Planning Administrative Assistant
Planning and Development
Why work for the Town of Canmore? For starters, you can take great pride in our collaborative organization, its positive work culture and our amazing group of talented people who genuinely care about our community and accomplish outstanding Planning and Development work each and every day for its citizens. You will have the opportunity to work with a team that is professional, fun, dedicated and passionate about creating a sustainable and inclusive community and ensuring it continues to thrive structurally, environmentally and culturally into the future. Best of all, this team has an adventurous spirit that they bring to all their pursuits and you will enjoy playing as hard as you work with this active group!
Position Overview: As a key member of our Planning and Development team, you will have the opportunity to support a team of talented and dedicated professionals in our mission to build an outstanding, innovative and sustainable community. This is the perfect job for someone who desires to make meaningful and direct impacts in the community through the use of their strong relationship building, research, organization and administration skills. You will have the opportunity to collaborate with many talented people within our organization and from the community to deliver high quality planning, development and permitting services. This position will provide you with autonomy, as you will be required to take the lead on a diversity of projects with minimal supervision. Your core duties will involve learning a diversity of new skills as you manage the daily administrative operations of the highly legislated and policy driven Planning Team, including but not limited to; department communications , database entry, analysis and reporting, research, file management, meeting organization , website maintenance and permit process. In this role you will have the opportunity to further develop your exceptional customer service skills, as you support the Front Desk Customer Service team with responding to in-person inquiries, complaints or suggestions in a positive, professional and timely manner. pdf Click Here (131 KB) to review the full position description on our website!
Attributes: Do you thrive in a busy, chaotic office environment and enjoy the challenge of meeting deadlines? As our Planning Administrative Assistant, you will have the opportunity to further develop your exceptional analytical, organizational, communication and data management skills with the diverse tasks and projects you will take a lead on in this role. You are a positive, effective communicator, who listens actively and has the ability to work effectively on your own or collaborating with a diverse team of stakeholders. You are energized by helping people and will have the opportunity to hone your exceptional customer service skills in dealing with public inquiries, permitting and supporting a large, diverse team of professionals. To be the best fit for this position, you have a minimum of 2 years previous office administrative experience, have developed excellent detail orientation and you are not afraid to take on a diverse portfolio of administrative tasks in a highly precise legislative and legality driven field. For you, there is no job too big or too small! Minimum of a secondary school diploma, 2 years related administrative experience and advanced level of computer proficiency in MS Office is required. Related post-secondary education in public, office or business administration is considered a strong asset and will help you to be successful in this role.
Closing Date for Applications: This posting will remain open until August 26th,2016.
How to Apply: If this position is aligned with your skills, interests and experience, we would love to hear from you! Please submit your updated resume and detailed cover letter (see below) to:
Amanda Coon Sorfleet, HR Coordinator
902-7th Avenue, Canmore AB T1W 3K1
*COVER LETTER: In your Cover Letter, please help us to learn more about you by answering the following questions:
* if from out of town: What research have you done into our housing crisis and what is your plan for securing housing in Canmore?
Prior to beginning work, the successful candidate will be required to submit a satisfactory RCMP Criminal Records Check, along with other required certifications. The Town of Canmore wishes to express our appreciation to all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position. However, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.
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