City of Toronto

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Dec 05, 2016
Toronto, Ontario
Early Career

Job Description

Major Responsibilities:

To co-ordinate the review, evaluation and response to development applications, Committee of Adjustment applications, and proposals for permanent road closings from a traffic planning perspective. To represent the Division at committees of Council, public meetings and other meetings and the Ontario Municipal Board to achieve City and Divisional policy objectives.

  • Provides work direction, coordinates, and assigns work to Traffic Planning Technologists. Checks and verifies work of Traffic Planning Technologists
  • Formulates recommendations on mitigation measures for operational impact of major projects such as development proposals; capital works projects; and road closures on the municipal road network, and payment in lieu of parking applications
  • Provides a detailed review of any transportation related studies that are submitted as part of the development review process
  • Ensures that the municipal road network will accommodate the vehicle, cycling and pedestrian traffic generated by development proposals and reviews the design of mitigating measures and streetscape elements
  • Consults with other sections in Transportation Services, other City Divisions, Agencies/Boards/Commissions,  external stakeholders and other government agencies to coordinate the review of development applications and permanent road closures
  • Ensures that development applications can accommodate parking and loading by co-ordinating their requirements during the development review process
  • Assigns, prioritizes and tracks the review of traffic impact studies/development applications to staff and provides quality control
  • Prepares and submits staff reports to Council and Committees of Council that are technically and grammatically accurate, and are completed in a timely fashion in accordance with Council deadlines for review/signature
  • Represents the Division at developer/consultant meetings, community meetings, various committees and Community Council. Prepares evidence and provides expert testimony at the Ontario Municipal Board
  • Provides input into the assigned budget, ensuring that expenditures are controlled and maintained within approved budget limitations Implements detailed plans and recommends policies/procedures regarding program specific requirements
  • Liaises and consults with elected officials, developers, consultants and the public on the review of transportation impacts from development applications
  • Communicates and explains technical requirements and rationalizes/defends recommendations and decisions made on development applications
  • Reviews legal/development agreements to ensure that transportation related requirements are accurately and appropriately represented
  • Co-ordinates the processing of permit applications for temporary and permanent access to public streets from a traffic planning perspective, including the review of proposals to close public highways for the purpose of eventual sale or jurisdictional transfer
  • Co-ordinates the receipt of deposits from and paying of refunds to developers and participates in the traffic planning budget process
  • Provides technical input for capital works and environmental assessment projects. Researches, reviews and provides recommendations on road network improvements
  • Provides transportation input to area-wide planning studies
  • Conducts site visits and/or field studies as required

Key Qualifications:

Your application must describe your qualifications as they relate to:

  • Considerable experience in Transportation Planning/Engineering.
  • Degree, diploma or certificate in Engineering, Transportation Planning or related discipline from a recognized University or Technical College or the approved equivalent in education and experience.
  • Considerable experience in analyzing/interpreting the results of various transportation studies (such as Traffic Impact Studies, Parking Studies, Transportation Corridor Studies etc.), including the use of specialized software (i.e. Synchro/SimTraffic, CCG Calc etc.)
  • Ability to represent the Division at community meetings, various committees, Community Council and the Ontario Municipal Board.
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively and professionally both orally and in writing
  • Working knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and regulations.
  • Possession of a valid Ontario Class "G" license, the ability to pass a test to be qualified to receive a City operator's license, and have daily access to a vehicle to travel to various work locations and sites in a timely manner.

You must also have:

  • Knowledge of the planning and development control processes and municipal administration and procedures.
  • Demonstrated communications and presentation skills with the ability to interact both orally and in writing at all levels of the organization, including the political level.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with colleagues, the public, provincial officials, consultants and other internal and external stakeholders.
  • A thorough understanding of traffic impact analysis, with ability to make recommendations on related development control matters and in the preparation of complex transportation planning studies.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, supervise and direct work of staff.
  • Must possess excellent computer skills.

Please note that all applicants are encouraged to provide a valid email address for communication purposes. Applicants may receive written correspondence regarding this job posting directly to the email address provided on their resume or to the one used to set-up their Candidate Profile if applying on TalentFlow. As an applicant, it is your responsibility to ensure that you check your email regularly.

The City of Toronto is committed to fostering a positive and progressive workforce that is representative of the citizens we serve. We will provide equitable treatment and accommodation to ensure barrier-free employment.

In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the City of Toronto's Accommodation Policy, a request for accommodation will be accepted as part of the City's hiring process.

To avoid any delays in the recruitment process, if you require accommodation to apply or if selected to participate in an assessment process, you must provide your accommodation needs in advance. You may also be required to submit adequate medical/other documentation to Human Resources to support your request for accommodation.