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Supervisor, Graphics & Visualization

Job Information
Author pmnationtalk
Date March 20, 2017
Type Full Time
Company City of Toronto
Salary $80,389.40 - $94,421.60 - Annual
Location Toronto, ON
Category Research / Development
Client City of Toronto
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Supervisor, Graphics & Visualization

Job ID # 2267620 X
Division City Planning
Section Urban Design
Job Stream Policy, Planning & Research
Job Type Temporary, Full-Time
Temporary Duration 12 months
Salary/Rate $80,389.40 – $94,421.60 / Year
Hours of Work (bi-weekly) 70.00
Shift Information Monday to Friday, 35 Hours per Week
Affiliation Non-Union
Number of Positions Open 1
Posting Date 20-Mar-2017
Closing Date 03-Apr-2017
Job Description

Reporting to the Manager, Graphics and Visualization, the Supervisor will be responsible for a team of technical professionals responsible for the production of graphic and visualization materials, legislative (Official Plan and Zoning maps) and thematic mapping directly linked to City Planning initiatives. The supervisor will also take carriage of city-wide functions and/or programs assigned to the district office.

  • Supervises, motivates and provides formal and/or informal training to assigned staff, ensures effective teamwork, high standards of work quality and organizational performance, foster a continuous learning environment and encourages innovation in others.
  • Supervises the day to day operation of a district office including the scheduling, assigning and reviewing of work. Authorizes and coordinates vacation and overtime requests. Monitors and evaluates staff performance and recommends disciplinary action when necessary.
  • Liases with external clients including the architectural community, developers and lawyers, regarding data exchange.
  • Ensures that end products are fully AODA compliant and comprehensible to all end users, including City officials, the public, developers, special interest groups and the media.
  • Ensures that complicated, time sensitive and confidential materials are handled with discretion.
  • Provides input into and administers assigned budget, ensuring that expenditures are controlled and maintained within approved budget limitations.
  • Supervises and coordinates the production of legislative mapping including the maintenance of the mapping components of the Zoning Bylaw(s), including schedules for Council approval.
  • Co-ordinates the distribution of data including posting to the corporate WEB site, social media and open data
  • Ensures that the district unit meets standards for client service in terms of quality and timeline in the production of maps and other graphic materials by providing technology, technical and design leadership to assigned staff and clients of the district office
  • Represents and liases with district clients concerning graphics and presentation products and services.
  • Provides recommendations with respect to section’s policy, procedures and systems to meet identified needs and requirements
  • Provides input and expertise for the design and implementation of existing and future program enhancement
  • Takes a hands on graphic lead role in major projects, post-implementation reviews and provides on-going feedback

Key Qualifications:

  1. Post-secondary education in a discipline pertinent to the job function such as Planning, Architecture, Geomatics, Design and Communication or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  2. Extensive supervisory experience within the visual communication field as related to planning, urban design and architecture e.g. community consultation, technical illustration, legislative mapping and OMB evidence.
  3. Extensive experience in disciplines pertinent to the job function; architectural and planning communication, rendering, data visualization, geomatics/cartography and graphic design.
  4. Extensive experience using a wide range of GIS, CAD and Graphic Design specialized applications e.g. ArcGIS, Microstation, Autocad, Adobe Creative Suite, SketchUp, MS office (e.g. PowerPoint); and business applications, such as IBMS.
  5. Extensive experience delivering graphics & visualization assignments/projects involving multiple stakeholders from inception through completion with minimal direction while balancing political, community and stakeholder interests.
  6. Ability to motivate and supervise a talented group of staff by recognizing members’ potential for growth, and provides opportunities for continued learning, with a commitment to producing equitable results.
  7. Ability to control expenditures and administer the budget.
  8. Highly developed organizational, analytical and written and oral communication skills.
  9. Comprehensive knowledge of the production and distribution of architectural renderings, maps and graphic materials for the purpose of visualization
  10. Extensive knowledge of for the delivery of presentation materials and savvy social media skills
  11. An ability to analyze client and end user requirements to define objectives for preparation and implementation of graphics and presentation projects.
  12. A proven ability to solve problems associated with technology, software and people
  13. Knowledge of legislation, such as the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Accessibility for Ontarian with Disabilities Act, and other related policies and regulations.

Please note that all applicants are encouraged to provide a valid email address for communication purposes. Applicants may receive written correspondence regarding this job posting directly to the email address provided on their resume or to the one used to set-up their Candidate Profile if applying on TalentFlow. As an applicant, it is your responsibility to ensure that you check your email regularly.

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