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Chief Administrative Officer

Job Type: 
Executive Opportunities
Westlock County
Competition Number: 
Job Description : 

Westlock County is located in North Central Alberta with a footprint of 3,171 km² with 2,100 km of roads, we are the home to some of the most productive agricultural lands in Alberta including grains, cereals, hay and livestock.

The region’s industry mix is comprised of rolled pipe manufacturing, water distiller manufacturing, electronic power generating, feed mills, grain elevators, agricultural equipment sales, livestock auction facilities, trucking companies and oilfield services.

Emergency Services protects and serves our farmers, acreage owners, 9 Hamlets, Village and a handful of bedroom communities.

The County offers its 7,220 citizens a quiet county lifestyle with the convenience of urban amenities within an hour’s drive. The landscape offers outdoor recreational activities campgrounds, parks, ski hill, golf courses and first-class highways for travel.

For more information, please visit Westlock County’s website


Reporting to the Westlock County Council, the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) plays an integral role in the strategic leadership and management of the overall administration of the county’s operations in accordance with the objectives, policies, and plans approved by Council. The CAO is responsible for ensuring that policies and programs of the County are implemented and advises and informs Council on the operation and affairs of the County. The CAO performs all the duties and exercises the powers and functions as legislated by Provincial statutes, local Bylaw and the Municipal Government Act (MGA) as well as other enactments, or as assigned by County Council.


Qualifications & Education Requirements

The ideal candidate will have a post-secondary education, or extensive management experience in the public or private sector. Participation in, or completion of the Certified Local Government Management Program would be a strong asset. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated track record of success in a senior leadership role and have an appreciation of the municipal sector and the Municipal Government Act. Also, experience with economic development would be preferred.

In addition, they will have a positive record of working effectively with elected officials, community volunteers, boards and committees, and public consultation processes. They will be a proven leader in building strong and progressive work cultures and collaborating and supporting high functioning teams.

For a detailed opportunity profile, please visit:  https://leadersinternational.com/westlock-county-chief-administrative-officer/ 


Closing Date: 
December 12, 2020
Application Return: 

Interested parties are requested to submit a one-page cover letter and their personal resume/CV to Ardyce Kouri or Cecilia Oteiza Ayres at Edmonton@leadersinternational.com. For further information, please call Leaders International at (780) 420-9900.