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Development Officer

Full-Time Permanent Position

Woodlands County is seeking an enthusiastic organized individual to fill a fast paced position as Development Officer.  Woodlands County is located approximately 170 km northwest of Edmonton with 759,959 hectares of lands that consists of a diverse landscape that supports an array of recreational, agricultural, residential, commercial and industrial opportunities.


Reporting to the Manager of Planning & Development, the successful candidate is responsible for:

  • Processing of development permit applications;
  • Preparation of compliance letters;
  • Providing response to public enquiries/referrals and complaints;
  • Attending and making presentations to the public and various municipal boards such as County Council, the Municipal Planning Commission and the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board;
  • Assisting with enforcement issues, subdivision and land use amendment applications; and other duties as assigned.

The successful candidate should possess:

  • Three or more years experience as a Development Officer or equivalent municipal experience will be considered;
  • Applied Land Use Planning Certificate or be enrolled in a planning related program;
  • Possess a valid driver’s license;
  • Strong verbal, written, and organizational skills;
  • Strong interpersonal, customer service and conflict resolution skills;
  • Strong computer skills, Microsoft Office, Adobe Professional, and GIS software.
  • Familiarity with MuniSight ES & MuniSight PD


Woodlands County provides a competitive salary range and benefits package.

The starting salary for this position will be dependent upon the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.  Hours of work are 36.25 hours/week.


Qualified individuals are asked to forward their cover letter and resume marked “Personal & Confidential” no later than Monday,  March 12, 2018 to:


Joan Slootweg, Manager of Planning & Development

Woodlands County
Box 60, #1 Woodlands Lane
Whitecourt  AB  T7S 1N3
Telephone:  (780) 778-8400
Facsimile:   (780) 778-8402

E-mail: joan.slootweg@woodlands.ab.ca