Clearwater County has a rare and exciting opportunity for the right fit. We are recruiting for a seasoned Director, Planning & Development. This senior manager reports to the Chief Administrative Officer and is an integral part of the Leadership Management team. This department is diverse: reporting to this Director are our dedicated and knowledgeable Senior Planners, Planner, Development Officers, Economic Development Officer, Nordegg Heritage Coordinator, and Administrative Assistant. The department includes three regulated members of the Alberta Professional Planners Institute (APPI).
This Director provides interpretative, technical and professional advice to Council, legislated Committees associated with land use and appeals, as well as other County departments. We are looking for our Director to responsibly lead, manage, administer and implement all aspects of land use planning, including but not limited to, preparing plans and bylaws, process applications and approvals, and managing complaints, compliance and enforcement strategies.
Key Responsibilities Include:
Ability to evaluate situations and exercise good judgment in making decisions
Strong analytical, time management and organizational skills, along with adaptability in responding to unexpected or changing priorities
Ability to lead, direct and positively influence others (individuals and teams)
Exceptional conflict management and leadership skills
Excellent written, verbal, oral and presentation skills
Minimum of an undergraduate degree in Urban, Regional Planning, or Geography or related degree in planning (Masters’ degree preferred)
Working knowledge of Municipal Government Act
Interpretation and administration of associated legislation, by-laws, policies and procedures impacting the principles and practices of planning and zoning, planning, development, subdivisions, economics, land use, and environment issues
Up to 7 years’ experience – in progressive planning and development positions, including supervision and budget planning and administration
Previous experience in meeting and making presentations to Council
Previous experience in appeal processes
Alberta Professional Planners Institute (APPI) regulated member
Please provide a cover letter including your management/leadership philosophy, a resume and the names of three (3) business references. Word or PDF formats only. Submissions may be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org Please apply on or before: November 6, 2020.
The County thanks all applicants in advance for their interest but only those candidates selected to advance in the recruitment will be contacted. All candidates must be currently and legally able to work in Canada.
Depending upon requirements of the Province of Alberta concerning COVID-19, the County at its discretion may withdraw, cancel or extend or renew this competition.
Additional Job Information:
Position Type: Regular, Full-Time
Posted Date: Oct 08, 2020
Closing Date: Nov 06, 2020