Reporting to the Director of Development Services and Environmental Sustainability, the Manager is responsible to oversee the processing of all Planning Applications and ensure streamlined practices while fostering excellence in customer service.
Position Responsibilities (for additional requirements, please refer to job description)
• Perform the statutory and assigned planning review functions, including the provision of evidence before quasi-judicial or judicial tribunals by providing professional, reliable and sound land use planning advice and information to Council, Committees, other staff members and the public.
• Daily supervision and long term management of staff with respect to the scheduling and coordination of project management, including hiring, performance evaluation and discipline.
• Conduct regular reviews of the Zoning By-law and Official Plan with respect to improving the objectives, workability and enforceability of the documents.
• Prepare and present effective technical staff reports, including the evaluation of alternatives and sound recommendations to Committees, Councils, management, other groups or the public with respect to planning applications, legislation, and policy or implementation instruments.
• In conjunction with the Director of Development Services and Environmental Sustainability, plan and prepare policy initiatives, improvements, and/or legislative updates to report to Council or Committees.
• Undertake corporate policy functions including research, environmental projects and planning policy review, analysis and preparation and project manage work of consultants retained by the Township.
• Effectively represent the department and the Township in meetings with governmental agencies, community groups, various businesses, professional and regulatory organizations, property owners, developers, contractors and the general public.
• Read and review surveys, blueprints and site plans and conduct site inspections.
• In conjunction with the Director of Development Services & Environmental Sustainability assists in the development of, and administers, the Planning Branch's operating and capital budgets.
Summary of Desired Qualifications:
• University degree in Urban and Regional Planning, Rural Planning, Environmental Studies, Geography or a related field with emphasis on urban, rural or environmental studies or resource management.
• Thorough knowledge of principles, practices and procedures related to urban, rural and regional planning and zoning administration, including applicable laws and regulations.
• 5 – 7 (five to seven) years of related experience.
• Registered Professional Planner (RPP) designation.
• A solid understanding of and technical expertise with respect to legislation, regulations, policy and implementation instruments.
• Proven ability to take initiative and make independent evaluations or recommendations and in achieving performance objectives.
• Proven ability to interpret, apply and explain complex laws, regulations, policies, and zoning by-law provisions.
• Ingenuity, integrity and creativity with strong communication, interpersonal, analytical, writing, organizational, and problem solving skills.
• Technological proficiency and a valid Ontario driver’s and boating license. Use own vehicle as required.