Leduc County is looking for an experienced and highly motivated General Manager - Development and Community Services to join our executive leadership team. Reporting to the County Manager, this exciting opportunity provides corporate oversight, direction, and strategic leadership to Engineering, Family and Community Support Services, Parks and Recreation, and Planning and Development departments. As a member of the senior management team, the General Manager – Development and Community Services is a key contributor to the organization’s achievement of council’s strategic objectives.
The safety of our staff and citizens is our primary concern and we are dedicated to providing and maintaining a healthy work-life balance and environment for our employees.
Leduc County’s mission is to serve its citizens and create an enhanced quality of life through effective leadership, committed partnerships and open, transparent communication. Our vision is to be a leading member of the Edmonton Metropolitan Region, offering an economic advantage, sustainable agricultural network, environmental leadership and an unsurpassed quality of life.
You are a leader, motivator, influencer, team and relationship builder who promotes a safe, collaborative and professional work environment. You are committed to achieving results through strength in leadership and management, sound decision-making, budgeting, and project management in complex political environments while supporting Leduc County’s vision of growing a vibrant and spirited community.
If you excel at strategic operational and organizational planning, collaborative leadership, developing capital infrastructure maintenance, aligning vision with community and resident needs, facilitating cooperative regional partnerships and shared-service deliverables, and growth focused economic development, and if working under pressure, forward-thinking, problem-solving, and adaptability to change is second nature to you, keep reading because we want to hear from you!
Key Responsibilities Include:
What you will do
Contributes to strategic organizational planning as a member of the executive leadership team.
Provides corporate oversight and strategic leadership to the following departments:
Engineering, develops and implements capital infrastructure maintenance and upgrade plans.
Family and Community Support Services, aligns visioning with community needs to deliver effective programs to residents.
Parks and Recreation, provides programs and services and develops regional partnerships to meet the needs of residents and share-service deliverables.
Planning and Development, oversees planning and development activities for the organization in the following service areas:
Development Services – reviews and approves services in the areas of development and subdivision.
Economic Development – focuses on growing a diverse employment base through investment attraction, business retention, and expansion activities.
Regional and long-range planning – develops and interprets long-term policy related to County changes and growth and leads inter-municipal planning initiatives.
Safety Codes – responsible for the administration and enforcement of the Safety Codes Act on behalf of the County.
Utilities – manages the County-owned facilities and contracted services.
Directs, coordinates and plans appropriately for activities in areas of responsibility to achieve annual operational plan and strategic plan outcomes and deliverables.
Supports department directors in the strategic planning of their department’s goals and objectives, delegate’s responsibilities appropriately and provides guidance and motivation to achieve outcomes.
Reviews and recommends annual operating and capital budgets from a corporate perspective, ensuring responsible and appropriate use of municipal funds.
Initiates, recommends and reviews policy, bylaws and administrative directives, ensuring adherence to applicable legislation.
Provides leadership and representation for Leduc County in inter-municipal or regional collaboration, joint ventures and inter-agency operations.
Participates and provides leadership in Emergency Management activities.
Strives to continually enhance the quality and delivery of services through efficiencies and innovation.
Adheres to guidelines as set out in Leduc County’s policies and administrative directives.
Accountable for organizational compliance with the Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Act, Regulation and Code and participation in the Health, Safety and Wellness Program.
Performs related duties as required.
What you need to succeed
A degree or designation in public administration, business administration or related discipline with ten (10) years of senior level experience at the strategic level and strong political awareness in local government management. Advanced communication skills, both verbally and written, with interpersonal techniques and skills to lead, motivate, and influence employees, council and stakeholders to achieve strategic goals.
A proven ability to lead, design, implement and maintain business improvement activities with experience delivering detailed and accurate public presentations, policy and reports to council and other levels of government. Exceptional decision-making, budgeting and project management skills and experience to implement and maintain business improvement activities in complex political environments.
Nice to have
Membership in the Society of Local Government Managers and familiarity with municipal governance, operations, and knowledge of rural communities.
What’s in it for you
Our leadership team values your voice, input and is committed to your growth and success. We are committed to be our best and hire the best!
We offer a competitive annual salary between $155,244 - $194,055, municipal pension plan, (3) three-weeks vacation allocation with an additional five compensated days, and an employer-paid comprehensive benefits package.
The opportunity is permanent full-time and is 35 hours per week scheduled Monday to Friday, with some extended hours to meet operational requirements. The opportunity is in our Leduc County office, located at 101-1101 5 St. Nisku, AB.
How to apply
Applications must be submitted on our website at careers.leduc-county.com to be considered. This opportunity will close May 2, 2022 at 4:30 P.M.
We thank all applicants however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Additional Job Information:
Posted Date: Apr 07, 2022
Closing Date: May 02, 2022