With a population of 32,097, Parkland County offers a range of municipal services and a vibrant mix of agricultural, residential, industrial and recreational opportunities. This unique rural area is situated on the west outskirts of Edmonton, just 20 minutes from downtown, and stretching over 2438 sq. km. of picturesque landscapes.
Key Responsibilities Include:
Parkland County has a permanent, full-time position available within the Planning & Development Services Department for a Long Range Planner. Reporting to the Senior Planner, Long Range Planning, the Long Range Planner works as part of a team to undertake long range functions for the County. This position is responsible for the creation and amendments to statutory and non-statutory plans, including intermunicipal and municipal development plans and area structure plans, and other planning studies and reports needed to support statutory plan development. The Long Range Planner will also be responsible to coordinate the activities of junior staff and consultants, respond to municipal referrals and requests, represent the County on various internal and external committees, and provide sound planning advice on long range planning issues to the Senior Planner, Long Range Planning.
This position offers a competitive total rewards package including:
Competitive salary based on education and experience (range is $79,064 to $98,830 per annum) based on a 7 hours per day; 35 hours per week schedule
Flexible work arrangements including participation in the Earned Day Off Program where you can work an extra 45 minutes daily and take every 2nd Friday or every 2nd Monday off
3 weeks paid vacation per calendar year
Extended health and dental benefits through blue cross with an additional health and wellness spending account
Robust mental health program featuring an employee and family assistance program, access to immediate psychological services and a dedicated Mental Health Support Committee
Proactive safety programming with a focus on physical and psychological safety
Rewards programs focusing on recognizing demonstration of innovation and Parkland County core values - Service, Teamwork, Attitude, Respect and Safety
Your birthday off with pay plus an additional paid floater day during the office closure between Christmas and New Years
Opportunities for personal growth and development through organization wide programs and individual development plans
Parkland County is committed to fostering an inclusive workplace that welcomes, respects and values the multivariate diversity of current and prospective employees. We strive to provide reasonable access and accommodation throughout the recruitment process. Should you require any accommodation throughout the recruitment process, please connect with our human resources team at email@example.com
Competition Closing Date:
Open Until Suitable Candidate is Found
The ideal candidate for this position will have the following qualifications:
Post-secondary Degree in Planning or related discipline. A Master’s Degree in Planning or a related field would be an asset.
Eligibility for membership with the Canadian Institute of Planners and Alberta Professional Planners Institute is desired.
Five years’ experience in long range planning is required. Previous related experience in a public sector environment is preferred.
A demonstrated knowledge of interpreting municipal and provincial plans, statutes and regulations including a working knowledge of the Municipal Government Act and the Edmonton Metropolitan Regional Growth Plan is an asset.
Excellent communication, interpersonal and public relation skill as well as the demonstrated ability to work with the general public, stakeholders, departmental representatives, consultants and elected officials.
Possession of a valid Alberta driver’s license and satisfactory driving record.
An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
Additional Job Information:
Posted Date: Sept 14, 2022
Closing Date: Oct 14, 2022