The Development Officer is to act as Development Officer, under the Municipal Government Act under the authority provided by Bylaw and the Director of Planning & Development for the County of Vermilion River. The position is responsible for coordinating Development Permit applications, determining compliance, preparing agendas, organizing projects and communicating and negotiating with stakeholders.This is a full time (37.5 + hours/week) permanent position
Key Responsibilities Include:
Planning & Development
Responsible for evaluating, approving, and follow-up with development proposals and ensuring proper processes are implemented. Field inspections may be required to complete enforcement.
Review Occupancy Permit applications
Developing CVR’s position and negotiating with developers to achieve CVR’s strategic objections
Application of the Municipal Government Act (MGA) as it relates to development and issues
Provide expertise, recommendations and problem solving on behalf of the P&D department at meetings regarding pre-development for complex commercial, public and industrial projects, public consultations, public management, and Subdivision and Development Appeal Board (SDAB) meetings
Ensure compliance with required specifications and all applicable legislation including Land Use Bylaw, Area Structure Plans, Offsite Levies, MGA
Customer Service & Administration
Educate and work professionally and promptly with developers and builders on the development process
Prepare Agenda items, Council Reports, Department reporting, advertisements, public notices etc as required
Compile P&D statistics and data on a regular basis
Assist with processing land title transfers, road closures and caveats in a timely manner
Appropriate records management
Minimum: Diploma in Planning or a related field from a post-secondary institution. Have an Alberta Applied Land Use Planning certificate, or is working towards it is an asset.
Preferred: Post-secondary diploma or degree in Planning, Urban Studies, Civil Engineering or related discipline.
Minimum: 3 years related experience in development and planning areas
Preferred: 3 or more years related experience with municipal legislation, development and planning
Strong planning, analytical and organizational skills with systematic and logical work style
Impeccable attention to detail, high level of accuracy
Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel and Outlook, and Project Management software.
Effective business communication skills including written, verbal, and interpersonal; analytical, problem solving, and decision-making skills.
Reliable public relations, customer service aptitude, confidentiality, and interpersonal skills to clarify facts, provide information and respond to difficult situations with tact and diplomacy.