Cypress County is a rural municipality in the southeast corner of Alberta. The majority of the County’s 1.3 million hectares are utilized for agricultural purposes, including high intensity irrigated cropping. Oil and gas activities plus the Canadian Forces Base Suffield are other major components of the area’s economy.
The County’s 7,600 residents live on farms, acreage subdivisions and in 10 small urban communities. Cypress County promotes a relaxed rural lifestyle and a safe community for families. Along with the City of Medicine Hat, CFB Suffield and Cypress Hills Provincial Park, this area is a great place to live and work.
Cypress County offers a highly attractive total compensation package, including competitive salary, excellent benefits, participation in the Local Authorities Pension Plan, in addition to supporting learning and development opportunities. This full-time, permanent position entails a 37.50 hour work week. To learn more about what Cypress County has to offer please visit our website, www.cypress.ab.ca
Key Responsibilities Include:
Reporting to the Director of Municipal Services, the Planning Supervisor is responsible for coordinating and managing projects related to municipal planning and providing advice on major decisions involving urban and regional planning issues. Currently reporting to the Supervisor are Planning, GIS and administrative staff.
The successful candidate will have a minimum of a Certificate in Land Use Planning; a University degree in a Planning discipline is preferred. You bring a minimum of four (4) years of relevant and progressive rural planning experience preferably in a municipal environment. You have previous supervisory experience coupled with excellent communication, team building, conflict resolution, organizational and time management skills. You enjoy problem solving and working with a wide range of people. In addition, you have working knowledge of the Municipal Government Act (MGA) and Municipal Land Use Planning documents.