You may be required to attend on-site and off-site and evening meetings with customers, the public and other agencies. This position allows for a blend of working onsite and remotely based on the needs of the business.
4 Year Degree
Telecommuting is allowed.
Internal Number: 202410
Reporting to the Manager of Heritage Planning and Director of Development Review, you are a professional planner who will be responsible for heritage planning projects and a broad range of development projects as well as providing specialized land use planning advice to Town Council, Committee of Adjustment, the Niagara Escarpment Commission, Ontario Land Tribunal, and other related boards and committees.
Accountabilities: • Manages the activities of heritage consultants carrying out work related to heritage planning projects. • Providing professional planning advice on matters related to various development and heritage projects to customers, including counter inquiries, other Departments, agencies, Senior Management, Town Council, Town Committees and associated boards/committees in accordance with obligations and competencies specified as a professional planner certified to practice in the Province of Ontario • Preparing detailed planning reports to Council on development and heritage matters, and attending Council meetings to present/explain these reports including formal presentations. • Preparing and processing Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendments establishing Town-wide land use policy and regulatory standards, and conducting policy research as required. • Project managing various heritage conservation studies related to heritage conservation or planning matters, including heritage conservation district studies, financial incentive programs, heritage guidelines, and municipal heritage conservation/planning processes. • Project managing and coordinating all development processes of assigned development projects, including those impacting significant cultural heritage resources, from the time of pre-consultation to application for a building permit, and monitoring progress of projects targeting delivery of decisions and outcomes as required by the Town policy, Bylaws, Provincial legislation and policies. • Formulating, negotiating and/or articulating the Town’s position on matters related to the implementation of development and heritage planning projects as well as assisting project proponents in advancing development projects through approval • Undertaking research and evaluation under Ontario Regulation 9/06 of the Ontario Heritage Act, and preparing reports with respect to the individual designation of heritage properties or resources under the Ontario Heritage Act and other applicable legislation or policy. • Providing comment and recommendations on the urban design quality of projects and participate in the development of urban design policy and regulations, as well as those projects impacting significant cultural heritage resources • Preparing and negotiating conditions of approval and implementing legal instruments including development agreements, site plans, and bylaws. • Conducting site inspections in evaluating conditions of specific development proposals and significant or potentially significant cultural heritage resources. • Attending on behalf of the Town, Ontario Land Tribunal hearings and other hearings conducted under Provincial legislation and providing oral and written evidence and defends the same under cross-examination. • Participating in and contributing to continuous improvement and other projects in the Department. • Functioning as a main point of contact for heritage conservation matters at the Town and ensures that the necessary public consultation process is undertaken. • Performing other job-related duties as required.
• Four-year University degree in Urban and Regional Planning or a related field (required), with related education and experience in heritage conservation and/or planning (preferred). • Four (4) to nine (9) years of on-the-job planning experience in the land use planning field, preferably in a municipal environment. • Membership or eligibility for membership in the Canadian Institute of Planners and O.P.P.I as a Registered Professional Planner (RPP); Membership or eligibility for membership in the Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals (CAHP) an asset; • Thorough knowledge of Provincial planning legislation, regulations and policy statements, heritage legislation and policies, other provincial legislation, and plans, Regional planning policies and Town policies and by-laws. • Effective time management/organizational skills to prioritize competing tasks, conflicting due dates and meet legislated and corporate timelines. • Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills including presentation skills and ability to present evidence at the Ontario Land Tribunal, other Boards and Committees and in Court on development review, planning policy, and heritage planning matters. • Ability to formulate/develop sound planning policy and recommendations to guide Council decision-making that is defensible at the Ontario Land Tribunal. • Project management experience. • Ability to work independently and with a team. • In-depth knowledge of Provincial, Regional, and Conservation Authority planning, growth management, heritage conservation, environmental and housing legislation. • Thorough knowledge of Provincial planning legislation, regulations and policy statements, heritage legislation and policies, other provincial legislation, and plans, Regional planning policies and Town policies and by-laws. • Understanding of planning policy and development matters relative to the conservation of heritage resources. • Statistical analysis and database development; GIS and mapping skills a definite asset. • Dispute resolution and negotiation skills to balance divergent interests in the planning process. • Ability to think creatively and use ingenuity to resolve unique problems pertaining to policy formulation matters. • Excellent research skills. • Ability to utilize computer software as necessary, including MS Word, Excel, Access, and Power Point at an intermediate level
The Town of Halton Hills is a dynamic region that combines metropolitan amenities with the charm of a small-town lifestyle. With a unique history and distinctive identity, we are proud of our achievements towards preserving our cultural heritage and natural environment, including the Niagara Escarpment, the Bruce Trail and the Credit River Valley.
The Town of Halton Hills, with a population of approximately 60,000, consists of two urban centres, Georgetown and Acton, the Halton Hills Premier Gateway employment area, three hamlets – Glen Williams, Stewarttown and Norval – and several smaller settlements. Halton Hills has long been recognized for its' natural beauty, active agricultural community, high quality of life and proximity to major centres, including Brampton, Mississauga and Toronto. The Town is ranked as one of the top small communities in Canada by a national magazine.