Location: Township of Oro-Medonte, Ontario, Canada
Type: Full Time
Salary: $135,293 - $164,449 (2024)
OPPI Membership Status:
Holds RPP Designation
salary commensurate with experience and education (2024 salary range $135,293 - $164,449) plus a competitive benefit package.
4 Year Degree
The Township of Oro-Medonte is a picturesque and progressive municipality on Lake Simcoe, located between the cities of Barrie and Orillia, with a population of approx. 23,000, and a land area of 61,000 hectares. It includes a number of settlement areas that continue to urbanize and grow. Oro-Medonte provides residents and visitors unparalleled, year-round recreational opportunities, the riches of life in a rural setting, with the convenience of being just a short drive to the Greater Toronto Area.
As one of Ontario’s premier quality of life communities, the Township of Oro-Medonte is committed to its strategic goals including: Preparing for Our Future, Fostering Safe and Inclusive Community Living & Business Growth, Modernizing Township Services & Supporting our Workforce.
The Township is seeking an experienced municipal professional as our Director, Development Services. Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, and as a member of the Senior Management Team, the Director will provide oversight and leadership for the Development Services Department; with responsibility for the Planning, Building, Development Engineering and the Municipal Law divisions.
The preferred candidate will have the knowledge, skills and abilities to implement policies and procedures of Council, by optimizing municipal resources in an efficient and effective delivery of services to the community.
The ideal candidate will be a dynamic leader with a proven ability to work collaboratively with multiple stakeholders and foster an environment of empowerment, accountability, innovation, and continuous improvement, aligning with the Township’s commitment to Public Service Excellence.
As Director, you will inspire, mentor, and supervise staff to ensure effective and efficient management of; development design and review, long range planning, Municipal Law Enforcement; and in conjunction with the CBO, ensure adherence to the Ontario Building Code. The Director will prepare and implement the department’s operating and capital budgets; prepare and/or review staff reports to Council and Committees and attend Council meetings; manage the Environmental Initiative portfolio, and appear before the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT) and/or other tribunals as an expert witness.
Key opportunities of the role to shape and make a difference in Oro-Medonte include:
taking a leadership role in finalizing the design/development of the Craighurst community expansion;
maximizing opportunities to foster employment growth along the Highway 11 corridor and Lake Simcoe Regional Airport employment lands; and
taking a leadership role regarding ongoing development in the Horseshoe Valley settlement area.
We thank all applicants; however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted.
The Township of Oro-Medonte is committed to an inclusive, barrier free environment. Accommodation will be provided in all steps of the hiring process. Please advise the Township of Oro-Medonte Human Resources Department if you require any accommodations to ensure that you can participate fully and equally during the recruitment and selection process. We thank all applicants; however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted. Personal information is collected pursuant to The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, and will be used for the purpose of the candidate selection. Questions about this collection should be directed to the Director, Human Resources.
Please consider this opportunity if you hold a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, the Registered Professional Planner (RPP) designation, have ten (10) years related experience, including seven (7) at a senior level in a municipal or public sector environment, sound management and supervisory skills, experience working in a unionized environment, exceptional customer service and interpersonal skills, you are a skilled communicator and presenter, possess political acumen, public relations, project/time management, analytical, problem-solving and report-writing skills. Post graduate studies in Public/Business Administration is considered an asset.
The Township of Oro-Medonte is a diverse, beautiful and predominately rural community, with a central location in Ontario. With a population of 23,000, Oro-Medonte offers the largest geographic area in the County of Simcoe, covering a land mass of 61,000 hectares, stretching from the westerly border with Barrie, the southerly border with Lake Simcoe, the easterly border with Orillia and Severn Township, and the northerly border shared with Tay and Severn Townships.
Oro-Medonte’s prime location with direct access to Highways 11 and 400 provides residents and visitors alike with the riches of rural life and the convenience of a short drive to Barrie, Orillia and the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).
The Township is also home to the Lake Simcoe Regional Airport; one of the newest and best positioned regional airport facilities in Canada, that is fully serviced by the Canada Border Service Agency, and maintains a Commercial Port-Of-Entry status.
Oro-Medonte is surrounded by natural beauty offering a lifestyle that is attractive to outdoor enthusiasts, families, retirees, and people living independently. The Oro-Medonte Rail Trail is surrounded by a well-maintained parks system, provi...ding an opportunity to safely enjoy countless vistas. Cyclists enjoy endless km’s of paved roads throughout the Township; some of which wind through perfect resting areas with businesses offering culinary and boutique options.
Different home styles of varying sizes are available in Oro-Medonte. Everything from traditional neighbourhoods, to farmland homes, can be found in the Township. The rural fabric of the community is strong, demonstrated by a sense of genuine pride. Oro-Medonte residents enjoy a warm and welcoming community with neighbours’ willing to lend a hand.
Township Council and staff are committed to sustainable, well-planned development, resulting in Oro-Medonte being a vibrant community for local residents and visitors.
Oro-Medonte is home to several established commercial businesses, with the industrial sector continuing to grow. Complementing the industrial tax base are service, specialty, and tourism related businesses, including two popular alpine ski areas (Horseshoe Resort and Mount St. Louise Moonstone) and Hardwood Hills, a well-known nordic ski, mountain biking, and hiking area.
The Township has a Corporate Strategic Plan in place (2021-2023), serving as a valuable tool for collective decision-making, priority-setting, and ongoing management of the Township. To review the plan, please see: oro-medonte.ca/council-committees/strategicplan.
Following a strong governance model, the work environment in the Township is welcoming, supportive, collaborative, customer service, and results driven, recognizing the importance of work/life balance. Council has recently approved a hybrid work model for staff positions with the ability to work remotely, where logistically feasible.