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Municipality of South Dundas
Job Overview

The position is integral to advance development in conformance with the Official Plan, Zoning By-law, and Provincial Policy Statement the position coordinates applications and correspondences seeking input from department staff and external agencies related to the development such as subdivision,site plans, and severance. Failure to provide adequate advice or assistance, or errors in judgment may result in potential financial loss and loss of credibility for the department and Council.

Primary Responsibilities
Ensures compliance of the Planning Department with the statutory and regulatory requirements of the Planning Act and other relevant legislation.

In consultation with the Chief Administrative Officer, identify, research, and prioritize planning related projects/matters, including things such as updates/amendments to the Official Plan, development proposals, etc.  Develop and implement planning-related policies, etc.

Acts as the designated Municipal approval authority for draft/final plans of subdivision and condominiums, consents, part-lot control by-laws.  Oversees the processing of plans of subdivision, consent applications, and amendments to the Official Plan.

Liaise as required with County and local municipal staff, other government agencies, conservation and other local authorities in the context of performing the duties of the position.

Work closely with local SDG municipalities and Counties as required on planning related matters. This includes participating in the County/local Planners group.

Appear before the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal as required.

Assist with the preparation of annual operating budget of the Planning Department.

Attend meetings, participate in programs, etc. as directed by the Chief Administrative Officer.

Follow all Municipal Health and Safety policies and procedures and report non-compliance or suspected safety risks as required.

Other duties as assigned by the Chief Administrative Officer.

Work Relationships

Reports to the Chief Administrative Officer.  Establishes and maintains excellent working relationships with other Municipal and County staff, government agencies, the public, etc.

Work Demands/Stresses

Required to make decisions on development applications in a professional and timely manner. Operates in an environment which requires accuracy and adherence to deadlines.  Prolonged sitting in a typical office environment and viewing computer screens.  Periodic travel to local municipal and agency offices.  Attendance at evening meetings and public meetings as required.

 Skills & Qualifications

An undergraduate degree in planning or related field.  Membership in the Ontario Professional Planners Institute (OPPI) or other Provincial Affiliate of the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) is desirable.  A minimum of 1 to 2 years of professional experience, preferably in a municipal setting. Thorough knowledge of the Ontario Planning Act and the Provincial Policy Statement (PPS) is required.  Excellent interpersonal, communication and analytical skills are key elements for success in this position.  Ability to set priorities, solve problems and meet deadline under tight and competing priorities. Proven strong report writing and presentation skills. Working knowledge of GIS software considered an asset.  A vehicle and valid driver’s license is a requirement for this position.

Salary Range & Classification

Full-time position at 35 hours per week.  $66,841-$76,551 (2019 Pay Range Levels).  Full Benefits. 

Application Deadline

Qualified candidates should forward their application, including proof of certifications, marked “Planner” by May 31, 2019 at 4:30 pm to:

Municipality of South Dundas
Attention: Mr. Shannon Geraghty, Chief Administrative Officer
34 Ottawa Street P.O. Box 740
Morrisburg ON K0C 1X0

or by Email: hr@southdundas.com

We thank all those applicants who apply and advise that acknowledgement will only be forwarded to those applicants who are invited for an interview.

Personal information collected will be used in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for the purpose of candidate selection.

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, if you require this document or any additional documents in an alternative format, please contact our office at 613-543-2673.

Please know that should you require any special accommodations in order to apply for a position or interview for a position with the Municipality of South Dundas, we will endeavor to make such accommodations.


Job Detail
  • Offered Salary$50,000+
  • Career LevelOfficer
  • ExperienceLess than 2 years
  • SECTORMunicipal Government
  • Application Closing Time31.05.2019 16:30
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