Housing Development Planner

Board of Health Newmarket York Regional Health Service Department
Department: Community and Health Services Department
Branch: Housing Branch
Status: Temporary Full-Time
Length of Assignment: 12 months
Location: Newmarket / Ontario
Date Posted: November 12, 2020
Date Closing: November 25, 2020
Number Of Positions: 1

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Position Title

Housing Development Planner


$47.11 to $51.19 per hour

Scheduled Hours

35 Weekly Hours

Scheduled Shifts


Position Purpose

Reporting to the Manager, Affordable Housing, is responsible for providing project management activities including the planning and development approval process for new affordable rental housing projects in York Region; applying expert knowledge of land use planning, real estate development and housing legislation; providing insight and analysis on project direction, management and implementation; communicating project milestones and updates; analyzing policy implications, construction matters, and budget management and monitoring the progress of new affordable housing development.

Major Responsibilities

•Corporate Governance: Departmental Planning functions work in close collaboration with Planning & Economic Development branch of the Corporate Services Department; consistent with the Region’s policies, vision and strategy; supporting the development and implementation of Corporate Initiatives, Programs, Processes, Policies, and Protocols. Planning and Economic Development provides strategic direction and leadership across the Region.
•Reviews and analyzes new affordable housing development proposals for conformity with governing policy and legislation.
•Coordinates consultants/design-builders on development applications.
•Draft documents, coordinate circulation and collaboration with staff for the issuance of relevant procurement/tender instruments (ex. RFP, RFQ, RFPQ, etc.)
•Carries out research on assigned projects; compiles and analyzes statistics related to project plans or area studies.
•Drafts and prepares reports, council reports, and correspondence, as required, and attends meetings.
•Produces reports on issues and makes recommendations of preferred course of action on planning projects.
•Attends and/or makes presentations at public and professional forums.
•Collaborates and coordinates internal and external resources, provides planning and development advice and expertise related to the coordination of the development of new affordable housing.
•Consults with appropriate Regional Departments and other government agencies regarding development requirements relating to land use and/or other proposals.
•Performs other duties as assigned, in accordance with Branch and Department objectives.


•Successful completion of a University Degree in urban planning or related discipline.
•Membership or able to successfully obtain membership in the Canadian Institute of Planners (C.I.P. or Professional Equivalent within six months of hire.
•Minimum two (2) years experience in the planning field.
•Demonstrated knowledge and experience of real estate development.
•Thorough knowledge of the Planning Act, planning principles, concepts, practices, methods and applicable legislation.
•Thorough knowledge of land development, construction basics, and financial proformas.
•Knowledge and demonstrated ability in corporate core competencies including customer focus, communication, collaboration and personal ownership.

How to Apply

Please apply online by November 23, 2020. We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted via email.

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