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Chief Planner, Town of East Gwillimbury

Organization Name Town of East Gwillimbury Town of East Gwillibury
Industry Municipal Services
City Sharon
Province/State Ontario [ON]
Country Canada [CA]
Job ID TOEG0223-CP
Overview / Background

As Canada’s fastest growing municipality (based on 2021 Census data), the Town of East Gwillimbury is located along Highway 404 in northern York Region and is as a premier centre for growth within the GTA. We are proud of our award-winning focus on modernization, innovation, and creativity.

Those joining Team EG will use that lens to help shape our growing community. As an Employee Recommended Workplace, employees enjoy a number of benefits including competitive wages, employee assistance program, social and wellness committees, access to outdoor seating areas and numerous trails which allow you to enjoy the beauty of EG while at work. Come join our team and see the EG difference!

East Gwillimbury's (EG's) Municipal Council is comprised of the Mayor and six Councillors. The Mayor is elected at large and Councillors each represent a ward of the community. The current population is 37,665.

Position / Responsibilities / Requirements

The Chief Planner is responsible for coordination and management of the Planning portfolio within the Development Services Department.

You possess a University degree in Urban Planning or related discipline, have at least ten years of experience in the planning field, with demonstrated progressive growth into a management/leadership role and at least five years of experience in a management role. You can provide significant demonstrated experience with land-use and policy planning in urban growth and rural environments as well as demonstrated experience with urban design and heritage planning.

Additionally, you possess a thorough working knowledge of the Planning Act, the Municipal Act as it relates to planning issues, the Ontario Heritage Act, Provincial Policy Statements/Guidelines on land-use planning matters, and other relevant planning-related legislation/regulations/guidelines. Knowledge of urban planning principles and practices, urban design principles, Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT) processes, and contemporary planning issues facing local government in Ontario is required.

You are a full member of the Ontario Professional Planners Institute (OPPI) and/or Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) or eligible for membership, as well as possess a Registered Professional Planner (RPP) certification. Being registered or licensed as a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) in the Province of Ontario is an asset.

Search & Application Process

If you wish to be considered for the position, please forward a cover letter and your resume by email to Kartik Kumar at by March 19th, 2023 @11:59 pm.

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Thank you once again for your interest.

Legacy Partners and the Town of East Gwillimbury are committed to equity, diversity and inclusion and recognizes that a diverse staff is essential to organizational excellence. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals and encourage women, members of racialized communities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity to confidentially self-identify at the time of application. In accordance with the provincial legislation, accommodation will be provided by Legacy Partners and the organization throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities.

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