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Senior Planner

The Town of Smiths Falls

The Town of Smiths Falls is a vibrant, progressive single tier municipality with a population of 9,000. One of Eastern Ontario’s most scenic communities, we are centrally located within an hour of Ottawa, Kingston, Brockville and the US border.

The Town provides a high quality and affordable life for its residents, with beautiful heritage buildings, two theatres, a charming downtown, and world-class museums and recreational facilities. Enjoy our thriving cultural scene with live music, foodie finds, a local brewery, and dozens of community events – all at the heart of the Rideau Canal, Ontario’s only UNESCO World Heritage site and a gateway to the region’s abundant lakes and waterways.

The Town is accepting applications for one (1) full time Senior Planner

Duties of the position include but are not limited to:
  • Responsible for reviewing and processing development applications made under the Planning Act and other legislation.
  • Prepares and presents professional planning advice, research, reports and recommendations to Council.
  • Administers and enforces land use planning procedures and policies.
  • Provide information, interpretation, advice and opinion regarding planning, growth and development issues to the public, agencies, municipal staff, consultants, committees and councils.
  • Oversee and direct planning processes (including official plan amendments, zoning by-law amendments, subdivisions / condominiums, site plans, consents, minor variances, interim control by-laws, etc.) including the preparation of notices, by-laws, reports, agreements, etc.
  • Prepares site plan control agreements and coordinates the review of site plans with internal departments and outside agencies.
  • Responsible for the preparation of the Planning budget and monthly monitoring of the same.
Minimum qualifications:
  • University degree in a Planning Program or a related discipline.
  • Registered Professional Planner designation from the Ontario Professional Planners Institute, or must agree to obtain designation within a time frame mutually acceptable to the Employer.
  • A minimum of three years of land use planning experience, preferably within a municipal planning environment.
  • Demonstrated excellent verbal, written (including report writing), presentation and related communication skills.
  • Excellent research, analytical, organizational, time management, communication, independent decision making, problem solving and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to interact harmoniously and diplomatically with the public, development industry, Town departments and elected officials.
  • Comprehensive understanding of the Planning Act, other relevant statutory documents, Provincial Policy, and planning processes.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office as well as knowledge of basic Geographic Information Systems and mapping.
  • Valid drivers’ license, the use of a vehicle, and the ability to travel as required to fulfill job responsibilities.

 

Qualified applicants are invited to submit their resume by:  Friday February 9th, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. to:

Lynda McKimm
Human Resources Advisor
by email to lmckimm@smithsfalls.ca

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Senior Planner Smiths Falls Ontario

Expiry Date: 2018-02-09
Date Posted: 2018-01-09
Province: Ontario
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