Supervisor - Planning and Development
Planning, Engineering & Regulatory Services
Planning and Development
$89,224.00 - $115,127.00/Year
April 8, 2020
Our City, Our Future
St. John's is a progressive city with a strong connection to the past and a positive outlook on the future. As one of the oldest cities in North America we have a unique history, but we are also a growing city with the needs and opportunities of a modern urban population. The City of St. John’s is committed to recruiting world-class talent and expertise to join our City staff, more than 1200 strong, who provide a vast array of valued services to the residents of St. John's and the metropolitan area. If you are an innovative thinker with a positive attitude and a commitment to quality, we want you to help us make St. John’s a city where people want to live and feel they belong.
Reporting to the Chief Municipal Planner in the Department of Planning, Engineering and Regulatory Services, this position is the City’s primary resource for the use and interpretation of the St. John’s Development Regulations to facilitate appropriate development that aligns with the Regulations and the Municipal Plan. This position supervises the City’s Development Officers and is responsible for facilitating collaboration between the Planning Division, Development Engineering Division and Inspection Services Division on development applications and other development related issues.
- Provide information and advice to developers to facilitate and foster appropriate development.
- Supervise the daily work of the Development Officers including assigning duties and/or development applications and ensuring work is completed in an efficient manner to deliver superior customer service.
- Ensure application review is completed thoroughly and applications meet various codes, by-laws & regulations.
- Develop reports, proposals, options and recommendations based on analysis.
- Provide reports and recommendations to the Deputy City Manager of Planning, Engineering & Regulatory Services regarding Discretionary Use applications.
- Determine impact of proposed developments and makes decisions regarding referrals to external agencies (airport authority, neighboring municipalities, etc.).
- Represent City at St. John’s Board of Appeal hearings and public meetings as required.
- Prepare materials and agendas for Development Committee meetings.
- Schedule and chair the Development Team meetings where developers meet with staff from various divisions/departments to gain perspective on their developments
- Process inquiries from the development community and the general public regarding development applications and general development issues.
- Provide advice to staff, senior management and Council and the public on development applications, development processes and the interpretation of the St. John’s Development Regulations.
- Identify, develop and maintain collaborative relationships with all internal and external stakeholders; ensure collaboration between various divisions in the Department of Planning, Engineering & Regulatory Services
The successful applicant will be required to participate in all training programs applicable to this position and other related work. The above statements reflect the general duties considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job identified and shall not be considered a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the job.
Applicants must have successfully graduated from a recognized university or college with a degree in land use planning, membership in the Canadian Institute of Planners and 10 years’ experience in fostering municipal development. Knowledge of the City of St. John’s Development Regulations is an asset. An equivalent combination of education and experience acceptable to the City may also be considered.
Must be self-directed and results oriented with exceptional communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills. Must have strong analytical and problem-solving skills with a demonstrated ability to exercise good judgment, discretion, courtesy and tact. Must be knowledgeable in the Microsoft Office suite of programs. Knowledge of MS Govern would be an asset. Must be able to prepare concise and effective reports and correspondence.
Office environment with daily internal and external client/customer contact with occasional field work.
Hours of Work
Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. As this is a management position, additional hours may be required.
We wish to express our appreciation to all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position. However, only candidates selected for interview will be contacted. The City of St. John's does not accept applications in person, by email, fax or mail. Applications will be received up to 12:00 Midnight (Newfoundland Standard Time) on closing date.
This City of St. John's is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the
employment of a qualified workforce which reflects the community's diversity.