Manager, Strategic Policy Planning
Town of Caledon is a dynamic municipality that successfully balances urban, rural and agricultural communities. Our energetic staff are guided by our core values that create an environment for continuous improvement and customer service excellence.
In addition to offering exciting career opportunities, the Town also provides a competitive and comprehensive total rewards package. Come see how you can make a difference.
Reporting directly to the Chief Planner/Director of Planning, this role is to lead the Strategic Policy Planning Section of the Planning Department for the formation and interpretation of land use policies in the Town’s Official Plan, while building and maintaining strong and prosperous working relationships with stakeholders such as the province and the Region of Peel. This role is directly responsible for the management of policy team members and the oversight of multiple consultants providing support on various project; the recruitment, development and evaluation of Strategic Policy Planning staff. As the Manager, Strategic Planning, you will perform the following duties, including but not limited to:
- Guide the Town’s overall growth strategy and contribute to the economic, social, cultural and environmental wellbeing of the community
- Develop and maintain Town’s Official Plan, including the completion of the Town’s Official Plan Review
- Provide planning recommendations and advice to the Chief Planner/Director of Planning, Council, and the public on a wide variety of planning matters
- Oversee the implementation of major heritage policy and conservation projects
- Guide and advise staff on project management matters, priorities, and the approach to be taken on policy planning initiatives
- Assess departmental staffing needs, review and recommend organizational structure changes, approve hiring and/or staffing recommendations/decisions
- Oversee the preparation of the annual operating and capital budgets for Strategic Policy Planning
COVID-19: In consideration of the current pandemic and Public Health orders, the Town of Caledon is providing limited in-person services as Town Hall is open to the public by appointment only. The successful candidate for Manager, Strategic Policy Planning will be required to work a flexible schedule, including in the office, remotely and after hours (as required).
The Ideal Candidate
We are seeking an enthusiastic professional with a post-secondary degree in Planning or a closely related field. A Master’s degree is considered an asset. Membership in the Ontario Professional Planners Institute and Canadian Institute of Planners is required. Our ideal candidate has a minimum seven (7) years in land use planning with increasing responsibilities, with three (3) years of supervisory experience; municipal experience is an asset.
The ideal candidate thorough knowledge of the Ontario Heritage Act, Ontario Planning Act, Growth Plan, Niagara Escarpment Plan, Greenbelt Plan & Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan, and experience at the Ontario Boards and/or Tribunals and will have demonstrated the ability to manage change and direct the establishment of innovative planning policy procedures. We are seeking an individual with superior interpersonal skills, a demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a diverse group of stakeholders, and excellent leadership skills.
This position offers a salary range of $110,703.42- $138,005.63 plus a competitive benefit package.
Satisfactory passing of a criminal record check, and proof of qualifications will be required of any successful candidate(s) for this position.
New employees who commence employment on or after November 15, 2021 are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, as a condition of employment. Being fully vaccinated is determined as the status of having received the full series of approved vaccines (both doses of a two dose vaccine series, one dose of a single dose vaccine series) and any additional doses required and approved by Health Canada and having satisfied the full post vaccination period required to ensure vaccination efficacy. The Town of Caledon reserves the right to request proof of vaccination at any time. Acceptable proof includes an Ontario Ministry of Health COVID-19 vaccine receipt which you can obtain through the Provincial portal https://covid19.ontariohealth.ca/, or other government-issued vaccine passport or certification. The requirement to be fully vaccinated is subject to the Ontario Human Rights Code.
The Town is committed to diversity and inclusivity in employment and welcomes applications from qualified individuals of diverse backgrounds. The Town is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to an inclusive and barrier-free workplace. If your application requires accommodation, please contact People Services at (905) 584-2272 Ext. 4738.
How To Apply
To learn more about employment with the Town of Caledon and to apply for this exciting and challenging opportunity, visit: www.caledon.ca/careers
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