Employment Details

Planning & Regulations Analyst

Posting: 20211006
Date Posted: October 6, 2021
Closing Date: October 20, 2021

Planning & Regulations Analyst
3 Year Contract, Full Time

Conservation Halton was created to protect, restore and manage the natural resources in our watershed but we have grown to become so much more. Today, we protect our communities and conserve our natural environment through planning, education and recreation and to support our partners in the creation of sustainable communities within our watershed.

We believe that diverse backgrounds and unique perspectives make us stronger. Conservation Halton is committed to be an equal opportunity employer, creating an inclusive work environment and encouraging employees to be their most authentic self, no matter their ethnic background, religious beliefs, age demographic, gender expression, sexual orientation, physical ability, mental health or general appearance.

Four years ago, Conservation Halton started a process of transformation through our strategic plan, Metamorphosis. That strategic plan was an important first step for us to better understand the needs of our community and lay the groundwork for what needed to be done. Metamorphosis has now reached its end, but it is more important than ever for us to plan for the future. Our new strategic plan, Momentum, positions us to use the improvements and achievements we have made to carry us into the future for a more green, resilient, connected tomorrow. We are looking to build our team with the kind of inspired, ambitious, and strategic people that are not satisfied with the status quo, are excited by the opportunity in every challenge and are driven by meaningful, measurable results. If you are looking to join an environmentally-focused and socially-conscious community organization, then we are looking for you!

Your Opportunity

Reporting to the Senior Planner, the Planning and Regulations Analyst is responsible for review and administration of:

  • Permit applications and approvals under Ontario Regulation 162/06
  • Site Plans, Minor Variances, Severances, and Niagara Escarpment Development Permits
  • Respond to general and solicitor inquiries, conduct site visits and complete compliance activities including site inspections

In this position you will provide municipal plan input and review activities within the Environmental Planning Program, as well as, coordinate and administering Permit applications pursuant to the Development, Interference with Wetlands and Alterations to Shorelines and Watercourses Regulation (Ontario Regulation 162/06) within the Regulatory Program. You will participate in corporate and inter-agency projects and studies that might be impacted by Conservation Halton’s policies.

Your Qualifications

  • A degree in Geography, Environmental Studies/ Sciences, Urban/Regional Planning or a related degree, combined with 1 year of relevant work experience
  • Working knowledge of the Conservation Authorities Act, Ontario Regulation 162/06, Planning Act, Provincial Policy Statements, Greenbelt Act and Greenbelt Plan, Niagara Escarpment Planning and Development Act and Niagara Escarpment Plan, Places to Grow Act and Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, municipal (Regional and Local) Official Plans and other related environmental legislation
  • Ability to read and comprehend engineering and landscape drawings, as well as technical reports, and relate them to Conservation Halton policies and objectives
  • Possess strong communication skills (written and oral) and an ability to synthesize multi-disciplinary technical information to effectively communicate with a broad range of stakeholders
  • Possess strong computer skills including Word, Excel, Access, Outlook and the ability to use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) effectively
  • The ability to work effectively in a fast-paced work environment both independently and in a multidisciplinary team setting
  • Full membership in the Ontario Professional Planners Institute (OPPI) is preferred or, alternatively, candidate member/eligible to become a member of OPPI

Your Reward

  • Starting salary of $68,323 (based on skills and qualifications) annually based on a 35-hour work week
  • You will work in an inspiring setting with views of the Niagara Escarpment and no traffic lights for several miles
  • You will work with a creative, talented and solutions-focused team
  • You will work for an organization that provides flexible work arrangements and places tremendous value on professional development and wellness of its employees
  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • Participation in the OMERS defined benefit pension plan, with generous employer-matching
  • Free access to Conservation Ontario parks
  • Season passes and lift tickets for the Glen Eden ski and snowboard area
  • Discounts on Conservation Halton services, food and merchandise

Our Core Values

Diversity and Inclusion - We endeavor to understand, accept and appreciate the value of our differences and encourage authenticity.
Learning and Innovation - We embrace the need for continuous improvement, the opportunity to learn from
others and the benefits of sharing knowledge.
Person-Centered Service - We make people a priority through customer-centred engagement, predictive problem-solving and high-quality service.
Collaboration - We seek out and trust in the skills, expertise and experience of others in order to achieve our common ambition.
Sustainability - We consider the environmental impact of everything we do and always keep future generations in mind when making decisions.
Integrity - We make decisions with accountability, transparency and a strong sense of personal responsibility for our choices and actions.
Resilience - We are positive and proud of our ability to quickly and effectively respond to change.

To Apply

Please email your application to careers@hrca.on.ca by October 20, 2021

Your application should include:

Your resume and cover letter in one pdf document
Reference your name and the position title in the subject line

We thank all applicants for their interest however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, Conservation Halton will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. Personal information provided is collected under the authority of The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

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