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Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority

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Director, Planning

Regular, Full time

Newmarket, Ontario

Salary Range: $105,881.56 to $123,852.81

The Director, Planning provides leadership for the Planning department and provides advice on land use/planning matters to various watershed stakeholders including municipalities, provincial ministries, development industry, agricultural community, and the general public.

What you will do

  • Provide strategic direction for the planning program.
  • Mediate between developers, private landowners, municipal staff and consultants to ensure the interests of the LSRCA are represented.
  • Authorize and sign permits issued for development proposals under Section 28 of the Conservation Authorities Act.
  • Review and provide comment on provincial, regional, and local policy initiatives in association with the General Manager, Planning, Development and Restoration.
  • Prepare reports and make presentations for consideration by the Conservation Authority's Board of Directors regarding development proposals.
  • Review and provide comments on site specific amendments to the Official Plan and Zoning By-Law, plans of subdivisions, site plans, condominiums, consents, minor variances and on undertakings under the EA Act.
  • Manage human resources related needs for department staff including recruitment, performance management, time and attendance etc.
  • Provide on-going coaching and mentoring to staff on land use/planning matters.
  • Provide overall professional and ethical advice to staff and the LSRCA's Board of Directors.
  • Develop and implement the program budget and assist with program budgeting as it relates to revenue generation and development fees.
  • Assist the General Manager, Planning, Development and Restoration in the establishment of MOU's with member municipalities and with the annual Business Plan process.
  • Represent the interests of the Conservation Authority at Ontario Lands Tribunal hearings, Ontario Supreme Court and other tribunals.
  • Conduct internal audits to evaluate program efficiency regarding plan input and review program.
  • Assist with subwatershed planning initiatives, source water protection planning, and watershed land use planning guidelines.
  • Attend monthly Management Team meetings.
  • Promote positive working relationships with watershed partners.

What you offer

  • A BSc. in Planning, Geography, Environmental Studies, or related area.
  • A minimum of 7 years related job and supervisory experience.
  • Expertise as a professional planner specializing in resource management and the environment.
  • Member of the Canadian Institute of Planners (MCIP) and a Registered Professional Planner (RPP).
  • Strong budget planning, time management and problem-solving skills.
  • Experienced in coaching and mentoring, communication, facilitation, negotiation, analytical, problem-solving and relationship building.
  • Knowledge of the following Federal/Provincial legislations:
    • Planning Act, Planning Policy Statements, Official Plans and Zoning By-Laws,
    • Conservation Authority, Greenbelt and Environmental Assessment Acts,
    • Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan and the Greater Golder Horseshoe Growth Plan,
    • Clean Water Act, Source Water Protection Plan and Lake Simcoe Protection Plan,
    • Occupational Health and Safety Act, and the 
    • Employment Standards Act 2000.
  • Excellent communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficient with the use of Microsoft Office applications and GIS.
  • A valid G class driver's license.

Start Date

June 2022

Hours of Work

35-hour work week, Monday to Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm

Please forward a single pdf document that includes a résumé and covering letter to the Authority's Human Resources Department, referencing Competition #12-2022, by 4:00 pm on May 20, 2022, to careers@LSRCA.on.ca.

The Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, the Authority will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. If you are contacted regarding this competition and you require disability related accommodations, please inform Human Resources.

All personal information is collected in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. We thank all applicants for their interest in the Authority; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.