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Employment Opportunities

The Corporation of the Township of Elizabethtown-Kitley is an equal opportunity employer, following rules and regulations set out by the Human Rights Code and the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation.  The Township does not accept unsolicited resumes or applications. Please see below for our current employment opportunities.

Vaccine Notice: The Township has passed a policy requiring all new hires to be fully vaccinated (2 doses) against Covid-19.

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Property Tax Coordinator (Permanent, Full-Time)

The Township of Elizabethtown-Kitley is looking for a Property Tax Coordinator who would report directly to the Director of Finance.  The Tax Coordinator will be responsible for the management of the property tax system including the calculation of tax bills, collection and preparation of month- and year-end financial reports.

The ideal candidate will be a post-secondary school graduate with an accounting focus and AMTCO certification in the Municipal Tax Administration Program would be an asset. At least three years of experience in municipal tax collections would be beneficial.  Knowledge of public sector accounting and experience with the Munisoft tax system would also be considered an asset.

A full job description is available by clicking the following link: Property Tax Coordinator Job Description 

Please submit your resume outlining your work experience and education by Friday August 12, 2022 at 11:59:59 pm to:

Yvonne L. Robert, AMCT, AOMC, CMO
Administrator-Clerk
Township of Elizabethtown-Kitley
6544 New Dublin Road
R.R. #2 Addison, ON   K0E 1A0

E-mail: yrobert@ektwp.ca
Telephone: 613-345-7480

Director of Development Services

The Township of Elizabethtown-Kitley, located in Eastern Ontario, in the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville is flourishing rural community with a close by urban setting. Elizabethtown-Kitley is a beautiful, safe and diverse community of 10,000 residents, serving a regional catchment area of 90,000+. Brockville is a 20-minute commute, Ottawa and Kingston are less than an hour’s drive, and Toronto and Montreal are less than 200 kilometres.

The business profile of the Township includes a mix of agricultural, manufacturing, industrial businesses, contracting and tourism.

To live in the Township or the Counties, is a captivating experience. Both provide affordable residential real estate, including rural and urban residential and heritage homes, hobby farms and full agricultural operations, village settings, and subdivisions.  Relax in our community and enjoy the beautiful St. Lawrence River and lakes, all within a short drive. Every season offers activities, be this recreational, educational or cultural.

Your Opportunity to Make a Difference

The Director of Development Services is responsible for the management, leadership and supervision of planning, building and by-law enforcement services.  The Director will be responsible for encouraging the establishment of new industry and commerce while maintaining the existing levels of businesses within the Township.  Liaison activities with various area economic development bodies will be required.

Responsibilities:

  • Participates as an active member of the senior management team and woks with team members to achieve goals and objectives of the Township.
  • Preparation and monitoring of department budget.
  • Overseeing the preparation and presentation of Council reports related to planning, economic development, building and by-law enforcement.
  • Develops and facilitates implementation of annual departmental goals and objectives that are in alignment with Council’s direction and strategic plan.
  • Ensuring staff performance is being monitored and reviews performance appraisals of department staff. Providing overall leadership to the department.
  • Coordinates, in consultation with legal counsel and senior management team the Township’s position at any board, court or other tribunals/hearings in relation to departmental matters.
  • Directs the Township’s Official Plan Review processes including formulation of long-range planning objectives and strategies, identifying and overseeing the review of special study areas, facilitating and ensuring public consultation/participation on same, and reviewing and/pr preparing associated reports and recommendations to Council.
  • Oversees and ensures appropriate departmental evaluation of planning applications and land use policies, including reviewing and/or preparing associated reports and recommendation; conduct on-site field visits to determine development/land use suitability, as required.
  • Oversee and direct review of site plan and subdivision applications and engineering approvals associated with all development applications.
  • Oversee the operation of the building services, working with the Chief Building Official to ensure the compliance with the Ontario Building Code Act and providing administrative direction and support to the division and coordination of services regarding planning.
  • Oversee the economic development function including but not limited to support of the Economic Development Committee, liaison/cooperation with other economic development organizations such as the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville Economic Development Office, St. Lawrence Corridor Economic Development Commission, etc.
  • Providing support to existing industrial, commercial and retail enterprises in the form of technical support, liaison with government(s), etc.

Key Contacts:

  • Internal – Administrator, Planning and Building Staff, Council, Staff of the Township
  • External – Members of the Public, Neighbouring municipal staff, Ministry representatives, Legal Counsel, Professional consultants

Ideal Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • Completion of a university degree in commerce or economics related discipline
  • A minimum of 7 years progressive experience, 2 years in a municipal government setting and five years’ experience in a managerial role
  • Knowledge of the Ontario Planning Act, Municipal Act, Provincial Policy Statement, hearing procedures and other related guidelines and legislation.
  • Working knowledge of the Ontario Building Code and Township by-laws an Asset
  • Experience in economic development activities
  • Experience with municipal planning operations
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving and negotiation skills
  • Demonstrated project and time management capability
  • Strong communication and public presentation skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge and competence of computer software programs and mapping applications

Interpersonal Skill Requirements:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Customer service oriented
  • Excellent organizational and prioritization skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Collaborative team player
  • Ability to work under deadline pressures

How to Apply

To explore this opportunity please apply via email by August 19th, 2022 or sooner to careers@waterhousesearch.ca quoting project EK-Director-DS.

Should you wish to speak to our Executive Recruiter or to receive a detailed position description please contact Amy Oliveira at 416-214-9299 x4, amyoliveira@waterhousesearch.com or Jon Stungevicius at 416-214-9299 x1, jon@waterhousesearch.com.

All applications will be held in strict confidence. We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Personal information is collected under the authority of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will be used for employment assessment purposes only.

Planner

Reporting to the Director of Development Services, the Planner is generally responsible for responding to public inquires and working with other municipal staff, agencies, citizens and developers in the review and processing of planning applications made under the Planning Act and any processes under the Municipal Act or other legislation assigned to the Development Department.  Responsibilities of the position include the implementation and interpretation of municipal by-laws relevant to planning and development proposals. The Planner will process applications including zoning amendments, official plan amendments, plans of subdivisions, condominiums, site plans and minor variance applications.  The Planner will also manage key projects including the review of the Official Plan and the Comprehensive Zoning By-law when necessary.

Representative Duties

Perform the responsibilities of this position within the legislative and regulatory standards as set out in applicable legislation, regulations, and By-laws as well as all practices and procedures established in the Township’s documents or as directed by the Director of Development Services.

  • Receive, evaluate and process Planning Act applications for conformance with the Official Plan, provincial policies, By-laws and other applicable regulations.
  • Prepares or assist in the preparation of detailed planning reports on development proposals; including the preparation of all circulations, notices and keeping of all records as required.
  • Responsible for the Committee of Adjustment, providing recommendations and professional planning advise for Minor Variances and acts as Secretary/Treasurer which includes the preparation of agendas, minutes, staff reports, attending meetings and presenting information to the Committee.
  • Processing of Zoning and Official Plan amendments and site plan applications including meeting with applicants, preparing applications for circulation including key plan and appropriate mapping, and preparing staff reports.
  • Reviews and provides recommendations to Council and the Planning Advisory Committee regarding draft plans of subdivisions, condominiums, and consents.
  • Collects a variety of data on topics and develops documents in support of new or updated policies and By-laws including, but not limited to, the Official Plan and Comprehensive Zoning By-law.
  • Prepares for and represents the Township at LPAT hearings, as necessary.
  • Conducts field evaluations and assessments.
  • Responds to inquiries from the public, internal departments, governments/agencies, and others on municipal planning matters.
  • Communicate with other municipal departments and external agencies as required in regard to planning applications and information sharing.
  • Attend evening meetings as required for the Planning Advisory Committee and Committee of Adjustment.
  • Assessment of building permits for compliance with the Zoning By-law and other applicable legislation and regulations.
  • Assists in the preparation of and makes recommendations for annual operating and capital budgets including long-range forecasts for the mapping and planning application related functions.
  • Undertake special projects and performs other duties as assigned, in accordance with departmental or corporate objectives.

Key Contacts:

  • Internal – All levels up to and including the Administrator-Clerk, Council, Internal Planning, By-law Enforcement, Building staff, Public Works and other department staff
  • External – Members of the Public, Neighbouring municipal staff, Ministry representatives, Legal Counsel, Professional consultants

Ideal Qualifications:

  • University degree or equivalent in Planning or equivalent planning education in a comparable field
  • Two (2) years’ experience, with preference given to a planning or administrative environment
  • Membership eligibility with the Ontario Professional Planners Institute (OPPI) with preference for full member.
  • Good working knowledge of the Planning Act, Municipal Act and any associated legislation and regulations
  • Computer proficiency required in the use of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, GIS and website applications related to Planning and Building
  • Good organizational and time management skills
  • Valid Ontario driver’s license including the occasional use of personal vehicle as required
  • Availability to attend evening meetings/events.

Interpersonal Skill Requirements:

  • Excellent interpersonal, project/time management, analytical, communication, presentation, problem-solving/mediation, and staff leadership and supervisory skills.
  • Customer service oriented
  • Ability to work independently and also a collaborative team player
  • Ability to work under deadline pressures; ability to multi-task
  • Ability to interact with all levels both inside and outside of the organization

How to Apply

To explore this opportunity please apply via email by August 19th, 2022 or sooner to careers@waterhousesearch.ca quoting project EK-Planner.

Should you wish to speak to our Executive Recruiter or to receive a detailed position description please contact Amy Oliveira at 416-214-9299 x4, amyoliveira@waterhousesearch.com or Jon Stungevicius at 416-214-9299 x1, jon@waterhousesearch.com.

All applications will be held in strict confidence. We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Personal information is collected under the authority of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will be used for employment assessment purposes only.


Volunteer

Volunteer opportunities are often available. Contact the Township Office with your interests if you would like to know how you can help our community.


Disclaimer

Personal information collected from applications is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, and will be used to determine qualifications for employment. Questions about the collection of information should be directed to the Administrator-Clerk at the address indicated above. The Township of Elizabethtown-Kitley is an equal opportunity employer. Accommodations under the requirement of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) will be provided upon request.