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Association of Architectural Technologists of Ontario


Posted on: February 4th, 2019

Job Description

Application Technician


Requisition # 2318817 X

Division City Planning

Section Committee of Adjustment


Job Stream Policy, Planning & Research

Job Type Temporary, Full-Time

Temporary Duration 18.0  Months

Salary/Rate $34.62 – $37.92 / Hour

Hours of Work (bi-weekly) 70.00

Shift Information Monday to Friday, 35 Hours per Week

Wage Grade 10

Affiliation L79 Full-time

Job Code (PSG) TFS273

Number of Positions Open 6

Posting Date 28-Jan-2019

Expiry date 11-Feb-2019

Job Description

Reporting to the Deputy Secretary Treasurer Committee of Adjustment, the Application Technician will case-manage applications for Consent and Minor Variance through the entire Committee of Adjustment Process.

  • Receives and examines applications for minor variance and consents, including architectural plans, for completeness and accuracy. Identifies problematic files. Consults with officials as necessary. Assists applicants through the application process and answers questions on Committee scheduling and procedures; provides general explanation of By-laws and/or refers to appropriate civic officials for interpretation. Determines acceptability of applications for processing. Responds to enquiries and makes recommendation to resolve issues.
  • Drafts correspondence such as letters, e-mails, memoranda, briefing notes and statistical reports.
  • Uses Geographic Information System (GIS) and maintains Committee database.
  • As required, conducts site inspections, and photographs a site and surrounding area.
  • Prepares and issues Notices of Hearing by referring to architectural plans, reviewing previous history, pertinent Zoning by-laws, including Site Specific By-laws, the Planning Act and other relevant statutory documentation. Coordinates discussions with the applicant, municipal staff, elected officials and external agencies, as required.
  • Liaises with the appropriate civic officials regarding zoning and planning matters. Assists and informs outside agencies, public officials, professionals and the general public by providing information concerning policies and procedures respecting Committee of Adjustment matters.
  • Provides information regarding Zoning by-laws, the Planning Act and any other applicable by-law and/or Regulations as they pertain to matters before the Committee of Adjustment.

Key Qualifications:

Your application must describe your qualifications as they relate to:

  1. Post-secondary degree or diploma in construction/architectural technology or City Planning related disciplines or any approved equivalent combination of education and experience.
  2. Considerable experience in resolving public inquiries and concerns in a development approval environment.
  3. Considerable experience reading and interpreting architectural plans and the ability to convey the contents of those plans both verbally and in writing.
  4. Experience composing professional letters and technical reports.
  5. Experience using a variety of computer software (e.g. Word, e-mail) and the ability to utilize other software packages related to the job.

You must also have:

  • Familiarity with planning and building terminology.
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent customer service skills when dealing with the public, staff, developers and other City divisions.
  • Developed problem-solving and conflict resolution skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and work accurately and efficiently, independently and as a part of a team, handling many documents/files simultaneously, while under strict time constraints to meet tight deadlines.
  • Ability to handle assignments demanding critical judgment and analytical thinking.
  • Applied knowledge of relevant sections of the Planning Act, the Official Plan, the Development Review Processes, and the City’s Zoning By-law.
  • Ability to work overtime and evening hours, to attend Committee of Adjustment Hearings, as required.
  • Knowledge of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), the Occupational Health and Safety Act and other regulations/legislation that apply to the job duties.

Please note:

  • 2 Temporary vacancies at North York Civic Centre 
  • 4 Temporary vacancies at City Hall

Work for the City you love

Toronto is Canada’s largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. Consistently ranked one of the world’s most livable cities, we are a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture. Join the award-winning Toronto Public Service as an Application Technician within our City Planning Division.

How to Apply:

For more information on these and other opportunities with the City of Toronto, visit us online at To apply online, submit your resume, quoting File #2318817 X, by February 11, 2019.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion:

The City of Toronto is committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible environment where all employees and members of the public feel valued,   respected and supported. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the public and the communities in which we live and serve.


If you are an individual who requires accommodation to apply to this position, due to disability under the Ontario Human Rights Code, please email us at, quoting job ID #2318817 X and the job title.  The City is committed to providing Code-protected accommodation throughout its hiring process. Please visit Hiring Policies and Statements for further details.


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