BC Local Government Job Posting Service

Economic Development Officer

The Town of Smithers has an exciting opportunity for an Economic Development Officer (EDO) to join the Community Services Department. This is a full-time, exempt position.
Surrounded by mountain ranges, Smithers is a northern gem, nestled at the base of Hudson Bay Mountain. With a population of 5,400, it is a service hub for a surrounding region comprising of a population of approximately 15,000.
Residents enjoy four seasons of recreational activities; in addition to a ski hill within a half an hour of town, the region offers world-class fishing, backcountry and cross-country skiing, hunting, golfing and alpine trails for hiking and horseback riding coupled with a lively music scene, Art Gallery, Museum, theatrical performances, and an energetic sporting community.
Reporting to the Director of Community Services, the EDO is responsible for developing, implementing, monitoring, and reporting on strategic economic initiatives that contribute to the overall economic and social well-being of the community. The EDO undertakes activities and fosters collaborative working relationships with business groups, community organizations, local governments, first nations, and various external stakeholders in support of economic development that is aligned with the Town’s goals and strategic priorities.
The Town of Smithers offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package. Annual salary for this position is ranging from $92,243 - $102,243 and will be set commensurate with experience.
Further information, including a complete job description, is available on the Town of Smithers website at
Candidates may be required to undergo a comprehensive evaluation of skills, qualifications, and abilities.
If you are interested in this exciting career opportunity with the Town of Smithers, please submit your cover letter and resume with three professional references, no later than 4:00 p.m., October 8, 2023, to:

Human Resources
Competition #23-20
Town of Smithers
Box 879, 1027 Aldous Street
[email protected]
The Town of Smithers thanks all applicants for their interest; however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
The Town of Smithers is an equal opportunity employer committed to establishing an inclusive, equitable, and accessible environment for all. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or any other basis protected by applicable law.

Full Job Description

Organization: Town of Smithers
Professional Categories: Community Development
Posted: September 18, 2023, 4:16 pm
Expires: October 8, 2023, 4:00 pm
Employment Type: Full Time
Employment Length: Permanent
Education Requirement: College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma from a program of 1 year to 2 years
Job Experience: Experience an asset
Rate: $92,243.00 to $102,243.00 Year