City of Thunder Bay

  • Planner II

    Job Post Information* : Posted Date 1 week ago(11/9/2018 12:01 AM)
    Competition Number
    Development & Emergency Services
    Posting Category
    Planning Services
    Job Type
    Number of Positions
    CUPE Local 87
    CA-ON-Thunder Bay
    CAD $2,060.30/Bi-Wk.
    CAD $2,525.33/Bi-Wk.
    Pay Band
    Post End Date
    Effective Date
    February 4, 2015
    Supersedes Date
    February 22, 2001
  • General Information:


    As an equal opportunity employer, the City of Thunder Bay encourages applications from Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minority groups and women.


    ONTARIO HUMAN RIGHTS CODE:  It is a contravention of the Human Rights Code of Ontario to discriminate on the basis of: race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, disability, age, record of offences, gender identity or gender expression.  Therefore, a resume submitted to the City must not include references to any of the above characteristics.  Do not include: 

    • Photos
    • Any certificates that have photo identification
    • Driver’s licences
    • Police records checks

    Note: The above documentation will be requested by the Human Resources & Division should you be the successful applicant.  If a Criminal Record Check is required it will be requested by Human Resources should you be the successful applicant.  Please do not submit your Criminal Record Check with your application.


    ACCOMMODATION:  Reasonable accommodations are available upon request for all parts of the recruitment process.


    Application forms must reference the competition number and be submitted to Human Resources.


    Job Description

    POSITION SUMMARY:      Under the general supervision of the Supervisor and the technical direction and guidance of a Senior Planner, undertakes moderately complex assignments related to development approvals, planning and policy development.




    1. Participates as a member of a project team.
    2. Undertakes a broad spectrum of projects related to planning activities and policy development.
    3. Performs detailed analysis of development proposals, makes recommendations and provides professional planning opinions utilizing best planning principles.
    4. Prepares comments, reports and by-laws for presentation to Committees and Council.
    5. Performs detailed analysis and work associated with the processing of plans of subdivision and condominium.
    6. Negotiates and prepares site plan, subdivision, condominium, development charge, development and other agreements.
    7. Provides information to the public and the development community on matters relating to land use planning.
    8. Prepares Planning Division comments to the Committee of Adjustment.
    9. Participates in the development of processes and policies as required.
    10. Participates in the preparation of documents and materials for Ontario Municipal Board Hearings and may appear, as required, at the Ontario Municipal Board or other tribunals.
    11. Represents the Division on internal and external committees and at community meetings related to planning matters.
    12. Performs such other related duties as may be assigned.





    • A four-year Honours Degree in Land Use Planning or a related discipline; and
    • At least three years of land use planning experience preferably in a municipal environment; or
    • Equivalent combination of education and experience
    • Must have a working knowledge of the Ontario Planning Act and other related provincial legislation



    • Ability to work effectively and efficiently both as a member of a team and independently is required
    • Must possess strong oral and written communication skills including the ability to deliver presentations to a variety of audiences
    • Strong organizational skills with proven ability to manage competing priorities and deadlines in a demanding and fast paced environment
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with members of City Council, the Committee of Adjustment, superiors, co-workers, and the general public in a courteous and professional manner



    • Must have, or be eligible for, full membership in the Canadian Institute of Planners and the Ontario Professional Planners Institute
    • Will be required to travel to various work locations and provide own transportation
    • May be required to attend meetings outside of regular working hours


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