The Parks and Culture Planning team consists of planners, landscape architects, and public art curators who work together to plan parks, expand parkland, grow and support culture, create vibrant public spaces through public art, lead public engagement processes for parks and culture matters, protect City park and cultural assets; and comment on behalf of the Parks, Forestry & Environment Division (PF&E) on development applications, Environmental Assessments and City realty matters.
The Planner in Training, Long Term Planning is a key member of the Parks and Culture Planning team who provides timely and accurate park planning support specific to research and analysis of parkland needs, public engagement processes for parks, preparation of park related presentations, among other park planning related work. Using advanced computer skills and strong organization abilities, the Planner in Training, Long Term Planning aids in the efficient day-to-day operation of the team. This position offers an opportunity for career growth in the area of park planning.Duties and Responsibilities
Skills and Qualifications
- Conduct public engagement processes for parks with the support of Long Term Planning planners where appropriate;
- Undertake analysis of public feedback gathered through public engagement processes and present findings in summary reports;
- Complete and/or contribute to reports, special studies and capital projects;
- Special project research;
- Preparation of public engagement materials, including presentations, graphics, maps, posters;
- Attendance at public engagement events, both virtually and in-person;
- Assist with preparation of responses to public inquiries;
- Support Long Term Planning team members;
- Other duties as assigned.
- Graduation from a recognized university program in a Planning related discipline;
- Eligibilityto obtain a registeredprofessional planner designation is considered an asset;
- Demonstrated general knowledge of provincial and municipal regulations and policies;
- Good interpersonal skills along with strong customer service and conflict resolution skills;
- Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing;
- Strong attention to detail and ability to conduct research and analyse data;
- Good time management and organizational skills, ability to adapt to varying and tight deadlines;
- Demonstrated creative thinking and problem solving skills to create effective solutions to problems;
- Experience leading or supporting large projects and demonstrated project management skills;
- Experience working with financial information and graphic design considered an asset;
- Ability to work independently or as part of a team, with minimal supervision;
- Must possess a valid driver’s license; vehicle access is preferred (mileage is paid for by the City). The successful candidate will be required to carry the appropriate car insurance for use of their vehicle for City business.
Hourly Rate/Salary:$ 36.13 - $ 48.17
Hours of Work:35 hours
Work Location:Civic Centre
Department/Division/Section:CMS/Community Services Dept,CMS/Parks, Forestry & Environment,Parks & Culture Planning
Non-Union/Union: Non Union
A Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check (Level 2) or Vulnerable Sector Check (Level 3) will be required of the successful candidate, at their own expense, to verify the absence of a criminal record for which a pardon has notbeen granted.
We thank all who apply, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. You can alsocheck your application status in your candidate profile online.
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We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with theAccessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005and the OntarioHuman Rights Code, the City of Mississauga will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. If selected to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please inform Human Resources of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation.