Regional Municipality of Peel

Intermediate Planner, Housing Development Office

Posted Date 3 weeks ago(7/19/2022 11:58 AM)
System ID
# Positions
Position Type and Status
Contract Full-time
Job Industry
Government and Public Sector, Planning, Social Services
Career Level
CAD $84,335.00/Yr.
CAD $105,417.00/Yr.

Job Description

Intermediate Planner Housing Development Office

Contract Full-time Duration- 24 Months

Human Services- Housing Development Office


We are looking for an experienced Planner to develop and lead a variety of Regional housing planning initiatives and lead planning research and analysis projects to support the implementation of planning policy and program efforts of the Housing Development Office (HDO) in a multi-stakeholder environment.


If you are adaptable, collaborative and customer service focused, this may be the opportunity for you...


What you will do:

  • Undertake complex research and development application review on assigned topics related to Peel’s Housing Master Plan, and other housing-related programs and initiatives.
  • Provide expert interpretation of planning legislation, policies and guidelines.
  • Provide expert advice and guidance on the development and implementation of programs related to the HDO.
  • Provide expert professional planning advice/opinions in areas of expertise to HDO staff including to other municipalities, conservation authorities, provincial ministries, regional departments and legal counsel.
  • Monitor, identify, analyze and provide recommendations on planning trends, risks and opportunities.
  • Prepare complex and specialized reports, documents, briefings and technical summaries for HDO staff, Council and standing committees.
  • Lead small, medium and large-scale planning projects, and develop cooperative, collaborative and strategic relationships with internal and local municipal staff.
  • Act as a key representative of the Division on regional planning matters on internal and external working groups and committees, including chairing or leading assigned working groups.
  • Develop and implement public consultation requirements to satisfy statutory requirements for planning approvals including organizing stakeholder and formal public consultation events and presentations on HDO planning matters.
  • Respond to requests for information from other departments, agencies and the public.
  • Support Regional planning representation at the Ontario Local Planning Appeal Tribunal and other tribunals, pre-hearings, inter-regional initiatives, and in provincial and federal initiatives where applicable.


What we require:

  • Masters or Honours degree in planning or a related field plus expert knowledge and further specialization in planning. Minimum of five years of experience in a planning position or related field or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Expert knowledge of the Regional Official Plan, Local Official Plans, Provincial Policy Statement, Growth Plan, Greenbelt Plan, Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan, Niagara Escarpment Plan the Ontario Planning Act, as well as other Federal and Provincial legislation, policies and guidelines affecting land use planning, including Peel’s Housing Master Plan.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Provincial, GTA, Regional, and local planning issues.
  • Well-developed policy formulation, communications, analytical, problem-solving and computer skills are required.
  • Ability to organize and lead inter-departmental and inter-agency working groups.
  • Excellent organizational skills in leading projects, prioritizing and meeting deadlines.
  • Excellent research, analysis and presentation skills.
  • Ability to provide guidance and mentoring to junior technical professionals to assist immediate supervisor with specific work direction and technical training for staff in the section.
  • Membership in OPPI/CIP is preferred.


Location: In this role you will have the ability to work remotely and attend on-site when required based on operational requirements at the 10 Peel Centre Drive worksite.  The frequency of on-site activities may vary on a weekly basis and based on operational requirements. Your remote work location must be located within the province of Ontario. 

Hours of Work: 35 hours/wk

Interview: Our recruitment process will be completed with video conference technology. 


If this opportunity matches your qualifications and experience, please apply on-line.


As part of the Region’s ongoing commitment to health and safety, there are enhanced Covid-19 specific safety protocols and/or personal protective equipment requirements (e.g. masks, eye protection, etc.) in place to help protect health and safety. The additional requirements are determined based on the nature of the work being carried out.


New employees who commence employment on or after October 1, 2021 are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Being fully vaccinated is determined as the status of having received the full series of approved vaccines (both doses of a two dose vaccine series, one dose of a single dose vaccine series) and any additional doses required and approved by Health Canada and having satisfied the full post vaccination period required to ensure vaccination efficacy. The Region of Peel reserves the right to request proof of vaccination at any time. Acceptable proof includes an Ontario Ministry of Health COVID-19 vaccine receipt which you can obtain through the Provincial portal, or other government-issued vaccine passport or certification.


The requirement to be fully vaccinated is subject to the Ontario Human Rights Code. If you are not fully vaccinated, a documented medical reason provided by a physician or registered nurse and time period for the medical reason may be accepted.

About Us

The Region of Peel serves more than 1.4 million residents and approximately 173,000 businesses in Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga. We deliver a wide range of resident focused services across the Region.

Our 20-year vision for Peel is “Community for Life.” Our goal is to create a place where everyone enjoys a sense of belonging and has access to the services and opportunities needed to thrive in each stage of their lives. Our 2015-2035 Strategic Plan outlines the work we're focused on to bring this vision to life.

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Additional Information

At the Region of Peel, we respect diversity and treat one another in ways that are fair, courteous and compassionate, recognizing everyone’s contributions. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to establishing a qualified workforce that is reflective of the diverse population we serve. The Region of Peel is committed to providing accommodations throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodation please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.


Please be advised, the Region of Peel uses email to communicate with their applicants for open job competitions. It is the applicant’s responsibility to include an updated email address that is checked daily and accepts emails from unknown users. As we send time sensitive correspondence via email (i.e. testing bookings, interview dates), it is imperative that applicants check their email regularly. If we do not hear back from applicants, we will assume that you are no longer interested in the position and your application will be removed from the competition.


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