Reporting to the Manager of Urban Design, you will be part of the Heritage / Urban Design team involved mainly in the conservation and management of Richmond Hill's heritage resources. As a staff resource to the Town’s Municipal Heritage Committee, you are familiar with the Ontario Heritage Act (OHA), and you will provide advice on heritage matters pertaining to Part IV and Part V of the Act, including management of Richmond Hill's Heritage Register, designation of heritage properties, review of heritage permits and heritage grant applications, conduct site inspections, and the continuous refinement of Richmond Hill's conservation policies and processes.
You will also address inquiries from other departments, agencies, developers, the public and Council on heritage designation and property issues. You will provide urban design advice on development applications related to heritage properties. You will review and provide comments on demolition, zoning and site plan applications associated with heritage properties to the heritage committee and other departments; meet with and provide heritage (technical and design) advice to property owners on alterations to heritage buildings, and, if required, prepare heritage agreements as part of the planning approval process. You will prepare reports and by-laws for properties and districts in accordance with the OHA. You will attend meetings of Council, Committees of Council, and represent Richmond Hill at the Conservation Review Board, Ontario Municipal Board and other public forums.
You possess a University Degree in Heritage Planning, Architecture, Architecture History or Conservation or suitable equivalent together with five (5) years of experience, preferably in a municipal setting. You possess strong organizational, advanced analytical thinking, good interpersonal skills to work within a team environment, but also are able to work independently, as required. You are detailed oriented, have excellent communication skills both oral and written. You have the ability to perform research on archival records, have sound technical knowledge related to heritage structures, and are a team player. You demonstrate the Town’s corporate values of service, collaboration, care, and courage. In addition, you must possess a valid Ontario Class "G" Driver's License and provision of a vehicle for use on corporate business (mileage compensated). You will be required to provide proof of vehicle insurance upon hire. Membership in a professional organization within your chosen field will be considered an asset.
Note: This position is being advertised concurrently to internal and external candidates. External candidates shall only be considered after current Town of Richmond Hill qualified Association members.
We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those under consideration will be contacted. The Town of Richmond Hill is committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes. If contacted to participate in the recruitment and selection process, please advise Human Resources if you require an accommodation.