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New Job Manager Zoning City Planning In Ontario



Company : City of Toronto
Salary : Details not provided
Location : Ontario

Full Description

    Job Category: Policy, Planning & Research
    Division & Section: City Planning, CP Zoning & Committee of Adjustment
    Work Location: 100 Queen St W, Toronto, M5H 2N1
    Job Type & Duration: Full-time, Permanent
    Salary: $112,075.60-$131,677.00, and Wage Grade 8
    Shift Information: Monday - Friday, 35h per week
    Affiliation: Non-Union
    Number of Positions Open: 1
    Posting Period: 18-July-2022 to 5-August-2022

Job Summary:

The City Planning Division is helping to build Toronto’s future by managing the growth and physical form of the city – how it looks, feels and moves – and working with stakeholders and other City of Toronto divisions to set goals and policies for responsible development. An integral part of the Division’s role is to advise Council with a view to ensure that growth contributes to healthy and vibrant communities and neighbourhoods, and to review and process development approval applications from a community planning and an urban design perspective.

As Manager of Zoning, you’ll make a vital contribution within the Division as it works to protect and enhance our urban environment, by drawing upon your extensive experience in the effective delivery of projects or programs, from inception through to implementation, working with minimal direction while balancing multiple stakeholder, political and community interests.

Reporting to the Director, Zoning and Committee of Adjustment, you’ll manage the Zoning Section work program and lead a team of professional planners tasked with its delivery, including the development of zoning regulations to implement city-wide planning policy matters. You’ll be expected to develop and implement detailed plans and recommend policies regarding program-specific requirements, as well as provide divisional staff training related to the Zoning By-law

What are your key accountabilities?

In this leadership role within City Planning, you’ll manage, hire, motivate and train Section staff, ensuring effective teamwork, high standards of work quality and organizational performance, promoting continuous learning and encouraging innovation. This will see you supervising day-to-day staff operations, from scheduling, assigning and reviewing work, to authorizing and controlling vacation and overtime requests, monitoring and evaluating staff performance, approving salary increments and recommending disciplinary action when necessary. Developing, recommending and administering the Section’s annual budget, and controlling expenditures within budget limitations will also be an integral part of your managerial duties.

As the go-to Zoning expert, you’ll implement the findings of planning reviews, provide recommendations and regulations on program-specific and city-wide zoning matters, prepare and present reports to Standing Committees and Council, and implement Council decisions on city-wide zoning initiatives. Your knowledge of legislative obligations will also enable you to interpret enabling legislation and Zoning By-law regulations, and amend the City's Zoning By-law, as required, to effect an up-to-date regulatory planning framework. We’ll also count on you to provide advice and guidance to Councillors, citizens, planners, lawyers, architects, applicants and objectors regarding applicable zoning by-laws, and act as an expert witness at tribunals such as the Local Planning Appeals Tribunal, in particular, in relation to the ongoing defence of appeals to Zoning By-law 569-2013.

A confident, skilled communicator, you’re prepared to represent the Division on cross-divisional and inter-divisional projects to improve the zoning process and regulations, provide communications updates, and ensure that Community Planning and relevant Toronto Building staff are consulted and kept appraised of city-wide zoning changes. Looking to the future, you’ll analyze and plan for short- and long-range staffing and organizational requirements, making recommendations while coaching and mentoring staff to help foster personal growth and contribute to succession planning.

Who is our ideal candidate?

You’re a strong, experienced manager, skilled in encouraging team excitement, enthusiasm and commitment to the organizational mission and objectives, while recognizing the contributions of all staff. A creative problem-solver and negotiator with exemplary verbal and written communication skills, you can effectively manage complex relationships with both internal and external stakeholders.

And, as a leader focused on championing a culture of equity, diversity, and respectful workplaces, you will support excellence in public service and promote the best interests of the City of Toronto.

Among the other strengths you bring to the role of Manager of Zoning you will have the following key qualifications:

  • Post-secondary education in public administration, city planning, management or a field relevant to civic management, or a professional discipline pertinent to the job function, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Extensive experience motivating, leading, supervising and developing a diverse team of professional staff and the ability to contribute to the work program of the management team.
  • Extensive experience in the effective delivery of projects or programs, from inception through to implementation, involving multiple stakeholders, with minimal direction, while balancing stakeholder, political and community interests.
  • Ability to represent the Director, Zoning and Committee of Adjustment, at Council and other Standing Committees.
  • Exemplary verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to effectively manage complex relationships with both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Strong leadership skills which encourage team excitement, enthusiasm and commitment to the organizational mission and objectives while recognizing the contribution of staff.
  • Sound knowledge of legislative and contractual obligations and related corporate policies.
  • Excellent and creative problem-solving and negotiation skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, accessibility and human rights.
  • Ability to support the Toronto Public Service values to ensure a culture that champions equity, diversity, Truth and Reconciliation and respectful workplaces.

Note: All City of Toronto employees are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of hire in accordance with the City's Mandatory Vaccination Policy. Candidates will be required to show proof of vaccination during the recruitment process.

City of Toronto employees are eligible to apply for the posted job opportunity, but cannot hold two different jobs. To be considered for this job posting, you must indicate that you are a "Current City of Toronto employee" on the on-line application form, and provide your "Employee Number".

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

The City is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to creating a workplace culture of inclusiveness that reflects the diverse residents that we serve. Learn more about the City’s commitment to employment equity.


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