ASSISTANT PLANNER

City of Toronto - Toronto, ON (30+ days ago)

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Job ID: 4031

Job Category: Policy, Planning & Research

Division & Section: City Planning, CP Transportation Planning

Work Location: City Hall, 100 Queen St. West & North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St.

Job Type & Duration: Full-time, Permanent

Hourly Rate: $36.69 - $40.19, PSG TFS274, Wage Grade 11

Shift Information: Monday – Friday, 35 hours week

Affiliation: L79 Full-time

Number of Positions Open: 2

Posting Period: 16-Jan-2020 to 30-Jan-2020

Two permanent Assistant Transportation Planner positions are currently available.

One position is in the City's Transportation Planning Policy and Modelling Unit at City Hall, undertaking technical analysis to support transportation planning policy and studies across the City.
Another position is with the North York District Transportation Planning Unit at the North York Civic Centre, supporting development review and transportation planning studies in the North York District.

One of these positions might be right for you if you are a professional in the first few years of your career in transportation seeking an opportunity to help the City of Toronto achieve its progressive transportation objectives and prepare for the transportation system of the future. You must have an understanding of and curiosity about how urban transportation systems work, including multi-modality, mobility, transport equity and emerging technologies.

To qualify, you must be able to demonstrate skills in data management, technical analysis and communication, and have an understanding of best practices in the transportation planning field.

The Assistant Transportation Planner will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following:

Contributing to the evaluation of a range of transportation policy choices
Collecting, managing and analyzing demographic, economic, legal, social, cultural and physical data and information relating to transportation planning
Participating in the development and maintenance of data management systems
Designing, coordinating and implementing surveys and planning studies
Organizing and participating in meetings to exchange information on development proposals, policies under review and other planning issues
Responding to requests for information from developers, consultants, staff from other agencies and governments, elected officials and the public
Preparing and organizing technical reports, other written materials and managing files
Preparing maps, diagrams, charts, tables and other presentation materials using computer programs/applications
Assisting in the monitoring of key transportation issues and travel trends city wide or in districts
Supporting communication with and consultation of technical stakeholders and the public

Key Qualifications:
Your application must describe your qualifications as they relate to:

Post-Secondary degree or diploma in Planning or Engineering with a focus on transportation issues, or in a professional discipline related to transportation, or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience with the collection, management and analysis of demographic, economic, legal, social, cultural and physical data and information relating to transportation planning.
Experience using corporate computer applications and other computer software such as MSOffice, and GIS software such as ArcGIS.

You must also have:
Demonstrated understanding of and interest in urban transportation systems
Demonstrated understanding of best practices in the transportation planning field.
Familiarity with the Planning Act, the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment process (including Transportation Master Plan process), Transit Project Assessment Process and the development review process.
Knowledge of EMME, AIMSUN or other advanced transportation software would be an asset.
Familiarity with public consultation and/or community outreach, public meeting organization and participation.
Well-developed written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present effectively to a variety of audiences.
Ability to interact with staff at various levels, an ability to work in a team environment and the ability to maintain strong internal and external relationships.
Good interpersonal and conflict resolution skills and proven track record of developing effective working relationships with a wide range of staff and external stakeholders.
Strong judgment and analytical thinking skills.
Strong customer service skills, including the ability to respond to public inquiries and concerns related to transportation related issues.
Knowledge of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), the Occupational Health and Safety Act and other regulations/legislation that apply to the job duties.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

The City is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to creating a workplace culture of inclusiveness that reflects the diverse residents that we serve.

Accommodation

The City of Toronto is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive organization. We are committed to providing barrier-free and accessible employment practices in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Should you require Code-protected accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process, please make them known when contacted and we will work with you to meet your needs. Disability-related accommodation during the application process is available upon request.