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Town Planner

Job Type: 
Policy / Planning / Research
Town of St. Paul
Job Description : 

The Town of St. Paul is seeking a permanent, full time Town Planner to be responsible for the efficient development and design of the municipality.

Working independently, or alongside team-members, the Town Planner will participate in every aspect of the planning process, including public consultation, using developed communication and presentation skills.  The successful applicant will work with other professional disciplines, approval authorities and municipal authorities to deliver high quality services to the Town of St. Paul stakeholders.  This individual will also be tasked with preparing planning reports, internal and external communications related to projects, as well as the preparation of major research projects, background or issues papers and is responsible for the collection and analysis of related environmental, heritage, population, housing, transportation, land use and economic data.  The Town Planner will build strong relationships with clients and consultants, exploring opportunities for new business. 


  • Preference will be given to applicants with post-secondary degree/diploma in Urban Planning


  • Current membership with the Canadian Institute of Planners.
  • 5 years’ experience with land development and municipal planning.
  • 3 years’ supervisory experience and supervisory training.
  • Knowledge of contracting, negotiating, and change management.
  • Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting and cost control principals including Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, as well as business planning and asset management.
  • Knowledge of federal and provincial regulations.
  • Ability to motivate teams to produce quality materials within tight timeframes and simultaneously manage several projects.
  • Work requires willingness to work a flexible schedule.
  • Effective attention to detail and a high degree of accuracy.
  • High level of integrity, confidentiality and accountability.
  • Strong work ethic and positive team attitude.
  • Sound analytical thinking, planning, prioritization, problem resolution and execution skills.
  • Ability to respond appropriately in pressure situations with a calm and steady demeanor.
  • A well-defined sense of diplomacy, including solid negotiation, conflict resolution and people management skills.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to build and maintain lasting relationships with other departments, key business partners and government agencies.
  • High level of proficiency with Microsoft Office productivity suite.
  • Other duties may be assigned as necessary.

We offer a competitive salary and benefit/pension package in a challenging work environment.

Closing Date: 
June 23, 2017
Application Return: 

Qualified applicants are encouraged to submit an application package, consisting of a cover letter, resume and supervisory references (via email) to: townhall@town.stpaul.ab.ca by 4:00 p.m. on June 23, 2017.

The Town of St. Paul thanks all applicants for their interest.  Only those selected for an interview will be contacted for further information.