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Chief Administrative Officer

Job Type: 
Executive Opportunities
City of Lacombe
Competition Number: 
Job Description : 

The Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) is the administrative head of the municipality, ensures that the policies and programs of the municipality are implemented; advises and informs the council on the operation and affairs of the municipality; and performs the duties and functions and exercises the powers assigned to a Chief Administrative Officer by this and other enactments or assigned by Council.

Education & Experience

  • Post secondary degree in a relevant discipline such as Business Administration, Commerce or Public Administration or a degree in a related municipal function such as Planning, Engineering, Recreation or Social Services.
  • Masters in Business or Public Administration preferred.
  • Certified Local Government Manager status.
  • A minimum of 7 – 10 years of extensive and/or progressive senior leadership experience in a local government setting or an equivalent combination of training and experience in other relevant settings.
  • A positive record of working effectively with elected officials or boards of governors, local government staff, community volunteers, board and committees, and public participation processes.
  • Proven experience in strategic planning, organization development and achieving results in building teams and effective employee relations.
  • Exposure to implement development plans, capital works and infrastructure programs.
  • Experience in a multi-dimensional service organization with proven ability to provide focus and leadership, adapting and integrating planning, policy and program initiatives.
  • A proven track record of accomplishments and career advancement.

For further details please see our website www.lacombe.ca

Closing Date: 
January 20, 2018
Application Return: 

If you believe this is the right career opportunity for you, please submit your resume in confidence by January 20, 2018 to Barbara Wilton, Human Resources Manager      Email: bwilton@lacombe.ca          

Interviews are to be scheduled on February 20, 2018.