The Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) is responsible for the overall operation and delivery of municipal services through all divisions and departments of Big Lakes County in accordance with the Municipal Government Act and those assigned by Council.
Key Responsibilities Include:
Maintain a positive and productive relationship with Council based on trust, commitment, and open communications.
Regularly update Council on progress, recommended changes, and new matters that relate to the strategic plan.
Prepare and submit reports and recommendations as required by Council and Council committees.
Advise and inform Council of issues and developments and opportunities of an operational, legislative, economic development or political nature that relate to the interests of the County.
Support Council in determining policy by providing information such as other levels of government objectives, social and economic trends, advice of staff, positions advocated by community groups and local businesses.
Ensures Council is advised of all significant matters pertaining to the administration of the County and of its legal obligations and responsibilities.
Ensure all powers, duties and functions prescribed under the Municipal Government Act (MGA) are fulfilled.
Provides direction to the senior administration leadership team and ensures all County operations are functioning in alignment with the County’s strategic goals and objectives.
Provides effective direction to County staff and further develops a culture of customer service, team building, partnership, innovation, fiscal responsibility, empowerment, and employee recognition.
Ensure that the financial operations of the municipality are in accordance with the direction of Council and that finances are recorded and reported in an accurate and timely way.
Coordinate long-term land-use, economic development, financial, and capital planning.
Reeve and 8 Councillors.
Director of Public Works, Director Planning & Development, Director Corporate Services, Director Community & Protective Services, Executive Assistant, Human Resources Manager.
Education & Experience:
Post-secondary degree /diploma in Public Administration/Business Administration/Commerce/Planning or other Municipal related areas.
Considerable senior level leadership and administrative experience including the management of significant human and financial resources. Experience within a dynamic municipal setting combined with private sector experience is desirable.
Ability to understand, interpret, explain, and apply local, provincial, and federal laws and regulations.
Strong understanding of the principles and practices of public administration, including budgeting, purchasing and the maintenance of public records; organization and functions of an elected Council.
Proficient in Microsoft Office applications.
Provide Current Criminal Records Check.
Provide Current Driver's Abstract.
Knowledge, Skills & Attributes:
Work well independently and within a team environment.
Excellent time management skills and the ability to multi-task and prioritize work.
Strong organizational skills.
Keen attention to detail and problem-solving skills.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Open to new ideas, flexible by adhering to bylaws, policies, and procedures.
Big Lakes County offers an excellent benefits package, competitive salary, and participates in the Local Authorities Pension Plan (LAPP).
Hours of Work:
Monday-Friday 8:15 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Submit cover letter and resume, including references to: