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Long Range Planning Officer

Job No: 74101
Location: Brazeau County, Alberta

  • Grow your Planning career with a progressive Municipal Government!
  • Live, work and play in a family-friendly town in the heart of central-west Alberta!
  • Enjoy competitive remuneration and a healthy work/life balance!  

About Brazeau County

Welcome to Brazeau County, the heart of west-central Alberta! Brazeau County is a land where industry and commerce join forces with outdoor recreation adventures and western culture to create a vibrant and thriving community.

‘Welcome Home’ is the motto for Brazeau County and we mean it!  Brazeau County is a fantastic place to make your home. With a growing economy, beautiful countryside, excellent recreational opportunities and friendly people, we are conveniently located within reach of Edmonton and Red Deer.

For more information about Brazeau County and the beautiful Drayton Valley, please visit our webiste

About the Opportunity 

Brazeau County has an exciting opportunity for a Long Range Planning Officer to join our team in Drayton Valley, Alberta. 

This is a one-year contract role that will see the successful incumbent take a lead role on statutory planning document review and support a wide variety of planning functions.

Specifically, you will be responsible for statutory planning policy and land use bylaw administration, you will review the Municipal Development Plan, Inter-Municipal Development Plan, Hamlet-Area Structure Plans, Neighbourhood Plans and land-use redistricting. You will also undertake relevant research, facilitate presentations to Council, prepare reports and make recommendation to Council and Senior Management. 

To qualify for this role, the successful candidate must have:

  • Master's Degree or a post-secondary education in a land use planning, geography, or municipal government field; 
  • Membership (or eligibility for membership) to the Canadian Institute of Planners preferred; 
  • Class 5 Driver’s License with a clean abstract; and 
  • Proficiency with GIS Systems and Microsoft Office programs is an asset.

An equivalent combination of education and experience may also be considered. 

Critical to your success in this role will be your previous experience working in a rural municipal planning environment with Council, Committees and politically sensitive issues. The successful candidate must have demonstrated ability to interpret and apply the County's Land Use Bylaw, Statutory Plans, the Municipal Government Act and other provincial legislation.

As a strong communicator, both written and verbal, you will also be able to manage multiple projects in a team-based and deadline-oriented environment. Most importantly, we are looking for someone who displays a friendly and approachable attitude and who is able and willing to mediate and proactively solve problems as they arise. 

Please Note: You must be eligible to work in Canada to apply.  

About the Benefits 

In exchange for your hard work and dedication, the successful candidate will be rewarded with a competitive salary of $67,460 - $89,948. 

Upon joining Brazeau County, you will also be welcomed into an innovative organization with a friendly and family-oriented culture. Working alongside a collaborative team, we want you to thrive in our inclusive, supportive and professional environment.

If you are a dependable and motivated individual with a passion for people, and the community at large – Apply Now! 

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