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Planner (Heritage)

Reporting to the Manager, Policy Planning, the Planner (Heritage) will process and prepare reports respecting planning applications made under the Planning Act and applications for alterations to heritage properties submitted to the City made under the Ontario Heritage Act.


Process and prepare reports respecting planning applications made under the Planning Act and applications for alterations to heritage properties made under the Ontario Heritage Act;

Assist in the preparation and implementation of special planning studies and research projects pertaining to heritage matters such as best practices in conservation, funding mechanisms for heritage properties, heritage conservation districts and other;

Carry out data collection and maintenance analysis including the maintenance of the City’s Heritage Properties Register;

Provide planning information and advice to members of the public and assist in general planning administration;

Guide applicants and the public through the approval process, including navigating the City’s DASH application system;

Prepare and negotiate development agreements, present and discuss development proposals and reports with staff recommendations and persuasively represent the City at Committee and Public Meetings, OMB Hearings and Conservation Review Board Hearings;

Manage multiple tasks with changing priorities and present information and issues in a clear and concise manner;

Perform a variety of duties related to properties of heritage significance, review proposals for alteration and provide technical and research support and advice on heritage planning policies, guidelines and objectives to the public applicants and other City Departments;

Review, create and maintain content and activities for the Heritage Resource Centre;

Provide support to various Heritage Kingston Committee working groups;

Present reports and recommendations to Heritage Kingston Committee;

Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications, Competencies
Four (4) year University Degree in Planning or equivalent;

One (1) year experience in planning/heritage planning;

Membership or eligibility for membership in the OPPI;

Knowledge and experience with planning procedures and processes, the Planning Act and Provincial Policy Statement;

Experience with heritage planning and knowledge of the Ontario Heritage Act is considered a requirement;

Must demonstrate corporate competencies: Customer Focus, Results Orientation, Integrity and Teamwork.

Skills, Abilities, Work Demands
Superior oral and written communication skills;

Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office software;

Ability to manage multiple tasks with changing priorities;

Ability to present information and issues in a clear and concise manner to committees and working groups;

Effective interpersonal skills;

Well-developed facilitation and problem solving skills;

Must possess and maintain a valid Class “G” driver’s license with a satisfactory driver’s abstract, and be able to provide own vehicle;

Must obtain and maintain a satisfactory CPIC (Criminal Record Check), at own expense at time of hire.

Closing Statement
Please apply to Career Opportunities at:

Your resume must clearly demonstrate how you meet the requirements of the position. Please upload to your profile, any educational Degrees, Diplomas and/or Certificates that are relevant and required for the position you are applying to. We thank all of those who apply; however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. The City of Kingston is an equal opportunity employer. Accessibility accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment and selection process. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance. Information collected will be handled in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

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