Job #10947

Planning & Development Services Manager


City of Lacombe
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Posting Date
Oct 25, 2012
Nov 26, 2012
Position Type
Lacombe. AB

Description / Qualifications

Lacombe is the perfect place to start a new career, grow your family, or enjoy retirement.

Lacombe is a diverse community based on diverse needs with a population of almost 12,000 residents. The City of Lacombe is located in the heart of the bustling Edmonton/Calgary corridor and approximately 20 kilometers north of the City of Red Deer. Situated at the junction of Highways 2, 2A and 12, the city is served by a busy CP Rail line, a municipal airport, seven elementary and middle schools and four private schools. Lacombe is also home to Canadian University College which has a global reach. Adding to our stability is our own city police department that has been established for more than 100 years. We are proud of our local ambulance service that adds to our large health sector including a full service tertiary hospital.

We have a Federal Research Centre and two Provincial Research Centres employing 26 scientists and a total of 125 staff members. Lacombe is home to Agriculture Financial Services Corporation’s head office. AFSC is a Crown corporation offering crop insurance, farm lending, commercial lending and farm income disaster assistance to agri-food producers in Alberta. AFSC Lacombe employs over 600 people.

Lacombe offers the little extras that make life in our community so comfortable. We have many well maintained trails, ponds and playgrounds, an aquatic centre, sports and leisure complex and a robust athletic park along with a brand new field house.

We are rich with culture and diversity, history and heritage. Our Edwardian downtown and stunning murals depicting Lacombe’s vibrant past draws year round attention of tourists, visitors and residents alike.

Lacombe has many advantages due to its ideal location. The City is within 10 minutes of Gull Lake and Aspen Beach Provincial Park, and 1 hour from Rocky Mountain House situating it within close proximity to Alberta’s Rocky Mountains. Recreation is never far from home.

The Opportunity
Reporting to the Corporate Services Director, the Planning & Development Services Manager provides leadership and direction, and maintains overall responsibility for the quality and timely delivery of planning, subdivision, development, permits and inspection services in the City of Lacombe.

Education and Training
A minimum of five years of related experience, two of which include a supervisory and/or management role or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning or Design would be an asset.

Experience and Knowledge
Knowledge of relevant provincial legislation and law (i.e. MGA, Subdivision and Development Regulations, Historical Resources Act, Surveys Act, Land Titles procedures).
Knowledge of development & planning best practices, architecture and urban design.
 Exceptional communication skills.
Demonstrated knowledge and application in the practice of community engagement.
Knowledge of the Alberta Building Code and Safety Codes Act.
Competency in Microsoft Office required.

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If you are interested in exploring this exceptional career opportunity, please submit your resume and cover letter as soon as possible to Rick Vogel or Cali Farrugia, Davies Park, Executive Search Consultants. It is preferred that applications be sent electronically to; however, faxes may be forwarded to (780) 426-2936. 1-800-207-2138
613-237-PLAN (7526)