There has never been a better time for you to step into municipal employment and have a strong role in shaping your future, your career, and the community. The Director of Community Safety is responsible for managing the Whitecourt Fire Department, Law Enforcement, Occupational Health and Safety, and Community Emergency Management services and provides strategic leadership in the development and coordination of community safety initiatives for our rapidly growing municipality.
Whitecourt is a perfectly located, young, vibrant, and growing community; from forested lands to raging and meandering rivers, with great recreation and unlimited opportunity for families. This hub of the north, located on Highway 43, is just a short one and half hour trip northwest of Edmonton.
We believe that our values of diversity, collaboration, innovation and mutual respect bring out the best in our team, and are currently accepting resumes for a Director of Community Safety as an integral member of our senior management team.
Key Responsibilities Include:
Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), you will:
Provide senior leadership to the Department in support of community vision, councils strategic direction, corporate priorities, financial and governing legislation.
Work with senior leadership to provide common direction and integrated service delivery in support of client departments, based on Town policy.
Provide advice to Chief Administrative Officer and Elected Officials in the establishment of strategic objectives, policies, and programs for the delivery of community safety services.
Ensure effective, efficient, and equitable management and stewardship of financial resources (capital and annual budgets), and assets allocated to the Community Safety Department.
Develop annual budgets for Community Safety services in collaboration with the direct reports of the position.
Responsible for the outcomes and activities of the Whitecourt Fire Department, Law Enforcement (includes Police Contract and Bylaw/Peace Officer Program), Occupational Health and Safety Program, and Community Emergency Management Program.
Continue to develop, refine, and enhance the Town’s Occupational Health and Safety Program to meet the organizational safety requirements.
Appointed as, and responsible for the duties of, the Director of Emergency Management under the Community Emergency Management Plan.
Act as the Town liaison with RCMP.
Perform duties of the Assistant CAO.
The strategic leadership of the director is vital to the development and coordination of community safety for our community. The successful candidate will possess the following qualifications:
Post-secondary degree or diploma (i.e. Business Administration, Local Government Administration, etc.) supplemented with extensive management and/or leadership training.
An CLGM designation is an asset.
Enrollment or completion of the National Advanced Certificate in Local Authority Administration Program is desired.
Five years of administrative leadership experience at a senior municipal government level.
Emergency Management and Municipal Safety Certificates are an asset.
Demonstrated ability to communicate ideas, project, and process concepts, both orally and in writing, with ease and clarity Embraces a progressive leadership style within an environment conducive to individual employee development, team achievement, department productivity, and professionalism.
Ability to effectively build relationships with a wide range of stakeholders (vendors, citizens, other orders of government, and business community).
Proven leadership and strategic planning ability with demonstrated understanding and effectiveness in managing and optimizing a professional team.
The Town of Whitecourt offers a progressive working environment, a comprehensive benefit plan, and Local Authorities Pension Plan.
Please submit your application to the address listed below. Priority will be given to applications received by 12 noon on Friday, March 4, 2022 however, the competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.
TOWN OF WHITECOURT
Attn: HR/Payroll Clerk
Re: Job # 22-014
Box 509, 5004-52 Ave.
Whitecourt, AB T7S 1N6
We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted further.
Additional Job Information:
Posted Date: Feb 15, 2022
Closing Date: Mar 04, 2022