ASSISTANT PLANNER
City of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Ca
4d ago

Major Responsibilities :

Reporting to the Manager Community Planning, the Assistant Planner will undertake a wide array of responsibilities in the Community Planning section as follows :

  • Evaluates Minor Variance, Consent, Part Lot Control, Zoning By-law Amendment, Site Plan Control, Rental Housing Demolition and Draft Plan of Condominium applications.
  • Evaluates the impact of a range of planning applications and initiatives.
  • Collects, compiles, and analyzes data and information on demographic, economic, legal, social, cultural and physical information relating to urban land use and area studies.
  • Organizes and participates in meetings to exchange information on development proposals, policies under review, and other planning issues.
  • Responds to requests for information from developers, consultants, staff from other agencies and governments, elected officials, and the public.
  • Prepares planning reports.
  • Maintains Divisional reports and records.
  • Prepares and presents expert evidence and opinion before the Toronto Local Appeal Body and Ontario Land Tribunal.
  • Key Qualifications :

    Your application must describe your qualifications as they relate to :

    Accredited University degree in urban planning or an approved equivalent combination of education in a related subject and planning experience.

    Experience with planning projects / assignments.

    Eligible for membership in the Ontario Professional Planners Institute (OPPI) and / or Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP)

    You must also have :

    Demonstrated ability to interpret architectural and site plan drawings.

  • Ability to apply critical judgement and analytical thinking.
  • Ability to respond to public inquiries and concerns related to municipal approval of development applications.
  • Effective interpersonal and conflict resolution skills with ability to establish effective working relationships with all stakeholders, senior level staff, outside agencies, politicians and other orders of government.
  • Ability to work independently on confidential and sensitive matters with minimum supervision in a highly demanding work environment with many competing priorities and deadlines.
  • Ability to communicate both verbally and in writing, to all levels of the organization, and with elected officials, the media and the public.
  • Ability to present effectively to a variety of audiences.
  • 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.
  • Note : All City of Toronto employees are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of hire in accordance with the City's Mandatory Vaccination Policy.

    Candidates will be required to show proof of vaccination during the recruitment process.

    NOTE TO INTERNAL FULL-TIME AND PART-TIME CITY OF TORONTO EMPLOYEES :

    City of Toronto employees must apply to full-time or part-time employment opportunities posted on the City's Internal Job Posting Portal.

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