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Career Opportunity with Halifax Regional Municipality


Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) is inviting applications for the permanent position of the Real Property Planning Coordinator with Program Support Services, Parks and Recreation. We encourage applications from qualified African Nova Scotians, racially visible persons, women in non-traditional positions, persons with disabilities and Aboriginal persons in the workplace.  HRM encourages applicants to self-identify.

Reporting to the Manager, Policy & Planning, the Real Property Planning Coordinator provides planning and policy support to guide decision-making around the acquisition, disposition, and management of HRM publicly owned properties in support of parks and recreation service delivery and municipal open space conservation objectives

  • Project management of broad-scope exercises such as master planning and management planning, requiring collaboration/coordination with diverse groups of external consultants, public, political, professional, and staff functions, interests, and stakeholders;
  • Policy development encompassing, research, stakeholder consultations, process and procedural reviews and (re-)engineering, operational reviews, financial analyses including cost-benefit analyses, coordination of inter-departmental/inter-agency working groups/committees, political consultations, legal consultations, implementation planning, budget/project costing development and recommendations, program/policy assessment including pre- and post-implementation quantitative and qualitative survey methodology;
  • Negotiate and write request-for-proposals, tenders, terms of reference, council reports, presentations and transaction agreements along with liaision with appropriate staff and presenting recommendations to Council toward the approval and execution of such agreements;
  • Coordinating  planning with other business units and divisions (e.g., Planning and Development, Public Works and Transportation, Facility Development, etc. ) in support of the strategic rationalization of facilities and real property assets as part of the overall long-term capital planning process;
  • Participates in the development and delivery of implementation policy and service delivery procedures
  • Collects and analyzes information and presents findings on complex issues to members of Council and staff;
  • Communicates effectively, builds effective relationships, promotes cross-functional teams, seeks win/win outcomes in matters of real estate and broader real property planning interests;

Education and Experience:

  • Post-secondary degree preferably at the graduate level in Urban and Rural Planning, Urban Geography, Environmental Studies, Public Administration or related degree or suitable combination of education and experience.
  • Experience in policy development considered an asset
  • Incumbent must be willing to work toward achieving a relevant professional designation(s) in real property administration, planning, project management or other relevant field.

Technical / Job Specific Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Strong working knowledge in project management, applied knowledge in project planning
  • Knowledge and awareness of occupational health, safety and environmental regulations statutes and practices
  • Demonstrated knowledge of business planning techniques, strategic planning
  • Demonstrated communication, leadership, organizational, and written skills, thorough knowledge based decision making and strong problem solving skills
  • General knowledge of real estate practices, trends and procedures
  • Thorough knowledge of municipal planning  and procedures
  • Thorough knowledge of present trends needs for open space, environmental protection and municipal service delivery
  • Knowledge of urban and spatial planning principles and practices in context of management of municipal land assets including but not limited to architectural, civil, water and sanitary engineering

SECURITY CLEARANCE: Applicants may be required to complete a employment security screening check.

PLEASE NOTE – Testing may be conducted as a component of the selection process to assess technical and job specific knowledge. Candidates, who are selected for testing, may be tested in a group setting, scheduled at the employer’s discretion.

COMPETENCIES: Analytical Thinking, Communication, Customer Service, Organization & Planning, Organizational Awareness, Networking/Relationship Building, Valuing Diversity, Visioning & Strategic Thinking

WORK STATUS: Permanent
HOURS OF WORK: Monday – Friday 8:30a.m to 4:30p.m
SALARY: P2 $65,000-$95,500

SECURITY CLEARANCE: Applicants may be required to complete a employment security screening check.

WORK LOCATION: 88 Alderney Drive  
CLOSING DATE: Application will be received up to midnight on November 6, 2018.
Please note
: We thank all applicants for their interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview/ testing will be contacted.
During the recruitment process, applicants have the right to request accommodation. Applicants invited to participate in an assessment process (such as an interview or testing) and who require accommodation, should discuss their needs with the Recruiter when invited to the assessment process.

Qualified HRM retirees may also be considered for competitions if other qualified candidates are not available, and the retiree possesses specialized knowledge and/or a unique skill set not otherwise available. In these circumstances, a form of employment may be offered, including term and/or contract employment.

Please note – This is a reposting. If you previously applied for this competition, your application has been considered and you do not need to reapply.


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