The Township of Springwater, located in the heart of Simcoe County, is a mixed urban/rural municipality with growing urban settlements and a prosperous agricultural sector. The municipality is currently recruiting for a permanent, full-time position of Junior Planner.
We offer flexible work arrangements, including an opportunity to participate in the Township’s 4-day work week program and the ability to work remotely.
The usual responsibilities of the position are:
Primary contact for general planning inquiries (email, phone and counter).
Assist in the review, research, analysis, preparation and implementation of planning and related policy documents and undertake special planning research.
Review and evaluate development submissions and reports, provide professional planning opinions or recommendations to senior staff and Council.
Provide comments on planning applications, zoning enquiries, site plans and Committee of Adjustment applications.
Coordinate pre-consultation meetings with affected departments and agencies for planning applications.
Prepare appropriate documentation for public meetings, committees, council meetings.
May act as a Township representative with respect to OLT proceedings in varying capacities (mediation, hearings etc.).
Undertake duties as Deputy Zoning Administrator in matters related to the Zoning By-law.
Assist in ensuring compliance with approved Township policies and directives from Council, senior levels of government and regulatory bodies.
Perform other duties as assigned and demonstrate competency in various digital platforms to conduct virtual meetings.
Qualifications and Experience
Completion of a University Degree in Planning, Geography or a related discipline.
Minimum of 2 to 5 years’ related experience preferred.
Membership or eligibility for membership in either the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) or the Ontario Professional Planner’s Institute (OPPI) is preferred.
Knowledge of the Ontario Planning Act and other related land-use planning legislation and policies.
Advanced computer skills and experience in data management and mapping (AutoCAD, ARCview, and MS Office) is essential.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills and with good presentation skills.
Good organizational, research and analytical skills, attention to detail, and the ability to meet deadlines under pressure with minimal supervision is required.
Ability to maintain discretion and confidentiality of information is critical.
Ability to work hours beyond the normal work week, including availability to attend evening and/or weekend meetings or other events as required.
A Valid Class G driver’s license in good standing with a satisfactory driving record; travel between off site locations may be required.
Due to the responsibilities of this position, you will be required to have a Police Information Check satisfactory to the Township.
Rate of Pay
The Township of Springwater offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive employee benefit plan, including participation in the OMERS pension plan for this position. Compensation for this position is currently $61,247.54 to $71,650.96per annum (2023 rate).
Hours of Work
This position will work 35 hours per week; however, occasional hours outside of normal business hours, including attendance at evening meetings or weekend events or to accommodate deadlines and work projects, will be required.
How to Apply
Apply online by visiting www.springwater.ca/careers and click on Apply Now to submit your cover letter and resume for Competition Number 2023-18.
Closing Date: April 6, 2023.
Note: Applications that are not submitted online will not be considered. All applicants must provide a valid email address for communication purposes. Written correspondence pertaining to this recruitment may be sent to the email address provided. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that they check their email regularly. Personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act and is used to determine eligibility for potential employment.
Important: As a condition of hire, all new employees will be required to comply the Township’s mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy that is in effect.
The Township thanks all applicants for their interest. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
As an inclusive employer, we are committed to providing a fully accessible recruitment process. Please contact us at any time during the recruitment process and let us know what accessible supports you may need.
The Township of Springwater, located in the heart of Simcoe County, is a picturesque municipality with year-round recreation. We're conveniently located just 100 km north of Toronto, between the urban centres of Barrie and Wasaga Beach. Our community has easy access to Highways 400, 26 and 93 for transportation and consumer needs.
Springwater's combination of rural and urban communities, with more than 19,000 residents, is one of the fastest growing regions in Ontario. Our eight settlement areas include: Anten Mills, Centre Vespra, Elmvale, Hillsdale, Midhurst, Minesing, Phelpston and Snow Valley.