New Job Senior Community Planner In Northwest Territories

Senior Community Planner
Senior Community Planner

Senior Community Planner

Company : Government of the Northwest Territories
Salary : $100,000–$119,000 a year
Location : Northwest Territories

Full Description

Department Information

The Department of Municipal and Community Affairs (MACA), supports capable, accountable and self-directed community governments providing a safe, sustainable and healthy environment for community residents.

Job Information

The Senior Community Planner provides comprehensive professional community planning advice and support to the Municipal and Community Affairs, Community Planning unit, regional offices, divisions, and management and community staff. This position ensures that community planning processes and instruments meet legal requirements and are prepared to a professional standard.

The position is located in Yellowknife and reports to the Manager, Community Planning, and ensures that community planning principles and initiatives are developed in accordance with the Community Planning and Development Act and adhere to relevant policies and procedures. The Senior Community Planner provides advice and support to various stakeholders and has the ability to influence the decisions that are made with regard to community planning initiatives and development. This position is responsible for coordinating, reviewing, and analyzing planning applications to ensure that legislation and policy requirements are being met.

The Senior Community Planner works in collaboration with Community Infrastructure Planning, and conducts research, analysis, and Department positions on important land use policy issues such as climate change and the considerations that need to be made. Monitoring and assessing land development, developing informational materials and guidelines to support community government is an important aspect of this position.

The critical knowledge, skills and abilities include:

  • Knowledge of relevant GNWT community planning legislation and policies
  • Knowledge of planning theory and typical community planning processes and procedures
  • Knowledge of land administration processes in the NWT
  • Knowledge of the land development process ad relationship to capital infrastructure planning processes at the community government level
  • Knowledge of the northern land claim, self-governance processes, Interim Measures agreements and Indigenous consultation practices
  • Ability to acquire and apply knowledge of relevant environmental and resources management legislation
  • Ability to review community planning and development documents and provide analysis and recommendations
  • Ability to communicate effectively to diverse audiences and recognize politically sensitive situations
  • Strategic thinking and judgement and the ability to research, analysis and synthesis multiple concepts and priorities
  • Adaptable and organized
  • Ability to develop technical and informational materials
  • Ability to provide skilled advice and support to stakeholders regarding legislation, policies and programs
  • Computer skills including word processing, spreadsheets, scheduling, and correspondence

This position is typically attained by a degree in Community Planning, Urban Studies, Geography or a related field and four (4) years of progressive community planning experience. Membership in good standing in the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP), or membership in good standing with one of the planning Provincial and Territorial Institutes and Associations (PTIA) across Canada.

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
Tel (867) 767-9154 Extension 14106
Fax (867) 873-0445
[email protected]

Note: If you do not receive electronic notification confirming receipt of your application, please follow up via telephone.