Planner II, Community Planning
- 78,116.22 - 95,056.78 annually
- City Of Ottawa
The Planner 2 leads or undertakes a wide variety of assigned complex, professional planning services or projects in the unit's area of expertise (i.e. Development Review, Community Planning and Urban Design, Research and Forecasting, Land Use and Natural Systems Policy Development, Heritage Services, or Zoning Studies).
At the Planner 2 level, these projects or services exhibit one or all of the following characteristics:
- require resolution of multiple technical and policy issues, and public and private interests;
- require the involvement of multiple stakeholder groups including unorganized and organized public and private interest groups, other government agencies (provincial and federal), other professionals (e.g. architects, landscape architects, engineers), and politicians; and/or
- are politically sensitive, high profile and/or significant in terms of impact relative to the natural, built, social, and/or economic environments, and/or the achievement of orderly design and development for the City.
The Planner 2 also participates in the development of the City's Official Plan, Master Plan, and Zoning By-law policies, working closely with stakeholders from across the corporation and from other agencies and the community. The Planner 2 additionally conducts research and analysis, participates on assigned projects, and manages projects done by consultants. The Planner 2 also represents the City, department branch or unit on various committees, working groups and project teams, and contributes to the achievement of departmental and City planning objectives.
Education & Experience
Four (4) year degree in urban and regional planning, a field related to planning or the unit's area of expertise (such as landscape architecture, architecture, urban design, urban geography, engineering, environmental planning)
Minimum of five (5) years of related and progressively responsible, professional experience in the unit's area of expertise.
Language, Certificates & Licenses
Certification/licensing from the Canadian Institute of Planners (RPP), OR the Professional Engineers of Ontario (P. Eng.), OR the Ontario Association of Architects (licence and a Certificate of Practice), OR the Ontario Association of Landscape Architects (full membership), OR the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario (P. Geo., P. Geol. or P. Geoph.) OR ECO Canada (EP, CCEP or CEA)
English oral, reading, writing required
- Applicable legislation, policies, and processes (for example: the Planning Act, the Municipal Act, the Environmental Assessment Act, the Environmental Protection Act, the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, the Ontario Water Resources Act, the Conservation Authorities Act, the Heritage Act, the City's Official Plan and Master Plans, Zoning By-Law, and related policies, the Development Approvals process, and Environmental Management Systems)
- Global, national and local initiatives, agreements and agencies related to the unit's area of expertise
- Municipal planning principles and practices
- Theories, concepts, methodologies, principles and/or practices relating to the unit's area of expertise
- Public consultation practices
- Project management principles and practices
- Available computer technology and tools related to unit's area of expertise
Competencies & Skills
- Work effectively as a leader and team member within a multi-disciplinary and technical environment
- Monitor and synthesize information from a variety of sources to establish future directions, research and data collection needs, environmental trends, program elements and resources
- Understand technological tools available to assist in efficient and cost-effective program delivery
- Understand, initiate and conduct assignments with minimal supervision
- Negotiate with representatives from other departments and outside agencies to identify and achieve common objectives through joint initiatives and contributions
- Establish and deliver effective public consultation processes
- Communicate effectively and tactfully (orally and in writing) with elected officials, City staff, external agencies, private sector and members of the public
- Prepare and make effective and persuasive presentations