The purpose of this position is to support the Development – Zoning Section in the comprehensive zoning by-law review project. This position would support the two senior planners and the Manager in carrying out the tasks required for the background research, strategic directions, formulation of the new zoning by-law, and any related appeals.
Key Duties and Responsibilities
Responsible for assignments related to the comprehensive zoning by-law project, analyzing and making recommendations through reports, including presentations to Committees, Committees of the Council and appearing at Ontario Municipal Board Hearings and other planning forums in support of the City's planning objectives and Council decision
May also be assigned to handle other duties within the Development Division, including the processing of development applications
Assembly and collection of data, and preparation of reports and documents related to the project
Making recommendations through reports, and communicating them to the public and other stakeholders Participating in all meetings and coordinating efforts with undertaking the project
Appearing at Ontario Municipal Board Hearings and other planning forums in support of the City's planning objectives
Participating in special projects related to policy planning and zoning by-law amendments projects Processing of development applications, as required
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe, Palis, OCE Web, ABC docs
Energetic self-starter with excellent research, analytical thinking and communication skills Knowledge of the Ontario Planning Act, Provincial Plans, and other related legislation
Experience in development planning and municipal government will be considered an asset. Conflict resolution and negotiation skills
A team player with excellent organizational and project management skills as well as the capability to deal effectively with the public and meet deadlines.
Project management experience
General understanding of legal documentation, technical reports, requirements and materials Experience communicating and presenting with all levels within and external to the organization Experience dealing with the Local Planning Appeals Tribunal
Demonstrates good judgment and makes sound decisions
Shows commitment to personal growth, development, and leadership opportunities Shares new ideas and challenges the status quo
Proven written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate with honesty, openness, respect, and trust
Takes initiative to participate in a culture of learning, mentoring, and sharing Contributes to building and being a part of a positive culture
Must possess a valid Ontario Class "G" Driver's License, and have access to a vehicle for use on corporate business (mileage compensated) and will be required to provide proof of vehicle insurance upon hire Attendance at Council or Committee meetings after regular business hours may be required
Demonstrate the City’s corporate values of care, collaboration, courage and service
Must be willing and able to transport yourself to City work sites as required (mileage compensated)
We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those under consideration will be contacted.
The City of Richmond Hill is committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes. If contacted to participate in the recruitment and selection process, please advise Human Resources if you require an accommodation.
Please note, to be considered for a career opportunity at the City of Richmond Hill you must have received the full series of a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada (or the World Health Organization). You may also be required to receive any COVID-19 boosters recommended by public health authorities. The City of Richmond Hill will consider cases requiring accommodation as stipulated by relevant employment standards legislation or regulation and/or the Ontario Human Rights Code.
The City of Richmond Hill is a vibrant, welcoming and diverse municipality home to more than 200,000 residents and 5000 businesses. Located in the geographic centre of the GTA, just minutes north of Toronto, Richmond Hill is well connected to our York Region and GTHA neighbours through major transportation corridors and the future Yonge North Subway Extension.
Richmond Hill is passionate about exceptional public service and we work together to demonstrate how we care about each other and the community we serve. We recognize the value and contribution each individual makes in providing the services residents depend upon. At the City of Richmond Hill we also strive to be a responsible and responsive employer, a supportive environment for growth and continuous improvement, fostered by our collective strengths and creativity.
Our more than 1000 full and part-time staff are dedicated to the City’s mission of providing exceptional public service to our community. Are you ready to be part of our team?