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  Director, Planning and Development Services
Organization Name Town of Ajax FOPAC
Industry Municipal Government
City Ajax
Province/State Ontario [ON]
Country Canada [CA]
Organization Overview / Background

The Town of Ajax, situated on the northern shore of Lake Ontario, is an innovative municipal sector leader that provides a variety of services to one of the fastest growing communities in Ontario.  With over 120,000 residents, Ajax's rich heritage and culturally diverse community make it a great place to work and live.

Position / Responsibilities / Requirements

The Director, Planning and Development Services leads the Planning, Building, Economic Development and Engineering functions to ensure well-coordinated and managed growth and development while safe guarding the wellbeing, environmental integrity and sustainability of the Town. Reporting directly to the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), the Director leads strategic, high visibility  projects/studies,  ensures adherence to the Planning Act and other relevant legislation and maintains productive relationships with the Mayor, Council, Staff and  other key stakeholders within the community.

This position is a member of the Management Committee which is responsible for moving forward the objectives of the CAO and Council.

Our ideal candidate will have a University Degree in a related discipline, along with a professional planning designation. You will have over 10 year’s experience as a dedicated and disciplined leader with extensive knowledge of planning and sound knowledge of relevant legislation at the municipal, provincial and federal level. You have exceptional interpersonal skills, a reputation for building and leading strong teams and creating a supportive, accountable work culture.

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Compensation range is $ 162,363- $ 180,404
Search & Application Process

To express your interest in this key leadership opportunity please submit your resume and related information in confidence to Kartik Kumar at by June 12th, 2020.

We sincerely thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Application Notes

The Town of Ajax is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity and accessibility within the workplace where all employees feel valued, respected and supported. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (2005), upon request, accommodation will be provided by both Legacy Executive Search Partners  and The Town of Ajax throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.


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