Job Posting #18372

Official Plan Policy Consultant

Closing Date:Tue., May. 30, 2017
Department:Planning and Development Svcs
Location:Headquarters Campbell West
Type:Temporary Full-Time
Duration:5 years
Union:Non Union
Salary:$90,015 - $105,900
Work Hours:35 hrs / week

Temporary Duration

Approximate Duration: 5 years

Important Notice and Amendments

Please read special application details below

About Niagara Region

Serving a diverse urban and rural population of more than 430,000, Niagara Region is focused on building a strong and prosperous Niagara. Working collaboratively with 12 local area municipalities and numerous community partners, the Region delivers a range of high quality programs and services to support and advance the well-being of individuals, families and communities within its boundaries. Nestled between the great lakes of Erie and Ontario, the Niagara peninsula features some of Canada's most fertile agricultural land, the majesty of Niagara Falls and communities that are rich in both history and recreational and cultural opportunities. Niagara boasts dynamic modern cities, Canada's most developed wine industry, a temperate climate, extraordinary theatre, and some of Ontario's most breathtaking countryside. An international destination with easy access to its binational U.S. neighbour New York State, Niagara attracts over 14 million visitors annually, as well as a steady stream of new residents and businesses.


Reporting to the Director, Community & Long Range Planning, the Official Plan Policy Consultant is responsible for providing project management and policy development for the preparation of Niagara's new Regional Official Plan.


1. Provide land-use policy and project leadership to Regional Council, local municipalities, the NPCA, the development community and the broader public.Oversees the Land Use Policy process, including attention to integration of master infrastructure planning, growth management and capital financing to ensure an integrated and streamlined approval process. 2. Leads policy planning initiatives with local municipal clients. 3. Manages people resource planning for the division or operating unit, determining ideal organizational structures, identifying desirable role and skill mix requirements and ensuring ongoing work quality and deliverability of results. 4. Develops, manages, and administers annual and multi-year Capital and Operating budgets for the operating unit ensuring support of Council's objectives, financial transparency and accountability, monitoring budget adherence, identifying and explaining variances, and financial reporting is effectively managed in compliance with corporate financial policies. Ensure goods and services are acquired in accordance with the procurement policy. Authorize, and administer the acquisition of goods and services for the operating unit and direct reports in accordance with the procurement policy and procedures. 5. Manages relationships with internal/external stakeholders.


  • 8 years of progressively responsible, relevant experience directly related to the preparation of Official Plan Policies.
  • Membership or eligibility in the Canadian Institute of Planners.
  • Certification or eligibility as a Registered Professional Planner.
  • Sound knowledge of the Planning Act, Environmental Assessment Act, Provincial policies and plans, Infrastructure planning and approval processes.


  • Post-secondary degree in Planning.
  • Master's degree in Planning is preferred.

Special Requirements

  • Must maintain ability to travel in a timely manner to other offices, work locations or sites as authorized by the Corporation for business reasons.
  • May be required to support emergency operations under the incident management structure, at the direction of the Emergency Operations Centre Director
  • Regional staff strive to enable the strategic priorities of council and the organization through the completion of their work. Staff carry out their work by demonstrating the corporate values of service, honesty, choice, partnership and respect.

Closing Statement

SPECIAL APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: In a cover letter please indiciate key accomplishments that you achieved in your work experience. Uncover the wonder of the Niagara Region and join a team dedicated to meeting tomorrow's challenges TODAY! Let us know why you would be an excellent team member by submitting your online application. We thank all candidates for their interest however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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