Senior Planner, Parks Planning Regular Full Time Requisition ID: 3605 Salary Range: $87,029 to $116,765 Annually
The City of Markham is proud to be recognized for the 3rd consecutive year as one of Canada’s Best Employers, and ranked in the top three for Government Services by Forbes and Statista Inc! The City of Markham is a dynamic and change-oriented leader that stands out from other Canadian municipalities. The recipient of multiple environmental awards, we are recognized for our innovative sustainability and urban planning initiatives as much as for our fiscal accountability. More than 353,000 residents call Markham home and benefit from our rich heritage, culturally diverse environment, vibrant local economy and focus on quality of life.
Applications are now being received for the above position in the Planning and Urban Design Department within the Development Services Commission. To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter online at www.markham.ca/careers by November 24, 2023.
Join us and make a lasting difference!
JOB SUMMARY Reporting to the Project Manager – Parks Planning, this position will be responsible for reviewing, evaluating and providing recommendations related to parkland serving development applications, preparing policies, strategies, guidelines and implementation plans for emerging parkland priorities, and preparing and coordinating communications for staff, Council and external stakeholders with respect to parkland.
KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Review, coordinate and prepare park comments on secondary plans, community design plans, subdivision plans, rezoning applications and site plans. Identify and negotiate alternative development concepts and approaches related to parkland as required.
Manage Parks Planning projects and studies, including procurement of consultants, background research, policy reviews, preparation of guidelines, and developing implementation strategies in accordance with applicable legislation and policies.
Prepare draft staff reports, briefing notes and memos as required, including recommendations to Council.
Draft and coordinate development agreement conditions for official plan and zoning by-law amendments, subdivisions and site plans approvals related to parkland conveyance, base park development, developer-build park etc.
Respond to public inquiries; attend information/public/committee meetings and present information.
Other duties as assigned.
The City of Markham is committed to inclusive, accessible and barrier free employment practices and to creating a workplace that reflects and supports the diversity of the community we serve. Please let us know if you require an accommodation and we will work with you to ensure a barrier free hiring process.
Professional degree in Landscape Architecture or Urban Planning from an accredited program, or related educational background.
Full membership in the Ontario Association of Landscape Architects or Ontario Professional Planning Institute and Registered Professional Planner designation considered an asset.
Minimum of 5 years of experience working on progressively complex development approvals, planning studies and design guidelines. Municipal experience considered an asset.
Demonstrated working knowledge of landscape architecture, project management, park programming and design, urban design, official plan policies, municipal zoning by-laws, master planning, budgeting, and contract management.
Knowledge of Ontario Planning Act regulations and procedures, including parkland dedication sections.
Project Management Professional (PMP) certification or equivalent considered an asset.
Service Excellence: Meets or exceeds service standards when interacting with customers in the community and in the organization.
Change & Innovation: Responds positively and professionally to change and helps others through change.
Teamwork & Relationship Building: Interacts with others in an inclusive, collaborative and respectful way that creates effective working relationships.
Communication: Communicates in a clear, professional and respectful way; demonstrates active listening.
Accountable & Results Oriented: Demonstrates ethical behaviour and accountability, aligns with City values, and abides by relevant policies and legislation.
Management & Leadership: Demonstrates self-management, professionalism and engagement; leads by example.
The City of Markham, an award-winning municipality with more than 355,000 residents, is Canada’s high-tech capital and most diverse community, enjoying a rich heritage, outstanding community planning and services, and a vibrant local economy. Committed to being a model of public service excellence, with a workforce that is representative of the population we serve, we are looking for people who share our values and are champions of innovative practices. Diversity is one of Markham’s strategic priorities, and we strive to develop and maintain an environment that is inclusive and creates a sense of belonging for all.
We are pleased to be named one of Canada's Best Employers for 2022 and the best City employer by Forbes for the second consecutive year. The City of Markham is ranked in the top two for Government Services and 15th among the 300 employers on the list, advancing from 18th place in 2021.