:
Your application must describe your qualifications as they relate to:

1. Accredited University degree in urban planning or an approved equivalent combination of education in a related subject and considerable planning experience.
2. Considerable experience managing a range of planning applications.
3. Considerable experience writing planning reports and correspondence to management, staff, elected officials, other agencies, and the public, for example staff reports and planning rationales.
4. Experience participating in land use planning research projects and/or studies.
5. Eligibility for membership in the Ontario Professional Planners Institute (OPPI) and/or Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP).

You must also have:

• Applied knowledge in the preparation of expert evidence, or testifying before, administrative tribunals such as the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (former Ontario Municipal Board) and/or the Toronto Local Appeal Board.
• Demonstrated ability to successfully utilize other software packages relevant to supporting the division’s core requirements, e.g. Excel, PowerPoint, IBMS, etc.
• Effective interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate both verbally (often involving public presentations) and in writing, to all levels of the organization, and with elected officials, the media and the public.
• Effective consulting, conflict resolution and negotiating skills when dealing with the community, developers, consultants, other City Divisions, and public and private agencies.
• Excellent research skills, critical judgement, and analytical thinking.
• Strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and complete project assignments working both independently and as a part of a team.
• Ability to continuously improve and be an innovator.
• Applied knowledge of the Planning Act, provincial policies and legislation related to land use planning, the Official Plan, and the Development Review Processes.
• Knowledge of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), the Occupational Health and Safety Act and other regulations/legislation that apply to the job duties.

Please Note Work Location Information:

Depending on the operational needs of the Division, these positions may be located at:
• City Hall, 100 Queen St. West
• Etobicoke Civic Centre, 2 Civic Centre Court
• Scarborough Civic Centre, 150 Borough Drive
• North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge Street

Apply to:

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
The City is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to creating a workplace culture of inclusiveness that reflects the diverse residents that we serve. Learn more about the City’s commitment to employment equity.

The City of Toronto is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive organization. We are committed to providing barrier-free and accessible employment practices in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Should you require Code-protected accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process, please make them known when contacted and we will work with you to meet your needs. Disability-related accommodation during the application process is available upon request. Learn more about the City’s Hiring Policies and Accommodation Process.