The City of Dawson
Box 308 Dawson City, YT Y0B 1G0
PH: 867-993-7400 FAX: 867-993-7434
Community Development & Planning Officer
Dawson City, Yukon, is home of the Klondike Gold Rush and the heart of Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Traditional Territory; we’re proud of our mining heritage and First Nations roots that run millennia deep. We’re a thriving cultural communitt - with a post-secondary arts school, several world-renowned festivals, and burgeoning TV and film industry - that borders an outdoor playground sprawling hundreds of kilometres in either direction. We’re a living historic community, with many landscape features and buildings that support our national historic site designation.
Mining, tourism, culture, and our people are the foundation on which our town stands, and we respect personal freedoms and diversity of all definitions. We’re a welcoming town and a great place to make a life and raise a family. Our community has a new hospital and programming and activities that promote healthy lifestyles. We have a recreation centre, curling club, swimming pool, fitness centre, nine-hole golf course, off-leash dog park, and a ski hill. We enjoy an abundance of green spaces, including hiking, biking, and cross-country-ski trails. We also have a K–12 school, Yukon College campus, healthy business community, and numerous groups and organizations in which to get involved.
Under the direction of the Chief Administrative Officer, the Community Development & Planning Officer performs a variety of community development and planning, economic development, and land administration functions. The successful candidate should be interested in a career in land-use planning, heritage management, or municipal administration. This role supervises the Planning & Development Assistant.
If this position interests you, please submit your resume and cover letter clearly demonstrating the qualifications outlined below, as selection for further consideration will be based solely on the information you provide.
Minimum of 3 years’ professional experience in a planning environment, preference to those with municipal planning experience;
Diploma or degree in Urban and/or Regional Planning (other relevant areas of education may be considered);
Minimum of 1 years’ supervisory experience;
Strong written and verbal communication skills;
Excellent time management and organizational skills;
Experience in negotiation, conflict management, mediation and problem solving;
Ability to work independently and to act and respond with minimal direction;
Eligible for membership in the Canadian Institute of Planners and the Planning Institute of British Columbia is an asset
Experience in the following: Lands Viewer, GP, graphic design, and GIS.
Applicants able to demonstrate an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
A job description is available upon request.
A current resume and cover letter must be received at the City of Dawson Administration Building by 2:00 pm on Monday, March 30, 2020. Applications to this position may be submitted by mail or email to the following:
Amanda King, Human Resources
PO Box 308
Dawson City, Yukon Y0B 1G0
Salary & Benefits:
This is a Union position and is currently under review. Salary and benefits shall be in accordance with the Collective Agreement.
Salary range of $70,043 - $84,053, plus benefits.
In accordance with the Collective Agreement, internal candidates will be given first consideration. We thank all applicants, but only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.
To learn more about our community and what we have to offer please visit our website at www.cityofdawson.ca