Planner II - Research & Design Support

Job Details

POSTING #:  2022-0400-Amended

POSTING PERIOD: Thursday, November 3, 2022 at 8:30am to Friday, November 25, 2022 at 4:30pm

DEPARTMENT:  Planning & Development

UNION: Non-Union


POSITION STATUS:  Regular Full-Time



RATE OF PAY:  $78,761.17 - $95,735.30 per year



  • Reporting to the Manager of Urban Design/Deputy City Planner, this position will be required to: Provide direct assistance to the Site Plan Control Officer in the review and processing of site plan control applications;
  • Assisting developers with meeting all Site Plan approval conditions;
  • Provide design input/comments to the Site Plan Control Officer that relate to the functional and aesthetic design of proposed developments;
  • Conduct liaison with other departments, agencies and government personnel;
  • Provide information on issues that affect the optimal functioning and physical appearance of the community;
  • Prepare reports to Council and Committees related to the implementation of the City’s Official Plan as it applies to planning application approvals;
  • Conduct research and special studies that assists in the preparation of design concepts for and/or design review of private sector development proposals and selected municipal capital projects;
  • Research and provide technical assistance in developing, presenting, and implementing urban design guidelines and community improvement plans; 
  • Respond to public inquiries and requests for planning information;
  • Provide expert evidence on planning matters before the Ontario Land Tribunal and other tribunals; 
  • Represent the Planning Department on internal and external committees, as required;
  • Will perform Occupational Health & Safety duties as outlined in the Corporation’s Health and Safety Program. 
  • Will perform other related duties as required.


  • Must have a university degree in Planning or related field, or Ontario Ministry of Education equivalency, and a minimum of four (4) years experience in planning or related field;
  • Must be a full Member of the Canadian Institute of Planners (MCIP) or must be able to attain full membership within three (3) years of accepting the position;
  • Must have the ability to travel to off site locations in a timely and expedient manner as required.  If method of travel is by vehicle, a current valid and lawful Driver's License is required in accordance with the Highway Traffic Act and must provide a driver’s abstract as a condition of employment.
  • Must have knowledge of the Ontario Planning Act, related legislation and provincial policies, and the development review process;
  • Must have excellent organizational, negotiation and interpersonal skills;
  • Must have the ability to solve problems and meet deadlines under pressure;
  • Must have excellent verbal, written, and visual communication skills; ability to make oral presentations; ability to develop and use graphic aids;
  • Must be proficient with the Microsoft Suite of products and in CAD software. 
  • Should have knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, its regulations and knowledge of the hazards associated with work;
  • Experience in GIS systems and Adobe InDesign and other graphic software packages is considered an asset;
  • The physical demands analysis associated with this job indicates a sedentary level of work.


  • Only those applicants selected for an interview will be acknowledged.
  • We offer a smoke-free office environment.
  • Personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, c. 25 as amended, and will be used to determine eligibility for employment. 
  • The Corporation of the City of Windsor is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, the City of Windsor will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.  If selected to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please inform the City of Windsor Human Resources staff of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation.