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Student – Land Use Planning Assistant

Government of Ontario

Government of Ontario

Job description

Are you a student looking for an opportunity to build your career over the summer? Are you passionate about making a difference?

The Summer Employment Opportunities program provides students with opportunities to obtain valuable work experience, gain transferable skills, and build professional networks.

    • LEARN: Jump start your career, whether you want to learn business skills, use your French language skills, help out in a lab, or work outdoors. Put the knowledge you’ve acquired at school into action.
    • GROW: Enhance your skills and expand your network by working on projects, leading initiatives and sharing your ideas. Transfer the skills you learn to your future school and work experiences.
  • CONTRIBUTE: In addition to advancing your professional and personal skills, you will also give back to your community. Spend your summer working to support the interests of Ontarians!

Information to assist you with the application process, including the Application Guide is available at Summer Employment Opportunities. Within your application, you will have the opportunity to identify the skills, work preferences and qualifications you have that make you a suitable candidate for this position.

This job posting represents multiple positions within different ministries and at various locations across Ontario. Certain cities may be located in distant or remote areas in Ontario and may not be accessible by public transit. Carefully review locations through Google Maps and select ONLY those cities that you are able to travel to and work in.

Notes:

    • Relocation expenses and/or accommodations are not covered by ministries.
    • The number of positions to be filled is approximate and subject to change.
  • You must use your legal name when applying to the job ad.

 

What can I expect to do in this role?

Work Description:

As a Land Use Planning Assistant, you may have the opportunity to work on some or all of the following activities:

    • Assist with the review of various land use planning applications and policy documents.
    • Prepare and organize correspondence, perform data entry and word processing functions, and create a variety of documents (e.g. for consultation sessions or learning courses).
    • Conduct research and/or surveys, perform analysis, and input data (e.g. on precedents, case studies, and emerging trends).
    • Interact and liaise directly with clients.
    • Prepare public notices, maps, and other graphic materials as required.
  • Plan, organize, coordinate, and manage daily assigned work.

How do I qualify?

Mandatory

You must meet all eligibility criteria on the first day of employment to be eligible for these positions.

    1. Student Status: All summer jobs require a “student” status. A student is defined as someone enrolled in a secondary or post-secondary institution (currently or for the fall semester) or has graduated within the past six months. If you graduated in January, you could apply for and start a summer student position in the Ontario Public Service up until June of that year.
    1. Age: You must be a minimum of 15 years of age. Due to program eligibility requirements, certain opportunities require students to be up to 24 years of age (or up to 29 years of age for a person with a disability). Certain positions require you to be a minimum of 18 years of age. Age parameters will be provided on the job advertisements and you must meet all age requirements by May 1st.
    1. Residency: You must be a resident of Ontario during the term of employment.
  1. Work Status – Ability to Work in Canada: You must be legally entitled to work in Canada. You are also required to have a valid Social Insurance Number (SIN) upon being hired.

Communication and Interpersonal Skills

    • You apply your written communication skills to document findings and prepare a variety of documents (e.g. reports, data records, presentations, meeting minutes, training materials, visual aids, etc.).
    • You apply your customer service and verbal, written, and active listening communication skills to perform reception duties, respond to phone, email, and in-person inquiries, and provide information to internal clients and/or members of the public.
  • You apply your initiative and interpersonal skills to work collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary team.

Technical Skills and Knowledge

  • You apply your knowledge from urban studies, urban planning, or environmental design programs to assist with the review of various land use planning applications and policy documents.
  • You have an understanding of Ontario’s Land Use Planning System.
  • You have some experience with planning from volunteer or work placements.
  • You are familiar with, or understand the use of, Geographic Information System (GIS) software.
  • You have some experience with graphic software, such as Adobe creative suite, Illustrator, 3DMax, and/or SketchUp.
  • You apply your experience using Microsoft Office applications, such as Word (word processing) and Excel (spreadsheets), as well as databases, email and the internet to conduct research and prepare a variety of documents.

Analytical and Organizational Skills

  • You apply your research and analytical skills to gather, assess, and summarize information, and develop options.
  • You use the internet and other sources to gather and aggregate data, analyze and input data findings and summarize information.
  • You work independently or as part of a team; you plan, organize, and prioritize your work to meet competing deadlines.

Other Requirements

    • Certain positions require that you have a valid Ontario G2 (or higher) Driver’s Licence or equivalent.
    • You can acquire or be recognized with the Ontario Professional Planning Institute’s student membership requirements.
  • You are willing and able to travel to clients within your assigned region.
Government of Ontario

Job description

Are you a student looking for an opportunity to build your career over the summer? Are you passionate about making a difference?

The Summer Employment Opportunities program provides students with opportunities to obtain valuable work experience, gain transferable skills, and build professional networks.

    • LEARN: Jump start your career, whether you want to learn business skills, use your French language skills, help out in a lab, or work outdoors. Put the knowledge you’ve acquired at school into action.
    • GROW: Enhance your skills and expand your network by working on projects, leading initiatives and sharing your ideas. Transfer the skills you learn to your future school and work experiences.
  • CONTRIBUTE: In addition to advancing your professional and personal skills, you will also give back to your community. Spend your summer working to support the interests of Ontarians!

Information to assist you with the application process, including the Application Guide is available at Summer Employment Opportunities. Within your application, you will have the opportunity to identify the skills, work preferences and qualifications you have that make you a suitable candidate for this position.

This job posting represents multiple positions within different ministries and at various locations across Ontario. Certain cities may be located in distant or remote areas in Ontario and may not be accessible by public transit. Carefully review locations through Google Maps and select ONLY those cities that you are able to travel to and work in.

Notes:

    • Relocation expenses and/or accommodations are not covered by ministries.
    • The number of positions to be filled is approximate and subject to change.
  • You must use your legal name when applying to the job ad.

 

What can I expect to do in this role?

Work Description:

As a Land Use Planning Assistant, you may have the opportunity to work on some or all of the following activities:

    • Assist with the review of various land use planning applications and policy documents.
    • Prepare and organize correspondence, perform data entry and word processing functions, and create a variety of documents (e.g. for consultation sessions or learning courses).
    • Conduct research and/or surveys, perform analysis, and input data (e.g. on precedents, case studies, and emerging trends).
    • Interact and liaise directly with clients.
    • Prepare public notices, maps, and other graphic materials as required.
  • Plan, organize, coordinate, and manage daily assigned work.

How do I qualify?

Mandatory

You must meet all eligibility criteria on the first day of employment to be eligible for these positions.

    1. Student Status: All summer jobs require a “student” status. A student is defined as someone enrolled in a secondary or post-secondary institution (currently or for the fall semester) or has graduated within the past six months. If you graduated in January, you could apply for and start a summer student position in the Ontario Public Service up until June of that year.
    1. Age: You must be a minimum of 15 years of age. Due to program eligibility requirements, certain opportunities require students to be up to 24 years of age (or up to 29 years of age for a person with a disability). Certain positions require you to be a minimum of 18 years of age. Age parameters will be provided on the job advertisements and you must meet all age requirements by May 1st.
    1. Residency: You must be a resident of Ontario during the term of employment.
  1. Work Status – Ability to Work in Canada: You must be legally entitled to work in Canada. You are also required to have a valid Social Insurance Number (SIN) upon being hired.

Communication and Interpersonal Skills

    • You apply your written communication skills to document findings and prepare a variety of documents (e.g. reports, data records, presentations, meeting minutes, training materials, visual aids, etc.).
    • You apply your customer service and verbal, written, and active listening communication skills to perform reception duties, respond to phone, email, and in-person inquiries, and provide information to internal clients and/or members of the public.
  • You apply your initiative and interpersonal skills to work collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary team.

Technical Skills and Knowledge

  • You apply your knowledge from urban studies, urban planning, or environmental design programs to assist with the review of various land use planning applications and policy documents.
  • You have an understanding of Ontario’s Land Use Planning System.
  • You have some experience with planning from volunteer or work placements.
  • You are familiar with, or understand the use of, Geographic Information System (GIS) software.
  • You have some experience with graphic software, such as Adobe creative suite, Illustrator, 3DMax, and/or SketchUp.
  • You apply your experience using Microsoft Office applications, such as Word (word processing) and Excel (spreadsheets), as well as databases, email and the internet to conduct research and prepare a variety of documents.

Analytical and Organizational Skills

  • You apply your research and analytical skills to gather, assess, and summarize information, and develop options.
  • You use the internet and other sources to gather and aggregate data, analyze and input data findings and summarize information.
  • You work independently or as part of a team; you plan, organize, and prioritize your work to meet competing deadlines.

Other Requirements

    • Certain positions require that you have a valid Ontario G2 (or higher) Driver’s Licence or equivalent.
    • You can acquire or be recognized with the Ontario Professional Planning Institute’s student membership requirements.
  • You are willing and able to travel to clients within your assigned region.

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