Careers

Municipal Planner

The RM of Sherwood is currently seeking a full time Municipal Planner, who will report to the Manager of Planning and Development. The RM of Sherwood offers our employees competitive compensation and benefits packages including our 9% employer matching pension plan, earned days off, leadership development training and more. This is a unionized position.

Responsibilities include:

  • Receive, review, and analyze all applications for rezoning, subdivision, discretionary use, etc. in a timely manner to ensure compliance with the Zoning Bylaw and Official Community Plan; prepare detailed reports and recommendations for Council’s consideration, and obtain comments from government agencies when required.  Handle internal departmental referrals for all applications.
  • Review and collaborate with the Development Officer as required.
  • Work directly with developers, surveyors, stakeholders and the general public.
  • Prepare bylaw amendments, develop policies in compliance with applicable planning legislation, review annexation proposals, and prepare servicing agreements associated with subdivision applications.
  • Provide input on all studies in relation to the Planning & Development department.
  • Develop policy recommendations and assemble and interpret economic, transportation, demographic, land use and environmental data as they apply to planning projects within the RM.
  • Co-ordinate and liaise with government agencies as required and attend and/or organize meetings as required with provincial and federal government agencies and committees, the City of Regina, and community and special interest groups as requested.
  • Keep fully informed of current planning legislation, policies, bylaws and regulations and inform Council of changes and amendments thereto.
  • Attend Council and ratepayer meetings as requested.
  • Other duties as may be assigned.

Qualifications:

  • An undergraduate degree (or Master’s degree) in planning and development preferably from a CIP accredited university, or closely related field,
  • Membership or eligibility for membership with the Canadian Institute of Planners,
  • 3+ years’ experience in the municipal planning field,
  • Possess established knowledge of Saskatchewan legislation and law regarding planning and development,
  • Ability to meet required objectives and guidelines,
  • Knowledge of the planning principles and practices with direct experience in the local government sector,
  • Ability to establish sound and effective working relationships with others,
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills with the ability to explain complex technical and non-technical issues to Council, residents and stakeholders.

Does this sound like you? If you are ready to join our team, please send your resume and cover letter to careers@rmofsherwood.ca today! We look forward to hearing from you. This position will remain open until filled.