Senior Planner Heritage Conservation – City of Moncton – Urban Planning Department – Job # P723
Moncton is a vibrant and culturally rich community. It is the only officially bilingual city in Canada, as well as one of the best places in Canada to do business. Moncton is also known as the economic, sports, tourism and entertainment hub of Atlantic Canada. City of Moncton employees strive to maintain its reputation as one of the best places in Canada to live, study, work and play.
The City of Moncton is currently accepting applications for the position of Senior Planner – Heritage Conservation in the Urban Planning Department. This position reports directly to the Urban Planning Director. This position is responsible for managing the City’s Heritage Conservation Service including preparing an annual work plan outlining the City’s Heritage Conservation objectives. This position works as a subject matter expert for the Heritage service and provides administrative support to the City’s Heritage Conservation Board including providing advice on the City’s Heritage Conservation By-laws, heritage applications and policy matters, overseeing the Local Historic Places Register and ensuring that other applicable standards and guidelines of the New Brunswick Heritage Conservation Act are met.
The successful candidate must have the following minimum qualifications:
- High School graduate or GED equivalency.
- A university degree in Architecture, Urban Design, Urban Planning or related discipline that specializes in Heritage Planning and Urban Design is required.
- Membership in or eligibility for membership to the Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals, Royal Architectural Institute of Canada or Canadian Institute of Planners.
- Candidates must possess a minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience, preferably working with larger urban centre municipalities with at least two (2) years in heritage planning and historic resource management.
- Must have two (2) years of supervising and project management experience.
- Knowledge and experience with staff supervision, heritage preservation and renovations, the construction industry, the architectural or engineering fields, advisory boards, and regulatory bodies is considered an asset
- The ability to communicate in both official languages is a requirement (English and French). As per provincial language proficiency standards, fluency is determined to be at the Intermediate + ( 2+). NOTE: In the event this competition poses difficulties in recruiting, candidates with Intermediate (2) Level French language proficiency may be considered. (Candidates must meet the Intermediate+ (2+) Level French language proficiency within their probation period)
- Knowledge of Heritage Conservation and Community Planning Act legislation, National Building Code of Canada and ability to perform legislative functions associated with Provincial Legislation.
- Strong theoretical and practical understanding of heritage conservation, urban design, and community planning principles, methods and procedures is demonstrated.
- Experience with Conservation Decision Making processes including the process to designate historic buildings and places.
- Possess building knowledge of heritage building envelopes, facades and materials, including conservation treatments to buildings that assist with preservation, rehabilitation and restoration.
- Familiar with Canada’s Historic Places Standards and Guidelines for the Conservation of Historic Places in Canada.
- Ability to provide effective leadership and direction to other planning and development staff.
- This position requires extensive computer skills and knowledge of municipal databases, word processing, Windows applications and e-mail. Example: Microsoft Outlook/Excel/Word/Power Point.
- Ability to initiate ideas, use sound judgment, work with tight timelines and identify, analyze and resolve complex planning and development concerns and issues.
- Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing and have good presentation skills
The City of Moncton is an equal opportunity employer. The City offers an attractive salary and benefit package. For those living outside the Greater Moncton area, some moving expenses will be covered. This is a non-union position. The Applicant must submit their application through the online system that can be found at: www.moncton.ca/employment or obtain an application in Human Resources at City Hall.
To obtain more information, please contact Human Resources at (506) 877-7707.
CLOSING DATE: NOON – OCTOBER 27, 2017
(The City of Moncton thanks all applicants for their interest; however, only those scheduled for interviews will be contacted)