Senior Planner

planning business & economic development
Location: County of Bruce, ON
Website: http://
Type: full-time
Posted On: Oct 11, 2017
Closing Date: Oct 27, 2017
The Corporation of the County of Bruce
Requires a
Full-time Senior Planner


"Bold and beautiful Bruce County ... a healthy, caring community of prosperity and innovation."

Join our team powered by innovation and shared values where explorers turn obstacles into opportunities and individual challenges into shared solutions.  You will discover a lifestyle that provides endless opportunity for exploration at work and after.  Your adventure with Bruce County starts here. 
The County of Bruce is currently seeking qualified applicants for the Full Time position of Senior Planner in the Planning & Development Department.  Reporting to the Manager of Land Use Planning, the Senior Planner (located in the Port Elgin office) oversees the provision of social, physical, economic and environmental planning services in a defined sub-region of the County, including advising lower-tier municipalities and the County in respect of all matters related to planning within their sub-area.  The Senior Planner acts as liaison for the sub-region and assists both the County and local municipalities in the delivery of key identified strategies, develops policy and public consultation programs, coordinates the review of development proposals, supervises and leads the sub-regional team, and negotiates with proponents to guide projects towards policy objectives.
Minimum Requirements
  • University Degree in Planning or related degree
  • Minimum of five years of progressive experience in land use planning
  • Minimum of one year of supervisory experience
  • Full membership in Ontario Professional Planning Institute, or Economic Development Association of Canada or Economic Development Council of Ontario
  • Strong knowledge of, and experience in, a municipal setting
  • A well-defined sense of diplomacy, including solid negotiation, conflict resolution, and people management skills
  • Effective leadership skills, with a strong focus on mentoring and motivation of employees
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office products and Geographic Information Systems software applications
Interested applicants should review the entire job posting, through our Career Connector link at, and then apply online, following the outlined process.  Please note that although a resume is required, this does not eliminate the need to complete the Applicant Profile, as resumes are screened electronically. Deadline for applications is 4:30 p.m. on Friday, October 27, 2017.
Personal information contained in applications will be used for recruitment purposes and collected as per the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, R.S.O. 1990, Chapter M.56.
The Corporation of the County of Bruce is an equal opportunity employer committed to an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection process.  If contacted for an employment opportunity, please advise Human Resources if you require accommodation.
We thank all applicants in advance, but regret that only those selected for interviews will be contacted.