Reporting to the Director of Municipal Lands, Planning and Development, the Development Officer is an essential component of the MD of Taber’s team. This position is responsible for the administration, implementation, enforcement, and efficient operation of the planning and development functions within the MD of Taber as outlined within the Municipal Development Plan, Land-Use Bylaw, and other statutory plans. As a specialist in understanding both big picture municipal growth with the ability to facilitate local regulatory processes, the incumbent should have the necessary skills required to communicate effectively with the business community, intergovernmental partners, staff throughout the organization, Management, Council, and Committees of Council. The incumbent should have a strong background in Municipal Development and Growth, understand the professional and political atmosphere of municipal government and be a proven performer in the continued development and implementation of long-term growth strategies.
Assist the general public and other stakeholders through the local development based regulatory processes (ie. preparation and completion of development permit applications in accordance with the Land Use Bylaw, Municipal Development Plan, Intermunicipal Development Plans, Area Structure Plans, and the MGA and associated regulations).
Facilitate development and growth strategies and initiatives in consultation with other departments and community
Coordinate the preparation and administration of land-use policy, plans, programs and strategies that will facilitate local residential and non-residential development opportunities to the community and region, in concert with other municipal strategies and
Review non-conforming developments carried out and with corrective measures suggested.
Post-secondary Degree or Certifications in one or a combination of the following: Land Use Planning, Business Administration, or a related discipline. A Combination of education and experience may be considered.
Professional work record that demonstrates effective implementation and facilitation of local and regional development processes along with adept community relations skills and capacity – preferably in a rural municipal
Adept at facilitating and assisting the public and stakeholders navigate through municipal development
Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly in both written and oral formats. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with a demanding workload which requires attention to
High degree of competency in using computers for planning, reporting and analysis; able to use Microsoft Office Suite software and other municipal software.
The Municipal District of Taber offers a professional workplace culture that encourages leadership and learning, including opportunities for professional development to improve your existing knowledge and passion for public service, as well as a competitive salary and excellent employee benefit program and LAPP pension.
Resumes will be reviewed as they are submitted and we encourage qualified applicants to submit their application package promptly. We thank all applicants; however only those selected for an interview will be personally contacted.
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