Director of Development Services (Shared Position)
Township of Malahide
Location: Aylmer, Ontario, Canada
Type: Full Time
Salary: $106,285 - $129,190
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A comprehensive benefits package and a salary range of $106,285 to $129,190 annually will be commensurate with your qualifications.
4 Year Degree
Telecommuting is allowed.
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 planning and building responsibilities of “Director of Development Services”. This position will be staffed by the Township and shared with the Municipality of Bayham in accordance with and subject to a Memorandum of Understanding.
Recent announcements signaling major investment and plans for this area in the automotive sector will have a dramatic impact on how our communities (Bayham and Malahide) will develop and grow. As such, this position will be a leader and have a great influence on the many discussions and decisions that will transpire as a result of these recent announcements.
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.
Interested applicants are encouraged to submit a detailed resume and cover letter, in confidence, to the undersigned no later than noon on June 2, 2023.
If this senior-level planning position is not for you, but you are still interested in other possible planning opportunities with the Township, such as junior/intermediate-level, part-time, etc., we would still like to hear from you!
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 preferred candidate will have:
A University degree in Land-Use Planning, Engineering or a 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 the 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 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.
The Corporation of the Township of Malahide is a single-tier municipal government in Southwestern Ontario, Canada. Formed January 1, 1998 as a result of amalgamation of Townships, Malahide and South Dorchester and the Village of Springfield, the municipality is mainly rural and agricultural with hamlets of Avon, Copenhagen, Lyons, Mount Salem, Port Bruce, Mapleton, Kingsmills Corners, Summers Corners, Orwell and Calton.
Working together, we are committed to meeting the needs of our community through innovation, dedication, and responsible leadership to both internal and external stakeholders. Municipal employees take an active role attracting skilled and diverse talent to our community and recognize that people are our organization and the community’s most valuable asset.