Board of Health Newmarket York Regional Health Service Department
Department: Corporate Services Department
Branch: Planning and Economic Development Branch
Status: Full-Time
Location: Newmarket / Ontario
Date Posted: July 23, 2020
Date Closing: August 05, 2020
Number Of Positions: 1


$47.11 to $51.19 per hour. This is a Union position - CUPE Local 905 (York Region Unit)

Scheduled Hours


Scheduled Shifts

0830 - 1630

Position Purpose

Reporting to a Manager, Policy, Research and Forecasting, is responsible for providing a full range of policy development and project management activities to support the Branch/Division, including the preparation of planning reports and other planning functions related to the jurisdiction and responsibilities of the Department.

Major Responsibilities

•Reviews strategic planning and development proposals for conformity with Provincial, Regional and/or local municipal plans, and with generally accepted planning policies and standards.
•Recommends policy affecting land use, community facilities, housing, and transportation to guide development.
•Compiles, analyzes and reports data on demographic, economic, cultural, sociological and physical factors affecting land use planning.
•Carries out research on assigned projects, compiles and analyzes statistics related to project plans or area studies.
•Attends and/or makes presentations at public and professional forums.
•Consults with appropriate Regional departments and other government agencies regarding the availability of services and other requirements relating to land use and/or other proposals.
•Performs other duties, as assigned, that are in accordance with Branch or 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.) within six months of appointment.
•Minimum two (2) years’ experience in the planning field.
•Thorough knowledge of planning principles, concepts, practices, methods and applicable legislation.
•Knowledge of statistical and analysis techniques, demographic forecasting, and economic base analysis and forecasting.
•Knowledge of and demonstrated ability in corporate core competencies including customer service, communication, team work, initiative/self management and accountability, and flexibility/adaptability.
•Computer literacy utilizing MS Office software applications, as well as ability designing/utilizing electronic data processing applications and graphics.
•Demonstrated presentation skills to present information to varied audiences and advanced writing skills to prepare detailed reports/materials of varying complexity.
•Ability to work effectively in a professional project team environment and with government officials, community partners and the public.
•Ability to work outside regular business hours as required.

How to Apply

Please apply online by August 5, 2020. We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted via email.

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