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Manager of Planning and Development

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The Manager of Planning & Development is responsible for the provision of planning and development services for the community.

The Town of Rocky Mountain House, population 6700, is located 85 km west of Red Deer. The Planning & Infrastructure Department is looking for an energetic individual to fill the position of Manager of Planning & Development. The community has just completed a significant investment in the downtown core revitalization program and the recently opened Christenson Sport and Wellness Centre. The Town is a committed partner to the collaborative “Stronger Together” agreement with Clearwater County and the Village of Caroline. The Manager of Planning & Development is responsible for the provision of planning and development services for the community.  

Job Summary:

  • Work collaboratively with the department director, and others within the organization in achieving Council goals and priorities.
  • Provide reports, information, and effective strategic advice to the department director, Town Council, Municipal Planning Commission, and Subdivision Development Appeal Board.
  • To enforce Bylaws and approved Town Policies relating to planning & development and land use issues.
  • Prepare and manage the approved annual operating budget for planning and development.
  • Review and assist the Development Officer with all development applications, authorizing all reports and recommendations and issue permits and notices of objections.
  • Interpret Bylaws, Acts and related statutory documents and respond to requests for information from developers, contractors and the general public.
  • In conjunction with the director, develops strategic plans for planning and development in relation to Council’s corporate plan with effective reporting on the achievement of Council objectives.
  • Within given authority, designs Council policies and statutory plans in relation to areas of planning and community development that captures the culture and values of Council.
  • Initiates and drives consultative policy development processes that may include department heads, team leaders, staff and community.
  • Participates in workplace safety initiatives. Assumes leadership responsibility in relation to the Town’s Health and Safety Program for subordinate staff.


Interested applicants should possess the following skills and qualifications:

  • Degree or Diploma in the Planning field
  • Applied Land Use Planning Certificate
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation abilities
  • Strong statistical and analysis abilities
  • Clear understanding of all facets of land development, both from a public and private sector standpoint
  • Sound working knowledge of Part 17 of the Municipal Government Act
  • Understanding of the Alberta Building Code
  • Technical Planning and/or Engineering Background
  • Computer literacy in Microsoft Office programs, and GIS software
  • Valid Alberta Class 5 driver’s license
  • The successful applicant must provide a criminal record check
  • Willingness to relocate

The Town of Rocky Mountain House offers a highly attractive total compensation package, including competitive salary, excellent benefits, learning & development opportunities as well as a great work environment which provides excellent opportunities for professional growth.  The salary range for this position is $90,812.80 to $110,364.80 per year.

This is a full-time position (40 hours per week) that includes a complete benefit package.  The full job description is available at Please forward resume in confidence – including qualifications, experiences and references to:

Town of Rocky Mountain House
Attention: Rod Fraser, C.E.T., Director of Planning & Infrastructure
P.O. Box 1509
Rocky Mountain House, Alberta   T4T 1B2

Competition closes May 31, 2017.  The Town of Rocky Mountain House thanks all applicants for their interest; however, only those applicants being considered for the position will be contacted.

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