Planner-Economic Development Officer


Planner-Economic Development Officer

Township of Whitewater Region
Location: Cobden, Ontario
Posted: January 7th 2019
Deadline: January 31st, 2019
Salary: $78,937-$91,509 per year

Located within the scenic Ottawa Valley and bordered by the Ottawa River, the Township of Whitewater Region is a dynamic place to live, work and play. Known worldwide for whitewater rafting and kayaking, we offer a variety of year-round activities such as golfing, snowmobiling, camping, boating, fishing and cross-country skiing.

From our vast acres of farmland to our small, unique hamlets and villages to our wide expanses of water, the Township of Whitewater Region invites everyone to experience rural and urban life in perfect harmony.

We are currently recruiting for a Planner-Economic Development Officer.

The Planner-Economic Development Officer has responsibility for a full range of professional land use planning and economic development functions. Emphasis is on providing professional advice regarding land use matters, including planning policy and development review. The Planner-Economic Development Officer also fosters business retention and expansion by leading a variety of economic development initiatives.

Complete Job Description

  • University degree in planning or closely related discipline required, preferably at the masters' level.
  • Five (5) years of responsible professional experience in municipal planning and development with an emphasis on rural and small urban environments.
  • RPP designation (or progression toward) and MCIP eligibility
  • Willingness to obtain economic development certification
  • Thorough knowledge of Provincial Policy Statement, Ontario's Planning Act, and the Ontario Municipal Act.
  • Experience and knowledge with regard to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal process are required.
  • Ability to interpret legal surveys, agreements, maps, drawings, plans, GIS data, etc.
  • Analytical skills to resolve planning related problems and negotiation skills for complex applications.
  • Public speaking required, including public meetings and presentations.
  • Highly developed collaboration, leadership and communication skills with a strong sense of public service.
  • Basic computer proficiency and report writing are required.
  • Valid G driver’s licence in good standing with access to private use of a vehicle.
Additional Information

Compensation: $78,937-$91,509 (35 hours per week with OMERS and benefits package).

Please forward your detailed resume with covering letter (in MS Word or PDF format), referencing "Planner/EDO" by Thursday, January 31, 2019.

The Township is committed to providing a barrier-free workplace. If accommodation is required during the selection or interview process, it will be available upon request. This job posting is available in an accessible format upon request. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. In accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act and will be used for the purpose of candidate selection.

Contact Information
Robert Tremblay, CAO
Township of Whitewater Region
44 Main Street,
Cobden, Ontario, Canada
K0J 1K0

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