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Planner of Economic Development Employer: RM of Springfield Location: Oakbank, MB Application Deadline: September 30, 2022

Job Description:

The Planner of Economic Development is responsible for evaluating & coordinating development proposal reviews, developing the RM’s position with developers to achieve the RM’s strategic objectives and application of the Municipal Planning Act as it relates to development and development issues. The position requires extensive knowledge of the Municipal Act, bylaws, legal aspects of planning, enforcement procedures and processes, statutory and non-statutory planning documents as well as the RM’s strategic plan and development policies.

Key Responsibilities:

The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position.

ØPerforms specialized professional level planning work in the processing of development applications, including all manner of commercial and industrial development applications and policy development.
Ø Responds to enquiries and correspondence from businesses, realtors, other municipal departments, consultants, developers and various other groups concerning matters of policy, bylaws and plans governing growth, development and land use control.
Ø Coordinates the preparation and execution of restrictive covenants, statutory rights-of-way, easements and development agreements related to zoning and subdivision matters.
Ø Carries out on-site inspections relating to assigned projects.
Ø Reviews Building Permit applications and Business License applications for compliance with the Zoning Bylaw, Development Plan, Fee Bylaw and any Council planning/land use policy or Land Use Contract governing such application.
Ø Writes reports, bylaws and studies related to planning, development applications, land use, development and subdivision matters, development guidelines and associated information materials, including presentation to Council and Public Hearings, as required.
Ø Implements and interprets bylaws and plans.
Ø Coordinates Public Hearings and information meetings, as required.
Ø Maintains and updates inventory of available commercial and industrial land and buildings within the municipality.
Ø Develops and maintains relationships with the municipality’s business community including the Springfield Chamber of Commerce and Community Futures Winnipeg River.
Ø Meets with individuals examining the municipality for business opportunities, and actively promotes the municipality as a location to do business.
Ø Liaises with School District, adjacent jurisdictions and other agency staff, as required.
Ø Undertakes research and field inspections.
Ø Coordinates the operation of a Technical Steering Committee for major development applications, as required.

Job Requirements:

Ø Bachelor’s Degree in Urban & Regional Planning or an Honor’s Degree in a Planning related program.
Ø Professional Planner (RPP) designation is considered an asset.
Ø Membership in the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) is considered an asset.
Ø Project Management (PMP) designation considered an asset.
Ø A minimum of four (4) years’ work experience in a municipal environment is desired.
Ø GIS experience is an asset.
Ø Extensive experience in the processing of development permits, variance permits, rezoning, subdivision, development agreements and other development applications.
Ø Class 5 Driver’s License
Ø An equivalent combination of related education and experience may be considered.


Submissions will be reviewed as they are received; however, the posting will remain open until a suitable candidate is located.

We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Qualified Candidates: submit a resume and cover letter.

Direct Applications To:

RM of Springfield
Attention: Human Resources Department
“Planner of Economic Development”
Box 219, Oakbank MB R0E 1J0


Tel: 204 444-3321

Fax: 204 444-2137

Application Deadline: September 30, 2022