Are you an experienced land use planner with strong stakeholder and project management skills? The Central Municipal Services Office with the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing is looking for three Senior Planners to provide project leadership and expertise in researching and analyzing land use planning issues and make recommendations for the development, implementation, monitoring and review of provincial planning policy and planning approvals.
The Municipal Services Offices (MSOs) of the Municipal Services Division are directly responsible for the delivery of ministry services to support strong local governments that can effectively manage their financial and administrative activities. The MSOs also manage the local delivery of municipal reform initiatives. The MSOs respond to, and anticipate, municipal issues and trends of provincial interest, communicating key ministry and government priorities and helping local governments capitalize on new and innovative approaches to municipal management and administration.
Why work for the Ontario Public Service?
The Ontario Public Service (OPS) is committed to being an employer of first choice, creating a positive and inclusive work environment.
• Competitive compensation and benefits • Flexible work arrangements • Collegial and professional work culture • Career growth and development opportunities across multiple business areas • On-the-job training to support your success in the role
OPS Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, Accessibility, and Anti-Racism:
We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.
We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.
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What can I expect to do in this role?
Serve as a project lead, from preliminary implementation planning through impact analysis and effective project tracking • Establish effective and collaborative working relationships with municipalities and other stakeholders • Provide planning advice, guidance and feedback on community planning and governance matters • Review and coordinate analyses of municipal planning documents for provincial land use interests • Lead and coordinate negotiations/mediations for the resolution of contentious planning and policy issues • Represent the ministry at conferences, seminars, inter- and intra-ministerial committees, tribunals and other agencies
How do I qualify?
You have knowledge of, and experience in, land use planning systems and processes, including municipal zoning by-laws and zoning by-law amendment processes • You can interpret and apply related planning legislation, regulations, policies and programs (e.g. Planning Act) • You have knowledge of planning theories, principles, practices and standards, and can testify as an expert in land-use planning matters before the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT) as necessary
Organizational and Project Management Skills
You have leadership and organizational skills to lead multiple projects and manage multi-disciplinary teams • You have experience with assigning/coordinating tasks to achieve project objectives, monitoring progress and reporting results
Consultation, Negotiation and Relationship Management Skills
You have consultation and relationship management skills to work effectively and establish credibility with contacts at all levels, including other ministries and external stakeholders • You can build consensus, negotiate, mediate and resolve conflicts
You have written and oral communication skills to effectively document and communicate complex information and recommendations to senior management, staff, other ministries and municipal planners • You can produce reports, briefing material and presentations using standard computer applications • You have consultation, advisory and facilitation skills to work with ministries and external stakeholders to develop and implement planning policy and related programs
Research and Analytical Skills
You can evaluate strategies, identify issues, provide advice and make recommendations on planning issues • You can research, analyze findings and issues, identify impacts, develop options, and make recommendations • You can organize and undertake complex studies/analysis of planning issues and develop models and plans related to a range of planning activities • You can assess/evaluate the implications and impact of proposed policy changes and identify policy gaps and issues • You can identify and prioritize issues, and monitor financial performance/productivity
Salary Range: $74,877 - $110,338 Per Year
1 Temporary, duration up to 18 months (with possible extension), 777 Bay St, Toronto, Toronto Region
1 Permanent, 777 Bay St, Toronto, Toronto Region
1 Temporary, duration up to 12 months (with possible extension), 777 Bay St, Toronto, Toronto Region
Less qualified applicants may be considered on an underfill basis.
The information that you provide for the purpose of this competition and the results from this competition may be used to fill other positions. These positions may be of various tenures, including short-term assignments. Your information and the results from this competition will be retained for the purpose of filling vacancies in accordance with the applicable collective agreement or policy provisions.
Please apply online, only, at www.ontario.ca/careers, quoting Job ID 190470, by Monday, December 12, 2022. Please follow the instructions to submit your application. Faxes are not being accepted at this time.
If you require accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact us at www.gojobs.gov.on.ca/ContactUs.aspx to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with Ontario’s Human Rights Code.