Ministry of Municipal Affairs / Ministry of Housing, Senior Housing/Planning Advisor

  • Senior Housing/Planning Advisor

    The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Ministry of Housing strives to create an Ontario that is made up of safe and strong communities with abundant greenspace, thriving and prosperous economies, and a range of housing choices. In this unique role, you will use your strong project management skills to assist in the promotion and development of affordable housing for Ontario's residents.

    What can I expect to do in this role?

    You will:

    • work with municipalities and District Social Services Administration Boards (DSSABs) to promote the need to foster the development of affordable housing within their communities
    • contribute to the development and implementation of multiple land use planning projects
    • provide advice with respect to affordable housing processes, including the development process, land use planning, and financial issues
    • monitor, track, and report on regional issues

    Location: Kingston, London, Sudbury

    How do I qualify?


    • You are able to travel to areas not accessible by public transit.

    Technical expertise:

    • You have good knowledge of provincial affordable and market housing programs, policies and procedures to develop the implementation and management of marketing programs and promote the development of affordable and market housing.
    • You have the ability to interpret and apply social housing related legislation, regulations, policies and programs.
    • You have general knowledge of land use planning related legislation, regulations, policies, and programs (e.g. Planning Act, Municipal Act, Provincial Policy Statement).
    • You have knowledge of and experience in public sector governance, policy development and decision-making processes.

    Judgement, organizational and project management skills:

    • You have project management and organizational skills to lead and coordinate projects concurrently and to meet short deadlines.
    • You can undertake land use planning projects for analyses, making recommendations/decisions and present testimony at tribunals or public hearings.
    • You have good judgement and political acuity to deal with highly visible, complex and politically sensitive issues.

    Consultation, negotiation, and relationship management skills:

    • You have consultation and relationship management skills to work effectively and establish credibility with all levels of contacts both internal and external.
    • You are able to build and maintain relationships across the organization as well as with external partners in order to gather input, build consensus, and deliver on priorities.

    Communication skills:

    • You have demonstrated communication skills to effectively communicate complex information to senior management.
    • You can negotiate, advise and collaborate with other ministries, municipal councils and officials, and planning groups.

    Research and analytical skills:

    • You have demonstrated research, analytical, issues management and problem-solving skills to undertake complex studies, analyze information and develop models related to a range of affordable housing and land use planning activities.

    Salary Range: $70,538 - $103,944 per year

    Additional information:

    • 2 Temporary, duration up to 18 months, 159 Cedar St, Sudbury, North Region
    • 1 Temporary, duration up to 18 months, 659 Exeter Rd, London, West Region
    • 1 Temporary, duration up to 18 months, 8 Estate Ln, Kingston, East Region

    Please apply online, only, by Thursday, March 1, 2018, by visiting and entering Job ID 120273 in the Job ID search field. Please follow the instructions to submit your application. Faxes are not being accepted at this time.

    If you require accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact us at to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

    The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with Ontario’s Human Rights Code