Date de publication: 16 oct 2017
Date limite: 30 oct 2017
Policy Planner II
(Job # 2017-083-IE)
Department: Development Services
Status: Full-Time, Permanent
Date Posted: October 16, 2017
Date Closing: October 30, 2017, 4:30 p.m.
Number of Positions: 2
Scheduled Hours/Shifts: 35 hours per week, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday
Salary: $63,645 - $77,423 per year

Position Purpose: 
Under the direction of the Deputy Director - Development Services / Policy Planning, the Policy Planner II is responsible for policy analysis using both qualitative and quantitative methods, acting as a resource for staff, Council and the public regarding planning processes and the Town’s Official Plan policies. Key responsibilities include: assisting and leading in growth management, policy study projects, Secondary Plans, Official Plan and Zoning By-Law Amendments; attending Council and other meetings as required; representing the Development Services Department regarding referrals to the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) as assigned; preparing planning studies and reports related to Policy Planning; supporting and updating the Town’s Official plan schedules and zoning by-law maps based on GIS; conducting independent data collection, research and analysis on planning issues- growth management and preparing reports concerning these issues; coordinating public consultation programs pertaining to policy planning matters; guiding and advising staff on project management matters, priorities, and the approach to be taken on policy and development planning initiatives; developing strategic operational and capital plans to achieve goals and objective of the Policy division; and other duties as assigned.
Qualifications and Requirements: The ideal candidate is an experienced professional who possesses thorough knowledge of the Ontario Planning Act, Provincial Policy Statement, Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, Greenbelt Plan & Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan, Source Water Protection, and has experience at the OMB or other tribunals. Other skills/abilities include:
  • University degree in Planning, Urban Studies or related discipline
  • Minimum three (3) years’ of policy planning experience in a municipal environment
  • Candidate membership or Full membership in Ontario Professional Planner Institute (OPPI) or Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) required
  • Sound knowledge of the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety act & safety regulations - building construction
  • Problem-solving skills, discretion and good judgement when handling confidential/sensitive information and communicating with individuals regarding controversial matters; sensitivity and ability to maintain security of files
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to build collaborative working relationships with the general public, community stakeholders, other governments/agencies, elected officials, staff and other Divisional contacts
  • Excellent customer service, organization, public facilitation, conflict resolution, and communication skills
  • Computer literacy utilizing ArcGIS and Microsoft Word applications (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
  • Class G Driver’s License in good standing and reliable vehicle to use on corporate business
  • Availability to attend evening and/or weekend meetings or other events as required
How to apply:
Please forward your resume in confidence by October 30, 2017 at 4:30 p.m., identifying Job # 2017-083-IE in the subject line to
Committed to diversity and a barrier-free environment: Whitchurch-Stouffville is an equal opportunity employer committed to an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection process and as we grow, it’s important that our workforce reflect the citizens we serve. At the Town, we respect, encourage, and celebrate our diversity. If contacted for an employment opportunity, please advise if you require accommodation.
We thank all applicants for their interest in this position, however, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.