Senior Planner – Long Range Policy Planning
Job # P759A
"Moncton is a vibrant and culturally rich community. It is the only officially bilingual city in Canada, as well as one of the best places in Canada to do business. Moncton is also known as the economic, sports, tourism and entertainment hub of Atlantic Canada. City of Moncton employees strive to maintain its reputation as one of the best places in Canada to live, study, work and play."
The City of Moncton is currently accepting applications for Senior Planner - Long Range Policy Planning.
The position reports directly to the Urban Planning Director.
The Urban Planning Department will provide a city-wide Long Range Policy Planning function which will be led by a Senior Planner. This position is an advanced professional planning position working at a supervisory level involving considerable independent judgement in the development of innovative approaches in urban planning. The incumbent is responsible for managing and monitoring the implementation of the Municipal Development Plan, as well as preparing any updates; guiding the development of Secondary Municipal Plans for Downtown and Neighbourhood Plan areas and other area specific land use plans of a complex nature and of significant scope and scale. In addition to this, this position is responsible for conducting regular reviews and updates of the Zoning By-law. The position demands the application of a broad skill set in matters of land use, public engagement and consultation, community development and sustainability (social, environmental, economic) in the creation of area plans to integrate objectives of the Municipal Development Plan, Sustainable Transportation Plan, Recreation Master Plan and other plans, strategies and policies. It also requires a sound understanding of urban design and urban form principles and their application within an urban context, as well as a thorough understanding of the development approvals process. The position is responsible for leading and overseeing the public engagement process for plan making processes, supervising technical support staff and contracted professional planning services, and representing the City and the Department on various committees, working groups and at public meetings.
The successful candidate must have the following minimum qualifications:
- Must have a graduate or undergraduate degree in planning from a recognized professional planning school.
- Must be a full member of the Canadian Institute of Planners.
- Candidates must possess a minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience, preferably working with larger urban centre municipalities with experience in a broad range of projects including leading the review and update of Municipal Development Plans, Neighborhood Plans and other area specific land use plans.
- Must have two (2) years of supervising and project management experience.
- The ability to communicate in both official languages is a requirement (English and French).
- Knowledge of planning legislation and ability to perform legislative planning functions associated with the Community Planning Act.
- Strong theoretical and practical understanding of community planning principles, methods and procedures is demonstrated.
- Ability is shown to work independently and with minimal assistance.
- Awareness and understanding of current planning and development issues in communities are demonstrated.
- Understanding of Planning Department's policies, priorities, processes and procedures is demonstrated.
- Ability to provide effective leadership and direction to other planning and development staff.
- This position requires extensive computer skills and knowledge of municipal databases, word processing, Windows applications and e-mail. Example: Microsoft Outlook/Excel/Word/Power Point.
- Ability to initiate ideas and make sound judgments.
- Must possess strong organizational and time management skills and be capable of working without direct supervision.
- Close attention is paid to detail and to verifying accurate information.
- Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing with good presentation skills.
- Ability to work effectively in a customer-oriented and collaborative working environment.
- Ability to meet, consult and deal in confidence with municipal officials and business/industry.
- Ability to identify, analyze and resolve complex planning and development concerns and issues.
- This position will have significant impact on the image of the department and will have frequent contact with internal and external customers. Requires courtesy and diplomacy for exchanging information through calls from the general public, members of council, civic administration, media, heads of agencies, commissions, and local or national organizations. This position requires a high degree of discretion as matters of a confidential nature are dealt with regularly.
MISSION: Work together to grow our economy and improve the quality of life for all citizens.
VISION: Create a city that inspires.
CORE ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIORS: Accountability, professionalism, respect and excellence
The City of Moncton is an equal opportunity employer. The Applicant must submit their application through the online system that can be found at: www.moncton.ca/employment or obtain an application in Human Resources at City Hall. To obtain more information, please contact Human Resources at (506) 877-7707.
CLOSING DATE: OPEN UNTIL FILLED
(The City of Moncton thanks all applicants for their interest; however,
only those scheduled for interviews will be contacted)