Planner I

Head Office, 101 Exchange Avenue, Concord, Ontario, Canada Req #1226
Tuesday, July 9, 2024

Position Details:

Current Rate of Pay: Min = $76,112.40, Max = $88,215.40

Employment type: Full-Time Permanent

Hours of work: 35 hrs/week

Work location: Head Office

Division: Development & Engineering Services

Business unit: Infrastructure Planning and Permits

Travel: 10%

Remote Work: Hybrid.



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 is considered the provincial leader in conserving, restoring, and managing natural resources to advance safe and sustainable development.


To apply to this posting, click on the “Apply” icon. Please submit your resume and cover letter in one PDF or Word file prior to midnight on July 28, 2024.

How you will contribute as part of the TRCA team:

The Planner I review routine and minor land use and infrastructure planning and policy applications and initiatives ensuring policy, regulations and technical recommendations and requirements are addressed in accordance with legislated roles and responsibilities.


Major Responsibilities:

  • Provides effective support in the delivery of routine and minor reviews made under environmental assessment legislation, Planning Act, and Conservation Authorities Act and regulations that includes providing policy direction and review of files.
  • Provides professional planning advice, legislative and regulatory guidance, and recommends appropriate action to TRCA staff, Conservation Ontario, clients, including municipal, provincial, and federal partners, and/or private industry representatives and permit applicants; referring to the Senior Planner and Manager as required.
  • Coordinates internal technical reviews; produces detailed correspondence.
  • Participates in some internal and external committees to represent TRCA planning and regulatory perspective.
  • Provides technical knowledge and advisory services in the development of workshops geared specifically toward external stakeholders and consultants focused on education and compliance with TRCA’s business objectives.


What will you need to succeed:

Education (degree/diploma/certifications/licenses)

  • University degree in Planning, Environmental Studies, Urban Studies, Geography or a related field
  • Valid Ontario Class G driver's license


  • 3+ years of municipal, environmental, or related planning experience


Knowledge/Skill/Ability - Competencies

  • General Understanding of the role of TRCA in the broader municipal and provincial planning context, including the TRCA Policies, Provincial Planning Policy Statement (PPS), and Conservation Authorities Act and regulations and environmental assessment legislation
  • General Understanding of various technical disciplines (e.g., ecology, water resource engineering, hydrogeology, geotechnical engineering, etc.)
  • Ability to understand site conditions associated with the review of applications and the connection to policy documents and other related instruments; ability to read and interpret construction plans and drawings
  • Able to comprehend documentation that is technical or scientific in nature, significant skill in writing technical correspondence and reports and apply appropriate recommendations and independent professional planning opinions
  • Demonstrated ability to proactively identify problems in a timely manner, seeking the appropriate level of support to solve issues
  • Influential communicator able to facilitate discussions between parties with different perspectives of competing interests and resolve conflicts, excellent written communication skills
  • Proficiency in MS Office suite including online software such as MS teams, WebEx, and SharePoint, including experience working with Adobe Acrobat, ArcGIS; knowledge of Enterprise Permitting & Licensing Systems, Laserfiche, and digital plan review software

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 Manager of Records Information, 101 Exchange Avenue, Vaughan. Ontario, L4K 5R6, (437) 880-2308.

Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • Employment Indicator Permanent Full-Time
  • Min Hiring Rate $76,112.40
  • Max Hiring Rate $88,215.40
  • Travel Required Yes
  • Travel % 10
  • Required Education Bachelor’s Degree
Location on Google Maps
  • Head Office, 101 Exchange Avenue, Concord, Ontario, Canada