Planning and Development Officer ll – Temporary Full Time
Reporting to and receiving direction and guidance from the Chief Administrative Officer, and through the application of the Municipal Government Act (MGA), the Subdivision and Development Regulation, along with other Provincial and Federal Acts, and the County’s stator plan, policies and bylaws, the Planning and Development Officer II is responsible for exercising professional judgement relative to subdivision and development authority support for the Subdivision Authority, issuing compliance certificates, and issuing development permits.
Key Responsibilities Include:
Development Authority (70%)
Receiving, analyzing, and processing residential, commercial, and industrial development permit applications under the Land Use Bylaw and subsequent regulations
Interacting with individual landowners regarding the planning and development process.
Assist with the preparation of statutory plans, bylaws, and policies in relation to planning and development for review by CAO.
Preparing development advertisements.
Oversee Contract with Safety Codes Provider. Ensuring payment of fees are as per agreement.
Executing duties as a Development Authority for the municipality.
Mentor/train/oversee work of Planning and Development Clerk.
Work as a team with Taxation/Assessment Technician, Bylaw Enforcement Officer, and CAO regarding issues of encroachment and enforcement of the same.
Provide letters of consent to cross Municipal Reserve Land for residents wishing to obtain a permit through Alberta Environment and Parks for the installation of a dock.
Support for Subdivision Authority (20%)
Interacting with individual landowners in the negotiation of development agreements required as part of the Subdivision process.
Provide landowners with information required to meet conditional approval of subdivisions.
Coordinate/inspection of parcels of land being subdivided for suitability of subdivision, access issues, etc.
Provide letter of conditions met for landowners during the subdivision process.
Maintain a list of approach deposits and coordinate with Public Works when deposits need to be returned or transferred to operating revenue.
Collect Municipal Reserve monies required as part of subdivision. Report this annually to the Finance Officer.
County Compliance Process (5%)
Exercising judgement in the review of buildings and property covered within the applicant’s purchase agreement, the Bylaw context in which permits were first issued, the Bylaw context and Real Property Report (RPR) provided within the terms of the current sale/purchase agreement, along with discussions with the landowner and/or landowner’s lawyer’s office.
Issuing a decision for the County, including the appropriate use of the process and document (e.g., form “B” or “C”) and in compliance with Land Use Bylaw requirements.
Receiving, reviewing, and processing compliance certificate and file search requests.
Special Projects (5%)
Undertaking special projects related to Planning and Development at the direction and guidance of the CAO as required.
Live Streaming Council Meetings, Public Works Meetings, and any other meetings as required.
Assisting with the completion and submitting yearly internal Safety Codes Audits for Safety Codes Council as required.
Assisting with the external Safety Codes Audits when required by Safety Codes Council with Alberta Municipal Affairs, including implementing any recommendations.
And any other duties that may be assigned. The duties, responsibilities, and scope of this position may, from time to time, be amended, altered, or changed by the County of St. Paul No. 19 (the County) acting reasonably to meet the business, community, and/or regulatory needs of the organization.
Qualified Candidate Requirements The following are required in this position:
• Related degree or diploma in land use planning, urban studies or geography.
• Training in planning and development, applied land use, urban studies, or geography.
• At least five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in planning and development directly dealing with compliance, development permitting, and subdivision agreements.
• Knowledge and experience applying the Municipal Government Act (MGA), and the Subdivision and Development Regulation and related legislation.
• Ability to navigate the discussions necessary with individual landowners as the representative of the County supporting the Subdivision and Development Authority.
• Ability to be respectful, and resolve issues and conflict in an effective, inclusive, transparent, and calm manner.
• Time management skills, including punctuality.
• Ability to be accountable for own actions and to work well on a team, including being able to keep an open mind, be honest, fair, and to interact with all levels of staff and individuals external to the County courteously and effectively, ensuring that a positive attitude is employed in day-to-day work.
• Ability to exercise good judgement, be proactive, and respect confidential information.
• Ability to manage multiple, and sometimes conflicting, priorities, while maintaining attention to detail and accuracy.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills that allow for clear communication of complex matters.
• Intermediate skills in MS Office suite of products.
• Ability to learn and adapt to the changes within external software programs.
• The following are considered assets or preferences in this position:
• Safety Codes Council Permit Issuers training.
• Valid Driver’s License
Position reports directly to the Chief Administrative Officer; formal supervision and performance management is undertaken by the Chief Administrative Officer. Where the work requires, this position, as the more senior and experienced position, may provide informal work guidance to the Planning and Development Clerk or summer staff as required.
Position directly supervises the following:
• Mentors/trains/oversees work of Planning and Development Clerk in consultation with the CAO.
Working Environment, Physical Conditions and Capabilities
• This position works primarily indoors in an office setting.
• Limited physical requirements of standing, walking, bending, and sitting. Sitting for longer periods of time may be required given the administrative nature of the role.
• Use of hands, finger dexterity for typing / writing is required.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.
• Work is of a moderate to high pace, with periods of time where time pressures or stresses may be experienced given deadline requirements, working with the County Council, or public relations are required.
The County of St. Paul offers an excellent benefit and pension package and a competitive salary and will negotiate within the position’s salary range based on experience and qualifications.
Competition Deadline and Resumes
If you are interested in this opportunity, please forward your cover letter, resume, and references by 4:30 p.m. Friday March 11, 2022, to the attention of Sheila Kitz, CAO firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional Job Information:
Posted Date: Feb 18, 2022
Closing Date: Mar 11, 2022