New Job Planning Officer - Large Developments In Ontario

Planning Officer - Large Developments
Planning Officer - Large Developments

Planning Officer - Large Developments

Company : Jobssummary / Indeed
Salary : $88,707–$103,775 a year
Location : Ontario

Full Description

Job Brief

Reviews incoming large complex development applications for completeness and works with the applicant to expedite the development applications. Also, assigns public meeting dates with consideration of staff workload and priority of the application.

Employment Status:
Permanent Full time
Open To:
Internal/External Applicant(s)
Closing Date:
Duration (if temporary):

The City of Kawartha Lakes invites applications to join our team as a Planning Officer - Large Developments.

When you come to work for the City of Kawartha Lakes, you are joining a community of municipal workers who take pride in knowing that every day you are having a positive impact in the community. Our mission is to deliver the highest standards of municipal services while creating a healthy and sustainable future for all Kawartha Lakes’ residents and businesses. We work to our values of Accountability, Respect and Teamwork and we want you to Jump In with us!!

We are an equal opportunity employer which values equity, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace. We foster a safe and creative work environment, where training and skill development are prioritized, with opportunities and support for career advancement. As a team member at the City of Kawartha Lakes, you may be entitled to the following: flexible work hours, remote and hybrid working arrangements, OMERS pension (defined benefit), employer paid benefits package including short and long term disability income replacement, education reimbursement and other programs that foster innovation, leadership, and career advancement.

Job Title Planning Officer - Large Developments

Salary $88,707 – $103,775 (2022)

Reports To Manager of Planning

Hours Normal Working Hours 37.5 hours per week

Location Lindsay

Other Combination of general office environment and travel to outlying locations, in accordance with job requirements

Job Description

  • Review, analyze, process and report on advanced, complex and priority planning applications
  • Assign planning applications to staff as appropriate
  • Review incoming large complex planning applications for completeness and establish time of public meeting for the applications
  • Coordinate the scheduling of public meetings, preparation of notices, draft documents and agency circulation for complex planning applications
  • Process and prepare reports for larger more complex planning applications; official plan and zoning amendments, plans of subdivision and condominium, site plan approval and exemptions, pits and quarry licenses, removal of holding, deeming by-laws, part lot control by-laws, consents and minor variances
  • Meet with Council, Committees, government agency staff and the public on planning matters that require a senior staff member because of magnitude, complexity, controversy or is a policy precedent issue
  • Act as the primary contact and responsible for the scheduling of pre-consultation applications for the larger more complex planning applications
  • Assist the Manager in the development of policies and procedures
  • Prepare and present at OMB hearings and act as facilitator to resolve disputes involving planning matters
  • Respond to enquiries from Council, staff, public, development consultants and related professionals
  • Present reports to Council and at public meetings
  • Perform other related duties as assigned


  • Post-secondary degree in Urban and Regional Planning or a related field, with an additional specialized course of study
  • Minimum 4 years of related progressive experience, preferably in a municipal environment
  • Registered Professional Planner (RPP) designation and member of the Canadian Institute of Planners and the Ontario Professional Planners Institute
  • Working knowledge of planning and urban design principles, statutory requirements, by-laws, provincial policies and regulations applicable to municipal planning; familiarity with current literature and trends
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, with demonstrated time management skills and the ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines
  • Excellent communicative skills, both oral and written, which include preparation of technical and administrative reports, and extensive experience of addressing public forums
  • Interpersonal and negotiating skills to facilitate negotiations and conflict resolution such as OMB mediation and development agreements
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, with demonstrated time management skills and the ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise discretion and tact and maintain a high degree of confidentiality at all times, complying with all applicable privacy legislation and local policies and procedures
  • Demonstrated customer service skills at a level to develop and to maintain cooperative/collaborative working relationships both within and outside the organization
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative consistently with commitment to quality improvement, sharing process improvement initiatives with management
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office, the internet and any other related software
  • Possess and maintain a valid Ontario Class “G” Driver’s Licence
  • Upon a conditional offer of employment, a Criminal Record Check will be required