Mississauga’s parks and forestry system is an integral part of the City, measured both by the wellbeing of residents and the strength of ecosystems. As the City of Mississauga intensifies, planning for, delivering parkland, and protecting City parkland assets becomes increasingly challenging and essential as we strive to create healthy complete communities.
The Park Planning team consists of both planners and landscape architects who work together to plan parks, expand the City’s parkland inventory, protect park assets; and comment on behalf of the Parks, Forestry and Environment Division on development applications, Environmental Assessments and realty matters from a parkland perspective.
Under the direction of the Park Assets Team Leader, the successful applicant will be responsible for representing the departmental interests on development applications and realty matters which include surplus declarations, license/easement agreements, parkland acquisition, as well as parkland planning studies and other technical studies. This position will require the ability to resolve issues within a fast paced environment, manage several projects at one time, have a full breadth of knowledge of the planning process, comment on legal agreements, and have excellent public communication skills.Duties and Responsibilities
Skills and Qualifications
- Prepare, review and manage comments on all types of Development Applications, Environmental Assessments, Realty Requests and associated Agreements on behalf of Parks, Forestry & Environment Division;
- Coordination, review, and preparation of comments related to license and easement agreements, land acquisition and surplus declarations that impact City owned parkland;
- Liaises and meets with public agencies and departments, professionals, consultants, elected officials, staff, residents and special interest groups as required with respect to the projects and the future development of parks and recreational facilities;
- Attend and lead public meetings for presentation as well as provides professional advice and input to the public, Council and other professionals;
- Research and prepare reports to General Committee and Council;
- Attend and provide evidence at Ontario Municipal Board hearings;
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
- Graduation from a recognized university in Planning or related discipline with a minimum of 5 years of experience in development planning;
- Demonstrated knowledge and experience of municipal land development processes including subdivision, rezoning and site plan applications as well as servicing and development agreements;
- Ability to liaise with elected officials, other City Departments, federal & provincial authorities, conservation & regional authorities, and other outside agencies as required;
- Demonstrated project management and time management skills;
- Excellent oral and written communication skills;
- Demonstrated ability to provide detailed analysis of development applications and to negotiate and advocate for Park, Forestry & Environment Division interests;
- Ability to work well in a team environment and independently;
- Knowledge of related computer applications required including Microsoft Suite software and ePlans;
- Eligibility for membership in the Ontario Professional Planners Institute and Canadian Institute of Planners is required;
- Valid driver's license with access to a vehicle is required.
Hourly Rate/Salary:$ 85,155.00 - $ 113,541.00
Hours of Work:35
Work Location:201 City Centre Drive
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.
All personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act.
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.