Planner Job #22-49

Position type
Full Time

The Town of The Blue Mountains is a growing and progressive, four-season community with stunning natural features, including the Niagara Escarpment, Beaver Valley and the Georgian Bay shoreline, and the various recreational activities and experiences they afford. We are seeking to fill the full-time position of Planner. Come gain a unique planning experience in the 2nd fastest growing municipality in Canada!

Advantages of The Blue Mountains include excellent quality of life, endless opportunities, the amenities of a complete community and proximity to the Greater Toronto Area. This position is in person and has some opportunity to work from home. Come join us!

Position Overview:

Reporting to the Manager of Community Planning, the Planner will review and process development applications such as amendments to the Official Plan and Zoning By-law, consents, proposed plans of subdivision and condominium, site plan control, minor variances, Niagara Escarpment Development Control Permits, removal of part lot control and deeming by-laws. The Planner will also conduct research, prepare, and present Staff Reports and provide input on policy projects and programs.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Experience:

  • Four (4) year degree in Land Use Planning, Geography or equivalent.
  • Over two (2) years’ experience in land use planning (capable to be responsible for projects such as zoning amendments, site plan approvals, variances and consents, and other relevant planning projects).
  • Ability and willingness to obtain C.I.P. and O.P.P.I provisional membership (or equivalent membership).
  • Demonstrated working knowledge and experience with GIS software.
  • Valid G driver’s license.
  • Strong organization and time management skills.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills with an emphasis on customer service.
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Effective attention to detail and a high degree of accuracy.
  • Sound analytical thinking, planning, prioritization, and execution skills.
  • A well-defined sense of diplomacy, including solid negotiation, conflict resolution, and people management skills.
  • Strong problem identification and problem resolution skills.
  • Knowledge of contracting, negotiating, and change management.
  • Knowledge of federal, provincial, and municipal regulations.

Information for Interested Candidates:

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A detailed job description and instructions on how to apply are available on the Town’s website, www.thebluemountains.ca under Town Hall - Employment Opportunities.

The submission deadline for applications is 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 7th, 2022.

Please quote the Job # on your application.

Salary Range: $ 62,189.40- $72,763.60 (2022 Rate)

Full Time, Permanent – 1 Position Available

In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) please advise the Human Resources Department to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated throughout this process. Personal information provided by the applicants is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, 2001 and will be used for the purpose of candidate selection.

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