Mississauga’s parks and forestry system is an integral part of the City, measured both by the wellbeing of residents and the strength of its ecosystems. As the City of Mississauga intensifies, planning parkland becomes increasingly challenging and essential as we strive to create healthy complete communities.
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 Long Term Planning Planner is a key member of the Parks and Culture Planning team.Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direction of the Team Leader, the successful applicant will be responsible for a variety of park related projects and assignments including park planning studies, planning for the future use of parks, park public engagement, license/easement agreements, and other park related technical studies and initiatives. 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 including organizing and managing public meetings. Other responsibilities will include:
Skills and Qualifications
- Lead parkland related planning studies, strategies and special projects. Make decisions on future park uses.
- Liaiseand meetwith 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.
- Provideprofessional advice and input to the public, Council and other professionals.
- Leadvirtual and in-person public engagement initiatives, undertakeanalysis and summarize feedback in reports.
- Coordinateand makeformal presentations and/or facilitatepublic meetings assembled for the purpose of getting feedback from the public on park projects.
- Research and prepare corporate reports to General Committee and Council, and briefing notes to management.
- Performother related duties as assigned.
- Graduation from a recognized university in Planning or related discipline with a minimum of 3-5 years of experience in long- term planning/land use planning.
- Demonstrated project management skills including time management, negotiation and analysis.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to liaise effectively with elected officials, outside agencies and the public.
- Ability to work well in a team environment and independently.
- Knowledge of related computer applications required including Microsoft Office software.
- Membership or eligibility for membership in the Ontario Professional Planners Instituteis required.
- 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.
- Experience working with financial information and graphic design considered an asset.
- Strong interpersonal skills along with customer service and conflict resolution skills.
Hourly Rate/Salary:$ 85,155.00 - $ 113,541.00
Hours of Work:35
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.
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.