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    Heritage Architect

    January 11, 2018



    We have an exciting Full Time Non-Unionized opportunity in the
    Development Planning Department for an experienced and motivated individual

    Heritage Architect
    (JOB # J0717-0542)

    As one of Southern Ontario’s fastest growing cities, with its mix of urban and rural areas, Vaughan is an in-demand place to live and work. Vaughan is considered one of Canada’s most family friendly cities with a dynamic and diverse population of over 300,000. With one of the top performing economies, a growing tourism industry and an enviable portfolio of recreational and cultural venues, this is the place where you want to be.

    In addition to offering a competitive compensation package, we have a strong focus on health and wellness, including fitness facilities and family-focused benefits.

    If you are an energetic person who is interested in bringing your knowledge and passion to the City of Vaughan, please visit our website to apply online by Wednesday, January 24, 2018.

    Please note that only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

    Qualifications include:

    • University Degree in Architecture, Architectural History, Urban Design, Planning, or suitable equivalent.
    • Minimum of five (5) years’ experience of progressive municipal cultural heritage experience, including a minimum of two (2) years supervisory experience, preferable in a unionized environment.
    • Holds a certificate and is a member of the Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals (CAHP).
    • Registered as a professional Architect with Ontario Association of Architects (OAA).
    • Thorough working knowledge of the Ontario Heritage Act, Planning Act, Building Code Act and Canadian Architectural History and proven ability to interpret and apply legislation and policies.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in heritage conservation, architecture, building practices, building typology and design of the built environment.
    • Excellent design, report writing, problem-solving and leadership skills.
    • Demonstrated ability to effectively lead and manage large complex projects and possesses strong time management skills.
    • Effective oral / written communication skills with the ability to effectively address cultural heritage technical and non-technical matters.
    • Ability to negotiate/facilitate, build consensus and present information to varied audiences.
    • Knowledge of, and demonstrated ability in, the city's core competencies and relevant functional competencies.
    • Proficiency with GIS, MS Office Suite and Adobe Creative Suite
    • Preferred technical or professional qualifications or certifications/designations:
    • Registered as a professional Planner with the Ontario Professional Planning Institute (OPPI)
    • Proficiency with AutoCAD and Revit

    Duties include

    The Heritage Architect is a member of the Cultural Heritage and Urban Design Division within the Development Planning Department. This position is responsible for the supervision of Cultural Heritage staff, strategic planning as it relates to the delivery of cultural heritage services, the development of cultural heritage policies, project management of cultural heritage studies and initiatives, identification of revenue sources and grants for cultural heritage initiatives, and the promotion of public interest in the City’s heritage. The Heritage Architect manages the heritage permit process including cultural heritage review of development applications and is responsible for conducting negotiations with developers and owners of heritage properties. This position will prepare cases and represent the City at OMB hearing as an expert witness on heritage matters. The Heritage Architect is also responsible for overseeing the Heritage Vaughan Committee. This position supports the pressing need for strategic planning, management and preservation of Vaughan’s cultural resources.

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    City of Vaughan


    Vaughan, ON