Planning analyst – land use

Tasks

  • Compile and analyze data on factors affecting land use
  • Supervise and co-ordinate work of urban planning technicians and technologists
  • Confer with appropriate authorities and interest groups to formulate and develop land use or community plans
  • Prepare and recommend land development concepts and plans for zoning, subdivisions, transportation, public utilities, community facilities, parks, agricultural and other land uses
  • Prepare plans for environmental protection
  • Present plans to civic, rural and regional authorities and hold public meetings
  • Review and evaluate proposals for land use and development plans and prepare recommendations
  • Process application for land development permits
  • Administer land use plans and zoning by-laws
  • Formulate long-range objectives and policies relative to future land use and the protection of the environment

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Director, Landscape Protection

The Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport’s strategic focus is on quality of life and economic growth and we do this by working with diverse groups and communities to enhance the province’s cultural, artistic, recreational and social life. We promote excellence in the arts, culture, heritage, and sport and represent the interests of the province’s French-language population. The ministry also manages and enhances Saskatchewan’s provincial parks system and the Royal Saskatchewan Museum, conserving ecosystems and cultural resources and providing recreational and interpretive opportunities for visitors.

The Ministry is seeking an enthusiastic and experienced leader for the position of Director, Landscape Protection Unit. As a member of the Parks Executive Team, the Director will:

  • Elevate the awareness of the work of the Landscape Protection Unit, highlighting its importance and impact to the public;
  • Lead the development and implementation of the ministry’s strategy to achieve its mandate of conserving the ecosystems within the provincial park system;
  • Direct and oversee the development of ecosystem-based management planning and implementation for the provincial parks, including internal and external stakeholder consultation, duty to consult requirements, and collaboration with the Ministry of Environment.
  • Lead a team with significant expertise in grasslands, forests, ecosystem-based management, invasive species, environmental reviews and oversee each of these areas, providing strategic direction and management.
  • Direct and lead the development and implementation of wildland fire management program services for the provincial parks.

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Coordinator – South Coast Conservation Land Mgmt Program

This is a 22-month term position with opportunity for annual extensions¹

The Opportunity
Ducks Unlimited Canada, in partnership with the Province of BC’s Ministry of Land, Water and Resource Stewardship (LWRS); The Nature Trust of British Columbia; and the Canadian Wildlife Service of Environment and Climate Change Canada, is seeking an enthusiastic and energetic individual to fill the position of Coordinator of the South Coast Conservation Land Management Program (SCCLMP) for management of a portfolio of conservation lands acquired, owned and/or managed by these partners throughout the South Coast region.

This unique and exciting opportunity includes working directly with two of the leading conservation organizations in BC as well as the federal and provincial government. Based in the Lower Mainland, this position will lead an ongoing partnership between these parties, with the goal of using a collaborative approach to maximize the values and utility of these lands for the conservation of fish & wildlife habitat, including species and ecosystems at risk.

In addition to working directly with the conservation partners, the work will include liaison with other organizations, such as local governments, First Nations and stewardship groups, to address land management matters within the portfolio of conservation lands.

Duties & Responsibilities
Deliver operations, maintenance and management activities, including: supervising and coordinating seasonal work crews; facility inspections, maintenance, and repair of infrastructure; vegetation and invasive plant control; trail maintenance; and signage installation and maintenance
Review property management plans to prioritize for update and oversee plan updates
Liaise with LWRS and partners on land management issues, including trespass and applications to use lands designated under the Wildlife Act and Land Act
Identify opportunities for habitat restoration, wildlife inventory and monitoring, and species at risk recovery options
Implement ongoing restoration and monitoring projects
Develop funding proposals in collaboration with partners to implement restoration, inventory and monitoring actions identified above
Requirements
Must have a passion for conservation and the outdoors
A Bachelor’s degree specializing in the conservation or management of fish or wildlife with a minimum of five (5) years’ experience in conservation, or equivalent combination of training and experience
Proven ability to establish and maintain working relationships with internal and external staff and partners
Strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills; ability to write in both technical and plain language styles
Experience writing funding proposals and successfully completing projects
Knowledge of the flora and fauna of BC with an emphasis on the Coastal Western Hemlock and Coastal Douglas Fir Biogeoclimatic Zones
Experience with vegetation management and light construction projects
Membership or Eligibility for Membership in the College of Applied Biologists
Experience with data management and proficiency using Microsoft Office programs such as Word, Excel, and Outlook
Valid BC Class 5 Driver’s License
Experience with a diversity of habitats including wetlands, forests or agricultural programs are an asset
Familiarity with the non-profit and/or environmental conservation sectors would be an asset
The successful candidate will be required to submit proof of COVID-19 Vaccination
How to Apply
Working for DUC is a career highlight for many staff.  Let us know if making a difference is important to you.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit your application through our online career center for confidential consideration.

Closing deadline: May 20, 2022 (11:59PM EDT)

1Extensions pending funding and performance.

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Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) is the leader in wetland conservation. A registered charity, DUC partners with government, industry, non-profit organizations and landowners and Indigenous Peoples to conserve wetlands that are critical to waterfowl, wildlife and the environment.

While DUC would like to thank all applicants, only candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.

Property Agent, Property Management

About TRCA:

With more than 60 years of experience, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) is one of 36 Conservation Authorities in Ontario, created to safeguard and enhance the health and well-being of watershed communities through the protection and restoration of the natural environment and the ecological services the environment provides.

TRCA works to protect the integrity and health of the rivers and creeks in the jurisdiction, develop a system of green and natural spaces that sustains local ecosystems, and advance sustainable practices that improve people’s lives within our growing region.
How you will contribute as part of the TRCA team:

Under the general guidance and direction of  the Senior Property Agent, the Property Agent is responsible for the ongoing coordination and support in the management of TRCA owned and managed lands and real estate assets. Specifically, this position provides support in the case of routine or less complex proposals, leadership of programs relating to acquisitions and disposals, and the coordination and negotiation of transactions, contracts and land use and management agreements. It also encompasses the management of external consultants including but not limited to legal, survey, appraisal, environmental and construction professionals. The position’s objective is to ensure senior leadership are informed of ongoing negotiations, environmental conditions, and risks relating to projects and provide appropriate recommendations.

 

Major Responsibilities:

  • Supports routine land acquisition and management programs and projects as set out in the property and risk management work plan. This involves, but is not limited to:
    • Negotiating agreements.
  • Requesting and reviewing external consultant reports.
  • Preparing reports for senior management and board.
  • Communicating updates to senior management and making strategic recommendations, where appropriate.
  • Liaising with internal departments to review and comment on routine or non-complex initiatives.
  • Ensuring stakeholders are aware and understand corporate directions and initiatives.
  • Encourages internal and external stakeholders to participate in high priority TRCA projects.
  • Maintains regular and direct involvement in corporate projects and high priority objectives.
  • Supports and leads routine ongoing program and project requirements.
  • Reviews and assesses opportunities and risks associated with ongoing initiatives or programs.
  • Manages and coordinates routine program requirements and oversees a wide variety of internal and external asset use and management.
  • Executes diligence in reviewing, circulating, considering, and recommending directions or actions.
  • Ensures compliance and conformity with internal policies including but not limited to
  • Encroachment, Land Sale, Contaminated sites etc. and external regulations and requirements.
  • Supports multi-year goals and project requirements using tact and demonstrating a high degree of problem solving.
  • Coordinates and participates with stakeholders and funding partners to support ongoing land acquisition and management priorities.
    *Note: All activities are expected to be performed in a safe manner, in accordance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and its Regulations, along with Corporate Safety policies, procedures and programs.  In addition, all necessary personal protective equipment must be used and maintained in good condition.

 

What will you need to succeed:

  • Post-secondary school education (4-year degree or 3-year diploma) in real estate, appraisal, planning, law or related disciplines.
  • Valid Driver’s Licence.
  • Minimum of 5-7 years of experience related to real estate, appraisal, planning, legal.
  • Demonstrated ability to read and interpret legislation applicable to areas under review and to ascertain compliance.
  • Advanced project management, time management, organizational, communication, and presentation skills.
  • Ability to collaborate on opportunities and creatively problem solve.
  • Strong analytical skills in defining issues, creating innovative processes.
  • Excellent communication skills, negotiation and project management skills.

What TRCA has to offer you:

As part of a progressive team, you will have the opportunity to make a positive impact to preserving and protecting nature, while maintaining a balance between the natural environment and built environment. Working with experts within our field, you will join a team of colleagues that are committed to TRCA’s core values of integrity, collaboration, accountability, respect, and excellence (icare).

You will be part of a diverse and inclusive organization that:

  • Makes a positive difference in the communities we serve.
  • Fosters high performance and collaborative teams.
  • Provides continuous learning and development opportunities.
  • Offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits program (including Defined Benefit Pension Plan – OMERS/OTPP).
  • Provides unique TRCA Perks.
  • Provides flexible work arrangements.
  • Offers potential for career growth and advancement.

Position Details:

Employment type: Full-Time/Permanent

Hours of work: 35hrs/week

Work location: Head Office – 101 Exchange Ave

Division: Corporate Services

Business Unit: Property, Assets and Risk Management

To apply to this posting, click on the “Apply” icon. Please submit your resume and cover letter quoting job posting TRCA-251-21 prior to midnight on December 6, 2021.
All new hires are required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 as a precondition to being hired by TRCA.  TRCA will comply with its obligations pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code and any other applicable legislation.

While Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) thanks all applicants for their interest, only those under consideration will be contacted for interviews.  Please be advised successful incumbent(s) may be required to undergo a vulnerable sector screening and/or driver’s abstract check as a part of the final step in the hiring process.

TRCA is an equal opportunity employer.  We embrace diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive workplace.  Our goal is to attract, develop and retain highly talented employees from diverse backgrounds, allowing us to benefit from a wide variety of experiences and perspectives. In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, and TRCA Policies, accommodation will be provided at any point throughout the hiring process, provided the candidate makes their accommodation needs known to TRCA.  We welcome applications from all qualified persons.  

Personal information you provide through the TRCA recruitment, selection and onboarding process in collected under the authority of the Conservation Authorities Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. C.27.  Collection of this personal information is necessary for the proper administration of this recruitment process for employment and volunteer positions with TRCA. Personal information is protected from disclosure pursuant to the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.  Any questions regarding this collection activity should be directed to the Supervisor of Records, 101 Exchange Avenue, Vaughan. Ontario, L4K 5R6, (416) 661-6600 extension 5216.