Our team is highly skilled, passionate about our community, and we care. Let’s grow together.
Planner II, Heritage
Who We Are
In Whitby, we are dedicated to our work, our community, and each other. We work hard, we have fun, and we celebrate our successes.
The Town of Whitby is a community in transformation that is located in the heart of Durham Region in the eastern Greater Toronto Area. Whitby is the second-largest municipality in the region and one of the fastest-growing communities in Canada. Located on Lake Ontario and only an hour east of Toronto, the population of Whitby is expected to grow from 140,000 to more than 200,000 by 2031. Whitby’s Official Plan has been updated to establish new directions for Whitby’s planned growth and development; the protection of our natural and built environments; urban design intensification; sustainability; community improvement; and, new employment within this time frame.
The Town of Whitby combines a small town atmosphere with the sophistication and amenities of a larger urban centre. Whitby boasts two beautiful heritage downtowns, one of the finest recreational harbours with an award-winning marina, year round sports and recreation activities, parks, trails, and a robust arts and culture scene, all of which are part of the extraordinary amenities that Whitby residents enjoy every day.
Whitby has an exciting and aspiring future, with a community that is welcoming, growing and transforming. On our team, you can expect to make a difference through your work and have a direct impact on shaping our growing community. Creating an inclusive environment where employees experience job satisfaction and have rewarding careers is important to us. We live our values and foster a culture of collaboration, accountability, respect and engagement where people enjoy coming to work.
We want to be the preferred employer for the most talented people who care about the Town of Whitby, and are excited and proud to serve our vibrant community.
Let’s grow together.
What You Will Get To Do
The successful candidate will have a positive impact on our corporate culture by demonstrating the Town’s CARE core values (Collaborative, Accountable, Respectful, Engaged) through daily interactions with individuals at all levels of the organization, external contacts and elected officials.
By effectively building positive rapport and relationships both internally and externally, the successful candidate will help us achieve our mission that together we deliver services that make a difference in our community.
Reporting to the Supervisor of Policy & Heritage & Principal Planner, the Planner II, Heritage is responsible for:
policy and program development and administration for heritage planning, heritage conservation district plans; and the Heritage Tax Rebate Program;;
monitoring cultural heritage conservation policies and heritage planning trends and issues;
maintaining the Town of Whitby’s Heritage Register of designated and listed heritage properties;
acting as Staff Liaison to the Heritage Whitby Advisory Committee and Doors Open Committee;
reviewing and providing input in the development application review process, including processing Heritage Permits, as well as other heritage related applications and their requirements, and reviewing municipal policy initiatives;
providing guidance to the heritage summer student;
preparing reports and making presentations;
providing professional planning and heritage advice to the general public, colleagues, other departments, agencies, advisory committees, and consultants;
supporting and promoting of heritage; and,
other related duties as may be assigned.
Who You Are
Our Policy & Heritage planning team is looking for an enthusiastic, solutions-oriented team player. You are self-motivated, self-starting and utilize a proactive approach to work. You value partnerships. Your excellent communication and interpersonal skills coupled with your experience enables you to skilfully build, establish and maintain positive working relationships. You demonstrate tact, diplomacy and sound discretion when working with a broad range of partners.
Your excellent prioritization and time management skills enable you to work under pressure to meet deadlines. You bring to the team your strong reasoning, analytical, numerical, research and presentation skills. You solve problems by identifying, gathering and processing relevant information. You demonstrate adeptness in negotiation and approach situations with the goal to improve communication, diffuse tension and resolve problems.
What You Bring To Our Team
As the successful applicant you will possess:
an undergraduate degree in Planning, Geography (historical and cultural), Geography (urban, economic), Urban Planning, or a related discipline
full membership or eligibility for full membership with the Ontario Professional Planners Institute (O.P.P.I.)/ Canadian Institute of Planners (C.I.P.);
a minimum of five (5) years experience, preferably in a municipal planning environment;
a working knowledge of planning processes and policies, the Planning Act, the Municipal Act, the Ontario Heritage Act, Official Plans, Zoning By-laws, Heritage Conservation District Plans and Guidelines and other relevant legislation and planning related documents;
attention to detail, including the review of detailed plans and drawings;
a proficiency with MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point);
the ability to attend public meetings outside normal working hours; and,
a valid unrestricted Ontario Driver’s Licence (minimum Class “G”) maintained in good standing with access to a personal vehicle.
What We Offer You
Salary: $58,750 - $73,455 per annum
Benefits and retirement plan offered in accordance to Corporate programs and/or the applicable Collective Agreement
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer
At the Town of Whitby, our values guide everything that we do. We celebrate our differences, which is why we are committed to building an inclusive and barrier-free environment for our team. If you need a specific accommodation during the recruitment process, please let us know, and we will be happy to provide. Any information received relating to accommodation will be addressed confidentially.
Acknowledgement will only be forwarded to those applicants who are invited for an interview.
Personal information provided is collected under the authority of The Municipal Act, 2001 and the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
Union Affiliation: CUPE Full-Time
Hours: Monday to Friday - 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.