Manager, Community Planning and Development

Are you a collaborative individual with a background in land use planning, seeking a dynamic leadership opportunity? If so, consider this role with the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing in the Municipal Services Office (North), Municipal Services Division.

As Manager, Community Planning and Development, you will lead a team in the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of Ontario's land-use planning system and related program delivery.

About Us:
In the Municipal Services Office (MSO), we provide ongoing operational guidance to municipal clients with the aim of building strong communities and developing accountable local governments. We respond to and anticipate municipal issues and trends of provincial interest, communicate key government priorities to municipal stakeholders and assist municipalities to access government programs and to capitalize on best practices in municipal finance and administration. We also provide 'one window' planning service for provincial input, review, decision-making and appeal of planning applications and assist in the delivery of education and advisory services to promote effective community planning.

We offer a comprehensive and competitive compensation package, including:
• A defined benefit pension plan
• Maternity and parental leave top-up benefits
• A comprehensive health and dental plan
• Life and disability insurance
• A progressive work environment that promotes work/life balance
• Flexible learning and developmental opportunities, including online, training and mentorship programs
• Opportunities for career advancement and specialization

The Ontario Public Service (OPS) Leadership Model defines what it means to be a leader through the following expected attributes and behavioural competencies:

•Character Driven to demonstrate authenticity, accountability and courage
•Forward Focused to embrace positive disruption, and a future mindset to develop each other, every day
•Difference Making to lead with a common purpose, be inclusive and drive people-centred outcomes

What can I expect to do in this role?

Reporting to the Regional Director, you will:

• Lead a team of professionals in the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of land-use planning to support the delivery of regional programs, strategies and services
• Promote an inclusive team approach to accomplishing priorities through employee engagement, coaching, mentoring and training
• Lead and oversee partnership development and stakeholder consultation processes
• Provide expertise and advice to senior management and staff on program delivery options, recommendations, risks, and issues management strategies
• Lead corporate and regional projects to research, analyze and develop business change management options, proposals and strategies

Location: Sudbury

How do I qualify?

Leadership and Management Skills:

• You have leadership experience to inspire, engage, motivate, develop and mentor professional staff to achieve results on high-profile initiatives
• You have demonstrated success in strategic leadership to foster an environment of continuous improvement, creativity and excellence
• You are a collaborative leader and have incorporated the principles of inclusion and diversity across all elements of your management style
• You have experience leading human resources and organizational change initiatives

Technical Expertise:

• You are experienced in interpreting government policies and programs related to land-use planning and ensuring that local decisions are consistent with provincial plans and policies. An understanding of local government, building safety, and housing and homelessness is also beneficial
• You have demonstrated success in leading and managing client service delivery
• You have an understanding of municipal structures, governance, leading practices and operational responsibilities (financial, administrative, service delivery)

Program Management Expertise:

• You are experienced in program evaluation methods and change management principles to oversee the analysis and evaluation of program and service effectiveness
• You are experienced in providing evidence-based program recommendations
• You exercise a high level of political acuity to understand organizational politics and provide strategic advice, expertise and briefings on ministry programs and initiatives

Analytical and Strategic Thinking:

• You have strong capacity in conceptualizing, developing and implementing long term strategic and resource planning needs
• You have the ability to measure program performance to implement and evaluate business process and identify opportunities for improvement
• You are knowledgeable in dispute resolution theory, including mediation, negotiation and litigation before the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal

Relationship Management and Communication Skills:

• You are successful in building and maintaining professional relationships with staff, partners, and senior management to ensure a coordinated and consensus driven approach
• You possess strong consultation, communication and issues management skills to influence others in developing collaborative solutions to complex horizontal issues

Salary Range: $90,348 - $127,343 per year

Additional Information:

  • 1 Permanent, 159 Cedar St, Sudbury, North Region

Please apply online, only, at, quoting Job ID 140004, by Friday, October 18, 2019. Please follow the instructions to submit your application. Faxes are not being accepted at this time.

If you require accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact us at to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with Ontario’s Human Rights Code.