Senior Planner – Development Approvals Posting # 1225 (Permanent full-time)
Welcome to the City of Greater Sudbury, a growing community recognized for innovation, leadership and a great northern lifestyle. As a resident of our City, you will have access to all the amenities found in larger urban centres, and still be only a short drive away from untouched natural beauty and several provincial parks. You will be a part of a dynamic and diverse regional capital that functions as the service hub for the 550,000 people of Northeastern Ontario, with a focus on technology, tourism, education, government and health services. One of the largest geographical municipalities in Canada with a population of over 162,000 and a booming economy, Greater Sudbury is a warm and welcoming community!
Division Overview The Planning Services Division is rooted in the long-term vision for the community expressed in the City of Greater Sudbury’s Official Plan, which envisions a healthy and sustainable green community that is resilient to climate change. The Division’s mandate is to ensure that Greater Sudbury is planned and developed in a manner which expresses the goals by employing good planning and development principles necessary for an enjoyable and beautiful community in which to live, work, play and shop; and to foster community development at the community, neighbourhood and individual project levels. The Planning Services Division is a team of more than 40 talented and dedicated professionals committed to planning and building a great city. The team is drawn from a wide range of backgrounds including planning, biological sciences, landscape architecture, engineering, surveying, geomatics and administration.
Position Overview As the Senior Planner – Development Approvals, you will be responsible for performing technical and planning work relating to subdivision, condominium, rezoning, Official Plan amendment, consent, minor variance and site plan control applications. You will provide information and consultative services to developers, investors, consultants and government agencies regarding proposed developments. You will process and review the applications as part of a formal pre-consultation process. You will analyze the merits of various Planning Act applications based on professional planning expertise and principles, Provincial and Official Plan policies, including the preparation and presentation of Staff reports and recommendations to Planning Committee.
Salary Information The current range of pay for this permanent position is $107,409.33 to $126,355.32 per annum. Benefits/extras for permanent full-time employees include:
Competitive vacation package and Vacation Purchase Program
Flexible work arrangements
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Tuition Reimbursement Program
Maternity and parental leave top-up benefits
To apply for this position, and to learn more about working for the City of Greater Sudbury, please visit www.greatersudbury.ca/jobs.
The City of Greater Sudbury is dedicated to maintaining a diverse, fair and equitable work environment, and welcomes submissions from all qualified applicants. Personal information submitted will be used to determine suitability for this competition in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. All applicants are thanked for their interest in this position. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. If contacted, and you require a disability related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, you must advise the Hiring Manager.
Qualifications You must have a university degree in Planning or a related discipline from a recognized university and be a member or eligible for membership with the Canadian Institute of Planners/Ontario Professional Planners Institute. You have a minimum of six years directly related planning and development experience and possess knowledge of horizontal linkage to other relevant government agencies and services (particularly Ontario Ministries of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Natural Resources and Forestry, Environment, Conservation and Parks, Transportation, Northern Development, Mines and Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs), as well as the private sector. You also have knowledge of current and emerging management issues within the City of Greater Sudbury as they affect the Planning Services Division.
If you're excited about this role but don’t meet the years of experience required, we encourage you to apply and be considered for this role as a development opportunity.
Competencies You will set yourself apart for your peers if you have a high customer service focus by working closely with internal and external customers to meet and exceed their expectations. You understand the business implications of opportunities and decisions and implement successful business strategies to improve organizational performance. You also hold others accountable to execute to high standards of excellence and hold themselves accountable to the same or higher standard.
The City of Greater Sudbury is one of the largest employers in the city with approximately 3,000 employees. Our employees play a key role in providing essential services to residents across the community.
As an organization that values innovation and high quality service, we provide our employees with training opportunities and professional development that foster growth and continuous learning.
Our diverse workforce is made up of employees who strive to act today in the interests of tomorrow.