The Town of Aurora is located in the heart of York Region and just 30 kilometers north of Toronto. Our vision is to become a progressive community with a small-Town charm and our mission is to deliver exceptional services that make people proud to call Aurora home. Our workforce is talented, diverse, and committed to fostering a culture that exemplifies teamwork, embraces innovation, and values diversity, equity, and inclusion to achieve mission excellence. It is important that our workforce reflects the citizens we serve. Come join us at the Town of Aurora, “You’re in Good Company”.
Reporting to the Manager of Economic Development and Policy, the Planner, Policy is responsible for the development of strategic policies, associated research, compilation and maintenance of statistical data, program delivery, and liaison duties related to land use and related strategic priorities. The incumbent will respond to and manage internal and external policy inquiries and complete special studies and associated reports. This role will supervise consultants, provide advice to departmental staff and external contacts regarding policy implications related to the Town. The Planner, Policy will also coordinate related messaging, marketing and/or other project related communication, as required.
Conduct complex research and prepare reports on a wide range of areas including land use policy, growth forecasting, environmental policy, economic data, and other growth management related planning matters.
Provide professional and technical support to the corporation on land use policy development processes and techniques.
Leads the development, review, and updates of strategic policies and initiatives including Green Development Standards, Parkland Dedication, Cash-in-Lieu, and Servicing Allocation.
Undertake special projects related to the development of new policies and/or standards, as directed by Council or initiated within the Planning and Development Services Department.
Attends inter-departmental meetings, public hearings, open houses, and Council Committee meetings to provide planning input as required.
Respond to inquiries from and/or confer with internal and external inquiries regarding a broad range of land use policy and growth management related matters.
Perform other duties, as assigned.
Successful applicants to this position will be required to provide a Police Criminal Record Check that is satisfactory to the Town prior to their start date at the applicants’ own cost.
If you are interested in joining our dedicated team of municipal professionals, please visit our Jobs - Town of Aurora page and apply to the position directly.
The Town of Aurora is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environments. If you are contacted for a job opportunity, please advise the Human Resources Division of any accommodations needed to ensure you have access to a fair and equitable process. Any information received relating to accommodation will be addressed confidentially. We thank all applicants and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Applicant information is collected in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will be used to determine qualifications for employment with the Town of Aurora. Questions about this collection of personal information should be directed to the Human Resources Division at 905-727-3123.
University degree in a Planning related discipline along with completion of or working towards the completion of a professional designation in MCIP and RPP.
One (1) to three (3) years of demonstrated experience in a municipal or professional consulting environment with emphasis on research and analysis, project management, economic development, sustainable development, and planning policy development.
Excellent analytical, research, report writing, problem solving, organizational, communication and supervisory skills.
Demonstrated project management skills to lead a project or work group, organize numerous tasks, set priorities and meet deadlines.
Ability to deal courteously and effectively with all levels of staff, government, the general public, developers, builders, rate-payer groups, etc.
Ability to think and act strategically in a political and community serviced environment and to foster and contribute to a positive, productive work environment.
Computer literacy utilizing MS Office applications in a Windows environment, with strong skills in Excel, familiar with ArcGIS or other statistical/mapping tools.
Valid Class “G” Driver's License in good standing and reliable vehicle to use on corporate business.
Availability to attend evening meetings as required.
Aurora, Ontario is home to 60,000+ residents with a diverse mix of creative professionals, business leaders and active community participants. Offering urban amenities with small town hospitality, Aurora is conveniently located in the Greater Toronto Area with convenient access to both downtown Toronto and cottage country.
A career with The Town of Aurora offers an opportunity to make a positive difference in our community. We are a progressive, forward-thinking organization that is focused on continuous improvement, innovation and providing exceptional customer service. With us, you will enjoy a collaborative team environment with a dynamic culture and a drive for progressive excellence.