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Job Type Policy / Planning / Research
Organization Town of Didsbury
Competition Number 22-18
Job Description

The Town of Didsbury is currently accepting applications for a permanent full-time Planner. Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer and working collaboratively with the development officer, this position provides quality and timely delivery of planning, subdivision, and development services.  This position also ensures that decisions are consistent with adopted statutory plans and the Land Use Bylaw.

The Planner also researches, writes reports and presents staff recommendations to the Municipal Planning Commission (MPC) for all subdivisions, complex development applications and to Town Council for all planning matters.


  • Understanding of the principles of good Land Use Planning, including a good working knowledge of major planning documents such as the LUB, MDP and IDP.
  • Strong working knowledge of the Alberta subdivision, development and planning process.
  • Strong working knowledge of the Municipal of Government Act (MGA) and the principals of sound municipal administration.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written, verbal and presentation)
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills with the ability to effectively deal with high-pressure and challenging situations.
  • Ability to provide strong leadership and direction while effectively working with committees, elected officials, developers, and the general public.
  • 3 – 5 years related municipal experience.


  • College or University Degree in planning or other related field.
  • Membership or eligibility for membership in the Alberta Professional Planners Institute (APPI).
Application Return

If this opportunity is of interest, you are invited to submit a cover letter and resume quoting Competition 22-18 to:

Stefanie Halfyard

Town of Didsbury, Manager of Human Resources

Box 790, Didsbury, Alberta, T0M 0W0


Telephone:  403.335.3391   |   Fax: 403.335.9794

We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted