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Temporary Planner I – Development Review

The Corporation of the Municipality of Clarington
Planning and Development Services
Requires a Temporary Planner I – Development Review
Temporary for 8 Months Approximately with Possible Extension (Affiliated)

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 Contract Planner I, reporting to the Manager of Development Review. The Planner I will be responsible for carrying out planning assignments. The position will focus on facilitating development applications in an efficient and timely manner and carry out research and assist other branches with ongoing projects.


  1. Ability to assess all pertinent information and assist in preparing reports on development applications.
  2. Help facilitate public consultation and respond to inquiries.
  3. Conduct site inspections and assist with the enforcement of commitments, agreements and zoning by-laws.
  4. Making presentations to Council, at public information centres and to resident groups as required.
  5. Support coordination of Advisory Committees of Council.
  6. 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.
  7. Represent the Municipality and the Department in a variety of settings with other municipalities, agencies, developers, citizen groups, residents and other Departments.
  8. Appear before the LPAT on minor variance applications.
  9. Daily contact with the public (by phone, email and counter inquiries).
  10. Research tasks will support the Department’s work program including the collection and analysis of data and regular maintenance of departmental databases.
  11. Other duties as required or determined by the Manager.


  1. A recognized degree in Urban and Regional Planning or an honours degree in a related program and a minimum of one (1) year relevant experience in municipal planning policy and land development with familiarity of the Planning Act, Provincial Plans and development processes; or education and experience to the satisfaction of the Director of Planning and Development Services.
  2. Pursuit of membership in the Ontario Professional Planners Institute or equivalent professional organization to the satisfaction of the Director of Planning and Development Services.
  3. Demonstrated ability to provide a solution-oriented, customer service approach using good judgment, creativity, strategic thinking, negotiation and problem-solving skills.
  4. Proven written and verbal communication skills, attention to detail and the ability to meet deadlines.
  5. Strong research and analytical skills.
  6. Excellent customer service skills.
  7. Demonstrated ability to work effectively in team situations and with minimal supervision.
  8. Possess a high level of proficiency with Microsoft Office utilizing various software applications (specifically Microsoft Office Suite) including word processing, spreadsheet, database, presentation software and planning related computer applications such as GIS.
  9. Demonstrated commitment to continuous learning.
  10. Must possess a valid Class “G” driver’s license with a good driving record and use of own vehicle.
  11. 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:  $53,483 to $66,766 - Code 8 of the 2020 Inside Collective Agreement.

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 4 p.m., Monday, January 25, 2021, to:

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

Please quote File #03-21

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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