Employment Opportunity – Town Planner

TOWN OF STRATFORD – JOB DESCRIPTION

POSITION:

Town Planner

JOB NUMBER:

No. 13

SALARY RANGE:

Level 7, 37.5 hours per week

ESTABLISHED:

December 1999

RESPONSIBLE TO:

Director of Planning, Development and Heritage

REVISED:

November 2017

 

NATURE OF WORK:

  • This is a responsible position assisting the Director of Planning, Development, and Heritage in the provision of planning and development services for the Town;
  • The incumbent shall oversee the development and maintenance of the Official Plan, Development Bylaws, and land use policies and assist with the development control functions of the Town;
  • The incumbent is expected to function independently and to be committed to the goals and objectives of the Town.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • To prepare, review and maintain the Town Official Plan and associated land use bylaws;
  • To perform community and economic development studies and strategies as required;
  • To coordinate the development, in conjunction with other departments, of long-range plans for transportation, infrastructure, and the environment;
  • To improve the appreciation, preservation, and enhancement of the cultural, human and natural heritage of the town;
  • To assist with the administration, interpretation, and enforcement the land use and development bylaws including the issuance of development permits, the processing of subdivision applications and requests for variances or amendments to bylaws, and field inspections as required;
  • To perform research, technical and spatial analysis and prepare reports as required;
  • To assist in the preparation of reports and resolutions for meetings and to attend meetings of the Planning, Development and Heritage Committee as required;
  • To assist in the administration and enforcement of the building code as required;
  • To provide technical assistance to other Town departments as required;
  • To represent the Town at appeal hearings and in negotiations with developers and legal counsel required;
  • To discharge such other duties, responsibilities, and functions as may be assigned by the Director of Planning, Development, and Heritage.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, AND SKILLS:

  • Detailed Knowledge of land use planning and bylaws;
  • Knowledge of the National Building Code would be an asset;
  • Ability to analyze a variety of technical problems, to make recommendations as to their solution, and to prepare working procedures;
  • Knowledge of personal computer applications including geographic information systems;
  • Ability to express ideas effectively, orally, and in writing;
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with municipal officials and employees, other levels of government and the general public;
  • Diplomacy and conflict resolution skills;
  • Tact, initiative, responsibility and professional competence.

TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:

  • A Bachelors Degree in Planning, or a related field, from a recognized university;
  • Minimum of three years experience in land use planning;
  • Eligible for membership in the Atlantic Planners Institute and Canadian Institute of Planners;
  • Must have a valid drivers license and access to a vehicle.

The deadline for applications is 12:00 noon Friday December 15, 2017. Please submit applications via mail to the Town of Stratford, 234 Shakespeare Drive, Stratford, Prince Edward Island, C1B 2V8; via fax to (902) 569-5000; or via email to mmcaskill@townofstratford.ca. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted. For further information, please call (902) 569-1995.

Employment Opportunity – Town Planner

TOWN OF STRATFORD – JOB DESCRIPTION

POSITION:

Town Planner

JOB NUMBER:

No. 13

SALARY RANGE:

Level 7, 37.5 hours per week

ESTABLISHED:

December 1999

RESPONSIBLE TO:

Director of Planning, Development and Heritage

REVISED:

November 2017

 

NATURE OF WORK:

  • This is a responsible position assisting the Director of Planning, Development, and Heritage in the provision of planning and development services for the Town;
  • The incumbent shall oversee the development and maintenance of the Official Plan, Development Bylaws, and land use policies and assist with the development control functions of the Town;
  • The incumbent is expected to function independently and to be committed to the goals and objectives of the Town.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • To prepare, review and maintain the Town Official Plan and associated land use bylaws;
  • To perform community and economic development studies and strategies as required;
  • To coordinate the development, in conjunction with other departments, of long-range plans for transportation, infrastructure, and the environment;
  • To improve the appreciation, preservation, and enhancement of the cultural, human and natural heritage of the town;
  • To assist with the administration, interpretation, and enforcement the land use and development bylaws including the issuance of development permits, the processing of subdivision applications and requests for variances or amendments to bylaws, and field inspections as required;
  • To perform research, technical and spatial analysis and prepare reports as required;
  • To assist in the preparation of reports and resolutions for meetings and to attend meetings of the Planning, Development and Heritage Committee as required;
  • To assist in the administration and enforcement of the building code as required;
  • To provide technical assistance to other Town departments as required;
  • To represent the Town at appeal hearings and in negotiations with developers and legal counsel required;
  • To discharge such other duties, responsibilities, and functions as may be assigned by the Director of Planning, Development, and Heritage.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, AND SKILLS:

  • Detailed Knowledge of land use planning and bylaws;
  • Knowledge of the National Building Code would be an asset;
  • Ability to analyze a variety of technical problems, to make recommendations as to their solution, and to prepare working procedures;
  • Knowledge of personal computer applications including geographic information systems;
  • Ability to express ideas effectively, orally, and in writing;
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with municipal officials and employees, other levels of government and the general public;
  • Diplomacy and conflict resolution skills;
  • Tact, initiative, responsibility and professional competence.

TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:

  • A Bachelors Degree in Planning, or a related field, from a recognized university;
  • Minimum of three years experience in land use planning;
  • Eligible for membership in the Atlantic Planners Institute and Canadian Institute of Planners;
  • Must have a valid drivers license and access to a vehicle.

The deadline for applications is 12:00 noon Friday December 15, 2017. Please submit applications via mail to the Town of Stratford, 234 Shakespeare Drive, Stratford, Prince Edward Island, C1B 2V8; via fax to (902) 569-5000; or via email to mmcaskill@townofstratford.ca. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted. For further information, please call (902) 569-1995.

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