Manager of Planning

Town of Ajax

The Town of Ajax, situated on the northern shore of Lake Ontario, is an innovative municipal sector leader that provides a variety of services to one of the fastest growing communities in Ontario.  With over 119,000 residents, Ajax’s rich heritage and culturally diverse community make it a great place to work and live.

Reporting to the Director of Planning & Development Services, the Manager of Planning provides leadership, supervision and coordination of the policy planning, development approvals, transportation planning, heritage and urban design functions of the Planning Section.  The position manages the legislated municipal planning responsibilities as the Town's principal planning advisor.

As the successful candidate, you will manage and lead the review of development applications and planning reports to Committees and Council, including attendance at public hearings and community meetings; manages the Official Plan, Zoning By-law; manages and leads long-range and specialized studies; liaises with Provincial and local agencies; manages and leads unique and/or highly complex planning projects/studies.  In addition, the position provides conflict resolution, negotiates and mediates planning issues and provides expert evidence at OMB hearings.

Your degree in Planning is complemented with relative work and supervisory experience.  You are a Registered Professional Planner (RPP) and a member of the Canadian Institute of Planners and the Ontario Professional Planners Institute (MCIP).  You have proven success in providing expert testimony before the Ontario Municipal Board on complex planning issues. 

Salary range:  $118,174 - $131,304 annually (35 hour week).  The Town also offers a comprehensive benefit package with paid vacation.

Applications will be accepted online at  until 11:59 p.m., December 10, 2017.  Please direct any questions about this exciting opportunity to 905-619-2529 ext. 3397.

We wish to thank all applicants however, please note that only those selected to attend an interview will be contacted and all other applicants will be kept on file.  Applicants are advised that written, oral and practical testing may form part of the selection process.

Applicants must provide a valid email address for communication purposes (one that you check on a regular basis).  If your email address changes, please update your profile with your new email address.

The Town of Ajax is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity and accessibility within the workplace where all employees feel valued, respected and supported.  As a best practice employer, the Town embraces diversity and gender expression through policy, staff training and providing positive spaces.  The Town encourages applications from all qualified candidates.  If selected for an interview, please inform Human Resources staff of any accommodation you may require during the process.

Manager of Planning Ajax Ontario

Expiry Date: 2017-12-10
Date Posted: 2017-11-27
Province: Ontario