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Planner – Heritage and Housing (Temporary 12 Months)

City of Cambridge
City of Cambridge
Application Deadline: 2024-04-16
Date Posted: 2024-04-02
Location: Cambridge, Ontario
Compensation: $84,275 to $89,569

People, Place, Prosperity

Working within our Strategic Plan, Cambridge Connected, and committing to our values of Integrity, Respect, Inclusiveness and Service, the successful candidate will work together to help the City of Cambridge achieve our vision: A place for people to prosper – alive with opportunity.

Job Profile

There is a temporary opening for the above position within the Planning Services Division – Policy Planning of the Community Development Department available immediately.

What you will be doing

  • Provide support to Legislated review expectations for Heritage properties as well as support for Housing Accelerator Fund (HAF) projects related to housing initiatives.
  • Assists with the development and implementation of financial incentive program delivery and monitoring (e.g. affordable housing, brownfields) which may include assisting with the development or modification of Community Improvement Plans.
  • Compiles and analyzes data on demographic, housing, economic, cultural, sociological, physical and other factors affecting land use.
  • Makes presentations to the Committee of Council and at neighborhood meetings on policy projects and city initiated official plan and/or zoning by-law amendments.  May attend O.L.T. hearings as an expert witness.
  • Responds to enquiries regarding official plan, zoning by-law and other planning legislation interpretations, and select funding programs, etc.
  • Designs and undertakes research and special studies related to the official plan, zoning by-law, secondary plans and other land use planning documents to develop and implement land use policies, including monitoring reports, particularly to facilitate infill or redevelopment projects in the Core or change of use areas.  Drafts policies for inclusion in the Official Plan, attends public meetings and prepares reports to Council recommending appropriate policies.
  • Participates in technical coordinating committees, task forces, stakeholders and special study teams as assigned.
  • Provides professional planning opinions for the above duties.


Undergraduate Level – Four years or equivalent in Urban Design, Planning or Landscape Architecture. Preference will be given to a strong policy background.

Experience and Knowledge

Four years related Planning experience.

Current memberships in the Canadian Institute of Planning and the Ontario Professional Planning Institute.

For a degree in Landscape Architecture, current memberships with the Ontario Association of Architects and Ontario Association of Landscape Architects is required.

Your compensation

This position is within Grade 11 of the inside workers union Salary Schedule and has an annual salary range of $84,275 to $89,569. Comprehensive benefits package included.

We will ask you for these items if you are hired

Proof of your current and valid certificate(s) and/or educational qualifications.

Valid G driver’s license.

Worker Health and Safety Awareness Training Certificate from the Ministry of Labour

Hours of work

The current regular hours of work are in accordance with the collective agreement, however, currently are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 pm. (35 hours per week), Monday to Friday, with occasional evenings as required.

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Accommodation needs and protection of privacy

The City of Cambridge recognizes and appreciates diversity and inclusion enhances our public value commitment.

We strive to create an accessible and inclusive experience and encourage all qualified people to apply, including and especially people from equity-deserving groups. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment with honour and respect toward their individual dimensions of diversity.

We strive to remove barriers that may prevent qualified applicants from fully participating in the recruitment and selection process. Accommodation in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and other applicable legislation is available throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process. Contact to make your needs known in advance.

For more information on our Employment Equity, please read our full policy.

Personal information collected in relation to the recruitment process is collected under the authority outlined in the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and used solely to determine eligibility for employment with the City of Cambridge only.

City of Cambridge
Application Deadline: 2024-04-16
Date Posted: 2024-04-02
Location: Cambridge, Ontario
Compensation: $84,275 to $89,569