General Manager, Planning and Development Services


Job title: General Manager, Planning and Development Services

Employer: The City of Calgary

Location: Calgary, AB

Closing date: October 13, 2023


If you are committed to public service, enjoy collaborating with others, share our values, and have a desire to learn and grow, join The City of Calgary. City employees deliver the services, run the programs, and operate the facilities which make a difference in our community. We support work-life balance, promote physical and psychological safety, and offer competitive wages, pensions, and benefits. Together we make Calgary a great place to make a living, a great place to make a life.

The City is committed to fostering a respectful, inclusive and equitable workplace which is representative of the community we serve. We welcome those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, inclusion, anti-racism and reconciliation. Applications are encouraged from members of groups that are historically disadvantaged and underrepresented. Accommodations are available during the hiring process, upon request.


Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer (COO), the General Manager of Planning and Development Services is accountable for and oversees the strategic and operational management of the department. In collaboration with other members of the Executive Leadership Team (ELT), the General Manager develops strategic plans, enabling the effective execution of Council priorities and services to the citizens of Calgary. This role provides expert advice and expertise to City Council, including participating in applicable committee meetings. This department leads multiple initiatives such as: the Calgary Climate Strategy, Calgary’s Greater Downtown Plan, and collaborative community planning with 30 Local Area Plans in development.

The Department of Planning and Development Services imagines, develops, executes and stewards long-range, integrated, and sustainable plans. Their mission is To imagine and plan a great City. They do this by:

  • Driving policies that guide long-term planning
  • Setting parameters for land development processes
  • Integrating strategies and actions to grow a resilient and sustainable city
  • Enabling businesses to open and operate
  • Ensuring Calgary’s buildings are safe to occupy

The General Manager enables these initiatives by providing inclusive leadership, strategic oversight, management and direction to the following Business Units: Downtown Strategy, Climate and Environment, City and Regional Planning, Community Planning, Development, Business and Building Services.

The following are some of the essential functions of the General Manager, Planning and Development Services:

  • Nurtures and fosters an inclusive leadership that promotes equity, diversity and inclusion; psychological and physical safety; health and wellness
  • Provides vision, strategic leadership, and direction to the management team in managing departmental operations, policies and challenges related to the effective and responsive delivery of programs and services to Calgary residents. These programs include planning services and all functions on the planning and approvals continuum
  • Identifies opportunities for synergies and streamlines functions to create more operational flexibility
  • Works with the Chief Operating Officer, City Manager and Council to identify short- and long-term strategic priorities, aligned with corporate strategy
  • Ensures the development, maintenance, and reporting of annual and long-term strategic business plans, at both department and business unit levels. These plans must align with corporate strategy and include key performance indicators relevant to business outcomes
  • Ensures that the strategy as described above incorporates buildings, open spaces, transportation corridors, landscaping, architecture, public facilities, commercial development, and other elements all integrate to build livable, complete communities
  • Acts as the primary Planning and Development advisor to Council and Council committees, providing recommendations and input to Council public hearing meetings, Calgary Planning Commission meetings, and having direct connections with Mayor and Council member offices
  • Ensures the provision of all urban planning and development services, advice and associated accountability to customers, businesses, Council and general public. Services provided range from regional planning; Calgary development and building policies; enabling implementation of building and business occupancy; through to post-occupancy development, business and building issues
  • Promotes consultations with key parties such as landowners, developers, builders, government bodies, residents, business owners and others
  • Oversees licensing and inspection services for neighborhoods and buildings, for safety and quality
  • Oversees the departmental operating budget, ensuring compliant, effective financial management

For the full position profile and qualifications or to submit your resume, please visit MNP.


General Manager – Corporate Services

Leading Edge – Innovative – Engaging – Pro-Active – Leader – Professional – Systems Thinking
Exceptional – Strategic Planning – Project Management – Organizational Effectiveness – Communication

General Manager – Corporate Services
Competition #J0823-1775
One (1) Permanent Full-Time Position

The City of Fort Saskatchewan has an exciting opportunity for a results orientated, progressive leader. Reporting to the City Manager, the General Manager of Corporate Services is a member of the City’s Leadership Team and provides visionary, strategic leadership for the organization and the division. This position leads the Corporate Services Division which includes five departments: Financial Services, People Services, Corporate Communications, Legislative Services, and Information Technology.

This position is responsible for the City’s strategic and corporate planning processes, development and/or updating of corporate documents such as the Strategic Plan and overseeing the quality and responsiveness of our internal services. The successful candidate will provide advice to the City Manager and Elected Officials in the establishment of strategic objectives and delivery of municipal services with a focus on fostering a positive workplace culture based on corporate values.

The General Manager of Corporate Services will have a “systems thinking” perspective along with an advanced level of communication and interpersonal skills. This person will be a Champion for the City’s governance process and lead the development of major strategic initiatives while demonstrating high political acumen and diplomacy. The General Manager will lead with a commitment to Diversity and Inclusion, Customer Service, and Truth and Reconciliation. This position requires the completion of a post-secondary degree, supplemented with extensive management and leadership training that can be used to promote a people-focused workplace culture. A minimum of eight years of professional leadership experience at a senior level, as well as significant knowledge in municipal operations and an advanced understanding of the Municipal Government Act is required.

The City of Fort Saskatchewan offers a competitive compensation package with a salary range of $165,652 to $194,883 per annum. Qualified applicants are invited to apply in confidence no later than Wednesday, October 4, 2023 through the Career Portal on the City’s website at

Take your Career in the Right Direction

Fort Saskatchewan, home to more than 27,000 people, is a vibrant economic and cultural hub located in Treaty 6 Territory and Métis Nation of Alberta Region 4, just 15 minutes northeast of Edmonton. The City of Fort Saskatchewan proudly manages recreation, culture and historic amenities including a performing arts theatre and a fitness centre within the Dow Centennial Centre and the historic 1875 – 1885 NWMP Fort Representation in the heart of downtown. Located on the banks of the North Saskatchewan River, Fort Saskatchewan boasts more than 80 km of paved trails along with many natural areas for residents to explore. As a City, we believe in diversity and inclusion and are working toward creating a city where all residents are respected and have a sense of belonging.

The City of Fort Saskatchewan thanks all applicants for their interest and advises those applicants under consideration will be contacted.

Assistant Controller – Budget and Financial Planning

Assistant Controller – Budget and Financial Planning

Competition Number: RR 2023 0075
Department: Finance
Section: Corporate Services
Salary: A competitive salary, including a comprehensive benefits package
Close Date: Open until suitable candidate found

The City of Spruce Grove is a fast-growing, dynamic city committed to building and maintaining a fiscally responsible community that serves our residents, attracts visitors and promotes future growth. Through the actions of the Values We Live By, accountability, communication, leadership, integrity and respect are encouraged, while maintaining a work, play balance.


Under the direction of the Controller, Budget and Financial Planning, the Assistant Controller is responsible for providing a comprehensive range of financial services including municipal operating and capital budget preparation, long-term financial planning and collaborative financial support to City departments and internally within the finance team. The Assistant Controller is a supervisory role providing leadership and coaching to the financial planning team, managing daily operations, and ensuring the team understands priorities and is successful at providing a high level of customer service in the coordination, development, and reporting of the municipal budgets and fiscal plans.

The incumbent will lead work in partnership with the Controller – Budget and Financial Planning and the Manager of Corporate Planning in leading the preparation of the annual spring budget adjustment and creation of the annual fiscal plan that is included as a component of the corporate plan. They will provide technical support to interdepartmental committees and work teams as a representative of the Finance department and will support the Controller, Budget and Financial Planning in the enhancement of customer service to internal customers in the organization and policy development and implementation. The incumbent also works in partnership with the Controller – Accounting and Treasury and the Assistant Controller – Accounting and Reporting in the coordination of quarterly budget forecasting, and quarterly reporting to Council, and also supports monthly operating and capital financial reporting to the Corporate Leadership Team and Directors.


1.  Budget and Financial Planning

  • Work collaboratively with the Controller, Budget and Financial Planning and the Manager of Corporate Planning to lead an integrated approach to Corporate Planning and Financial Planning.
  • Provide assistance to the Controller, Budget and Financial Planning in the development and implementation and/or review and update of policies and corresponding procedures.
  • Assist the Controller, Budget and Financial Planning in the selection and implementation of financial software, as required.
  • Engage in risk assessments related to financial reporting, revenue management, and business processes to ensure appropriate internal controls are implemented and monitored to support the accuracy and completeness of financial reporting and the prevention of fraud and error.
  • Responsible to prepare key economic assumptions for the organization, and oversee the update of tax and utility assumptions, calculations, and input templates.
  • With the CFO and Controller, Budget and Financial Planning, identify emerging issues that will impact financial planning.
  • Work corroboratively with the Controller, Budget and Financial Planning to prepare the annual spring budget adjustment and complete the documentation to support this process.
  • Work with organizational managers to enhance budget and forecast processes, and encourage accountability through proper support for reported balances and variances.
  • Consult with CFO and Controller, Budget and Financial Planning regarding forecast variances and impacts on reserve balances.
  • Assist the Financial Planning team with financial analysis and finalization of department operating and capital budgets, as required, for the preparation of the annual fiscal plan.
  • Maintain data for preparation of long-term capital plan by combining information from the TCA register, the Asset Management system (where available) and Corporate Plan business cases.
  • Assist with the calculation of utility and tax rates and reserve balances.
  • Working with the Financial Planning team, prepare the fiscal plan summary for inclusion in the Corporate Plan document.

2. Accounting and Reporting

  • Provide support to the Assistant Controller – Accounting and Reporting where required to prepare the quarterly financial statements, interim and year-end financial reporting, walkthroughs and analysis, and the annual report.
  • Responsible for ensuring the approved annual budget is provided to Financial Reporting for upload into GP and support for budget balances and variances is available to assist with quarterly financial statement presentations to the Corporate Leadership Team (CLT) and Council.

3. Supervisory Management

  • Provide a high level of coaching, training, and mentoring to section staff in the achievement of their goals and projects throughout the year and during the performance management process.
  • Manage the daily operations of the Financial Planning team; setting goals and expectations for them, making decisions regarding staffing matters, stressing the importance of teamwork, and ensuring the overall efficiency of services provided.

4. Client and Strategic Support

  • Be the Finance representative on internal working groups from time to time as assigned by the Controller, Budget and Financial Planning.
  • Represent Finance in meetings with other departments to provide enhanced service and customer support.


  • Post-secondary degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or equivalent.
  • Seven (7) to Eight (8) years of related experience, preferably within a municipality.
  • Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation is required.
  • CPA Public Sector Budgeting/ Financial Reporting training or Controllers Program is an asset.
  • Working knowledge of Questica is an asset.
  • Project Management training is an asset.


  • Competitive annual salary
  • 4 weeks’ vacation for supervisory positions to start plus an additional thirteen paid days off per year (stat holidays).
  • 100% employer-paid Blue Cross Benefit Plan for you and your family, including health, dental, travel and vision care.
  • 100% employer-paid Life Insurance including Accidental Death & Dismemberment, dependent life insurance for your spouse and children and LTD.
  • Local Authorities Pension Plan (LAPP)
  • APEX Supplemental Pension Plan
  • Employee and Family Assistance Program
  • Flexible work arrangement options


The City of Spruce Grove is currently reviewing the salary of this position.

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