Yellowknife is a dynamic and growing capital city located in the heart of the Northwest Territories on scenic Great Slave Lake and adjacent to spectacular wilderness. They offer a culturally diverse population of approximately 20,000 and a lifestyle that others only dream of!
The City of Yellowknife is an inclusive employer offering a dynamic and rewarding work environment that delivers valuable services to the residents. Working in Local Government provides many opportunities to not only develop a career but also to improve the lives of residents and visitors to Yellowknife! At the City, the diverse backgrounds of their employees help them to create a positive, safe and fun environment for all.
They are currently seeking a professional, creative, highly skilled and experienced individual to assume the exciting and rewarding position of Director, Planning and Development. The primary responsibilities include directing the Planning, Lands and Inspections Divisions for the City of Yellowknife. This position reports directly to the City Administrator and forms part of the City’s senior leadership team.
Candidates will bring senior management experience preferably in a municipal government and have at minimum an undergraduate degree in Urban and Regional Planning, and membership in the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP). Knowledge of municipal government, thorough knowledge of the National Building Code, land-use planning principles and real property law are assets. The successful candidate must also possess a leadership presence, have excellent communication skills so that they can support Council, and Committees and engage with the public. The incumbent is required to exercise a high degree of objectivity, discretion and judgment in decision making.
The City of Yellowknife offers a competitive salary and as well as a comprehensive benefits package including a monthly housing allowance, a defined benefit pension plan and relocation assistance.
City of Yellowknife is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with the Accessible Canada Act, 2019 and all applicable provincial accessibility standards, upon request, accommodation will be provided by both Odgers Berndtson and City of Yellowknife throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.