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Varley Art Gallery, Markham, ON


Mississauga, ON
Heritage Planning Supervisor
City of Mississauga
September 28, 2018
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Vacancy Type: Permanent
Number of Positions:
Closing Date: 09/28/2018
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Job Summary

Want to join a dynamic team that is working together to take an innovative and sustainable approach to the management of Mississauga's cultural heritage? The Heritage Planning Supervisor will lead a small team of dedicated professionals responsible for handling Mississauga's diverse inventory of built heritage, cultural landscapes, and archaeological resources in a pro-active planning environment.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the Manager's direction, the Heritage Planning Supervisor leads a small team overseeing municipal heritage planning matters, ensuring and enforcing compliance with the Ontario Heritage Act, Planning Act and other Provincial legislation, along with Mississauga's Official Plan, Heritage By-Laws, and policies.

  • Lead your team of professional heritage staff in meeting the goals, objectives and mandate of the heritage planning section within the Culture division;
  • Build, collaborate and sit with partners across the City to implement the Ontario Heritage Act, Planning Act, Official Plan and related policies;
  • Mediate and provide innovative and sustainable solutions to heritage planning staff and council on complex heritage planning matters;
  • Direct and prioritize research and analysis for heritage designations, permits, inventories, grants and initiatives;
  • Draft, tender and manage special City heritage projects and studies with consulting teams; 
  • Provide your subject matter expertise to Management, Senior Management and Council;
  • Give strategic direction to staff who provide expert advice on applications under the Planning Act, including Official Plan and Zoning amendments, plans of subdivision, variances, consents and site plans;
  • Develop and deliver of heritage planning's annual work plan, budget and 4-year business plan;
  • Coordinate corporate reports and projects on a wide range of heritage planning matters for consideration by Heritage Advisory Committee, Committees of Council and Council;
  • Liaise with the Heritage Advisory Committee and local, regional, provincial and federal heritage related agencies

Skills and Qualifications

  • Graduation from a recognized university in fields of urban planning, architecture, urban geography, archaeology, or related studies;
  • A minimum of eight (8) years' experience in heritage planning, review and commenting on development applications, policy analysis and formulation, and public consultation in a municipal context;
  • A well developed and professional working knowledge and comprehensive understanding of the Ontario Heritage Act, Planning Act, Provincial Policy Statement, Environmental Assessment Act, and Parks Canada Standards and Guidelines for the Conservation of Historic Places;
  • A thorough understanding of legislation, policy and implementation instruments that apply to heritage planning;
  • Minimum 2 years of experience with leading a team of professional staff;
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including proven report writing skills and attention to detail;
  • Excellent political acumen and demonstrated ability to liaise with senior staff, elected officials, outside agencies and the public;
  • Demonstrated organizational, analytical and problem solving skills;
  • Demonstrated experience in business planning and a proven track record of continuous improvement and successful problem solving;
  • Experience in providing expert witness testimony at the Conservation Review Board/Local Planning Appeal Tribunal is an asset;
  • Member or eligibility for membership in the Ontario Professional Planners Institute/Canadian Institute of Planners and the Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals;
  • Good computer literacy with knowledge of MS Word, Excel required. Proficiency with MAX and Agenda Management would be considered an asset;
  • A valid driver's licence and access to a vehicle is necessary.

Contract Duration: 
Hourly Rate/Salary: $ 77,888.00 - $ 103,852.00
Hours of Work: 35
Work Location: 201 City Centre Drive
Organization Unit: CMS/Heritage Planning
Department/Division/Section: CMS/Community Services Dept , CMS/Culture Division , Culture & Heritage Planning
Non-Union/Union: Non Union 


A Criminal Record Search will be required of the successful candidate, at his or her own expense, to verify the absence of a criminal record for which a pardon has not been granted.


We thank all who apply, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


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