Planner 1 - Policy

planning building & property
Posted On: Nov 10, 2020
Closing Date: Nov 23, 2020
Planner 1 - Policy
The City of Guelph is a vibrant community with over 120,000 people located in the heart of Southern Ontario, just one hours driving distance from Toronto.  Set in a picturesque natural setting, Guelph is known for its rich architectural heritage, growing economy and excellent quality of life - all good reasons to consider a career in this beautiful city.
Job summary
Resumes are being accepted for the position of Planner I- Policy within Policy Planning and Urban Design division. The successful candidate will be involved in a range of policy planning projects including research, policy formulation, preparation of reports and presentations on policy planning issues with a focus on quality customer service and continuous improvement processes.  Guided by the goals and objectives of the City’s Strategic Plan and committed to the Corporate Values of integrity, service, inclusion, wellness and learning, the candidate will aid in the achievement of the Vision for an inclusive, connected and prosperous city.
  • Conduct research, formulate policy and planning reviews with respect to a wide variety of planning matters including Official Plans, the Zoning By-law, secondary plans studies and cultural heritage planning.
  • Participate in internal and external public and stakeholder consultation including public meetings and workshops.
  • Manage data collection, monitoring and dissemination of planning information.
  • Represent City at various tribunals and Committee meetings.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
  • Considerable experience related to the duties listed above, normally acquired through a degree in Urban and Regional Planning or closely related field and 2 – 3 years planning experience which includes research, policy formulation and implementation preferably within a municipal environment.  Candidates with an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Membership or eligibility for membership in the Ontario Professional Planner’s Institute (OPPI) and the Canadian Institute of Planning(CIP).
  • Knowledge and skills in the application and interpretation of the Planning Act, and other relevant legislation, policies and guidelines.
  • Excellent dispute resolution and facilitation skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in both team situations and with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to provide a solution oriented, customer service approach using good judgement, creativity, strategic thinking and effective communication.
  • Ability to perform statistical analysis, data management, research, evaluation and policy development.
  • Intermediate skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate with all levels of staff, stakeholders and the general public.
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple tasks in a demanding environment.
  • Knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
  • Experience with policy planning analysis, reviews and amendments is considered an asset. 
$37.10 -$45.53 per hour
How to apply
Qualified applicants are invited to apply using our online application system by Monday, November 23, 2020. Please note all applicants must complete the online questionnaire specific to this position at the time they submit their resume and cover letter in order to be considered. Proof of qualifications will be requested at the interview stage.
Please visit the job posting listed on our careers page and click on the “Apply for this job” button. Instructions will follow.
The City of Guelph is an equal opportunity employer which values diversity in the workplace. We are therefore happy to accommodate any individual needs in keeping with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the hiring process, please contact us to make your needs known in advance.
Personal information collected through the recruitment process will be used solely to determine eligibility for employment. We thank all candidates in advance; however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.