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Municipal Planner – Apply by February 29

POSITION: Municipal Planner
REPORTING TO: Director of Community Services and Economic Development
HOURS OF WORK: 35 hours per week, as assigned
SALARY: $91,300 – $100,700

Reporting to the Director of Community Services and Economic Development, the Municipal Planner is responsible for analyzing Planning Act applications and development proposals for consistency with applicable legislation, the Provincial Policy Statement, the municipal Official Plan, the municipal comprehensive Zoning By-law, and various other by-laws. The Planner plays a key role in the implementation of elements from the municipal Land Use Development Strategy as well as West Nipissing’s Housing Strategy.

Within the organization, the Planner collaborates with the Building Department, Public Works, the Clerk’s Office, and the Fire Department. Externally, the Planner consults and liaises with partner agencies and utilities, provincial and federal Ministries, stakeholder groups, committees, Council and members of the public.


  • Serve as the primary contact person within the Planning Department for day-to-day planning inquiries.
  • Assist the By-Law Officer, Chief Building Official and other departments in the administration, interpretation, and enforcement of local planning documents, such as the Zoning By-law, Site Plan Control By-law, and the Official Plan.
  • Process, review, and evaluate Minor Variance and Consent, Zoning By-law Amendment, Official Plan Amendment, Site Plan Control, and Subdivision applications and aid in coordination with internal departments and outside agencies.
  • Review all site plans in connection with building permit applications.
  • Lead and/or participates on special projects and land use planning studies as assigned.
  • Prepare and process Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendments establishing municipality-wide land use policy and regulatory standards.
  • Maintain the Municipality’s database with respect to draft plan subdivision approvals, including approval date, expiry date and number of units.
  • Maintain the Municipality’s database with respect to Zoning By-Law Amendments, Minor Variances and Consents.
  • Respond to legal/property status enquiries.
  • Represent the Planning Department at the Committee of Adjustment and Planning Advisory Committee; present the recommendations on applications.
  • Prepare, study and report on planning applications, related issues and pertinent legislation to Committees, Council, staff, and the general public, and represents the Planning Department at Open Houses, Public Meetings, and Council meetings when required.
  • Assist with the preparation and administration of subdivision, site plan, and consent agreements when required by applicable Planning Act applications.
  • Prepare and issue Certificates of Consent; draft zoning by-law amendments, deeming by-laws, etc.
  • Complete site inspections, when necessary, of any property that is subject to a planning application.
  • Serve as a member and/or technical advisor on various ad-hoc committees.
  • Research, evaluate, develop and/or update local planning documents and policies.
  • Perform other tasks as assigned by the Director.


  • Bachelor’s degree in planning or related field.
  • Registered member or working toward a membership with the Ontario Professional Planners Institute and the Canadian Institute of Planners.
  • Minimum two (2) years of relevant work experience.
  • Familiarity with planning in the municipal sector is considered an asset.

Skills and Requirements

  • Thorough knowledge of the Planning Act regulations and procedures, and other Provincial legislative, regulatory and policy framework.
  • Demonstrated experience in municipal planning procedures and land development application procedures.
  • General knowledge of public policy, practices and current issues affecting local government with an understanding of public sector management accountability frameworks.
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, investigative, problem-solving, report writing, communication, presentation, and public speaking skills.
  • Demonstrated presentation and administrative skills with ability to develop recommendations for a wide range of planning initiatives.
  • Ability to respect confidentiality, and to communicate effectively and courteously with all levels of staff, external government agencies/authorities, the development community, ratepayer groups and the public.
  • Sensitivity to matters of public interest, political context, including facilitation/negotiation skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.
  • Proficiency using business productivity applications including the Microsoft 365 suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, and SharePoint), etc.
  • Ability to communicate in both official languages is considered an asset.

Applications for this position will be accepted, in confidence, until February 29, 2024 at 4 p.m.

Applications should be addressed to:

Sonal Brahmbhatt CHRP, HR/Payroll Coordinator
225 Holditch Street, Suite 101, Sturgeon Falls, ON P2B 1T1

Municipal Planner – Job Description

Lifeguards – West Nipissing Community and Recreation Centre

POSITION: Lifeguard (Community Services)
REPORTING TO: Recreation and Fitness Programming Coordinator
HOURS OF WORK: 0-35 hours per week, as assigned (includes evenings and weekends)
SALARY: $17.00–$21.00

The Lifeguard is responsible for supervising and overseeing swimmers in and around the pool area, and acting immediately to ensure the safety of individuals in the event of an emergency. The Lifeguard will also perform water rescues, and provide first aid, emergency care and treatment as required.


  • Supervises swimming activities at the West Nipissing Recreation Centre Pool and ensures that policies, guidelines, and safety procedures are followed.
  • Warns swimmers of improper activities or danger and enforces pool regulations and water safety policies.
  • Administers first aid in the event of injury, rescues swimmers in distress or danger of drowning, and administers CPR and/or artificial respiration, if necessary.
  • Evaluates conditions for safety and initiates aquatic emergency procedures as required.
  • Inspects pool facilities, equipment, and water to ensure that they are safe and usable.
  • Supervises and assists in cleaning the pool and related facilities and equipment, assists with chlorine residual water tests and with records and charts of water tests and records of accidents.
  • Instructs or assists classes in fundamentals of swimming as needed.

Required Skills:

  • Knowledge and ability to evaluate water conditions at the West Nipissing Recreation Centre in order to determine any potential dangers or hazards.
  • Ability to adjust programs as necessary to ensure the safety of the visitors and other staff.
  • Swimming proficiency and comfort in all types of water conditions.
  • Ability to judge and evaluate evolving dynamics of individuals participating in aquatic activities to immediately assess their capabilities and threats to their safety.
  • Knowledge of on-site protocols, operational procedures, and safety policies.
  • Knowledge of methods and techniques for providing on-site emergency medical services.

Qualifications and Licensing Requirements:

The following licences and current certifications are preferred: 

  • National Lifeguard certificate from an accredited agency. 
  • Standard First Aid with CPR-C from an accredited agency.

The following minimum licences and current certifications are required:

  • Lifesaving Society’s Bronze Cross certificate 
  • Emergency First Aid with CPR-B

Successful applicants will be required to achieve and maintain the Lifesaving Society’s National Lifeguard certificate and Standard First Aid with CPR-C upon hire.  Successful applicants whose certifications are expired or no longer current will be recertified at no cost.

If you are uncertified, but are interested in lifeguard training, please do not hesitate to contact us to learn about upcoming training opportunities.

The Municipality accepts applications throughout the year and hires on an as-need basis.

Please send your resume to

For additional information, please contact Sarah Furchner, Recreation and Fitness Programming Coordinator.
Tel: 705-753-0160

Lifeguard – Job Description (PDF)

Crossing Guards – Sturgeon Falls and Verner
POSITION Crossing Guard
TYPE Part-time/Casual (from September to June)
REPORTING TO Coordinator – Community Services
HOURS OF WORK 8 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. Monday to Friday

Hours of work are from 8:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m., Monday to Friday, during the school year (September to June).


  • Main duty to safely cross all school-aged children up to and including grade 8.
  • Document and communicate all incidents and/or unsafe conditions to management, school officials and/or the Nipissing West OPP.
  • Must be able to extend an arm out parallel to shoulder holding a “STOP” sign (weight of approximately 1 pound) for up to one minute frequently.
  • Must be able to stand for a period of 45 minutes, twice a day.
  • Be a minimum of 18 years of age.
  • Be able to verbally communicate in French.
  • A satisfactory Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Check will be a condition of employment

The Municipality accepts applications for Sturgeon Falls and Verner crossing guards throughout the year and hires on an as-need basis.

Please send your resume to

For additional information, please contact Sarah Furchner, Recreation and Fitness Programming Coordinator.
Tel: 705-753-0160


Crossing Guards – Job Description (pdf)



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