Planner II

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

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Reports to and carries out work under the direction of the Manager, Current Planning. Carries out planning studies and research projects; processes a broad range of planning and program applications, undertakes data collection, maintenance and analysis, advises individuals and organized bodies on planning matters; provides evidence at hearings; represents the Planning Service Area and/or Development Services Area before Committees; organizes and implements public and agency consultation processes, and directs the work of others in the carrying out of these duties.

Work Performed
Processes and evaluates Official Plan amendments, Zoning By-law amendments and/or subdivision and condominium applications and minor variance and consent applications for all types of land use. Applies file management practices and issue resolution skill sets to facilitate the achievement of process timelines. Applies planning principles and policies to ensure development conforms with the Official Plan and Provincial policies. Develops implementation policies and prepares amendments to both the Official Plan and the Zoning By-law. Evaluates social, economic and environmental factors related to such proposals. Negotiates with and coordinates the input from applicants and their agents, consultants and other departments, boards and commissions, provincial and federal agencies, and the general public on the details of planning and development proposals and amendments; prepares reports and recommendations pertaining to planning and development proposals and amendments.
Undertakes and manages comprehensive studies and research projects relating to the immediate and long term planning of the development of land, facilities and services, including the study of demographic, socio-economic, physical and environmental factors.
Assists in the development of work plans and directs and advises Planners, Integrated Land Use Planning Technologists, Planning Technicians and planning students on matters related to assignments, assigning project priorities and managing projects to completion.
Processes applications for the City of London's downtown improvement programs. Reviews applications, prepares and signs letters of financial commitment for loans and grants. Ensures the City's position respecting funding is secured through the registration and discharge of liens. Responsible for projecting program activity in order to secure necessary funds through the City's budget process.
Supplies planning information, provides advice on municipal planning principles and policies, and liaises with applicants, agents, lawyers, planning consultants, citizen groups, organized bodies, the general public, various government agencies and elected municipal officials, other municipal departments and agencies, the media and others.
Facilitates, develops, prepares for and coordinates various public meetings and workshops.
Provides the Managing Director, Development and Compliance Services and Chief Building Official and other Planners, as required, with specific information and advice concerning planning matters.
Attends meetings of Committees including, but not limited to, Planning and Environment Committee, Agricultural Advisory Committee, Civic Works Committee, the Strategic Priorities and Policy Committee, the Investment and Economic Prosperity Committee, the Committee of Adjustment, the Town and Gown Committee, the Urban Design Peer Review Panel and the Bicycle Advisory Committee.
Attends meetings of ratepayer groups and other interest groups as required to seek input from and present reports on planning studies, projects and other matters, or to provide information and advice on planning matters.
Responsible for the determination of and verification of municipal street names and numbers for use by the enhanced Bell 9-1-1 emergency call display, emergency service providers, the Building Division, and other utilities and agencies.
Implements the boulevard parking program. Reviews and advises on regulations, processes applications and deals with public inquiries. Advises Parking Division with respect to property compliance to residential parking regulations. Resolves disputes relating to parking issues. Assists in local improvement programs concerning boulevard parking issues.
Assembles, designs, edits and publishes Departmental web-site material consistent with Corporate policies and standards. Represents the Planning and Development Department on the Corporate Web Development Team and as a web author/publisher. Works with other web authors to design and integrate pages with cross-departmental material to ensure a consistent and seamless product. Undertakes corporate reviews of new applications, products or special projects associated with the world wide web, as required.
Represents the Planning Services or Development Services Division as required on administrative and advisory committees and at relevant conferences.
Provides professional planning evidence before the Ontario Municipal Board, other Boards and Commissions and the Courts on planning matters.
Assists with heritage planning from time to time, including the preparation of heritage alteration permits, heritage designation, and heritage grant applications.
Performs related duties as assigned.
Degree from an accredited university planning program.
Full membership in OPPI.
Experience Three years related experience.
Specialized Training and Licenses
Valid Driver's Licence - Class G.
Demonstrated proficiency in wordprocessing, spreadsheets and various software.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Compensation Range $52,197 - $75,844 (Level 14)
Other Information
This is a permanent position being filled on a temporary basis for up to 2 years.

Current hours of Work: Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
These hours of work are subject to change in accordance with the Collective Agreement and may include evening hours and Saturdays.
Important Instructions
NOTE: Applicants may be required to complete a job related test.


Please note successful candidates will be asked to provide a Criminal Record Check (CRC), dated within the last six months. This documentation would not be required until further in the recruitment process (following the interview stage if selected).