Manager of Planning & Development

planning building & property
Posted On: Sep 24, 2018
Closing Date: Oct 12, 2018
Manager of Planning & Development
Competition # 1820 | Closes October 12, 2018
Picture yourself reflecting on your accomplishments as the surf washes the sand from your feet as you walk Devonshire Beach…
Lesser Slave River has an abundance of natural beauty and man-made opportunity to offer anyone with an open mind and an adventurous spirit. Across our organization, municipal employees enjoy rewarding careers, close-knit communities, true work-life balance, and an unparalleled back yard.
In Lesser Slave River you'll discover a place of rugged beauty. A place of real people. A place you'll never want to leave.

As a key member of the administration team, the position will be responsible for the progressive implementation of planning and development services for the municipal district.
  • Appointed as the subdivision and development authority for the Municipal District; responsible for the implementation of related processes and approvals
  • Provides advice and guidance to the public and to municipal district departments
  • Provides advice and recommendations on municipal district planning legislation
  • Leads specialized planning and development projects
  • Coordinates the implementation of planning related approvals with services implementation in conjunction with infrastructure departments
  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in planning or related discipline
  • Two years of experience in a municipal setting
  • Knowledge of standard planning, building and subdivision procedures and methods, local land use plans, bylaws, policies, and procedures
  • Ability to interpret the MD’s Land Use Bylaw, statutory plans, the Municipal Government Act and other provincial legislation
  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive matters with discretion and integrity
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office
  • Self-motivated with excellent public relation, written, and organizational skills
  • Experience with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) would be a definite asset
  • Possess valid Class 5 Driver’s License
  • Effective written, presentation, and verbal communication skills
The successful candidate will be rewarded with a competitive salary and benefits package, a variety of developmental opportunities, and the opportunity to make a real difference. We have a diverse, inclusive and supportive workplace; the MD supports your professional development and health with training and wellness programs.
Resumes and cover letters may be submitted in confidence by email or hard copy to the address indicated below. We thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Municipal District of Lesser Slave River no.124
Box 722 Slave Lake, Alberta T0G 2A0