PLANNER I, PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT - Full-Time and Contract Position

Two positions available:

  • 1 Full-time position
  • 12 contract position, with the possibility of extension


To provide support and assistance in the review of development proposals and applications submitted under the Planning Act and the Conservation Authorities Act, and TRCA’s Regulation; provide effective project management and service delivery; and provide excellent customer and client service.


  • Post secondary education in land use or environmental planning or a related field. Preference will be given to candidates with a degree in Planning recognized by the Canadian Institute of Planners. Graduate level an asset.
  • Minimum 2 years' municipal and/or environmental planning experience and applied computer knowledge.
  • Knowledge of the Planning Act and the Conservation Authorities Act and regulations.
  • Good analytical and oral and written communication skills.
  • Good customer service skills.
  • Ability to read and interpret construction plans and drawings. A background in site planning or landscape architecture an asset.
  • Eligibility and working towards membership in Ontario Professional Planners Institute.


  1. Evaluate municipal planning and development applications, documents and studies and identify how they are affected by Authority regulations, policy and program interests. Recommend appropriate action to the Planner II and/or Senior Planner as required.
  2. Respond to property enquiries and development enquiries by property owners and other clients as they relate to the Development, Interference with Wetlands and Alterations to Shorelines and Watercourses Regulation and other program interests.
  3. Review permit applications and recommend appropriate action to the Planner II; prepare maps, reports, etc. pertaining to planning and permit submissions. Inspect and evaluate site conditions associated with the review of applications.
  4. Open, track and organize paper and digital files.
  5. Provide good oral and written communications and develop and maintain effective client services.
  6. Assist and inform the public and Enforcement Officers of site issues, and assist Enforcement Officers through negotiations with proponents and technical experts to resolve permit violations.
  7. Attend walk-ins/front counter duty on a regular schedule.

TRCA is committed to providing accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.  If you require accessibility related accommodations, please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.


Planning, Greenspace and Communication
Salary range: 
$56,358 - $61,552, 35 hours per week
Head Office - 101 Exchange Avenue. Vaughan, Ontario
Closing date: 
Jan 29, 2018
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