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Chief Administrative Officer

Job Type: 
Executive Opportunities
Town of Redcliff, AB
Job Description : 

Located in the SE corner of Alberta, adjacent to the City of Medicine Hat, the Town of Redcliff is known as the Greenhouse Capital of the Prairies and offers the best of small town living.  Bordered by the South Saskatchewan River and the TransCanada Highway, Redcliff is a safe, vibrant and historical community of 5,600 residents offering a great balance between living, working and playing!  Please visit www.redcliff.ca for more information.

Reporting to the Mayor and six Councillors, the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) will lead the senior leadership team and staff (approximately 40 employees – increasing seasonally to approximately 60 employees) by developing and implementing services, programs, projects, policies, and objectives as established by Council.  This position is responsible for overseeing an $18M budget and all municipal services including public services, finance and administration, planning and engineering, and community and protective services.

In addition, the CAO will also:

  • Provide effective advice and support to the Mayor and Council in developing, implementing, and executing policies and strategies, evolving governance structures, and improving the ongoing sustainability of the Town of Redcliff.
  • Deliver solid leadership to the senior leadership team and Town staff.
  • Promote opportunities for economic development and foster intermunicipal collaboration.
  • Ensure that staff are committed to providing the highest level of service to the general public and the business community through strong policy, process, and clear and transparent communication.

The successful candidate will possess the following:

  • Minimum of five (5) years of related and progressive senior management experience, preferably in a local government setting.
  • Demonstrated experience in leadership, strategic planning, organizational development, team building, conflict resolution, and labour relations.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with elected officials, volunteer boards, outside agencies, unions, as well as experience with public participation process, policy, and public service delivery.
  • Familiarity with budgets and implementing capital works and infrastructure improvement programs.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Municipal Government Act (MGA) and related statutes or equivalent experience managing in a government environment.
Closing Date: 
January 15, 2020
Application Return: 

James Davies, Managing Director

DCG Executive Search Services Ltd.

(780) 758-9796