Officer, Development - (2171)

City of Whitehorse
Calcite Road Building
6 - 151 Industrial Road, Whitehorse, Yukon, Y1A 2V3, Canada (Whitehorse, YT)
Full time
Hours / week:
35 hours/week
Wage / Salary:
Not Disclosed
Date posted:
Closing date:



Job posting closes: July 27th, 2024 at 05:00pm Yukon Standard Time

At our core, the City of Whitehorse is committed to cultivating an inclusive employee community and workspace, confronting racism and biases for fairness and equity, while advancing reconciliation and accessibility.

The City promotes work life balance for its employees and offers flexible work arrangements, such as work from home and compressed work weeks, subject to applicable administrative directives.

An Eligibility List may be established from this competition – the duration of the eligibility list may be up to 12 months. The eligibility list may be used to fill future permanent full-time, permanent part-time, temporary full-time, temporary part-time, term or casual vacancies within the same department and classification based on the organizational needs by going to the next highest ranked candidate until the eligibility list expires.

This position is covered by a collective agreement between the City of Whitehorse and the Public Service Alliance of Canada/Yukon Employees Union.

The City wishes to thank all applicants for their interest but only those candidates selected to advance in the recruitment will be contacted.  Note that only those candidates eligible to legally work in Canada will be considered

Development Officer

Job Code: 032
Department: Land & Building Services

Job Summary:

The incumbent administers and enforces the planning and development regulations of the Zoning Bylaw.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Reviews and approves all Development Permit applications in accordance with the regulations in the Zoning Bylaw and all related planning documents, and issues permits.
  2. Reviews all building plans for siting compliance.
  3. Carries out pre and post site investigations of all development and building sites to enforce development permit conditions.
  4. Supplies consultative services to City departments, external agencies, and the public on development regulations and interpretation of the Zoning Bylaw.
  5. Prepares applications and reports for the Development Review Committee and City Council.
  6. Investigates land use related complaints and determines appropriate remedial action as required to ensure compliance.
  7. Issues Development Completion Certificates and issues Stop Work Orders for non-complying developments
  8. Prepares Development Agreements for final approval
  9. Presents the interpretation of the Official Community Plan and Zoning Bylaw to the Board of Variance regarding variance applications.
  10. Acts as Subdivision Lands Coordinator and Land Development Supervisor as assigned.
  11. Follows, so far as is reasonably practicable, established safety procedures and standards.

This description contains elements necessary for identification and evaluation of the job. The incumbent may be required to perform other related duties.

CATEGORY Community Service-Protection


Working Conditions:

Exposed to inclement weather when conducting site visits.

Required Knowledge, Skill and Abilities:

  • 2 year Diploma in Community Planning or Building Technology
  • Training in Conflict Resolution
  • Previous Experience – 3 years planning and development, in a municipal environment
  • On-the-Job Experience – 6 Months
  • Class 5 Driver’s License
  • Interpersonal, conflict resolution, negotiation, organization, priority-setting and attention to detail skills

An equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered.

Examples of Equipment to Operate:

Vehicle, office equipment, computer with applications such as Outlook, Word, Excel, Map Info, Autocad and Claims.

Accommodation Requests:

Shortlisted candidates who require accommodation or have accessibility needs during the selection process are encouraged to reach out to the Recruiter and make requests to ensure their full participation. The City of Whitehorse is committed to reviewing requests and making arrangements for reasonable accommodation and accessibility requests. You may email to name of recruiter and

Other Details:

Job seekers are required to create an online profile and submit their application electronically through the City's online Applicant system via Instructions on applications are provided at If you have any further questions regarding this posting, please contact the recruiter at

To apply for this position, you are required to submit your resume. 

Various tests and/or exams may be administered as part of the recruiting process. 

At the time this posting closes, candidates must have valid and current licenses/certifications/education that match the position requirements. Candidates who are selected to continue with the recruiting process will be required to provide proof of qualifications during their interview. 


RANGE 38.57 - 45.37



ORGANIZATIONAL UNIT City of Whitehorse / Development Services / Land and Building Services

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