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.
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.
Rate of Pay: $79,064 to $98,830 per annum
Hours of Work: 7 hours/day; 35 hours/week
Benefits: Extensive benefits are offered including an option to join our Earned Day Off Program.