A vibrant community located northeast of Medicine Hat, Empress is home to over 130 people and provides services to communities in the region. The Village of Empress is situated on the West side of the Alberta/ Saskatchewan border, nestled between the Red Deer and South Saskatchewan rivers, and serves as a center to the surrounding farming and ranching community of 1,500 people. It is a focal point for many activities in the area. It is also at the geographical center of many large cities in Western Canada: Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatoon, and Regina.
Key Responsibilities Include:
The Role - Taking direction from Village Council the Chief Administrative Officer is responsible for leading, planning, and managing operations and programs for the municipality. Council is looking for a strategic leader, someone with excellent communication and interpersonal skills that will help ensure the continuous development and
improvement of municipal services. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to create a cost effective
and efficient operational structure that provides optimum client service, promotes teamwork, quality municipal services, individual accountability and adaptability for future change. The goal is to create a vibrant and sustainable
The Candidate - The ideal candidate is a proven leader, with relevant post-secondary education and senior management experience in either the public or private sectors. Previous municipal government experience is ideal, but not a requirement. Candidates who bring strong leadership together with demonstrated business and financial
acumen from working within other complex organizations (public or private) will be considered.
A relevant post-secondary education and professional designations, combined with a CLGM or LGA is desirable,
however, other impressive combinations of education, experience and credentials will also be considered
The successful candidate will have highly developed interpersonal, communication, and public relations skills,
have demonstrated success in leading progressive administrative and operationally focused teams, and building
strong relationships with stakeholders. Success in economic development will also be an asset.
Compensation - A competitive compensation package will be provided including an attractive base salary and
excellent benefits. Flexible work arrangements, including telework for a portion of the work week, may be possible. For a full position description and further details please contact Lisa Colby at 403-854-5604.
The Process - Express Your Enthusiasm for This Role—Email a convincing cover letter and tailored resume
(PDF or Word) to: Mayor Arlen Johnston (marked “Confidential”)
Fax: (403) 565-2010
Mail: P.O. Box 159, Empress, AB T0J 1E0
Additional Job Information:
Posted Date: Oct 13, 2022
Closing Date: Oct 24, 2022