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Posting Id

Planning and Building Services Department

Development Planning


Job Grade
SEA35 Grade 06

Rate of Pay
$78,047.00 - $91,812.00 Annual

Job Type
Permanent Full Time

Employee Group

Replacement/New Position

Posting Type
Internal and External

Posting Date

Application Deadline

Position Summary

Reporting to the Manager, Development, the Planner I is responsible for processing and managing development application files and facilitating the planning process, including analyzing and making recommendations to Council.

Key Duties and Responsibilities
• Process a variety of development application types, and review new applications for accuracy and completion, and for conformity to applicable planning policy and other City regulations and practices
• Coordinate circulation of development applications and manage responses from internal departments and external agencies
• Communicate issues and... concerns to applicant and facilitate required discussions between the applicant and internal departments or external agencies
• Prepare staff reports, planning/legal instruments, and planning comments for various stakeholders as appropriate
• Present development proposals at Council Public Meetings, and respond to enquiries
• Attend pre-Submission Meetings and Development Application Review Committee (DARC):
• Review pre-submission requests with respect to applicable policy, regulations, guidelines, etc.
• Coordinate and facilitate meeting with applicants and property owners to review development application process
• Present proposals to DARC, and coordinate preliminary comments, conditions and issues provided by committee members into Submission Requirements Letter for applicant
• Respond to enquiries from stakeholders via phone, email and in-person
• Conduct research, background review and follow up with customers as necessary
• Prepare Ontario Land Tribunal direction staff report for Council
• Prepare witness statements and other documentation for hearings
• Attend pre-hearing conferences as necessary
• Provide evidence as an expert planning witness
• Other projects and duties as assigned

Education and Experience
• Degree in Urban or Regional Planning or related discipline
• Eligible for membership in the Ontario Professional Planners Institute RPP) or Canadian Institute of Planners (MCIP) is required
• 2 years of planning experience

Required Skills/Knowledge
• Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe, Palis, OCE Web, ABC docs
• Conflict resolution and negotiation skills
• Analytical thinking and research skills
• Knowledge of the Ontario Planning Act , provincial plans and other related legislation
• Organizational skills
• Time management
• Project management experience
• General understanding of legal documentation, technical reports, requirements and materials
• Experience communicating and presenting with all levels within and external to the organization
• Experience dealing with the Ontario Land Tribunal
• Demonstrates good judgment and makes sound decisions
• Shows commitment to personal growth, development, and leadership opportunities
• Shares new ideas and challenges the status quo
• Proven written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate with honesty, openness, respect, and trust
• Takes initiative to participate in a culture of learning, mentoring, and sharing
• Contributes to building and being a part of a positive culture
• Must possess a valid Ontario Class "G" Driver's License, and have access to a vehicle for use on corporate business (mileage compensated) and will be required to provide proof of vehicle insurance upon hire
• Attendance at Council or Committee meetings after regular business hours may be required
• Demonstrate the City’s corporate values of care, collaboration, courage and service

Leadership Competencies
• Demonstrates personal leadership
• Builds people and culture
• Cultivates open communication
• Shapes the future
• Navigates and leads through complexity and change

We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those under consideration will be contacted.

The City of Richmond Hill is committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes. If contacted to participate in the recruitment and selection process, please advise Human Resources if you require an accommodation
Richmond Hill ON


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