The Manitoba government recognizes the importance of building an exemplary public service reflective of the citizens it serves, where diverse abilities, backgrounds, cultures, identities, languages and perspectives drives a high standard of service and innovation. The Manitoba government supports equitable employment practices and promotes representation of designated groups (women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, visible minorities).
Employment Equity is a factor in selection for this competition. Consideration will be given to Indigenous people, visible minorities and persons with disabilities.
An eligibility list may be created to fill similar regular and term positions throughout the province and will remain in effect for up to 12 months.
Candidates who do not meet all essential criteria may be considered on an underfill basis at a commensurate rate of pay.
The Department of Municipal Relations is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the Regional Manager (LP5) position in Brandon, Manitoba. The Manitoba government has a comprehensive benefits package which includes extended health care, health spending account, dental care, vision care, long term disability insurance, group life insurance, maternity/paternity leave, family related leave, and a defined pension plan (some pension plans allow for portability between the Civil Service Superannuation Board and employers).
Conditions of Employment:
Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
Must possess and maintain a valid full stage Manitoba Class 5 driver's license
Member of or eligible for Membership in Canadian Institute of Planners
Must be able to travel to early morning and evening meetings throughout the Province as required
Post-secondary degree from a recognized educational institute in city, rural or regional planning, preferably at the Master’s level. An equivalent combination of a related non-planning degree and planning experience may be considered
Extensive experience in professional planning, including approving subdivision applications, preparing zoning reports and by-laws, and drafting community planning policy
Supervisory experience with proven leadership skills including the ability to coordinate and manage teams, as well as provide guidance and direction to others
Effective written communication skills with the ability to write for technical and public audiences
Highly-developed interpersonal skills with the ability to foster and maintain positive working relationship with colleagues, other departments, diverse stakeholder groups and the general public
Strong verbal communication skills including experience delivering public presentations
Well-developed organizational and time management skills including the ability to work under pressure, managing multiple deadlines with limited lead time
Proficiency in MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) or similar software applications
Excellent political acumen skills demonstrated through experience providing strategic advice on sensitive issues
General knowledge of the principles and application of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to land use planning
Experience working with data management using a database system such as CITRIX
The Regional Manager is responsible for the regional office in providing professional services in the areas of community and regional planning to support sound decision-making by municipalities, planning districts, and landowners. The Regional Manager is responsible for the administration of the responsibilities delegated under The Planning Act and The Municipal Act, including providing advisory services to provincial departments and the public with respect to land use and sustainable development programs, projects, applications and interdepartmental initiatives. The manager is expected to work on branch-wide initiatives, work with other departments to support sustainable planning on private and Crown lands and may be called upon to assist in other regional offices.
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Applicants may request reasonable accommodation related to the materials or activities used throughout the selection process. When applying to this position, please indicate the advertisement number and position title in the subject line and/or body of your email. Your cover letter, resumé and/or application must clearly indicate how you meet the qualifications.
Please be advised that job competitions may be grieved and appealed. Should a selection grievance be filed, information from the competition file will be provided to the grievor's representative or the grievor, if unrepresented. Personal information irrelevant to the grievance and other information protected under legislation will be redacted.
We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.