Senior Development Officer – Subdivision Approval

Planning and Development

Job # P968


The position reports directly to the Director of Planning and Development.

The Senior Development Officer of Subdivision Approval functions as the single point of contact and case manager responsible for administering the approval process for subdivision applications. The position also involves the preparation of subdivision and other planning reports for presentation to the Planning Advisory Committee and/or City Council. In addition to the above, the Senior Development Officer also assists with processing a broad range of other development applications such as Planning Advisory Committee (i.e., variance, terms and conditions) and rezoning applications.



· Must have a University Degree in Planning, and or a Community College Diploma in Surveying, Development Technician and or Civil Engineering Technology Certificate Program.


· Must have at least a minimum of five (5) years of experience as a Development Officer as it relates to performing the legislative functions under the Community Planning Act associated with the subdivision approval process, including the administration and interpretation of planning, subdivision and zoning by-laws and regulations.

· Experienced with preparing for and attending Provincial Assessment and Planning Appeal Board Hearings.

· Must have Two (2) years of supervising and project management experience.


· English essential. The ability to communicate in the French language would be an asset, but not a requirement.


· Working knowledge of planning legislation and regulations.

· Ability to perform legislative planning functions associated with Subdivision Approval under the Community Planning Act.

· Must possess strong organizational and time management skills and be capable of working without direct supervision.

· Good interpersonal and communication skills.

· Good presentation skills.

· Supervisory experience and ability to work effectively as a team member.

· General knowledge of engineering, surveying and mapping as it relates to Subdivision Development.

· The employee demonstrates a high level of commitment to the organization and carries out work in a conscientious and enthusiastic manner.

· Quality of work is consistently done on time, accurate and thorough.

· Understanding of the Planning and Development Department's policies, priorities, processes and procedures is demonstrated.

· This position requires extensive computer skills and knowledge of municipal databases, word processing, Windows applications and e-mail. Example: Microsoft Outlook/Excel/Word/Power Point.


· Must have and maintain a valid Class 5 drivers' license.


· This position will have significant impact on the image of the department and will have frequent contact with internal and external customers. Requires courtesy and diplomacy for exchanging information through calls from the general public, members of council, civic administration, media, heads of agencies, commissions, and local or national organizations. This position requires a high degree of discretion as matters of a confidential nature are dealt with regularly.

· Requires behavioural characteristics that reflect the best interest of the corporation and the community at large.

· Must use judgment and a high degree of customer service skills in dealing with contacts. Must be professional and neat in appearance.


· Must be able to work with minimal supervision and make decisions that reflect the established objectives of the department. Also requires initiative or ingenuity to resolve frequent minor problems in situations not always covered by established practices, procedures or policies.


· Normal working hours shall prevail, under agreeable working conditions in an office environment. This position will be required to work beyond the normal workday to attend regular public Council and Planning Advisory Committee meetings.

· Occasional site visits requiring walking over rough/wooded terrain.

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Moncton is a vibrant and culturally rich community. It is the first officially bilingual city in Canada, as well as one of the best places in Canada to do business. Moncton is also known as the economic, sports, tourism and entertainment hub of Atlantic Canada. City of Moncton employees strive to maintain the city's reputation as one of the best places in Canada to live, study, work and play.

This is a non-unionized position.
The City of Moncton offers an attractive salary and benefits package.

Any candidate not currently employed with the City of Moncton will need to provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19, or a valid medical certificate exempting them from the vaccine. For further information on guidelines, please visit

The City of Moncton is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants must submit their application through an online system that can be found at
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those invited for interviews will be contacted.

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