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​Planner II

Full time, Newmarket, Ontario

Salary Range: $71,742.79 - $83,929.19 (salary under review)

As part of the LSRCA's Planning and Development team, reporting to the Acting Manager, Planning, you will provide an intermediate level of planning, knowledge and expertise to a range of planning and development related initiatives in order to protect the LSRCA's interests. 

What you will do:

  • Review and provide comments on applications under the Planning Act, including site specific official plan and zoning by-law amendments, consents and minor variance applications, site plans and plans of subdivision and condominium.
  • Assist the Acting Manager in the review of policy oriented documents such as Official Plans and Secondary Plans.
  • Coordinate, lead and facilitate discussions and meetings with internal staff and external contacts (e.g., Municipal staff and consultants)
  • Review and provide comments on undertakings under the Environmental Assessment (EA) Act and assist the Acting Manager with major EA proposals.
  • Attend on-site meetings with internal staff and external contacts.
  • Attend Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) hearings on behalf of the LSRCA
  • Implement service agreements with member municipalities and represent the LSRCA in meetings with clients such as developers and municipal partners.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by the Acting Manager.

What qualifications you possess:

  • University Degree in Planning, or Geography, Environmental Science, Resource Management or related discipline.
  • Three (3) years related experience.
  • Registered Professional Planner designation and membership in the Ontario Provincial Planners Institute (OPPI) an asset.
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation plans and regulations including but not limited to the Provincial Policy Statement, Places to Grow, the Greenbelt Plan, the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan, and the Conservation Authorities Act and  a solid understanding of planning and development related processes.
  • General knowledge of the role of the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority in the broader municipal and provincial planning context.
  • Tribunal experience an asset.
  • Demonstrated problem solving abilities using a solutions oriented approach; strong interpersonal and organizational skills; ability to work independently and with an interdisciplinary team in a fast paced, demanding, and high volume work environment with tight deadlines.
  • Excellent negotiation, facilitation, relationship building and public service skills.
  • Exceptional organizational, planning, report writing and project management skills.
  • Ability to exercise tact and good judgment in everyday work and handle private and confidential information with diplomacy.
  • Proficient in the operation and use of GIS software and MS Office Suite products including database programs.
  • Must possess a valid Class “G" Driver's License.

Please forward a single pdf document that includes a resume and covering letter to LSRCA's Human Resources, referencing Competition #02-2019 by 4:00 pm on January 21, 2019 to

LSRCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  In accordance with AODA (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005), LSRCA will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.  If you are contacted in regards to 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 LSRCA; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.