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Development Officer

Job Type: 
Policy / Planning / Research
Organization: 
Beaver County
Job Description : 

Beaver County is a rural municipality southeast of Edmonton.  It is located along the Province’s High-Load Corridor and has a diversified tax base, ranging from acreage development in the west, to mixed farming in the centre and east, and gravel/oil/gas extraction in the east.  The population is 5905 with a regional population (including two towns and two villages) of 9900.

Beaver County is seeking a skilled, motivated, and customer-oriented person for the position of Development Officer.

Reporting to the Assistant Chief Administrative Officer, the Development Officer will carry out the following position responsibilities:

  • Provide information/advice regarding development and subdivision proposals, including interpretation of the County’s MDP and LUB, and other relevant planning legislation
  • Accept, process, and decide upon all permitted and discretionary use applications
  • Prepare subdivision application decisions for signature of the Subdivision Authority
  • Inspect application sites prior to making a decision
  • Enforce development regulations and approval conditions
  • Issue compliance certificates
  • Defend decisions to the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board
  • Process road closure applications and administer leases of County-owned property
  • Recommend and process amendments to the County’s MDP and LUB
  • Assist with updates to Intermunicipal Development Plans
  • Liaise with safety codes inspection agency regarding coordination of development and safety codes permits, and lead annual audit within the region
  • Liaise with vendor regarding updates to the GIS program
  • Prepare statistical reports regarding development activities
  • Assist with other administrative duties as required

Qualifications include:

  • Certification in Applied Land Use Planning and/or related education, or equivalent experience
  • Proven knowledge of municipal legislation and relevant statutes
  • Computer proficiency (Microsoft Office)
  • Knowledge of GIS (webmapping)
  • Personal initiative, the ability to work independently, and as a team-player
  • Effective public presentation skills and good written communication skills
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented
  • Experience in a municipal government setting
  • Valid driver’s license

Hours of work are 35 hours per week, Monday to Friday, with an opportunity to participate in an Earned Day Off program.  Salary range is $68,004 to $82,739. A comprehensive benefits package is available.

Competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is found, however applications received before 4:30 pm, Thursday, September 5, 2019, will be given first consideration.

Beaver County is committed to a healthy and safe work environment and adheres to a non-smoking policy. We thank all applicants for their interest, however only individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

Closing Date: 
September 5, 2019
Application Return: 

Interested applicants should forward a resume, including a minimum of three references, to the following address:

Margaret Jones, Assistant CAO
Beaver County
Box 140
Ryley, AB  T0B 4A0

Phone: (780) 663-3730

Email:  mjones@beaver.ab.ca 
Website: www.beaver.ab.ca