Durham Region, dedicated to maintaining outstanding standards of service, relies on the expertise and commitment of its employees. Durham Region is one of Ontario’s fastest growing areas to live, work and play, with a population of over 725,000 people. Durham Region is geographically, culturally, and economically diverse with large urban cities, towns and quaint villages that support both a bustling urban environment, and a prosperous rural and agricultural base. Transforming and evolving, Durham Region has an ideal mix of businesses, affordability, accessibility, and connectivity with major infrastructure investments, an accessible and specialized talent pool, world-class education institutions, and an enterprise-driven business community.
Reporting to the Commissioner of Planning and Economic Development, the Director, Planning is responsible for leading the activities of the Planning Division through the Policy Planning and Special Studies, Transportation Planning, Plan Implementation and GIS and Visualization Sections. The Director ensures that activities are carried out in an effective and efficient manner, addressing the goals and objectives of the Durham Region Strategic Plan, in keeping with the Mission Statement and Goals of the Department.
As the Director your key responsibilities will be to oversee the land use planning, forecasting, and project coordination activities in support of an innovative and integrated approach to regional infrastructure, service and program delivery. The Director is also responsible for leading and effectively utilizing the professional resources of the Division. In light of changes currently being proposed by the province to the scope of regional planning in the Greater Golden Horseshoe, an exciting opportunity exists to enhance the upper tier planning function in Durham Region.
With a Degree and Registered Professional Planner designation, the ideal candidate brings a minimum of 12 years progressive experience, which includes 5 to 7 years in a management capacity ideally within a complex public sector organization. Your knowledge and understanding of current best practices and project management, as well as the current social, political, business and economic climates across the Region and local area municipalities complement your familiarity with various relevant Provincial and Federal legislations and policies. As an excellent leader, you can engage a diverse, high-performing, cross-functional team as well as develop public, community, and stakeholder relationships.
Durham Region is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with the Accessible Canada Act, 2019 and all applicable provincial accessibility standards, upon request, accommodation will be provided by both Odgers Berndtson and the Durham Region throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.
To explore this opportunity further, submit your resume and letter of interest in confidence online to https://careers.odgersberndtson.com/en-ca/28817 or please contact Andrew Anderson of Odgers Berndtson at email@example.com by November 13, 2023.