Reporting to the Director of Planning and Development, the Manager of Planning will contribute to the strategic vision of the Town of Kingsville through innovative, progressive leadership and management of the Town’s planning services.
The position will provide professional planning advice and direction to the Town, update and develop policies and procedures to align with legislative, policy and regulatory requirements, and identify and support Council’s strategic initiatives and community development.
Duties and Responsibilities
Responds to inquiries and provides professional planning information and guidance to developers, landowners, and the general public to ensure development adheres to municipal, county and provincial planning regulations, guidelines, policies and standards (e.g. Official Plan, Zoning By-Law, Policy, Planning Act and Provincial Policy Statement, Development Standards).
Processes, manages and evaluates (from start to finish) planning and development applications submitted under the Planning Act, including working with applicants to identify/clarify issues; assessing compliance with policies and standards, ensuring procedural requirements of the Planning Act are met; and making recommendations and negotiating plan changes and/or conditions of development,
Undertakes and/or works with the Director to prepare and update policy planning studies and special projects such as Official Plan reviews, Zoning By-law reviews, Secondary Plans, Community Improvement Plans, Heritage Conservation Plans, local comprehensive reviews, development charges and other long-range plans, policy initiatives and special studies as required.
Prepares and processes Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendments establishing Town-wide land use policy and regulatory standards.
Prepares and/or oversees the preparation of supporting documents for circulation of planning applications, including letters of circulation and public meeting notices.
Administers the Town's development control functions (e.g. site plan agreements, subdivision agreements, development agreements, etc.) in accordance with provincially prescribed and Council approved policies.
Provide professional planning advice and interpretation on planning-related matters to Council, Committees of Council, Heritage Committee, external agencies, the development sector and the general public in accordance with the code of professional conduct adopted by the Ontario Professional Planners Institute and Canadian Institute of Planners.
Prepares and gives evidence at Ontario Land Tribunal hearings and other forums as an expert witness.
Contribute to the strategic and corporate planning of the Department, and the development and implementation of policies, programs, projects and budgets. Reviews and recommends planning services policies and procedures in order to make improvements and find process efficiencies.
Lead internal technical and planning review meetings for all planning and development applications ensuring that any and all tasks are completed in a timely and efficient manner.
Liaise with government agencies, neighbouring municipalities, local organizations, developers, community groups, and other agencies on planning and development matters.
Lead, attend and/or participate in Council, Committee, public meetings and community consultations as required and promote a high standard of customer service and collaboration with the public and internal customers.
Maintain professional planning registration through continuous professional learning to ensure ongoing critical planning analysis, engagement skills and other areas of growth and development.
Assess staffing needs; participate in the recruitment and selection process, manage and mentor planning staff including performance reviews, training and development programs.
Perform all other duties as required under the Municipal Act and any other duties as assigned by Council.
University degree in Urban or Rural Planning, Environmental Studies or closely related discipline.
Minimum of five (5) years experience in municipal planning, preferably at a management, Senior Planner or supervisory level,
Registered Professional Planner with Full membership in the Canadian Institute of Planners.
Strong knowledge of the Planning Act, Provincial Policy Statement, the Municipal Act and other provincial legislation and policies that affect land use planning and development.
Extensive knowledge of good land use planning principles as they relate to planning and development.
Experience in preparing and delivering planning evidence at Ontario Municipal Board hearings.
Ability to communicate information related to complex matters, often in a public forum, while being accountable for the information being conveyed; and facilitates and resolves conflicts between competing interests.
General knowledge of public policy, practices and current issues affecting local government with an understanding of public sector management accountability frameworks.
Ability to respect confidentiality, and to communicate effectively and courteously with all levels of staff, external government agencies/authorities, the development community, ratepayer groups and the general public.
Knowledge of GIS mapping and CloudPermit (online application) processes preferred.
Work will be within an office environment with office hours from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., off-site meetings and site visits will also occur on an as-needed basis.
The Manager of Planning will be required to attend Council meetings during the evening as required and Committees of Council (e.g. Heritage Committee, Committee of the Whole, Committee of Adjustment, Economic Development and any other committee meetings as required).
$103,646 - $129,558 (Salary Band 9), Non-union position
Interested applicants must submit a resume no later than Friday, October 13, 2023 at 4:30 p.m. to:
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