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Planner, Long Term Planning

Req ID: 25141
Vacancy Type: Permanent 
Number of Positions: 2  
Closing Date: 07/16/2024

Job Summary


Mississauga’s parks and forestry system is an integral part of the City, measured both by the wellbeing of residents and the strength of ecosystems. As the City of Mississauga intensifies, planning for, delivering parkland, and protecting City parkland assets becomes increasingly challenging and essential as we strive to create healthy complete communities.


The Parks and Culture Planning team consists of planners, landscape architects, and public art curators who work together to plan parks, expand parkland, grow and support culture, create vibrant public spaces through public art, lead public engagement processes for parks and culture matters, protect City park and cultural assets; and comment on behalf of the Parks, Forestry & Environment Division (PF&E) on development applications, Environmental Assessments and City realty matters.


The Long Term Planning Planner is a key member of the Parks and Culture Planning team.


Under the direction of the Long Term Planning Team Leader, the successful applicant will be responsible for a variety of park related projects and assignments including park planning studies, planning for the future use of parks, park public engagement, license/easement agreements, and other park related technical studies and initiatives. This position will require the ability to resolve issues within a fast paced environment, manage several projects at one time, have a full breadth of knowledge of the planning process, comment on legal agreements, and have excellent public communication skills including organizing and managing public meetings.


Duties and Responsibilities


  • Liaises and meets with public agencies and departments, professionals, consultants, elected officials, staff, residents and special interest groups as required with respect to the projects and the future development of parks and recreational facilities;
  • Lead parkland related planning studies, strategies and special projects; Make decisions on future park uses;
  • Provide professional advice and input to the public, Council and other professionals;
  • Lead virtual and in-person public engagement initiatives, undertake analysis and summarize feedback in reports;
  • Coordinate and make formal presentations and/or facilitate public meetings assembled for the purpose of getting feedback from the public on park projects;
  • Research and prepare corporate reports to General Committee and Council, and briefing notes to management;
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


Skills and Qualifications


  • Graduation from a recognized university in Planning or related discipline with a minimum of 3 to 5 years of experience in long-term planning and/or land use planning;
  • Ability to liaise with the public, elected officials, other City Departments, federal & provincial authorities, conservation & regional authorities, and other outside agencies as required;
  • Ability to work well in a team environment and independently;
  • Experience working with financial information and graphic design considered an asset;
  • Strong interpersonal skills along with customer service and conflict resolution skills;
  • Current knowledge of legislative changes impacting parkland, the Planning Act, Official Plans and Zoning By-laws;
  • Demonstrated project management and time management skills;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Ability to work well in a team environment and independently;
  • Knowledge of related computer applications required including Microsoft Suite software;
  • Eligibility for membership in the Ontario Professional Planners Institute and Canadian Institute of Planners is required;
  • Valid driver's license with access to a vehicle is required.



Hourly Rate/Salary: $ 86,858.00 - $ 115,812.00 
Hours of Work: 35 
Work Location: Civic Centre 
Department/Division/Section: CMS/Community Services Dept , CMS/Parks, Forestry & Environment , Parks & Culture Planning 
Non-Union/Union: Non Union 

We thank all who apply, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. You can also check your application status in your candidate profile online. 

All personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act. 

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
The City of Mississauga is committed to creating a respectful and supportive workplace that fosters a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion which broadly reflects the communities and residents we serve. Throughout the employee life cycle, the City is working to include an EDI lens to attract, retain and support the growth of diverse talent. 

Learn more about the City’s commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

The City of Mississauga is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to removing barriers in our selection process for people with visible and invisible disabilities. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, the City of Mississauga will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. 

If selected to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please inform Human Resources of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation.   



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