Planner

Reporting to the Director of Development and Tourism, the Planner provides administrative support for departmental projects and operations, and is the key point of contact on all planning matters. This role acts as a liaison between other County departments and agencies, and ensures that data and information is updated and distributed in a timely and effective manner.

Posting Date

Closing Date

What you’ll do

  • Serve as the key point of contact on all planning matters and ensure that data and information is updated and distributed in a timely and effective manner
  • Distribute planning applications to staff in the County as well as the County's planning consultant to request comments
  • Maintain frequent contact and communication with various stakeholders to facilitate planning processes and projects
  • Review all planning applications with regard to the purpose of the proposed development and confirming the site location using GIS portal
  • Verify proposed developments are in compliance with applicable planning legislation by referencing the County’s Official Plan, local official plans, Provincial Plans, and the Provincial Policy Statement
  • Occasionally attend pre-consultation meetings and prepare minutes in absence of the Director of Development and Tourism and the County’s Planning Consultant
  • Provide administrative support to the Director of Development and Tourism as well as the County’s Planning Consultant by scheduling meetings, preparing agendas, and taking minutes as requested
  • Coordinate, administer, and champion the County’s public engagement platform “Join In Dufferin” (JID)
  • Perform other related tasks as assigned

 

What you’ll bring

 

  • A 4-year undergraduate degree in urban and regional planning
  • One (1) year of experience working in a municipal, public, or private planning office
  • Familiarity with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in a planning environment
  • Knowledge of provincial legislation regarding Planning and the Land Use Planning framework
  • High proficiency using Microsoft Office programs
  • Excellent judgement and decision-making regarding the sharing of information
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills; able to liaise with internal and external stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Valid Class G driver’s license and access to reliable transportation required
Open To
Public