Employment Opportunity – Director of Public Works and Development



Director of Public Works and Development
Town of Deer Lake

May 1, 2023


The Director of Public Works and Development will provide proactive leadership, engagement and strategic direction to the Planning and Development functions for the Town of Deer Lake. Working closely with the Town Manager, Council, other senior staff and the public, this position will act as a partner and resource for the organization by leading and guiding all aspects of Project Development and Operations of the Public Works Department.

The Director of Public Works and Development will receive and review development applications and offer assistance and direction to ensure that sound planning and development principles are developed and maintained, and that the Town is in compliance with prescribed provincial and national planning, building, and development standards along with collaboration with consultants and contractors conducting work within the community. This position will be responsible for the coordination of capital funding projects for the municipality along with overseeing asset management for the Town of Deer Lake.

The successful candidate must posses a post-secondary degree or diploma in Public/Business Administration and or Project Management/Civil Engineering Technology and a demonstrated successful track record of planning and development within a complex organization, preferably a municipality. A natural problem solver, with an attention to detail the successful applicant will have the ability to coordinate with other department heads and the Town Manager regarding project development and management.

The Director of Public Works and Development must show initiative, have exceptional communications skills, demonstrate knowledge relating to the municipal field and must be prepared to work in a fast-paced municipal environment. Experience with Newfoundland and Labrador Legislation as it relates environment protection and development would be an asset.

Candidates must possess (and maintain) a valid driver’s license and must provide a recent certificate of conduct.
This is an excellent opportunity to develop your career with the Town of Deer Lake. If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity apply today by submitting your resume to deerlaketownmanager@nf.aibn.com or by contacting Jason Young at 709.635.2451 for further information. Application deadline is 4:30pm on Friday May 19th, 2023.


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