Reporting to the Manager, Development Approvals, this position is responsible for the following:
KEY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Process and evaluate a full range of development applications for all types of land uses. Prepare associated reports and recommendations to Planning Committee/Committee of Adjustment and Council;
Assist in the completion of policy planning projects, specialized land use studies and research activities associated with the long range growth planning;
Advise individuals, commenting agencies, and other local bodies on planning matters;
Assist with general planning administration;
Represent the City at Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) hearings;
Adhere to the City of Kingston’s policies and code of conduct;
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Four (4) year degree in Planning, Geography or Urban Studies;
Three (3) years of relevant planning experience;
Membership in or eligibility for full membership in the Ontario Professional Planners Institute (OPPI);
Must have excellent understanding of municipal government with a well-developed ability to interpret policies and regulations of the Planning Act, the Provincial Policy Statement and other applicable municipal and provincial legislation;
Must demonstrate corporate competencies: Customer Focus, Results Orientation, Integrity, and Teamwork.
Excellent oral and written communication skills with effective interpersonal skills;
Ability to manage multiple tasks with changing priorities and to present information and issues in a clear and concise manner;
Must possess superior customer service skills;
Proficient skills in Microsoft Office;
Must obtain and maintain a satisfactory Criminal Reference Check at own expense at time of hire;
Must possess and maintain a valid class “G” driver's license and provide own vehicle.
Please apply to Career Opportunities at: www.cityofkingston.ca/Careers Your resumé must clearly demonstrate how you meet the requirements of the position. Please upload to your profile, any educational Degrees, Diplomas and/or Certificates that are relevant and required for the position you are applying to. We thank all of those who apply, however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. The City of Kingston is committed to fostering a positive and progressive workforce reflecting the citizens we serve. We provide equitable treatment and accommodation to ensure barrier-free employment in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. You can request for accommodation related to the protected grounds at any stage of the City's hiring process, i.e., application, assessment and placement. If you are an individual with a disability and you need accommodation in applying for this position, please email us at HRCity@cityofkingston.ca, quoting the Job Number and the Job Title. If you are invited to participate in the assessment process, we ask that you provide your accommodation needs in advance at that time. Please be advised that you may be requested to provide medical/other documentation to Human Resources to ensure that appropriate accommodation is provided to you. Information collected will be handled in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.