Under the direction of the Manager of Legal and Land Administration, the Municipal Lands Administrator is responsible for the administration and any occupancy management of County Lands. In addition, this position will lead with the ongoing disposition of County Lands such as Municipal and Environmental Reserve acquisitions, sale of County Lands, both fee simple and reserve parcels and the preparation of easement and occupation agreements such as leases, License of Occupations and/or access agreements.
Key Responsibilities Include:
County Lands Maintenance, Operations and Occupancy Planning
- Disposition of corporate property including limited and specific acquisitions, leases, licenses of occupation, land donation and/or sale of County Lands.
- Prepares assessments and appraisals of County lands specific to the qualitative, accountability or financial value.
- Preparation of Utility Right of Way agreements, Temporary Access Agreements, and/or Easements located within County Lands.
- Administration of the Memories and Milestones Commemorative Program. Specific to placements, requirements and related approvals.
- Receive and respond to public inquiries pertaining to County Lands.
Field Work: Site Inspections
- Preparation of maintenance plans and service guidelines for parks, open spaces, pathways and trails utilizing appropriate resources.
- Schedule, prioritize and organize County Land inspections.
- Engage with key stakeholders throughout the duration of a project.
- Prepare required documentation for further disposition or acquisition of County Municipal land/or Environmental Reserves or Fee Simple lands.
- Prepare required documentation for the occupation of County Lands via license, permit or agreement otherwise.
- Prepare and update status reports for the accurate tracking of all occupations and agreements as well as monitor expiries.
- The ability to accurately review materials, plans, specifications, graphics, and information relating to the Municipal Lands Section’s responsibilities.
- Possess a good understanding of the Municipal Government Act and its regulations pertaining to land use planning and development, specific to reserve lands.
- Demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills when dealing with applicants, Council, government agencies, developers, contractors and the public.
- Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
Performs other duties and special projects as assigned
- Conduct on-site inspections of County Lands to ensure lands are in compliance with applicable Municipal, Provincial and/or Federal regulations and the terms of occupancy agreements.
- Manage all reported encroachments on County Lands and initiates an appropriate enforcement response.
- Organize legal land surveys and related boundary identification when required.
- Adhere to Health and Safety Legislation and Rocky View County safe work policies and procedures at all times, ensuring the protection and safety of self, co-workers, the public and environment.
- Outside work requiring walking and bicycle riding in a variety of weather and environmental conditions is occasionally required.
- Assist with the preparation of memos, reports and presentation material for community meetings, open houses and information sessions.
- Support the Parks and Open Space Master Plan’s vision and recommendations with other departments in order to achieve quality and diverse open spaces for County residents.
- Assist in developing procedures and standards for data collection and integration.
- Prepare maps using proper cartographic principals.
- Perform spatial queries and analyses using a variety of GIS programs and relational databases.
- In conjunction with the Manager, actively seek and participate in professional development opportunities related to the position.
- Ability to coordinate and complete special projects as assigned and be able to use independent skills and decision making to determine general approaches for successful completion.
Typically, at least five years of surface land administration experience along with diploma or certificate in Asset Management, Land Administration (or related field) in combination is preferred. Previous local government experience is a strong and preferred asset. Equivalent combinations of related education and experience may be considered
- Strong knowledge of Alberta Land Titles system.
- Land Agent License preferred.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite, ESRI ArcGIS software, and excellent customer services skills is required.
- Ability to approach issues in an open minded and un-biased manner and demonstrates creativity to develop and implement cooperative solutions that are achievable through interpretation and application of related legislation.
- Accurately interpret legal survey plans, development drawings, landscape plans and legal land descriptions.
- Demonstrate good organizational, time management, writing, skills.
- Demonstrate a strong ability to maintain a high standard of quality, accuracy, timeliness, and confidentiality of work performed.
- Demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills to deal with applicants, government agencies, developers, and the general public, both in person and on the telephone.
- Identify priorities and effectively delegate and organize the work of one’s self and other team members.
- Contribute to a cooperative team oriented environment; demonstrates a positive attitude and ability to foster a positive work environment.
- Able to take initiative and work independently with little or no supervision.
- Possess a valid class 5 driver’s license.
Additional Job Information:
Salary Range: $34.60 - $36.25 / Hour
Position Type: Temporary Full-Time
Posted Date: Oct 16, 2019
Closing Date: Oct 28, 2019
Job ID: J-1019-0424