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Director of Development Services

Job Type: 
Executive Opportunities
Town of Westlock, AB
Job Description : 

Located approximately an hour NW of Edmonton, at the crossroads of Highway 18 and Highway 44, the Town of Westlock is a community experiencing steady growth, with a population of over 5,100 residents.  We are an agricultural community with a strong commercial base and a variety of amenities.  Aside from being the agricultural hub, the local economy has a variety of business services, retail, government administration and manufacturing.  Our friendly business and family-oriented community offers plenty of services and activities for individuals and families of all ages.  With top-notch healthcare, education, and recreational facilities, Westlock is a place to call home.  Please visit our website at www.westlock.ca for additional information.

Reporting directly to the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), the Director of Development Services oversees four direct reports (Development Officer, Peace Officer, Economic Development Officer, and a GIS Asset Management Coordinator) and is responsible for all aspects of urban and development planning operations, economic development, land administration, as well as ensuring that the Town’s Land Use and Building Bylaws are enforced.

The Director will possess a Land Use Planning Certificate and/or a diploma or degree from a post-secondary institution.  Along with proven senior leadership experience in a municipal setting, the Director will have knowledge of the MGA, Provincial regulations, and municipal bylaws and policies as they relate to planning and development.

A competitive annual compensation package will be offered to the successful candidate.  This includes an attractive base salary, a comprehensive benefits package, participation in the Local Authorities Pension Plan (LAPP), a Health Spending Account and a Town discounted rate on a facility pass.  Details will be discussed in further discussions.

Closing Date: 
January 31, 2020
Application Return: 

For further information please visit our website, or contact:

James Davies         
Managing Director
DCG Executive Search Services Ltd.

(780) 758-9796