This is a key leadership role for our Planning and Development section within the Planning department that requires the individual to demonstrate and draw on expertise acquired from extensive, varied and progressively more responsible planning and leadership experience. The Supervisor provides leadership, coordination, and collaboration among the appropriate stake holders in managing planning and development applications, developing planning strategies, statutory documents, and municipal policy.
Presentations to Council, Boards, Committees, Public groups and organizations are an integral component of the scope of duties. The Supervisor will act as a resource person and mentor our amazing team. The Supervisor works in conjunction with the Manager to develop short and long term strategies for the section.
Key Responsibilities Include:
Oversee Development Officers, Development Assistants, and Planners to provide leadership to the planning team and maintaining best practices for the planning group.
Prepare and attend regularly scheduled meetings of Council, Appeal Boards, and committees as required.
Monitor process deadlines for all applications, review reports, bylaw amendments, development permit conditions, etc.
Oversee Development Permit applications approved through the Development Appeal process are prepared to accurately reflect the Appeal Hearings.
Participate in the development, implementation and evaluation of objectives, policies and procedures.
Monitors and reviews Municipal and Intermunicipal Planning Legislation, policy, processes, plans, and initiatives.
Liaise with members of intradepartmental committees involved in joint projects and initiatives.
Perform, manage, and prepare reports for complex and sensitive professional planning projects, research and analysis.
Oversee specialized planning functions such as large-scale new development proposals.
Advise various councils, boards, commissions and elected officials in planning-related issues.
Prepare reports on operations and activities, recommending improvements and modifications.
Act as a technical resource to provide support to employees and the public at counter.
Reviews and responds to public inquiries as required.
Acts in a professional and responsible manner to protect the integrity of employees and the business of Rocky View County.
Strategy, Planning, Analysis, Administration
Communicates with other departments to ensure a coordinated approach to project/initiative identification, development and delivery and budgetary requirements and make recommendations to the Manager.
Assist and/or develop budget forecast; monitoring and expenditures in conjunction with Manager.
Participate in budget preparation and administration, monitors and controls expenditures.
Leadership and People Management
Identifies personnel requirements and coordinating of employees and departmental workflow.
Oversee Planners to provide on-going feedback and coaching; document performance and discipline as required; and in collaboration with the Manager, conduct formal probationary and annual performance reviews.
In conjunction with Manager and Human Resources, provide regular technical guidance, coaching and mentoring to employees carry out discipline when appropriate; and, checking results.
Provide employees with adequate resources and work procedure training and ensure required departmental representation on the Health and Safety Committee.
Contribute input into and support implementation, roll-out and enforcement of policies, procedures, guidelines or protocols and communicate pertinent information to employees.
Ensure workers have a clear understanding of their role and responsibilities relating to County’s health and safety program and in the Alberta OHS Act Regulation and Code.
Ensure that all the operations under their supervision adhere to the requirements of the County’s OHS Program.
Prepare for and present or attend regularly scheduled meetings of Council and committees as required.
Attend and participate in inter-jurisdictional meetings and activities on an ad hoc basis.
Display a professional and ethical responsibility to protect privacy, use information appropriately, and maintain the confidentiality and security of all information related to employees, business and residents of Rocky View County.
Capable of providing coverage in an Acting capacity for the Department manager from time-to-time.
A combination of a Bachelor’s Degree in related field along with a minimum of ten (10) years related work experience and continuous learning to competently perform this job.
Requires demonstrated leadership skills, team building, conflict resolution, business/technical writing skills, coaching and mentoring abilities in addition to time management, organizational, problem solving and decision making ability.
Well-developed communication and interpretation skills, with the ability to work independently and collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary team.
Direct the work of a small unit by assigning and scheduling work, training and disciplining employees, maintaining performance standards and checking results. Provides input on personnel requirements, employee performance feedback, and input on performance reviews.
External contact requires exchanging more complex information. Communication requires tactful approach.
Understands and applies Provincial and Municipal planning policies, legislation, processes, procedures, and Statutory Planning documents.
Interprets and applies relevant Municipal/Provincial policy to the processing of applications and the development and preparation of planning documents.
Proficient in MS Office suite.
Possess a valid class 5 driver's license.
Interested applicants are invited to apply direct to https://www.rockyview.ca/careers.
Applications are due by 10 pm MST on the closing date.
Additional Job Information:
Salary Range: $99,617 - $117,050
Posted Date: Nov 29, 2021
Closing Date: Dec 05, 2021