We acknowledge that the City of Kingston is situated on traditional Anishinabek (Ah- nish-in-ah-bay), Haudenosaunee (Ho-den-o-show-nee) and Huron-Wendat (huron-wen·dat) territory and is the home of many Indigenous peoples. We are grateful to reside and work on this land.
Kingston is a smart, livable city in the heart of eastern Ontario. Its stable and diversified economy includes global corporations, innovative start-ups and all levels of government. Kingstonians enjoy a high quality of life with access to world-class education and research institutions, advanced healthcare facilities, affordable living and vibrant entertainment and tourism activities.
We take our core values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Pride seriously and apply these standards to everything we do. We foster a working environment that reflects our community’s diversity and respects people’s dignity, ideas and beliefs. The City of Kingston views diversity as its strength and encourages people from all backgrounds, including but not limited to women, racialized groups, Indigenous peoples, Persons with Disabilities and persons who identify as members LGBTQ+ communities, to apply.
Salary:$31.45 - $39.21/Hour
Hours of Work: 35 hrs/week
Comprehensive Benefit Plan paid by employer
Defined Benefit Pension Plan-OMERS with Employer-matched contributions
Reporting to the Manager, Development Approvals, the Planner will process and prepare reports respecting planning applications submitted to the City and will assist in the preparation and implementation of special planning studies, research projects and secondary plans of a medium to long-range nature.
This position will carry out data collection and maintenance analysis. The Planner will provide planning information and advice to members of the public and will represent the City at Committee and Public Meetings and OMB Hearings. The Planner will also assist in general planning administration.
Assist with the Planner of the Day role by addressing general planning inquiries and conducting due diligence in support of: zoning compliance letters, claims of legal non-conforming status, and other related matters, working in tandem with the City’s senior planning staff, building officials and licensing staff.
KEY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Assist in the preparation of site plan control agreements and subdivision agreements and the release of related securities, as required
Review and process development applications, prepare associated reports, and present recommendations to Planning Committee/Committee of Adjustment
Provide general direction to the technical and clerical support staff respecting application processing and requirements for maps, graphs, charts and other visual aids for planning reports
Assist in the completion of area specific land use plans and related planning policy, including support at public meetings, open houses and other engagement events
Conduct research and compile technical data to support the land use plans and studies undertaken by the Planning Division
Assist in the preparation and presentation of materials to clients and/or public meetings, committees, councils and Local Planning Appeal Tribunal hearings
Attend training sessions
Other duties as assigned
4 year university degree in urban planning, geography, urban studies, or a related discipline
1 year of relevant work experience
Ability to understand and interpret Ontario’s provincial legislative planning regime including the Planning Act, the Provincial Policy Statement, the City of Kingston Official Plan and zoning by-laws
Membership in or eligibility for full membership in OPPI
Experience in the use or application of GIS software and project management software is an asset
Must demonstrate corporate competencies: Customer Focus, Results Orientation, Integrity, and Teamwork
Skills, Abilities, Work Demands
Excellent oral and written communication skills with effective interpersonal skills
Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office software
Ability to manage multiple tasks with changing priorities
Ability to present information and issues in a clear and concise manner
Must possess superior customer service skills
Must obtain and maintain a satisfactory criminal record check
Must possess and maintain a valid class “G” driver's license
Kingston's vision of being a smart, livable, 21st century city is fast becoming a reality.
History innovation thrive in our dynamic city located along the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, an easy drive from Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal, in the heart of eastern Ontario. With a stable and diversified economy that includes global corporations, innovative startups and all levels of government, Kingston's high quality-of-life offers access to world-class education and research institutions, advanced healthcare facilities, affordable living and vibrant entertainment and tourism activities.
Kingston is home to:
Queen's University, the Royal Military College of Canada and St. Lawrence College (we have the most PhD graduates per capita and the "smartest" workforce in Canada).
Fort Henry and the Kingston Fortifications (part of the Rideau Canal UNESCO World Heritage site).
The resting-place of Sir John A. Macdonald, Canada's first Prime Minister.
Vibrant arts, entertainment, recreation and leisure communities.
Festivals! Events! Attractions! See the Tourism Kingston website to find out more.
Burgeoning green technologies and alternative energy sectors. We were the first Can...adian City to adopt a protocol for sustainable energy procurement.
The best freshwater sailing harbour in North America (we hosted 1976 Olympic sailing events)
A healthy and bustling downtown core offering a variety of independent shops and superb restaurants.
Beautiful parks, trails and strolls steeped in history free for everyone's active enjoyment.
The City also boasts an AA Standard & Poor's financial rating and engaged City employees committed to embracing sustainable practices and encouraging their adoption by the entire community.