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Development Officer

Job Type: 
Policy / Planning / Research
Town of Taber
Job Description : 

The Development Officer, as part of the Development Authority for the Town of Taber, is responsible for the administration, monitoring, and enforcement of the Land Use Bylaw.


  • Reviews, evaluates, prepares and issues decisions on development permit applications
  • Facilitates building permit application for review and issuance by the Safety Codes Officer
  • Reviews and issues compliance certificates
  • Coordinates and conducts field inspections and investigations related to development permit applications and enforcement matters
  • Investigates complaints related to Land Use Bylaw compliance, and decides ensuing actions that may include the issuance of orders pursuant to the Land Use Bylaw and the Municipal Government Act
  • Prepares servicing agreements that identify the conditions of development permits
  • Monitors conditions of development permits and the provisions of development agreements to ensure adherence to time and financial obligations
  • Preparation of materials for presentation to Town Council and the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board and attend meetings as required
  • Coordinate monthly Municipal Planning Commission meetings and prepare all required documentation including agenda, request for decisions, minutes, etc.
  • Liaises with municipal departments, government agencies, and external agencies regarding development-related matters to ensure information and decisions are coordinated and cohesive
  • Coordinates requirements for the adoption, amendment, and implementation of planning documents, bylaws, and development permits
  • Facilitates development and compliance processes for the public and other municipal staff by providing information, advice, and interpretation of bylaws
  • Coordinates the activities of Current Planning with other Planning & Development business units to ensure a coordinated and cohesive outcome
  • Prioritizes, organizes, and monitors processes to meet the timelines and objectives of the department and client base
  • Maintains accurate records and current property files, including data entry and month end reconciliation of building permit statistics
  • Provides functional guidance to technical and administrative assistant staff as required
  • In cooperation with the IT Department, contribute to the design of the Town of Taber website, and updating of content
  • Participates in the workplace health and safety program, including monthly worksite and hazard inspections, when required
  • Other related duties as assigned from time to time


  • A planning degree with a minimum of three years’ experience with emphasis on development processes and membership in the Alberta Development Officers Association would be considered an asset.
  • Successful completion of, or working towards Applied Land Use Planning Certificate would be considered an asset.
  • Knowledge of applicable federal, provincial and municipal legislation, policies, processes and programs and the ability to interpret and integrate this knowledge into planning and development projects.
  • The ability to influence outcomes through excellent public relations, communications, interpersonal, facilitation and mediation expertise.
  • Working knowledge of Agenda.net software
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft dynamics
  • Supervisory, leadership and team-building skills would be an asset.
  • Required to engage with the public on a daily basis.
  • Ability to provide a clean Police Information Check.

Permanent Full Time

HOURS OF WORK:                 
37.5 hrs/week, 8:00am to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday.

HOURLY WAGE:                      
$31.19 per hour with full benefits and pension

START DATE:                          

until suitable candidate is found.

Safety 1st

The Town of Taber holds a Certificate of Recognition achieved through the Alberta Municipal Health & Safety Association for our Safety Policies and Program.

Closing Date: 
July 26, 2019
Application Return: 

Please submit resume and cover letter, in confidence to:

Director of Planning & Economic Development

Town of Taber
4900 A  50 St.                     
Taber, AB  T1G 1T1                       

Fax:  403-223-5530
E-mail: Phyllis.monks@taber.ca