The Town of Edson is a progressive community located just halfway between the majestic mountains of Jasper and the vibrant City of Edmonton that is continuously on the hunt for talented and success-driven individuals. We offer an amazing opportunity to work with a dynamic group of individuals who make a valuable contribution to our community on a daily basis.
We are currently seeking to fill the temporary, full-time position of Planning & Development Tech. The successful applicant will assist the Planning Team in carrying out the daily duties of the department. The Technician is expected to operate with a high degree of independence and be committed to the goals and objectives of the Town. If you plan to be part of a professional team to build your skills and map your professional development while digging into projects, then you may be the perfect fit for this role.
To learn more about this opportunity, please read the detailed job description c/w position requirements below.
If you are interested in joining our dedicated team, please submit your cover letter c/w resume quoting the Competition #EDSOU-202212 by 4:00 pm on March 5, 202.
Key Responsibilities Include:
Performs a variety of paraprofessional planning and development tasks at the public counter, the office, and in the field, including basic intake and review of a wide variety of subdivision, land use and development proposals, basic file research and maintenance, and site inspections/mapping; prepares simple technical reports; creates and maintains databases; assists Manager and Development Officer with research and planning studies, and performs other duties as required.
Planning and Development
Provide accurate and professional information to inquiries related to Development Permits, Land Use Amendments, Town planning processes, and Subdivision Applications.
Intake and set up of development permit applications, certificates of compliance, subdivision applications, and other land use applications.
Undertake field inspections for development and subdivision applications or review.
Assist with preparation of mapping, research and reports, compile technical data, assist with documentation for projects and presentations; maintain planning, statistical, photographic and historical records, and assist in Council report preparation as directed by Manager.
Assist Development Officer with the maintenance of the Offsite Levy Model.
Office related duties including data entry, customer service, ordering of needed supplies, receiving monies, invoicing, filing, and preparing departmental purchase orders.
Any other duty as assigned by the Manager.
Bylaw and File Maintenance
Responsible for the provision of administrative updates to Plans, Policies and Bylaws of the Department.
Assists with referral preparation, mailing, recording, and filing of responses for planning-related files; advertising and scheduling of bylaws; responsibilities for land records management.
Land Related Matters
Assist Manager with the sale and transfer of Town-owned land.
Assist with preparation and execution of planning-related documents, land registrations, bylaws, referrals. Must be willing to act as a commissioner of oaths on behalf of the Town.
Health and Safety
Actively participate in Formal Workplace Inspections in area of responsibility.
Review pertinent Hazard Identification, Assessment, and Control worksheets on an annual basis as required by the Municipal Health and Safety Program.
Follow all Safe Work Practices and Procedures.
Immediately report any unsafe conditions, potential work hazards, or incidents to Supervisor.
Completion of an Applied Land Use Planning Certificate (ALUP), Land and Water Resources Diploma, or similar.
Undergraduate’s degree in planning or related disciplines considered an asset.
Knowledge of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is an asset.
This is an entry-level position, but previous experience is an asset.
A high degree of quality, timeliness, and precision.
Ability to learn relevant provincial and municipal legislation, policies, and programs with the ability to integrate and utilize knowledge in planning and development projects.
Ability to gain an understanding of community planning practices, principles, and procedures, land use planning legislation, land-use planning preparation, public participation processes.
Ability to work in a team environment and regularly interact with the public, staff, and external agencies.
Must have a strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs.
Must hold a valid Class 5 driver’s license and clean driving record.
NOTE: Equivalencies and related experience shall be determined by Management