Full-Time • Kirkland Lake Region
The Corporation of the Town of Kirkland Lake is seeking a
Temporary Maternity Leave (up to 18 months) / Full-time/ Non-Union
· Reporting to the Director of Economic Development in the Development Services department, the Planning Administrator is a main point of contact for the public and interested professionals who are making planning applications or seeking planning information concerning zoning by- laws, official plans, and policy or related regulations. Working with a contracted Professional Planner, the Planning Administrator researches and prepares standard planning reports, agendas and minutes for Committee of Adjustment Meetings, Planning Advisory Committee meetings, Council and the general public as needed.
· Hours of work: 35 hours per week
· Compensation: $55,983 to $65,484 per annum (to commensurate with experience) with vacation pay as per the Employment Standards Act
· Two-year diploma in Land-Use Planning, or related field.
· Minimum one-year work experience relating to municipal land use planning applications and land sales.
· Demonstrated work experience preparing or administering Minor Variance and Re-Zoning applications.
· Knowledge and understanding of Ontario’s land use planning system, specifically related to the Planning Act, Provincial Policy Statement and Growth Plan.
· Must have, and maintain, a valid class “G” driver’s license.
· Ability to read, understand and apply Municipal official plan policies, zoning by-law regulations, maps, surveys, Planning Act and associated regulations, Provincial Policy Statements, Provincial Growth Plan.
· Good judgment in interpreting vague or ambiguous policy or regulations.
· Ability to prepare material such as letters, zoning by-laws/amendments and minor variance applications.
· Communication and interpersonal skills to explain and exchange information, handle complaints and resolve standard issues with lawyers, real estate agents, consultants, landowners, and applicants.
· Tact and discretion in dealing with confidential matters.
· Ability to provide recommendations to Director and Council to solve problems such as addressing planning situations of moderate complexity by using manuals, legislation or by-laws; referring complex or controversial planning issues to appropriate resources.
· Accountability for the provision of planning information.
· Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks and changing deadlines while maintaining a high level of accuracy.
· Ability to work as part of a team environment, as well as independently.
· Mental and visual effort to read information, formulate ideas and input data.
· Intermediate mathematical skills to calculate percentages, ratios or averages and unit-measure conversions.
· Experience using a wide range of computer programs such as: MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint), Adobe Acrobat, etc.
How to Apply:
Qualified candidates are invited to visit the Town’s website at kirklandlake.ca >>“Town Hall>>Career Opportunities” to submit their résumé (complete with covering letter) in confidence by Tuesday, December 13 at 3:00 pm.