The City of Niagara Falls is a dynamic and internationally renowned city with a prosperous business community and economic foundation anchored by tourism, manufacturing, retail and knowledge-based sectors. Located at one of the natural wonders of the world and in the heart of North America’s most affluent consumer markets, we are linked to the world by extensive road, rail, air, water and telecommunication networks. With over 14 million visitors a year and a growing resident population of over 95,000, we invite you to discover why Niagara Falls is a premier place to live, work, and play.
Call Number: 2023 – 53
Position: Senior Planner (Policy)
Type of Vacancy: Permanent Full time
Work Schedule (hours & days): 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday (35-hour work week)
Location: Wayne Thomson Building (4343 Morrison Street, Niagara Falls, Ontario)
2023 Salary Range: $85,394 to $106,743 (Plus a comprehensive benefits package)
Date Posted: September 27, 2023
Closing Date: December 31, 2023 at 4:00 pm (ongoing acceptance until position filled)
Further details on this position below.
To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to www.niagarafalls.ca/jobs
Applications must be submitted online and will be accepted until
4:00 pm on December 31, 2023 or position is filled.
CITY OF NIAGARA FALLS
NON-UNION POSITION DESCRIPTION
Planning, Building and Development
This description reflects the general details considered necessary to describe the principle functions of the position identified, and shall not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in such classification.
POSITION TITLE: Senior Planner (Policy)
POSITION SUMMARY: Responsible for project management leadership on a wide range of planning and policy issues in both an urban and rural context, preparing reports to Council on a wide range of more complex and politically sensitive projects issues and proposals. Leads and supports a variety of department and corporate strategic initiatives to implement Council’s Strategic priorities. Provides independent expert professional planning opinion, evidence and testimony at the Local Planning Appeals Tribunal.
RESPONSIBLE TO: Senior Manager of Policy
SUPERVISES: Supervises Planner 2, Assistant Planner & Intern Planner (policy planning)
Minimum four (4) year degree in Planning, a Master’s Degree in Planning is preferred.
A minimum of ten (10) years of progressively responsible, relevant municipal planning experience.
Full member in good standing with the Ontario Professional Planners Institute and the Canadian Institute of Planners.
Knowledge of project management practices.
Ability to lead the procurement of consultants, management of consultant’s work and staff, and financial accountability of project budget for consultant assignment.
Attention to detail and pursues quality in the accomplishment of tasks.
Client/customer focus – provides superior service to both internal and external customers.
Teamwork – works cooperatively and effectively with others to reach a common goal.
Ensures the highest standards of confidentiality and integrity at all times.
Proven leadership in conflict resolution, problem solving, negotiations and facilitation direction.