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Director of Community Services

Job Type: 
Executive Opportunities
Town of Vermilion
Job Description : 

The Town of Vermilion, with a population of 4,150, is located on the crossroads of the Trans-Canada Yellowhead Highway 16 and the Buffalo Trail Highway 41, and is situated 190 km east of Edmonton. 

The Town conveniently borders the Vermilion Provincial Park, is home to Lakeland College and serves as a regional hub for the surrounding agricultural sector.

Vermilion is a forward thinking, family oriented community that offers a high quality of life through its numerous recreational, cultural and educational opportunities and is continually striving for ways to better itself for its residents and businesses.

Description: We are seeking a new team member for the full time permanent position of Director of Community Services.  This opportunity offers a varied blend of responsibilities related to a comprehensive community services program, including family and community support services, recreation as well as bylaw enforcement. The individual will be responsible for managing staff and the ongoing operations of the associated community facilities including a regional conference centre, various ice surfaces as well as numerous parks and playgrounds.

Requirements: This position requires the incumbent place a high value on providing quality customer service, establishing successful relationships with community stakeholders and having a strong commitment to building and actively participating in a team environment.  The candidate must also be highly motivated, possess strong leadership skills and have the demonstrated ability to be a critical thinker and problem solver.  The ability to effectively communicate with municipal council, senior staff, employees, and the public is integral to the role.

Qualifications: It is expected that the individual will possess a Bachelor’s degree in Recreation Administration, with a minimum of five years of directly related experience.  Preference will be given to those that also have previously worked for a municipality at a senior/management level. High proficiency in office and recreationally based software is expected.  Candidates with equivalent education and experience may also be considered.

The Town of Vermilion offers a competitive salary and benefits package. 

Conditions of Employment:  Acceptable RCMP security clearance and valid Class 5 Alberta Driver’s License.

Closing Date: 
January 17, 2020
Application Return: 

If you are looking for an opportunity to work and participate in a dynamic team environment, possess a “can do” attitude and have a successful track record of building positive relationships, please submit your resume by January 17, 2020 to:


Town of Vermilion
5021 – 49th Avenue
Vermilion, AB  T9X 1X1

For further information call George Rogers, CAO at 780-581-2406 or e-mail grogers@vermilion.ca

We thank all applicants for their interest in this position and advise that only those receiving interviews will be contacted.