City of Brampton
Brampton, ON
Job Description


REFERENCE #:103327

HIRING SALARY RANGE: $112,329.00- $126,370.00


Reporting to the Director, Development Services, this position is responsible for managing the development approval process for all types of planning applications as regulated by the Planning Act and related land use planning services within the Development Services portfolio. Provides advice to various internal and external stakeholders on a variety of land use and development matters, ensuring positive client relationships are maintained. Manages a multi-disciplinary team of professional Planners, resolving specific operational and project issues and contributing to the establishment and maintenance of policies and procedures.

Program Management

Implements the City’s Official Plan, Secondary Plans, and Block Plans through the development approval process.
Monitors operations to ensure compliance with safety regulations and established quality standards, policies and procedures.
Assigns projects to staff and holds them accountable for job performance according to scheduling and specifications.
Supervises the review and approval of complex development applications, including industrial, commercial, residential and institutional developments.


Responsible for staff planning, recruitment, training and development needs, coaching and mentoring, conducting performance appraisals and determining/recommending disciplinary action in accordance with the collective agreements, municipal policies and practices.
Coordinates the work of technical staff and retains and oversees consultants for specialized services.
Interfaces with regulatory agencies and communicates compliance requirements to internal stakeholders.
Manages the implementation of policies, procedures and standards.
Continually evaluates the team’s activities to ensure appropriate allocation of resources and makes recommendations for improvements.

Consultative Advisor

Provides technical advice and support to staff and the public, as it relates to plan approvals and development applications.
Analyzes and recommends acceptance of applications of a complex nature.
Liaises with landowners, developers and outside agencies to negotiate plan approvals.
Works collaboratively with committees, Municipal and Provincial governments, Boards consultants and advisory groups.
Appears as a Professional Planner at formal hearings (i.e. Ontario Municipal Board) to represent the Corporation on planning related issues.


Prepares reports and presentations to Committees and Council regarding development approvals and responds to enquiries from Councillors, the public, community groups and other government agencies.
Represents the City’s interest on intergovernmental committees and public meetings.
Strategic Focus

Formulate innovative approaches to achieve high quality urban development in accordance with Council directives.
Assesses resources and participates in the organizational design and development of the Division, to ensure strategic goals and objectives of the Department and Corporation are achieved.
Develops effective and innovative program delivery methodologies to meet municipal program service requirements.
Manages the implementation of process improvements and special projects for the Division.
Keeps abreast of emerging trends and makes appropriate recommendations.

Post-secondary Degree in Planning, Engineering, Urban Design, Architecture or equivalent.
Performance Management Certificate an asset.
Eight years of progressive experience in municipal development activities.
Membership with the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) with a Registered Professional Planner (RPP) designation with the Ontario Profession Planners Institute (OPPI), or comparable professional planning membership from another country.
Demonstrated experience with coaching, motivating and managing a multi-disciplinary team of unionized, technical and professional staff.
Extensive knowledge of and experience with project and process management and methodology.
Proficiency with MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook & Project and related software.
Sound knowledge and understanding of Ontario statutes, regulations, and guidelines as it relates to the Planning Act and Municipal Act.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills (English) with proven ability to deal effectively with all levels of the Corporation and general public, including committees, members of Council, developers and agencies.

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**Various tests and/or exams may be administered as part of the selection criteria.

Job status: Permanent

Job Type: Non-Union

Applications must be received by: April 8, 2019

Alternate formats will be provided upon request.

If this opportunity matches your interest and experience, please apply online at: quoting reference #103327 by April 8, 2019 and complete the attached questionnaire. We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The successful candidate(s) will be required, as a condition of employment, to execute a written employment agreement.

Please be advised, the City of Brampton uses email to communicate with their applicants for open job competitions. It is the applicant’s responsibility to include an updated email address that is checked daily and accepts emails from unknown users. As we send time sensitive correspondence via email (i.e. testing bookings, interview dates), it is imperative that applicants check their email regularly. If we do not hear back from applicants, we will assume that you are no longer interested in the Job Competition and your application will be removed from the Competition.

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