Lands and Development Officer - Town of Fort Smith

Lands and Development Officer

Full-time Indeterminate

In the South-Eastern corner of the vast NWT rests the welcoming community of Fort Smith. The large boreal forest that surrounds the community is home to the largest herds of free roaming Bison and the rare migratory whooping cranes.

Trails are maintained year-round to provide the perfect setting for your morning, or evening, bike, walk or run.

All the natural features within the area means leisure begins at your front door.

With 2500 people, the modest population of Fort Smith means that your presence within the community is welcomed and appreciated. Our locally run businesses provide the Town of Fort Smith with all the necessities you would expect from a modern community while still having the charm of a small town. The relaxed lifestyle and fulfilling work opportunities means that Fort Smith has developed a diverse cultural fabric and better yet, new residents are always welcome.

For more information on life in Fort Smith, NWT, visit our website at

The Town of Fort Smith has an exciting new employment opportunity. The Land and Development Officer will be responsible for maintenance of lands records, enforcement of development bylaws and policies, and property taxation. This position will be an appointed Bylaw Officer and may be required to engage in other general bylaw and protective services functions.
The complete job description is available on the Town website at

  • Post-secondary education in Lands Administration, Business Administration, Planning, Enforcement, or other related programs, or MACA School of Community Government’s Community Land Administration Program; equivalent education and experience may be considered;
  • Knowledge of land use legislation and bylaws including territorial and municipal legislation, policies and procedures;
  • Knowledge of the land use application and appeals process;
  • Ability to understand and read survey plans and legal descriptions;
  • Ability to use GIS software to produce required supporting documents;
  • Ability to read and interpret maps and satellite images;
  • Understanding of the northern cultural and political environment;
  • Computer skills including the ability to operate spreadsheet and word-processing programs at a highly proficient level;
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal;
  • Effective time management skills;
  • Analytical and problem solving skills including the ability to make decisions;
  • Current class 5 driver`s license, a class 4 driver’s license would be an asset;

The successful candidate must provide a satisfactory vulnerable sector record check. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
Resumes may be kept on file for future consideration.
Salary & Benefits: Pay Range 18 ($69,887.67 to $80,347.00), plus a northern allowance of $7,715.79 and a comprehensive benefits package.

Open until filled
Adam McNab, Director of Protective Services Town of Fort Smith
P.O. Box 147
Fort Smith, NT X0E 0P0 Ph: 867.872.8400

Job Description

Organization: Town of Fort Smith
Location: Fort Smith, NT
Region: South Slave
Professional Category(s): Planning & Development
Posted: September 1, 2022, 8:45 am
Expires: October 1, 2022, 4:30 pm

Employment Type: Full Time
Employment Length: Permanent
Education Requirement: Other trades certificate or diploma
Job Experience: Experience an asset
Rate: $69,887.67 to $80,347.00 Year

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