The Township of Malahide is a progressive rural/urban municipality, located in Elgin County minutes away from the cities of St. Thomas and London, and stretching to the shores of Lake Erie. The Township is seeking an experienced and highly motivated individual to assume the responsibilities of the position of “Director of Development Services”. This position will be shared with the Municipality of Bayham in accordance with and subject to a Memorandum of Understanding.
The successful candidate will be a member of the Township of Malahide’s Senior Leadership Team and manage the Development Services to meet the ever-changing needs of the two growing municipalities. The incumbent will provide strategic vision, leadership and expert guidance in land-use planning, development, and building (this position oversees the position of Chief Building Official, which is also being shared between the two municipalities), while ensuring short and long-term plans are in place to maintain existing development and to accommodate growth.
The preferred candidate will have:
A University degree in Planning, Economic Development, Business Administration Public Administration, Engineering or related discipline.
Membership in good standing with the Canadian Institute of Planners, Ontario Professional Planners Institute, Economic Development Council of Ontario, or a combination thereof.
Significant and demonstrated experience in a senior municipal officer capacity with five (5) years of senior management experience
Extensive knowledge of land-use principles in addition to knowledge of various applicable statutes, regulations, policy statements, processes, by-laws and best practices, particularly the Planning Act.
Knowledge of Building Code Act and related regulations.
Working knowledge of the Municipal Act, Ontario Health and Safety Act, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, the Provincial Offenses Act, and all applicable Acts and Regulations.
Strong leadership and human relations skills in order to direct, develop, motivate, and support Staff in developing and achieving goals and objectives and able to participate as an effective team member within the Development Services Department and both municipal organizations.
A comprehensive benefit package and a salary range of $106,285 to $129,190 annually will be commensurate with your qualifications. Interested applicants are encouraged to submit a detailed resume and cover letter, in confidence, to the undersigned no later than noon on February 10, 2023.
Sue Loewen, HR Manager
Township of Malahide, 87 John Street South, Aylmer, Ontario N5H 2C3
Phone: 519-773-5344 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
A detailed job description is available upon request.
We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Personal information collected will be used to assess career eligibility and will be maintained in accordance with the provisions of The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.
The Township of Malahide is located on the brow of Lake Erie, in the heart of Elgin County, minutes away from the Cities of St. Thomas and London. From industry to recreation, farming to history, with a population of just under 10,000, you will be delighted with all that this growing agricultural community has to offer. Malahide offers numerous agri-tourism experiences, charming villages, and rich culture. Residents enjoy modern community facilities, active community groups, excellent private and public schools, beautiful parks and playgrounds, and plenty of cycling and nature trails to explore.
Malahide is forward thinking and committed to initiatives that will stimulate economic growth and diversification that will continue to bring stability and sustainability to the residents and visitors of our community. The Council is looking forward to significant projects coming to fruition in the near future such as connectivity, water servicing, as well as residential and commercial growth.