Manager, Policy Planning – Long Range

City of Vaughan


We have an exciting Full Time Non-Unionized opportunity in the Policy Planning & Environmental Sustainability Department for an experienced and motivated individual

As one of Southern Ontario’s fastest growing cities, with its mix of urban and rural areas, Vaughan is an in-demand place to live and work. Vaughan is considered one of Canada’s most family friendly cities with a dynamic and diverse population of over 325,000.  With one of the top performing economies, a growing tourism industry and an enviable portfolio of recreational and cultural venues, this is the place where you want to be.

The City is growing and transforming at an exponential rate. Where Vaughan has an exciting new subway and the Vaughan Metro Centre, booming intensification along transit corridors, stable neighbourhoods, the Greenbelt, the Oak Ridges Moraine, rural lands, a 68% activity rate and 3.5% per annum economic growth, to name just a few. All this in the context of the new Provincial Land Use Plans and changes to the Planning Act and OMB. There is not a better or more exciting time or place to be a land use planner.

Working with the Director of Policy Planning and Environmental Sustainability, coordinate and manage the City’s Official Plan and broader land use planning framework and policies. Provide leadership to team of land use planners and geomatics professionals in the creation of city wide land use planning policies and studies. Monitors, comments and reports on emerging land use policies and initiatives. Responsible for research and statistical compilation and analysis as part of the monitoring of the Official Plan and in support of the preparation of studies, plans and reports. Work with the Manager of Policy Planning – Short Range and the Manager of Environmental Sustainability in the delivery of the broader land use policy frameworks.

Qualifications and experience:
  • University Degree in Urban and Regional Planning or suitable equivalent.
  • Registered Professional Planner (RPP) with the Ontario Professional Planners Institute
    (OPPI) and membership in the Canadian Institute of Planning.
  • Minimum of seven (7) years’ work experience in planning, including a minimum of three
    (3) years of supervisory experience at a senior level, or a suitable equivalent. Work
    experience must include project management and contract administration experience in
    the undertaking of complex, multidisciplinary planning projects in a municipal
    government environment.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Ontario’s Provincial/Regional planning regime including the Planning Act, the Provincial Policy Statement, the Provincial Plans and Regional Official Plans (such as the York Region Official Plan);
  • Knowledge of processes prescribed under the Environmental Assessment is also an asset.
  • Certification as a Project Management Professional (PMP) through the Project
    Management Institute, would be an asset.
  • Experience in drafting complex planning policies and guidelines, suitable for adoption by
  • Familiarity with Ontario Municipal Board processes and procedures, including working
    with legal counsel, attendance at hearings to provide professional evidence, the
    preparation of witness statements and participation in settlement negotiations and
    mediation processes.
  • Skilled in leading effective project teams and developing collaborative internal and
    external business relationships.
  • Ability to deal effectively at all levels of the organization and with political
    representatives, consultants, contractors and the public, while exercising excellent
    negotiation and conflict resolution skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with ability to effectively communicate
    technical information to non-technical audiences.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational and analytical skills; coupled with the ability to
    prioritize activities to successfully meet deadlines.
  • Knowledge of and demonstrated ability in the City’s core competencies.
  • Proficiency in the use of general computer software, i.e. Microsoft Office, Excel and
    Word including applicable project management, and related software/technology.
  • Must possess a valid Ontario Class “G” Driver’s License in good standing with access to a reliable vehicle to utilize on City business.


In addition to offering a competitive compensation package, we have a strong focus on health and wellness, including fitness facilities and family-focused benefits.

If you are an energetic person who is interested in bringing your knowledge and passion to the City of Vaughan, please click here to apply online by Monday, January 15, 2018.

Please note that only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

The City of Vaughan is committed to diversity and inclusivity in employment and welcomes applications from qualified individuals of diverse backgrounds. The City of Vaughan is also committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.


Manager, Policy Planning – Long Range Vaughan Ontario

Expiry Date: 2018-01-15
Date Posted: 2017-12-21
Province: Ontario