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Development Officer

Job Type: 
Inspectional / Regulatory / Enforcement
Town of Olds
Job Description : 

The Town of Olds strives for a culture focused on our vision of being dedicated, helpful and knowledgeable. In 2019, the Town issued 108 permits with a value of $33,528.760. Despite COVID, to the end of July, the Town has issued 45 permits for a valve of $3,830,735. The friendly hospitality of Olds combined with the amenities associated with a city, fine schools and excellent recreation opportunities makes Olds a prosperous, growing community with a commitment to growth and the maintenance of a quality lifestyle.

The Town has an opening for a full time Development Officer. This position will work as part of the Planning and Development team to guide and evaluate applications for development, subdivision and land use bylaw amendments and acts as a resource to the public, other staff and the Municipal Planning Commission. The incumbent will also be responsible for the application and interpretation of the Land Use Bylaw and other statutory planning documents. 


  • Post Secondary education in Land Use Planning, Development or related disciplines
  • Prior or current membership or in the Alberta Development Officers Association 
  • Minimum of 5 years direct municipal planning and development experience
  • Working knowledge of Part 17 of the Alberta Municipal Government Act and municipal planning documents 
  • Experience using Microsoft Office, and GIS systems

A combination of experience and education maybe considered equivalent. 

Compensation is based on a 37.5-hour work week and includes benefits. A detailed job description including specific qualifications can be found on the Town of Olds website at www.olds.ca/contacts/employment-opportunities 

The Town of Olds thanks all applicants for their interest, however, only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.

Closing Date: 
October 13, 2020
Application Return: 

To apply for tis postion please send your resume to:

Human Resources
Town of Olds
4512 46 Street
Olds AB T4H 1R5
Fax 403.556.6537
E-mail hr@olds.ca