The Town of Onoway is situated just 40 minutes west of Edmonton; this community is vibrant and poised for growth. Onoway offers great recreation, culture, education, and health care to the area residents. Visit our website to learn more about our great community. www.onoway.ca
PURPOSE OF THE POSITION
The director of Corporate and Community Services is responsible for the planning and management of the town’s corporate services functions and acts as the key liaison to town community groups. This includes supervision of office staff.
Key responsibility areas include budgeting and reporting, legislative and legal services, utility billing, front desk customer service, website, social media maintenance, and community liaison duties. This position is also expected to fill the role of the director of emergency management and is the liaison to the local fire department.
Key Responsibilities Include:
Is responsible for management and supervision of the administrative office staff. This includes ensuring high quality customer service to all stakeholders.
Provides coaching, mentoring, support, and advice to staff where required
As directed by the CAO, participates as a member of the management team in development of strategic and corporate goals and objectives.
Manages the Information Technology function to ensure the most secure and efficient delivery of information and technical resources to staff.
Manages the financial functions of the town including coordination of the operating and capital budget process as well the reporting an audit processes.
Is responsible for operating and capital grant application processes.
Ensures there are protocols in place that provides Council, staff and the public with timely reports on the administration of the municipality. This includes the management of the legislative admin process which coordinates the council agendas.
Manages the functions of human resources including payroll, performance management and the hiring process.
Requires a comprehensive understanding of local government, provincial and local political climates, and the roles and responsibilities of all Town departments
Strong knowledge of Emergency and Disaster Services; including overseeing the implementation of the Municipal Emergency Plan and related processes. This position will assume the role of the Director of Emergency Management.
Is directly involved in Disaster Services planning.
Acts as a key liaison to community groups and committees.
Must be a team player, able to work within and develop team environments and be a strong decision-maker
Must, at all times, ensure the utmost integrity of Town operations and business practices
Follow the Town of Onoway Health & Safety Program guidelines
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Post secondary education in Local Government (CMA, CGA, CLGM designation or LGA certificate), degree in Business Management highly recommended or equivalent experience
Minimum of five years at a supervisor/management level with directly related experience
Computer expertise in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Internet
Project management and related processes
Proficient in the provisions of the Municipal Government Act
Solid understanding of municipal finance
Advanced communication and interpersonal skills
Excellent management and leadership skills
Demonstrated analytical, problem solving and decision-making skills
Ability to multitask and prioritize
Ability to work within tight deadlines and frequent interruptions
Exceptional time management skills
Ability to lead and work within a team environment
Excellent customer service to the public, staff and Council
Ability to perform duties in a non-partisan and confidential manner
Honest, trustworthy and respectful
Maintain standards of conduct
Demonstrate a dedication to the position and the community