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City of Guelph Park Planner(temporary for 12 months) Temporary in Guelph, ON

City of Guelph

Branch Guelph ON CA

Position:
Park Planner(temporary for 12 months)
Location:
Guelph, ON

Eligible for full membership with the Ontario Association of Landscape Architects (OALA). Successful candidates will be required to provide a current driver’s…

Resumes are being accepted for the temporary position of Park Planner within the Parks and Recreation Department. Reporting to the Manager, Open Space Planning, this position will assist with leading the planning, development and redevelopment of Guelph’s parks and open space system, with a focus on creating and delivering quality community spaces and public service including continuous improvement of processes. Guided by the goals and objectives of the City of Guelph Administrative Plan and committed to the Corporate Values of integrity, excellence and wellness, the candidate will aid in the achievement of the Community Vision – to be the city that makes a difference.

HOURS OF WORK :
35 hours per week Monday to Friday between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:30 pm. Occasional evening work would be required to attend meetings.

Duties:
Responsible for the planning, design, development and redevelopment of parklands including:

Work with staff of the Public Services area and consult with the community and stakeholders in the renovation, restoration or creation of park and open space.

Review development applications and planning documents, including draft plans of subdivision and their registrations, secondary and community plans, official plan, site plans and zoning by-law amendments, Committee of Adjustment and provide comments related to parks, trails, open space and facility-related requirements, including parkland dedication.

Act as expert witness at Ontario Municipal Board and other tribunals, as required.

Project manages and/or prepare design concepts, master plans, detailed design, presentation drawings, construction drawings, standards and cost-estimates for department capital projects.

Project manages and prepare budgets, reports, including staff reports to council, RFP’s, hiring and supervision of consultants, tendering documents, and evaluation and award of tenders for department capital projects. Ensure conformance with standards, policies and legislation.

Project management of park, trails and open space development projects, including site meetings, site visits/ inspections to ensure compliance with specifications, approved plans and regulations, including cost control and progress payments.

Work with multi-disciplinary staff, liaising and facilitating consultations with the public, community, developers and agencies.

Maintain a strong, proactive relationship with Public Services staff assuring open communication across the organization to ensure park, trails and open space development is responsive to and reflective of community desires.

Provide presentations to Committees and Council as required.

Provide guidance to technical staff and liaise with other departments, government authorities and outside agencies to expedite completion of projects.

Assist in the review of landscape plans for public land development projects as they relate to parks and public open space.

Development of standard parks details, policies and operating procedures.

Maintenance of the parks database, including PSAB reporting.

Perform other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications:
Considerable experience related to the duties listed above, normally acquired through the completion of a four-year degree in Landscape Architecture, or related field of study and a minimum 5 years relevant work experience in park planning, review of development applications, landscape design, park development and related naturalization, project management and contract administration. Candidates with an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Eligible for full membership with the Ontario Association of Landscape Architects (OALA)

Must possess a valid Class “G” driver’s licence with a good driving record. Successful candidates will be required to provide a current driver’s abstract prior to their start date to confirm their licence is held in good standing and that it has not been suspended or revoked under the Highway Traffic Act (HTA) or Criminal Code of Canada in the last 5 years. The City of Guelph will take into consideration the number of demerit points and/or nature of the infractions to determine if it meets our requirements.

Demonstrated knowledge of land use planning and development approval processes that require conformance to relevant legislation, policies and regulations as they relate to open space planning and development.

Proven experience in working on design teams and interfacing with a range of public and stakeholders.

Experience in the area of park development of brown fields is an asset.

International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Certification or willingness to obtain would be an asset.

Advanced knowledge of AutoCAD software, GIS and data base applications

Intermediate level proficiency in Microsoft Office (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Strong interpersonal skills and customer service skills with excellent written and verbal communication

Demonstrated leadership and project management skills, able to set priorities, solve problems, and meet deadlines.

Ability to provide a solution oriented, customer service approach using good judgement, creativity and strategic thinking

Ability to work effectively in both team situations and with minimal supervision.

Strong dispute resolution, negotiation and facilitation skills

Knowledge of the Occupational Health & Safety Act

Rate :
$42.54-$52.26 per hour

How to Apply:
Qualified applicants are invited to apply using our online application system by Wednesday, November 22, 2017 . Please note all applicants must complete the online questionnaire specific to this position at the time they submit their resume and cover letter in order to be considered. Proof of qualifications will be requested at the interview stage.

or proceed with Standard Application Form.

Employment Type: Temporary
Location: Guelph, ON, CA
Posted on: 2017-11-17
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