City Planner - City of Medicine Hat

City of Medicine Hat

City Planner

Job Type: 
Management / Administration

The City of Medicine Hat

Job Description: 
The City of Medicine Hat has created a comprehensive update to its guiding vision, the Municipal Development Plan. This project, the myMH Master Plan, is a 30-year citywide plan putting in place strong and visionary policies to help create a more prosperous, livable and sustainable city. Planning and Development Services has created this Plan, incorporating extensive research, specialized expertise and public feedback.

Reporting to the Managing Director, Strategic Management & Analysis, the City Planner and Director of Development Services is a senior management position that provides leadership, oversight, and financial stewardship for the Development Services department. This department leads the City’s future growth and transformation by activating the timely development and related implementation of the Municipal Development Plan for the City, creating a positive foundation for integrated decision-making that is supported by a community of aligned interests. The department leads inter department communication and decision making for policy, standards and regulations.

The ideal candidate will be a visionary, with the ability to balance existing demands with a focus on the future. They have a proven track record leading an organization towards a vision with a supporting strategic and operational plan.

They will have demonstrated strong people leadership skills, including coaching and mentoring expertise, and will empower others to achieve personal and corporate outcomes. The ideal candidate will have the proven ability to deal with customers/clients, citizens, and stakeholders in a positive and harmonious fashion.  They will have strong interpersonal and communication skills and be a creative problem solver. Lastly, the successful candidate will have a related post-secondary degree with a minimum of 10 years of progressive experience leading in a diversified municipal environment providing planning services. 

The City of Medicine Hat is a thriving city of approximately 65,000 residents. Located in the beautiful South Saskatchewan River Valley, residents enjoy the beauty and peace of the coulees and rolling prairie which boasts many species of wildlife.

Medicine Hat is a community alive with vibrancy and spirit few communities’ witness. The community enjoys the values that are intrinsically tied to our history and quality of life. Medicine Hat strives to achieve City Council's vision of being "a community of choice" where people come to live, work and play.

Closing Date: 
March 16, 2021

Application Return: 
To apply for this position, please submit your application and related materials through the Boyden opportunities website, or send an email to and state the title of the position in the subject line of your e-mail.

The City of Medicine Hat is committed to an inclusive and diverse workforce that reflects the richness of the community. The City welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including individuals within the employment equity categories of women, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, Indigenous persons, individuals of diverse gender and sexual orientation and all groups protected by the Human Rights Code.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those under consideration for the role will be contacted.

Organization: City of Medicine Hat
Location: Medicine Hat, AB
Region: Lethbridge / Medicine Hat
Professional Category(s): Planning & Development
Posted: February 16, 2021, 9:00 am
Expires: March 16, 2021, 4:30 pm

Employment Type: Full Time
Employment Length: Permanent
Education Requirement: Other trades certificate or diploma
Job Experience: Experience an asset

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