Position ID: 821
Job Category: Engineering & Technical
Division & Section: City Planning, Community Planning
Work Location: North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge Street & Etobicoke York Civic Centre, 2 Civic Centre Crt
Job Type & Duration: Permanent & Temporary, 12 months
Hourly Rate: $32.97 - $36.13
Wage Grade: 9
Shift Information: Monday - Friday, 35 hours per week
Affiliation: L79 Full-time
Job Code (PSG): TF0359
Qualified List: Candidate List
Number of Positions Open: 2
Posting Period: 08-Nov-2019 to 22-Nov-2019
Reporting to the Manager Community Planning the Site Plan Technician will: review submitted landscape cost estimates, monitor, inspect and review the installation of approved landscape work related to the City's development review process. Clear landscape work for the return of financial securities and ensure works have been completed to agreed design and standards for achieving the City's planning and design objectives. This position will also support Community Planning in the clearing of site plan, subdivision and condominium conditions along with other responsibilities.
Monitors and conducts site inspections of approved development projects to determine progress, compliance, completion, and maintenance of required landscape and related site work for recommendation of financial securities release
Prepares and implements site inspection schedules and work programs
Undertakes and assists in the review of Site and landscape plans, details and cost estimates
Coordinates the receipt, review, reporting, filing, and release of financial securities for approved landscape work, and monitors and clears conditions related thereto
Provides support to Community Planning in clearing site plan, subdivision, and condominium conditions
Provides support to other Community Planning Districts, as required, to ensure consistent site plan processing across the City
Assists in data compilation and input for development projects and develops and maintains databases and inventories to monitor issues, trends, and compliance with approved development plans
Liaises and maintains working relationships with staff in City Planning, Buildings, Urban Forestry Services, Technical Services, and other Divisions and agencies to ensure effective partnerships within the Corporation
Undertakes problem resolution and coordination of dispute resolution processes, and identifies, negotiates, and mediates conflicting positions with groups which have varied interests
Responds to enquiries from the public, City Divisions, solicitors, consultants and development industry on compliance with landscape development plans, procedures, and financial securities, including day to day coordination, written correspondence and liaison to ensure project implementation and compliance with approved landscape development plans
Assists the Community Planning Manager in providing information and advice in response to requests from City staff, elected officials, other agencies, consultants, and the public
Assists the Urban Design Program Manager in the preparation of plans and sketches for landscape design recommendations, presentations, reports, and studies
Maintains an awareness of developments and advancements in landscape architecture, planning, and urban design fields
Prepares materials and/or acts as a witness at various proceedings related to compliance with approved landscape development plans
Your application must describe your qualifications as they relate to:
You must have:
Diploma in Landscape Design or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience in the landscape design field.
Experience composing correspondence and writing reports utilizing a variety of computer software such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Must possess and be able to maintain a valid Province of Ontario, Class “G” Driver’s License and must have regular access to a fully insured and licensed vehicle for on the job use, reimbursed by meterage.
You must also have:
Knowledge of landscaping materials, costs and implementation methods.
Familiarity with hand graphics, photographic and drafting equipment.
Familiarity with the planning process, plans interpretation and construction health and safety issues.
Well-developed verbal and written communication skills with the ability to draft written correspondence and reports.
Excellent customer service skills when dealing with other City staff, elected officials, solicitors, the development industry, consultants and the public.
Ability to resolve problems and issues.
Ability to use Sketch-Up, CAD, Integrated Management Software and other relevant systems.
The ability to monitor and inspect the progress and compliance of required landscape and related site work of approved development projects for recommendation of financial securities release.
Strong organizational, time management skills and the ability to prioritize assignments.
Knowledge of relevant sections of the Planning Act, the Development Review Processes as well as knowledge of landscape architecture, planning, and urban design trends and advancements.
Ability and willingness to travel to various locations throughout the city.
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.
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.