Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), the incumbent serves as a member of the County’s senior management team involved in the formulation and execution of the County’s strategic plan. Is responsible for overseeing the department’s financial and corporate related programs; directly responsible for the budget preparation and investment portfolio for the County; present plans, budgets to the CAO and Council. As a member of the County’s senior management team will hire, train and develop department staff. Directs the overall planning, co‑ordination and control of the activities and business affairs of the Corporate Services Department and ensures that the by‑laws, policies and procedures of Mountain View County are complied with by staff. The incumbent is expected to exercise expert independent judgment, initiative and decision-making authority to develop timely solutions to complex projects; work collaboratively with colleagues or consultants with a diverse range of professional training.
Key Responsibilities Include:
You are a leader and have the ability to positively influence and direct change within a multi-faceted department of professional and support staff for financial, assessment and information technology systems. High level Council and senior management reporting, budget creation, asset management and investment portfolios. Your capacity to grasp technical concepts while being able to leave the complex details to subject matter specialists will ensure your effectiveness in this position. Specific accountabilities include:
Communicates and champions Mountain View County Council’s strategic goals and core purpose to the department staff;
Acts with integrity, honesty and fairness, remaining mindful of the duty of trust that the County has to its ratepayers, staff and inter-municipal partners;
Contributes to and manages the change management process to ensure consistent and seamless adaptation by management and staff to changes in County policy, procedure and practice;
Accepts and adapts to changes in County policy, procedure and practice quickly and positively and proactively supports staff and colleagues in adapting to changes in the workplace;
Contributes actively and effectively to management and staff team discussions, sharing knowledge and expertise willingly and collaboratively;
Designs, implements and monitors appropriate, meaningful, and well-defined departmental performance measures. Ensures performance competencies are communicated, understood, met or exceeded by all department staff;
Focuses on service delivery improvements; through thoughtful and thorough analysis and appropriate County staff recommendations; builds and maintains reliable, customer service focused, high performance departmental teams; and
Models professional behaviour and conduct that remains consistent with County culture and core service delivery values.
Holds a current CPA designation or other accounting designation;
Five to seven (5-7) years’ experience of increasingly responsible public sector administration would be an asset;
Working knowledge of the Municipal Government Act;
Is articulate and possesses above average budgetary and technical report writing skills; proven experience in budget preparation/management and contract management;
Effective leadership, team building, and supervisory strengths, with a commitment for continuous improvement;
High degree of computer competency with the ability to stay current with technology related to industry;
Personal initiative with good planning and organizational skills as well as a high degree of integrity and professionalism; strong capability to identify needs, plan and develop goals, priorities, and other outcome measures.