Planning Officer-Development

Peel District School Board - Mississauga, ON (30+ days ago)

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We are currently accepting applications for a PLANNING OFFICER-DEVELOPMENT

If you’re a Registered Professional Planner looking for an opportunity to advance your career in a role that is both professionally satisfying and personally rewarding, this is it. As part of the Peel District School Board (PDSB) Planning and Accommodation Support Services team, you’ll provide invaluable support in meeting the accommodation needs of students in our growing region.

Job Duties/Responsibilities and Details

Reporting to the Manager of Planning, you will monitor, and report on, the status and progress of development in the Region of Peel, in particular as it relates to the impact of said development on schools and to determining future pupil accommodation requirements. A vital aspect of your job as a Development Planning Officer will be to develop and maintain sensitive planning information, statistical data and comprehensive databases for public reporting purposes. This will include PowerPoint presentations specifically addressing the public, as well as information reports to support site plan applications for new schools and additions.

Equipped with an understanding of the provincial, regional and municipal planning processes, you’ll review all types of development applications, proposals and transportation/environmental assessments in relation to the Board’s educational planning accommodation requirements. A skilled communicator, adept at dealing with multiple stakeholders, you’ll participate on municipal government committees dealing with growth, and work collaboratively with city planners to achieve Board goals and objectives through master plan projects and secondary planning exercises. We will count on you to prepare the project schedule, facilitate public meetings, prepare RFPs, review and evaluate proposals, enter new development applications in SPS, project the phasing, update application status, and enter building permit and occupancy information and project completion for each application.

Experience and Qualifications

Candidates must have the following qualifications/experience:
Post-secondary education in Urban and Regional Planning or equivalent in a related field.
Registered Professional Planner (RPP) designation in good standing
Demonstrated knowledge of the municipal planning process, required
Knowledge of the Education Act, Planning Act and Board policies and procedures
Knowledge of the Provincial, regional and municipal planning processes; related provincial and municipal acts, plans and guidelines
Ability to work in tight timelines
Experience using and maintaining current GIS software applications and spatial data
Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal) are necessary to deal effectively with staff, Board employees and general public
Demonstrated commitment to working in a diverse school community and/or work environment
Working knowledge and understanding of computer hardware and software packages
Attention to detail and commitment to accuracy are highly important in the delivery of job duties
Record of satisfactory-on-the-job performance while employed by the Peel District School Board

Preferred qualifications:
Member of the Canadian Institute of Planners and Ontario Professional Planners Institute would be considered an asset
Previous planning experience preferably in a municipal government and/or school board setting

Commitment to Equity

The Peel District School Board is committed to equity in employment. We are committed to equitable hiring practices that allow us to hire qualified staff who reflect the full diversity of the Region of Peel. We will make any reasonable accommodation, based on any of the human rights protected grounds, to support candidates to participate in the hiring process.

When contacted, candidates will be provided with an overview of the various elements of the selection process, such as test and skill demonstrations. We will provide employment accommodation (i.e. an accessible location, rescheduling of interviews that fall on holy days) if we are advised of an applicant's needs in advance of any part of the selection process.

Criminal Record Check

Successful candidates must provide a satisfactory Criminal Record Check (CRC) prior to commencing employment. Please review the requirements at the CRC link.

Recruitment Process

We appreciate the interest of all applicants, but will only be contacting candidates whose skills, experience and qualifications best meet the requirements of the position. All communication to applicants regarding this job posting, including an invitation to complete skills assessments and/or a job interview if applicable, will be made through email. Candidates are encouraged to regularly check their email as listed on their account.