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2017-40 Development Services Manager

DEPARTMENT:                  Development Services

HOURS OF WORK:           35 hours per week

POSTING DATE:               July 13, 2017

CLOSING DATE:               July 28, 2017

COMPETITION NO.:          2017-40

The City of Dawson Creek invites applications for the position of Development Services Manager, starting as soon as possible. This full time permanent position will be of interest to individuals who wish to join a busy team in a bustling community located in resource rich Northeastern BC.  The City of Dawson Creek is undergoing change, with a commitment to retain or improve the quality of life for its residents. 

Reporting to the General Manager of Development Services, the Development Services Manager will be responsible for leading and supervising departmental staff including a Planner, Engineering Assistants, Building Inspectors, Bylaw Enforcement Officers and GIS Technicians. In addition to assisting Council in achieving their strategic priorities, this team will work together to process land use applications including subdivisions, development permits, zoning amendments and boundary extensions.

Duties will include, but are not limited to: providing professional planning advice to City Council and staff, preparing and presenting reports to City Council and the public, assisting team members with responding to inquiries concerning land-use matters from the public and other agencies, assisting with bylaw compliance investigations, assisting with the development of budgets pertaining to land use matters, drafting and implementing medium and long term planning documents.

As a preferred candidate, you will have a university degree in land-use planning, or related field, and at least five years of professional planning experience and two years supervisory experience, preferably in a British Columbia local government setting. Excellent interpersonal, writing and presentation skills are essential for communicating with the public, elected officials, and other government agencies. Demonstration of superior facilitation, problem solving, and project management will be an asset. The candidate must be familiar with common business software and GIS.  PIBC and/or CIP membership, or eligibility for membership, is required.

A full job description is available upon request. A competitive compensation package including an attractive base salary and excellent benefits will be provided. Further details will be available during the interview process.

Candidates should submit a resumé marked with the job posting name and number to Cindy Fisher, Deputy Director of Corporate Administration, at City Hall 10105 12A Street or email a pdf or word document to, with the job posting name and number in the subject line, no later than 4:30 pm on the closing date reference above. The City thanks all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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