24-SP22: Technician, Planning

Who are we?

Credit Valley Conservation is one of Ontario’s 36 conservation authorities dedicated to protecting, restoring and enhancing our local natural environment. We care for the Credit River, its streams and tributaries from the headwaters in Orangeville to the shores of Lake Ontario in Mississauga. We are scientists, engineers, researchers, educators, environmentalists, stewards, planners, foresters, recreation experts and much more. We create connections between people and nature, knowledge and action. We inspire appreciation for the role of nature in keeping people connected, healthy and happy. We’re leaders and explorers. We are professional and we’re inspired. We know our stuff, and we work every day to make a difference.

Who are you?

You want to be part of an organization with an environmental goal. You get up every day and go to work with purpose. You accept that you may not change the world, but you’ll try to make an impact in your corner. You like to partner with skilled people across many professions. It’s as natural for you think about the outdoors as it is to think out of the box. You’re passionate, responsible and approachable. You do what’s right, not just what’s easy. You care, and it shows.

Why work for us?

We offer competitive public sector pay. We have a good employee benefits program. We’re members of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS) pension fund. We have flexible work hours for many positions. We find time to have fun and celebrate successes. You’ll have free access to our parks and discounts on recreational equipment rentals. You’ll know your co-workers by name and will make fast friends. You’ll like being at work.

Summary of Functions

Reporting to the Senior Planner, this position provides excellent client services through the support and assistance to the Planning and Development Services department.  This position requires interaction and communication with internal and external clients, including responding to general public inquiries on CVC policies and regulation, and reviewing minor development and permit applications watershed-wide.

Eligibility Requirements

  • University degree in Land Use / Environmental Planning or related field
  • Candidate membership in OPPI an asset with the intent of becoming Full member
  • 1 year of related experience in a similar role.
  • Knowledge of the provincial planning legislation including the Planning Act, Conservation Authorities Act and Environmental Assessment Act.
  • Knowledge of the planning process – including watershed planning, natural heritage system planning and natural hazard management principles.
  • Ability to read and understand construction plans and drawings.
  • Understanding of watershed planning, natural hazard management, and environmental resource management.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Project Powerpoint)
  • Excellent teamwork and client centric customer service skills, including the ability to work respectfully and inclusively with diverse stakeholders.
  • Able to work in a collaborative work environment with a passion for sharing knowledge and ideas with others.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills to explain rules and procedures clearly to the public.

Summary of Major Tasks

  • Review properties to establish Regulatory Limit and file history
  • Prepare due diligence letters for potential property purchases as requested by realtors, property owners and lawyers
  • Review and provide comments on minor proposed development
  • Conduct site visits with technical staff to confirm feature limits and what additional information may be required to inform a decision
  • Determine if the proposed works require a permit
  • Review of proposed minor works through permit application
  • Attend/provide preliminary comments on site plan during pre-consultation
  • Provide formal comments to municipalities on minor development applications based on CVC policies, regulation and provincial policies
  • Process requests for CVC data from consultants
  • Create Data Sharing Agreement and send to consultant to be signed and returned
  • Release data to consultant once received from technical staff
  • Provide information and advice to watershed residents, general public and prospective property purchasers, developers etc. regarding various CVC policies and programs affecting land use control and how they are applied

Additional Information

  • This position will be based out of the Mississauga office at 1255 Old Derry Rd.
  • 35 hours per week
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