Development Officer – Land Planning

Development Officer – Land Planning

Permanent Full time, Pay level 4 $59,856.00 – $75,336.00

The County of Annapolis is currently seeking a Development Officer – Land Planning to join our team! This is an opportunity to work amongst the breathtaking natural beauty of the Bay of Fundy shoreline and the lush Annapolis River, where you will be captivated by coastal communities, towns, villages, historic properties and stunning parks that are the pride of our county. Annapolis County is an ideal location to live, work and play.

Development Officer shall be responsible for assisting the Manager of Planning with reviewing and processing development permit applications, reviewing assigned subdivision applications, receiving and following up on public questions and concerns, conducting research and completing reports, reviewing zoning conformation letter requests,  carrying out field inspections with Land Use Bylaw compliance, assists with Planning Area Advisory Committee meetings, prepares information brochures, infographics, and other educational products, and responds to telephone calls, emails, letters, faxes, and other communications. This job description is a general outline of duties and responsibilities and is not meant to limit the employee’s initiative to expand or increase their work output subject to approval by their supervisor.


Candidates for this position must possess as a minimum, an undergraduate degree in land use planning, or related field.  Candidates must be eligible for membership in the Nova Scotia Municipal Development Officers Association.  A working knowledge of map reading and GIS software is considered an asset.

Ideally, the candidate must have a minimum of two (2) years experience working in a municipal or provincial planning setting where the focus has been on interpreting planning rules and regulations and provincial legislation, with preference given to those whose experience is directly or indirectly working with a municipal government organization, or a combination of formal experience and lived experiences.

Due to the nature of this position, the employee must have exceptional reading and report writing skills, as well as comfort and enjoyment with facilitating and presenting public presentations and information sessions to people of all education and interest levels, be adept dealing with difficult people and be able to discuss complex matters in simple terms tactfully and respectfully, be fluent with Microsoft Office, and comfortable working in a fast-paced work environment, often under public pressure. This position will occasionally require work outside of normal office hours including evenings.

To view the complete job description, visit:

Municipality of the County of Annapolis – Employment (

How to apply:

This employment competition will remain open until the position is filled

Camilo Lopera, Human Resources Coordinator
(902) 532-0890

Send your resume with cover letter to:

Municipality of the County of Annapolis
752 St. George St, PO Box 100
Annapolis Royal, NS  B0S 1A0

Applications will not be accepted via Social Media (Facebook)
The County of Annapolis thanks all those for applying but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Superintendent of Public Works

Position: Superintendent of Public Works
Status: Full Time, Permanent, Non-Union
Department: Public Works
Date: Feb 2, 2024
Reports to: Director of Public Works
Location: Public Works Building
Salary Range: $80,300 – $93,100

General Accountability
Under the direct supervision of the Director of Public Works or designate, the Superintendent of Public Works is a non-union position. The individual would be responsible for the documented safe and effective use of Public Works Department resources in dealing with the operation and maintenance of the Town’s wastewater/stormwater collection and water distribution systems, municipal streets, sidewalks, parking lots, public works equipment maintenance and other duties as assigned to ensure regulatory compliance and provide a safe working environment. Primary responsibilities include supervision of unionized public works staff, developing and posting work schedules, safety training, work-related training, providing reports on public work activities, reviewing and undertaking maintenance requirements, assessing and coordinating snow and ice control systems, supervising private contractors carrying out municipal projects, preparing and monitoring of annual operation and capital budgets. In addition, the Superintendent will provide assistance to other management and staff as required and /or as directed.


  • Directs and provides leadership to staff for department responsibilities, monitors job performance and productivity, and maintains department policy, where required.
  • Daily operations:
        • Organizes and supervises daily activities by prioritizing and scheduling work in advance based on department workforce and task requirements and/or  adjusting workloads for emergencies or special requests
        • Reports status of incomplete or completed work
        • Assignment of on-call and over-time to staff
        • Approval of biweekly timesheets and vacation requests
        • Be available to assess or address Department callout requirements
        • Assesses and assists with development of Standard Operating Procedures
  • Reviews and undertakes equipment and Public Works Building maintenance management requirements
  • Ensures staff are adequately safety trained, job trained, have approved Nova Scotia Environment certification where required and all workplaces are maintained in a safe regulatory compliant manner.
  • Addresses and provides reports dealing with inquiries, complaints and/or requests from the general public or outside agencies.
  • Supervises and performs inspections of daily operations and job sites, Municipal Service Permits (MSPs), and projects for compliance with Town and/or Government standards and provides reporting and recommendations for improvements, where required.
  • Assesses and provides coordination of snow and ice control system to streets, sidewalks and public parking lots.
  • Oversees, inspects, and documents activities involved with the maintenance requirements of the water distribution, sanitary/stormwater collection systems, streets and sidewalks, curb and gutter, street traffic marking services, snow removal, Public Works equipment, buildings and public parking.
  • Water utility meter reads, repairs, installs and inventory are maintained in an approved manner.
  • Compliance for water utility regulatory sampling is addressed and records maintained.
  • Assists with planning and provides coordination and approves contractor related operations such as:
        • Repairs for street patching, crack sealing, bridge work, sidewalk and brickwork repairs,
        • Water system leak detection and system servicing (hydrant work, valve work, system flushing, etc.)
        • Sanitary flow monitoring and Inflow/infiltration (I/I) reduction
        • Sewer cleaning and closed circuit tv inspection (CCTV)
  • Approves and provides inputs and addresses department purchasing needs, monitors/controls expenses allocated to assigned budget.
  • Maintains department records associated with time sheets, overtime control, payroll, and associated department expenses.
  • Provides involvement in special and/or capital projects (paving, sidewalk construction, watermain and sanitary/storm sewer replacements, etc.).
  • Co-ordinates with Town Departments for various approved needs, as they arise.
  • Works within the Collective Agreement for fair administration and efficient use of resources.
  • Enforces all safety regulations, policies, and procedures and ongoing department training in accordance with Nova Scotia Occupational and Safety Act & Regulations and maintains documentation with respect to same.


Education and Experience

  • Minimum 2 years post-secondary technical education relative to the engineering discipline or equivalent
  • Minimum Nova Scotia Department of Environment Operator Level 1 Certification in water distribution and wastewater collection or ability to obtain within one year of employment. OIT application required upon hire. Requirement to obtain certifications to match distribution and collection system needs and be in Direct Responsible Charge (DRC) status within 2 years.
  • Minimum of 5 years of supervisory experience (preferably in a unionized environment).
  • The ideal candidate will have knowledge of all aspects of municipal operations including roads, buildings,
    water/wastewater systems, etc.
  • Safety training in the following areas (and/or ability to promptly obtain training):
        • First Aid/CPR
        • WMHIS
        • Traffic Control person/Temporary Workplace Signage
        • Trenching
        • Fall Arrest
        • Confined Space

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Innovative, self-motivating
  • Excellent communication skills and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organization skills
  • Possess problem solving ability
  • Demonstrate the ability to work to meet deadlines
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Experience with policies and procedures in all aspects of roads year-round maintenance
  • Working knowledge of the operation of heavy equipment (I.e.: tandem or single axle truck, snowplows, backhoe & loaders, sidewalk plows, street sweepers, etc.)
  • Knowledge of Asset Management
  • Proficient in Word, Excel, and Outlook or equivalent programs.

Additional Information

  • Provide proof of driver license and driving abstract
  • The successful candidate must supply a recent Criminal Records Check


The Superintendent of Public Works is required to work in a professional environment and will work with municipal staff to achieve operational regulatory compliance requirements and provide regular updating and reporting to the Director of Public Works as required.

They will be required to maintain positive relations with Town Departments, government agencies, outside services, utilities, and private contractors. The Superintendent of Public Works is to work collaboratively with staff in providing leadership, exhibiting good judgment and ethical behavior and create a team approach to implementing the initiatives of the Department.

How to Apply

Closing date is Feb 26th, 2024, 1:00 pm (AST). Applications submitted beyond this date and time, or incomplete applications, will not be accepted.

To apply for this position, please submit your cover letter, resume and safety certificates to

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted