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Development Officer, Planning & Development
Local Authority: MD greenview. No. 16
Location: Valleyview, Alberta
Closing Date: 10/27/2017


The Development Officer is responsible for providing administrative and technical support for a variety of functions and duties related to land development within the municipality for the Planning & Development Department.



  • Develop and maintain a working knowledge of the relevant legislation and regulations relevant to Planning and Development including, Municipal Government Act, the Subdivision and Development Regulations, the Municipal Development Plan and Land use Bylaw, Inter-municipal Development Plan, Engineering Design & Construction Manual, as well as other plans and planning studies applicable to the municipality.

  • Process Development Permits; Land Use Amendments; Subdivision applications; and, local agency and Provincial referrals.

  • Act as a Subdivision Technician including preparing sketches, conducting & preparing Site Inspection Reports, Request for Decisions and ensuring follow-up procedures for Subdivision and Amendments.

  • Liaise with and respond professionally and promptly to internal and external customer inquiries to with assist with Development Permits; Land Use Amendments; Subdivision applications to determine boundaries and viability.

  • Participate in the development and revision of planning legislation including Land Use Bylaw, Municipal Development Plan, Intermunicipal Development Plans and Area Structure Plans.

  • Liaise with service providers in providing direction for required for the efficient operation of Planning Programs, such as Munisight PD & Munisight ES.

  • Provide assistance and information through collaboration with the public to ensure development requirements and processes are known.

  • Prepare correspondence to ratepayers and agencies as required.

  • Prepare and present Request for Decisions to Council and MPC.

  • Attend various meetings as a municipal staff representative and provide updates on said meetings.

  • Carry out Field Inspections including preparing inspection reports ensuring all relevant information is included with the Permit Application and Lease Referrals.

  • Prepare Notice of Decisions for all Permit applications and advertisements as required.

  • Perform field investigations of non-compliant development/planning related activity and facilitate the resolution of issues to comply with the Land Use Bylaw and other regulations.

  • Ensure follow-up is completed to ensure Development Permit conditions are met and liaise with Safety Codes Officers to gather appropriate documentation.

  • Follow the necessary Enforcement Steps for all Development Permits and Planning & Development in order to comply with Land Use Bylaw including: site inspections, violation review and follow up communications.

  • Enter and maintain all required records including Development Permits, Business & Lease Applications, Work Camp Permits and Business Licensing.

  • Process oilfield notifications and ensure permit has been obtained.

  • Prepare and process Crown Land Lease Referrals and Utility Company requests.

  • Complete research for development inquiries requiring detailed information to respond with findings and prepare follow-up response and report to the Manager, Planning & Development.

  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Manager, Planning and Development.


  • Provide assistance and information to facilitate Development Permit, Subdivision or Land Use Amendment processes to ensure it complies with current planning legislation.

  • Liaise with government agencies and departments on development related matters.


  • Perform the duties of the Manager, Planning & Development in their absence.

  • Assist with budget preparations for the Planning & Development Department.


  • Post-secondary education in Land Use Planning or related disciplines including completion of Applied Land Use Planning Certificate (ALUP), or a combination of equivalent education experience.

  • Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in municipal government with emphasis on planning and development processes.

  • To perform this job successfully, the individual must be able to perform the duties listed above to a high degree of quality, timeliness and precision.

  • Knowledge of relevant, provincial and municipal legislation, policies and programs with ability to integrate and utilize knowledge in planning and development projects.

  • Strong experience and understanding of community planning practises, principles and procedures, land use planning legislation, land use planning preparation, public participation processes and the ability to integrate and utilize knowledge in rural and urban planning settings.

  • Excellent interpersonal verbal and written communication skills to interact with public, staff, Council, and external agencies.

  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment and to adapt to a demanding and dynamic work environment.

  • Possession of a Valid Class 5 driver’s license.


  • Possess a certificate in Land Use Planning.

  • Working knowledge of MGA and other legislation pertaining to municipal planning matters in Alberta.

  • Working knowledge of Statutory Plans: MDP’s, LUB’s, ASP’s, IDP’s and related municipal legislation including the MGA Must be proficient with GIS mapping programs and be able to adapt and work with GeoMedia and MAPWiz Programs.

  • Working knowledge of map reading & navigating throughout the municipality.

  • Excellent interpersonal verbal and written communication skills to interact with public, staff, Council, and external agencies.

  • Ability to interact well with and respond to inquiries from all levels of government, as well as other Employees, Management, Council and Ratepayers.

  • Excellent conceptual and analytical skills, with strong facilitation and influencing skills.

  • Familiarity with local government planning and budgets.

  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality.

  • Proficiency with Outlook, Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and other Microsoft programs.

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and within a team environment and to adapt to a demanding and dynamic work environment.

  • Ability to interpret, implement and adhere to organizational policies and procedures.


  • Extensive use of computer and telephone.

  • Long periods of sitting, good lighting, temperature and noise control.

  • Minimal physical effort; occasional light lifting.

  • Subject to working in an outdoor environment – heat, cold, dry, dusty and / or wet conditions as well as insects, bees and wildlife.

  • Use and operation of a vehicle.

  • Normal working day consists of 7.5 hours; however occasional overtime may be required.


  • All personnel working at the Municipal District of Greenview are governed by the Municipal District Health & Safety Policy.

  • Ensures all operations are conducted in a safe manner and in accordance with Municipal District Policies and Occupational Health & Safety Regulations.

  • Required to wear correct Personal Protective Equipment as per safe job procedures.

Note:  The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the incumbent of this job.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and activities required of the position.


Interested candidates may submit cover letter and resume in one of the following ways:

By Mail or Drop Off:

Human Resources Department

Municipal District of Greenview No. 16

4806 – 36 Ave., Box 1079

Valleyview, Alberta T0H 3N0

By Fax:      780-524-4307             OR

By E-mail:

This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.


We sincerely thank all applicants, however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

This employment opportunity has been circulated by the Society of Local Government Managers of Alberta. The Society has been providing this service to all municipalities and its members since 1993.

The cost for a single job posting is $157.50. If multiple postings are submitted within 24 hours then the cost structure would be:

  • First Post: $157.50
  • Second Post: $141.75
  • Third, Fouth, Fifth, etc. Post(s): $131.25