The City of Mississauga’s Planning and Building Department is looking for enthusiastic graduates that are interested in working in the challenging and ever-changing municipal environment. The Planner in Training Program is an exciting opportunity for recent graduates with interest in Land Development Services. In this program you will gain valuable experience within the City’ Planning and Building Department in areas such as land use planning, plans review, by-law review, research and analysis, counter support, community engagement activities and build a strong understanding of the municipal review/approval processes.
The Planner in Training Program is for a 36-month term and rotates the incumbents through various Divisions of the City’s Planning and Building Department, including City Planning Strategies, Development and Design and Building. This rotation will provide the incumbents with a 'big picture' perspective of the department, foster relationship building across the City and develop a multi-disciplinary skill set.
Skills and Qualifications
Recent graduate from a recognized University/College program such as Planning, Architecture, Urban Design, Urban Geography or Related field
Eligible to obtain professional designation e.g. OPPI, OAA
Demonstrated general knowledge of provincial and municipal regulations and policies
Good interpersonal skills along with strong customer service and conflict resolution skills
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
Strong attention to detail and ability to conduct research and analyse data
Good time management and organizational skills to be able to adapt to varying and tight deadlines
Demonstrated creative thinking and problem solving skills to create effective solutions to problems
Demonstrated ability to influence stakeholders and achieve project objectives in a timely manner
Ability to work independently or as part of a team, with minimal supervision
Must hold a valid class “G” Licence with a driving record in good standing and acceptable to the City. A Driver’s Abstract will be required.
Duties and Responsibilities
Conduct research and data analysis on Projects, Applications, Local Planning Appeal Tribunal ( LPAT) hearings
Obtain a general understanding of the entire development review process
Participate in community engagement activities
Participate in the infill housing site plan approval process
Review basic plans and pool permit application
Prepare memos, briefing notes and comments as part of internal reviews, and other correspondences as required
Prepare responses to Councillor, public and internal stakeholder inquiries
Attend preliminary meeting consultations
Conduct site plan and architectural plan review
Review pool permit application
Provide Customer service at the counter
Support Planners on projects as require
Performs other duties as assigned
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Hourly Rate/Salary: $ 33.62 - $ 44.83
Hours of Work: 35
Work Location: Civic Centre
Department/Division/Section: P&B/Planning & Building Dept , P&B/Building Division , Zoning Examination
Non-Union/Union: Non Union
A Criminal Record Search will be required of the successful candidate, their own expense, to verify the absence of a criminal record for which a pardon has not been granted.
We thank all who apply, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
All personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, the City of Mississauga will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. If selected to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please inform Human Resources of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation.