LOCATION: EDSON OFFICE
COMPETITION NO. 19-017
Yellowhead County is an economically strong region with immense opportunities in petroleum, mining, forestry, agriculture and tourism industries. Yellowhead County is located in west central Alberta and is a vibrant and diverse municipality. Our head office is located in Edson, Alberta, which is centrally located between Edmonton and Jasper National Park.
Reporting to the Manager of Planning and Development Services, the Planning / Public Engagement Officer is responsible for development control and subdivision within Yellowhead County and is challenged to bring a new public awareness of Planning through innovation and technology.
The salary range is currently $84,213 - to $106,598 per year. Yellowhead County offers a competitive benefits plan. To apply, please submit resumes online. A full job description and online application can be found at www.yellowheadcounty.ab.ca/employment.
The competition will remain open until 4:30pm on Friday May 24, 2019.
The personal information obtained as a result of this advertisement will be utilized for these employment opportunities only, and is subject to compliance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
Key Responsibilities Include:
Planning and Development
Provide members of the public with information regarding development/subdivision inquiries and convey relevant legislation affecting proposals.
Process development permits/subdivision applications.
Issue decisions on development permit applications.
Issue subdivision approval decisions and determine conditions of subdivision approval.
Prepare and present development reports at Subdivision and Development Appeal Board hearing and respond to questioning by Board members.
Investigate issues related to illegal development and decide on appropriate action to be taken.
Prepare Development Agreements related to development and subdivision approvals.
Prepare Council agenda items for review by the department Manager and Director.
Present items to Council and responds to any questions or concerns of Council and/or the public, as requested by the Chief Administrative Officer, Director or Department Manager.
Review and sign registerable instruments submitted by surveyor.
Land Use Bylaw and Area Structure Plan Amendments
Respond to inquiries related to land use bylaw amendments and Area Structure Plan amendments.
Process and prepare land use bylaw amendments and Area Structure Plan amendments related to subdivision/development inquiries and other matters.
Take an active role in Steering Committee meetings relating to the preparation of statutory plan updates and reviews.
Consult and make recommendations as per relevant County policy to private developers/Planning Consultants on the preparation of developer driven Area Structure Plans and Conceptual Plans.
Create and maintain all Planning brochures and printed materials for the general public.
Prepare Planning articles and information for the County newsletter, newspapers and fact sheets.
In conjunction with the Communications Department is responsible for the Planning department social media presence and webpage presence.
Work closely with the Communications Department to develop any form of public awareness materials.
Develop the potential for any form of Planning applications or other online tools.
Research and counsel inquiries related to road closures.
Review road closure applications, including preparation of bylaw, organize notice for public hearings, preparation of advertising and preparation of referrals.
Prepare documentation for the Minister of Transportation.
Organize registration of documentation at Land Titles Office.
Training and Development
Assist in training department staff as required.
Valid class 5 Drivers License
Post-secondary training in Land Use Planning or related disciplines. This may include completion of Land Use Planning certificate.
Knowledge of municipal legislation, regulation and bylaws
Knowledge of planning theory and concepts, planning tools and skills
Proficient in business letter writing and all aspects of Microsoft Office
Strong analytical, research skills
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
Five (5) years’ experience in Municipal Planning setting
Strong communication and interpersonal skills
Ability to manage multiple priorities
Bachelors Degree in Land Use Planning of related discipline
Eligibility for membership (Canadian Institute of Planners)
Geographic information systems (GIS)
Five (5) years’ experience as a subdivision or development officer
Work is conducted in an office environment with long periods of sitting and in a field environment requiring travel.
Position involves managing both short term and long term projects/files.
Public contact is often confrontational.
Some after-hours meetings are required.
We thank all interested applicants in advance, however only those applicants to be interviewed will be contacted.
Payroll Department, Yellowhead County
Additional Job Information:
Posted Date: Apr 24, 2019
Closing Date: May 24, 2019