Planner Heritage Jobs Vacancy in City Toronto Toronto
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Planner Heritage Jobs Vacancy in City Toronto Toronto Jobs Details:
- Reviews, evaluates and provides comments on development proposals including Zoning By-law and Official Plan amendments, Committee of Adjustment applications, building plans and conservation/restoration plans as they relate to listed, designated, potential heritage resources and provides comment on any associated archaeological resource impacts.
- Issues approval or makes recommendation of approval/refusal to City Council.
- Reviews and comments on technical reports and drawings including Heritage Impact Assessments, Conservation Plans, Archaeological Assessment Reports, Landscape Plans, Lighting Plans, Interpretation Plans and Heritage Signage Plans.
- Provides information and advice to requests from elected officials, other levels of government, other City divisions, developers, consultants, agencies, boards and the public. Prepares reports and correspondence.
- Establishes and maintains linkages to communities and other divisions to ensure effective partnerships.
- Liaises and represents the City in meetings.
- Develops and conducts public participation programs.
- Makes presentations to and answers enquiries from the public regarding Heritage Preservation Services.
- Prepares and presents reports, makes recommendations to the Toronto Preservation Board, Committees and Council on proposals involving heritage resources, including alterations to listed and designated buildings, demolition of heritage properties, archaeological impacts and mitigation options, heritage conservation incentives and heritage policy.
- Analyzes data and prepares reports on heritage issues affecting the city. Evaluates preservation planning implications and prepares recommendations including policy changes.
- Consults with internal and external parties on development proposals and proposals to alter designated and listed resources in the application of City heritage policies and accepted principles of architectural, urban design planning and heritage and archaeological resource preservation and mitigation options. Identifies, negotiates and mediates conflicting positions with groups that have varied objectives. Proposes and negotiates alternate development strategies that meet heritage best practice.
- Reviews and contributes to the Official Plan policy planning process for all planning studies, development of incentives and policy development.
- Conducts heritage conservation planning studies and initiatives, reviews development proposals, develops recommendations and drafts reports for Committees and Council.
- Coordinates and conducts studies, proposes policies and works with consultants in the preparation and adoption of Heritage Conservation District studies and plans.
- Negotiates Heritage Easement Agreements, prepares documentation and legal schedules. Monitors implementation.
- Inspects heritage properties in accordance with the Ontario Heritage Act, Toronto Municipal Code and Heritage Property Standards By-law. Works in conjunction with and serves as an expert resource to Toronto Fire and Toronto Buildings when heritage properties have been subject to fire or other structural failures.
- Provides project coordination throughout the implementation process of a Heritage Conservation District. Facilitates the internal and external consultation process, public outreach and community education in compliance with the Ontario Heritage Act and other applicable legislation.
- Analyzes and evaluates properties considered for inclusion in the Inventory and designated under the Ontario Heritage Act. Conducts archival analysis applying prescribed provincial criteria and Council timelines.
- Administers the City's Heritage Grant and Tax Rebate Programs. Coordinates with other City divisions and provincial agencies. Advises and makes recommendations to City Council on funding allocations. Ensures project expenditures are controlled and maintained within approved budget.
- Develops policy for the Heritage Property Tax Rebate Program, Heritage Grant Program and other incentives for the conservation of heritage properties.
- Advises on the use of incentives to leverage high quality conservation of heritage properties.
- Inspects heritage properties for compliance with the requirements of the Heritage Grant Program, Heritage Property Tax Rebate Program and other conservation incentives.
- Serves as an expert witness at hearings of judicial boards and tribunals such as the Conservation Review Board, the Ontario Municipal Board and Provincial Court. Presents evidence and provides professional opinion.
- University degree in planning, architecture, history, engineering technology or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Considerable experience working with minimal direction in heritage conservation, development review, heritage policy, historic research, or a related field.
- Considerable experience in delivering heritage conservation projects, historic research projects and/or heritage policy initiatives, with minimal direction, while balancing political, community and other stakeholder interests.
- Applied knowledge of the Ontario Heritage Act, Planning Act, the Official Plan and the Development Review Process as well as current regulations and evolving planning policy trends in the City.
- Ability to undertake projects and assignments demanding a high level of critical judgement and analytical thinking.
- Strong organizational and project management skills with the ability to prioritize and complete multiple project assignments in a high pressure, high volume environment.
- Ability to effectively represent the Division, maintain internal and external relations and work with community and special interest groups, the general public, developers and elected officials.
- Well-developed presentation skills and interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate both verbally and in writing at all levels of the organization, and with elected officials, the media and the public.
- Knowledge of a variety of computer software programs (i.e. Word, Excel, e-mail) relevant to the position.
- Proficiency in conflict resolution and mediation.
- Demonstrated knowledge of historical preservation theory, legislation, principles and practice.
- Knowledge of planning, urban design and engineering technology principles as they pertain to heritage preservation, including the ability to interpret architectural and site plan drawings.
- Knowledge of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), the Occupational Health and Safety Act, the Human Rights Code and other regulations/legislation that apply to the job duties.