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Senior Policy Planner

City Of Brantford

Planning Department
Job Id#: 322

The City of Brantford is a vibrant community of just over 100,000 people located in the heart of Southern Ontario, just one hours driving distance from Toronto. Surrounded by the rural communities of Brant County, Six Nations, and in a picturesque setting along the Grand River, Brantford is known for its rich heritage, growing economy, and excellent quality of life.  Subject to the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, Brantford is expected to grow to 163,000 people and an additional 79,000 jobs by the year 2041. The City of Brantford is accepting resumes for a Senior Policy Planner to join our team and help shape this growing community.


Reporting to the Manager of Policy Planning, the Senior Policy Planner will provide recommendations on the creation of new policy and review of existing policies intended to guide growth. The Senior Policy Planner will be responsible for the Official Plan update, and will lead the development of a Secondary Plan for lands recently acquired through a boundary expansion. The successful candidate will also provide expert advice, prepare reports and presentations on the full range of policy planning issues, and will be expected to provide leadership and guidance to junior planning staff in the department.


On occasion, the Senior Policy Planner may also be required to provide recommendations on development applications including Site Plans, Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendments, Draft Plans of Subdivision/Condominiums, present Planning Reports to City Council and Committees of Council, and prepare all required implementation documents.

  • A degree in Urban and Regional Planning or closely related fieldMinimum five (5) years' of progressive experience in planning within a municipal environment specifically with respect to complex planning studies
  • Preference will be given to candidates with direct secondary planning experience
  • Membership or eligibility for membership in the Ontario Professional Planner's Institute (OPPI) and the Canadian Institute of Planning (CIP), in good standing
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills in the application and interpretation of the Planning Act and other relevant legislations, policies and guidelines
  • A Master's degree in Planning or related discipline would be an asset
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and leading effective community/stakeholder engagement programs
  • Strong leadership, project management, dispute resolution, negotiation and facilitation skills
  • Ability to work effectively in both team situations and with minimal supervision
  • Ability to provide a solution oriented, customer service approach using good judgement, creativity and strategic thinking
  • Accomplished skills and experience in statistical analysis, research, evaluation and policy developmentIntermediate skills in Windows based computer programs (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Excellent written, verbal and visual communication skillsStrong organizational skills with the ability to set priorities and meet deadlines in a demanding environment

Salary Range: $70,975 - $88,719 per annum (based on a 33 ¾ hour work week) plus benefits.

To Apply:

To apply on-line, please visit the City of Brantford website at and click on Current Opportunities. Closing date for applications: Thursday, March 16, 2017, at 4:30 p.m.

Information gathered relative to this position will only be used for candidate selection. We thank each applicant for taking the time and effort to submit your resume, however, only candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.

Our organization is committed to promoting the independence, dignity, integration, and equality of opportunity of persons with disabilities by ensuring the accessibility of our facilities and services. Accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment and selection process.  Applicants need to make their required accommodations known in advance.

Senior Policy Planner Brantford Ontario

Expiry Date: 2017-03-16
Date Posted: 2017-02-15
Province: Ontario
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