Job Category: Policy, Planning & Research
Division & Section: City Planning, CP Strategic Initiatives Policy&Analysis
Work Location: Metro Hall, 55 John Street & Scarborough Civic Centre, 150 Borough Drive
Job Type & Duration: Full-time, 3 Temporary (18, 13 and 12 months) vacancies
Hourly Rate: $37.80 - $41.41
Shift Information: Monday to Friday, 35 hours per week
Affiliation: L79 Full-time
Number of Positions Open: 3
Posting Period: 30-Jun-2022 to 22-Jul-2022
Reporting to the Manager, Planning Research and Analytics, the Assistant Planner will provide planning, research and analysis support to Managers, Project Managers, Senior Planners and Planners as well as related work program tasks as follows:
Collects, compiles, and analyzes data and information on demographic, economic, legal, social, cultural and physical information relating to urban and regional land use planning
Evaluates the impact of a range of planning applications and initiatives
Supports the preparation and/or review of reports, studies, specialized research and information
Organizes and participates in meetings to support community engagement initiatives for various planning and policy studies.
Designs, coordinates, and implements surveys and planning studies, information bulletins and manuals
Responds to requests for specialized research and information from City Planning Division staff, staff from other divisions, agencies and governments, elected officials, consultants, developers and the public.
Monitors and reports on development activity
Participates in the development and maintenance of planning information applications and systems
Writes reports, information bulletins and manuals
Prepares maps, diagrams, charts, tables, and other presentation materials, using office productivity software and geospatial, statistical and other computer applications
Your application must describe your qualifications as they relate to:
Post-secondary education in urban and regional planning, urban geography, geospatial analysis or in a professional discipline pertinent to the job function, or the equivalent combination of education and experience, and, membership or eligibility for membership in the Canadian Institute of Planners.
Experience with urban and regional planning assignments including studies, research and/or policy demanding critical judgement and analytical thinking.
Experience preparing technical letters, reports and notices for management, internal staff, elected officials, other agencies, and the public.
Experience using research methodologies including quantitative analysis, descriptive statistics, geospatial analysis and field survey methods in the collecting, analyzing and interpreting of planning information such as land use, demographic, economic and environmental data.
Experience in report writing and delivering presentations.
Experience with corporate computer applications such as MS Office, MS Access, Oracle, Adobe Creative Cloud and Amanda/IBMS and experience using GIS software such as ArcGIS.
You must also have:
Strong verbal, written and presentation communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to maintain strong internal and external relationships and to interact positively and professionally with the public in an information service role
Ability to work independently and as part of a team under time constraints and to meet deadlines
Knowledge of relevant legislation, such as the Planning Act, Occupational Health and Safety Act, Ontario Human Rights Code and Accessibility for Ontarians with Disability Act (AODA).
Familiarity with reading architectural drawings would be an asset.
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