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Heritage Coordinator, Heritage Planning

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Job Title:
Heritage Coordinator, Heritage Planning
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Job Code:
Job Category:
Heritage Services
Heritage Services
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Job Type:
Full Time
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Hours of Work:
35 hrs/wk
$31.45 - $39.21/Hour
Date Posted:
June 18, 2024
Closing Date:
July 19, 2024

Opening Statement

The City of Kingston is grateful to experience the traditional territories of Anishinabek (Ah-nish-nah-beg), Haudenosaunee (Ho-den-o-show-nee) and Huron-Wendat (huron-wen·dat). Kingston is a smart, livable city in the heart of eastern Ontario. Its stable and diversified economy includes global corporations, innovative start-ups and all levels of government.

At the City of Kingston, we believe that diversity and inclusion are essential elements of a thriving workplace. We value the unique perspectives and experiences that each individual brings to our team. As we continue to grow, we are dedicated to creating an environment where all employees feel welcomed, respected, and empowered to contribute their best work. The City of Kingston views diversity as its strength and we encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds, including those from underrepresented communities.

As staff, you play a pivotal role in enhancing people's lives by delivering exceptional, customer-centered services of the highest quality. Within our highly ethical environment, you'll embrace accountability by consistently going above and beyond, actively listening to our customers, creatively addressing their needs, and maintaining unwavering respect for all individuals you serve. As a result, you'll become an integral part of our qualified and dynamic team, recognized for its compassion, excellence, integrity, inclusivity, and adaptability.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Manager, Heritage Planning, the Heritage Coordinator will process and prepare reports with respect to planning applications made under the Planning Act and applications for alterations to heritage properties submitted to the City made under the Ontario Heritage Act.

Process and prepare reports with respect to planning applications made under the Planning Act and applications for alterations to heritage properties made under the Ontario Heritage Act.

Assist in the preparation and implementation of planning studies and research projects pertaining to heritage matters such as best practices in conservation, funding mechanisms for heritage properties, and others.

Carry out data collection and maintenance analysis including the maintenance of the City’s Heritage Properties Register.

Provide heritage process information and advice to members of the public and assist in general administration.

Guide applicants and the public through the heritage permit process, including navigating the City’s DASH application system.

Handle multiple tasks with changing priorities and present information and issues in a clear and concise manner.

Perform a variety of duties related to properties of heritage significance, including reviewing proposals for alteration and providing technical and research support and advice on heritage planning policies, guidelines and objectives to the public applicants and other City Departments.

Review, create and maintain content and activities for the Heritage Resource Centre.

Provide support to various Heritage Properties Committee working groups.

Present reports and recommendations to Heritage Properties Committee.

Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications, Competencies

4 year university degree in planning, geography, history or equivalent

1 year experience in planning/heritage planning, heritage consulting, or heritage policy creation/review

Demonstrated knowledge of the Ontario Heritage Act

Experience with municipal heritage processes is considered an asset

Knowledge and experience with planning procedures and processes, the Planning Act and Provincial Policy Statement is considered an asset

Must demonstrate corporate competencies: Customer Focus, Results Orientation, Integrity, and Teamwork

Skills, Abilities, Work Demands

Superior oral and written communication skills

Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office software

Ability to manage multiple tasks with changing priorities

Ability to present information and issues in a clear and concise manner to committees and working groups

Effective interpersonal skills

Well-developed facilitation and problem solving skills

Must possess and maintain a valid class “G” licence with a satisfactory driver’s abstract

Ability to provide own vehicle

Must obtain and maintain a satisfactory criminal record check

Closing Statement

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