Board of Health Newmarket York Regional Health Service Department
Department: Corporate Services Department
Branch: Planning and Economic Development Branch
Status: Temporary Full-Time
Length of Assignment: Approx. 9 months
Location: Newmarket / Ontario
Date Posted: September 15, 2020
Date Closing: September 28, 2020
Number Of Positions: 1

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Position Title



$47.11 to $51.19 per hour

Scheduled Hours

35 Weekly Hours

Scheduled Shifts


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 September 28, 2020. We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted via email.

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