DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT & PROPERTY
County of Renfrew, an Upper Tier Municipal Government, is searching for a dynamic individual to develop strategic plans for the department including its five main divisions – Economic Development/Entrepreneurship, Land Use Planning, Forestry, the Ottawa Valley Tourist Association and Property/Real Estate.
Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, the Director of Development and Property is responsible for the management and administration of functions related to development and property issues within the Corporation. Areas of economic development, tourism, land use planning, Geographic Information System (GIS), forestry, trails, and property fall within this description. The position has the responsibility for the municipal liaison to the Algonquins of Ontario comprehensive land claim being negotiated in the Ottawa River watershed (Ontario). The Director also leads the capital and operational (building maintenance) function of the Renfrew County Housing Corporation.
- Promote the County’s Mission and Values.
- Establish and maintain an effective working relationship with staff, administration, Council, and the public.
- Prepare/present recommendations to the Development and Property Committee and County Council concerning administrative and operational issues.
- Responsible for the design and management of the department’s five main divisions.
- University degree with a focus on finance, administration, economics or land use planning.
- Seven to eight years management experience in the private/public sector.
- Education in municipal government, particularly AMCTO training would be an asset
- Knowledge of core Economic Development (including Tourism and Marketing) and Land Use Planning principles, Forestry Act, Weed Act, and Provincial Policy statements.
- An understanding and background of the Algonquins of Ontario Comprehensive Land Claim.
- Contract administration is essential, including a general understanding of procurement principles.
- Strong management, analytical and interpersonal skills, with a propensity for “out of the box” thinking
- Excellent networking and interpersonal skills to interact with senior government officials, management staff, and members of the public.
- Computer literacy required.
- Bilingualism (English/French), an asset.
Compensation: $134,134 – $153,070 per annum, plus comprehensive benefits package.
Please send your resume, stating Competition #22-128 by 4:00 p.m., July 18, 2022 to:
Human Resources, County of Renfrew
9 International Drive, Pembroke, ON K8A 6W5
(in MS Word or pdf format)