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Planner II – Community Planning and Design

The Corporation of the Municipality of Clarington
Planning and Development Services Department
Requires a Planner II – Community Planning and Design
Full Time (Union)

The Municipality of Clarington is pleased to accommodate individual needs in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, within our recruitment process. If you require accommodation at any time throughout the recruitment process or in performing your position should you be selected please contact the Human Resources Division at

The Municipality of Clarington is seeking a Planner II, reporting to the Manager of Community Planning and Design. This position will work with Land Use Planning policies, and in the project management of Secondary Plans as well as work with consultants and the community to ensure that Secondary Plans reflect Clarington’s priorities on sustainable development, urban design and affordable housing.


  1. Undertake and/or assist with policy planning projects such as the comprehensive review of the Regional Official Plan, Clarington Official Plan, Secondary Plans, and other policy matters.
  2. Facilitate and process commercial/mixed use development applications.
  3. Project manage consultants for Secondary Plans and other studies.
  4. Prepare and present reports on planning research, studies and development applications.
  5. Facilitate public consultation and respond to inquiries.
  6. Conduct site inspections and assist with the enforcement of commitments, agreements and zoning by-laws.
  7. Make presentations to Council, public information centres and to resident groups as required.
  8. Undertake or review studies, research projects and data analysis related to land use, environmental impacts, feasibility and market studies, urban design reports and similar planning studies.
  9. Represent the Municipality and the Department in a variety of settings with other municipalities, agencies, developers, citizen groups, residents and other Departments.
  10. Provide expert testimony before the LPAT and other tribunals.
  11. Daily contact with the public.
  12. Other duties as required.


  1. A degree In Urban and Regional Planning from a recognized university program or an honours degree in a related program; or possess qualities, skills and work-related experience to the satisfaction of the Director of Planning and Development Services.
  2. Designation as a Registered Professional Planner.
  3. Membership in the Ontario Professional Planner Institute or equivalent professional organization to the satisfaction of the Director of Planning and Development Services.
  4. A minimum of three (3) years relevant experience in municipal planning.
  5. Good working knowledge of the Planning Act, Provincial Plans and municipal development processes.
  6. Solid understanding of good urban design principles to evaluate proposals.
  7. Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills, attention to detail and the ability to meet deadlines.
  8. Strong research and analytical skills.
  9. Demonstrated ability to provide a solution-oriented, customer service approach using good judgment, creativity, strategic thinking, negotiation and problem-solving skills.
  10. Demonstrated ability to work effectively in team situations and with minimal supervision.
  11. Demonstrated commitment to continuous learning.
  12. Possess a high level of proficiency with Microsoft Office utilizing various software applications (specifically Microsoft Office Suite) including word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software and planning related computer applications such as GIS.
  13. Must possess a valid Class G Ontario Driver’s license with a good driving record and use of own vehicle.

14. Legally able to work in Canada.

Pre-employment testing may include written and oral testing, to assist in determining the successful applicant.  A passing score will be considered to be 60% on each test with the highest score considered in the award.

Salary:  $68,282 - $78,432 Code 12 of the 2020 Collective Agreement - Inside Grid

The following is required at time of interview:

  • Proof of current automobile insurance coverage, and a valid Ontario Driver’s License.

Prior to commencing employment, the successful candidate must provide, at their own expense, a satisfactory criminal reference check, from a Canadian Police Information Centre and a current Driver’s Abstract. Applicants who have been employed with the Municipality within the last year and have provided a CPIC within the last 365 days are exempt from providing another CPIC.

Applications will be received in confidence until Monday, January 25, 2021, at 4 p.m.,

Human Resources Division                                           
Municipality of Clarington
40 Temperance Street
Bowmanville, Ontario
L1C 3A6

Please quote File # 91-20

Emails may be forwarded to; applications will not be retrieved from other sources (file sharing sites – One Drive).

Applicant information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, 2001 (S.O. 2001, c.25) to determine employment eligibility with the Municipality of Clarington. Questions about this collection should be directed to the Director of Legislative Services, 40 Temperance Street, Bowmanville, ON L1C 3A6 905-623-3379.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those under consideration will be contacted.

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