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Director, Planning Appeals (GMG/SEG 3

Date Posted
23rd November 2016
Reference
VAC-24258
Sector
Government & Public Sector, Land Use & Environmental Management
Job Type
Permanent
Location
Kingston
Salary
Not Disclosed

Job Summary

The Director, Planning Appeals will assist in the formulation of policies for the development and implementation of planning and land related policies for the Ministry.

Job Description

Job Purpose: 
To assist to formulate policies for the development and implementation of planning and land related policies for the Ministry and the processing of appeals to the Minister by persons aggrieved by planning decisions regarding subdivision, development and related issues. 


Key Responsibility Areas: 

  • Liaises with Local Planning Authorities and Local Authorities on the status of appeals and the number of enforcement notices served, and the outcome;
  • Assists in developing a two-tier planning system to enable specific types of development applications to be dealt with by the National Environment and Planning Agency/Town and Country Planning Authority and others dealt with by the local authorities, etc.; 
  • Monitors the subdivision of land/number of subdivision applications within each Parish, and analyzes findings for referral to the Minister; 
  • Researches and develops Tree Preservation Orders;
  • Assesses appeals and enforcement notices received under the Town and Country Planning Act; 
  • Contributes to the preparation and updating of development standards; 
  • Prepares Cabinet Submissions, Cabinet Notes, Ministry Papers, and reports in relation to town and country planning; 
  • Reviews complaints, letters and other documents sent to the Division for attention, also investigates and responds to matters as appropriate; 
  • Conducts stakeholder consultations with various partners within the town and country planning process;
  • Assists in the identification of problems impacting the subdivision of lands; 
  • Works with the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) andthe Town and Country Planning Authority (TCPA) to strengthen the integration of hazard mitigation in the planning process.


Preferred Skills:
Required Competencies: 

  • Core/Technical Competencies 
  • Excellent team work and interpersonal skills 
  • Good planning and organizational skills
  • Excellent customer relations skills 
  • Excellent judgment, decision making and problem solving skills
  • Good presentation, oral and written communication skills
  • Thorough knowledge of the development planning and approval process
  • Knowledge of urban and regional planning issues
  • Knowledge of the laws, regulations and government policies relating to land policy, development and planning issues
  • Proficiency in the use of standard computer applications 


Minimum Required Education and Experience: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Geography, Planning, Natural Resources or related field
  • Four (4) years’ experience in Planning, Policy, or land development related field in the public sector

 
Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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