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Planning Associate

Req ID: 25004
Vacancy Type: Temporary 
Contract Duration: 18 months
Number of Positions: 2  
Closing Date: 05/22/2024

Job Summary

This is your opportunity to join a dynamic and exciting team that supports the development and implementation of Official Plan policies and Zoning By-law provisions. Collectively, our staff plays an important role in influencing the City’s growth, built form, social well-being, environmental resiliency and economic prosperity. 
This position is a hybrid work arrangement (work from home and some work in the office). Our offices are located at Mississauga City Hall, 300 City Centre Drive, Mississauga.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Successful candidate will: 
•    Generate timely and accurate research and analysis on planning, zoning and related projects to inform staff recommendations
•    Collaborate effectively with Planners and consultants to assist with the delivery of project work or provide research or administrative support at the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT)
•    Assist in preparing city-initiated Official Plan and Zoning By-law amendments 
•    Respond to project as well as ad-hoc inquiries from internal stakeholders and the public
•    Prepare easy to understand briefing notes, staff reports as well as presentations, including the integration of graphic and statistical information 
•    Create, post and update content (e.g. website copy, media items, feature articles, newsletter copy, social media posts) on the City's internal and external platforms to support project websites 
•    Research and monitor demographic, housing and real estate indicators, as well as provincial legislation and other city planning trends and maintain related datasets
•    Assist with the design and delivery of community engagement initiatives including website format and content and face-to-face meetings, logistic and production support for stakeholders and public engagement including conducting surveys and preparing meeting notes/summaries and presentations

Skills and Qualifications

•   Post-secondary degree in urban or regional planning, or related degree or relevant combination of experience and degree
•   Demonstrated experience producing succinct research reports, discussion papers and conducting detailed research, benchmarking and trend analysis
•   Effective research, writing, oral communication and planning skills required
•   Demonstrated experience analyzing statistical, demographic and housing data analysis 
•   Ability to collect and maintain sensitive information with confidentiality
•   Ability to be prioritize, multitask and produce accurate work to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
•   Ability to display tact and diplomacy when working with senior leadership, Mayor and Council
•   Working knowledge of MS Office, Excel, SharePoint, presentation software and Adobe Acrobat is require
•   Experience with data analytical software (Excel, MS Power BI) and ESRI ArcGIS (Pro, ArcMap, ArcGIS Online, Portal) is an asset
•   Membership or eligibility for membership wih the Ontario Professional Planners Institute and/or Canadian Institute of Planners is considered an asset

NOTE: Must be able to perform on-site checks and attend virtual and in-person meetings, events and activities outside of regular business hours.

Hourly Rate/Salary: $ 67,068.00 - $ 89,424.00
Hours of Work: 35 
Work Location: Civic Centre 
Organization Unit: P&B/Official Plan Review 
Department/Division/Section: P&B/Planning & Building Dept , P&B/City Planning Strategies , Official Plan Review 
Non-Union/Union: Non Union 


A Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check (Level 2) or Vulnerable Sector Check (Level 3) will be required of the successful candidate, at their own expense, to verify the absence of a criminal record for which a pardon has not been granted.

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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