General Manager of Corporate Services Full-time/Permanent $121,977.34 -$150,016.74 Per Annum Internal/External Comp #: CAO-22-04 The City of Wetaskiwin http://www.wetaskiwin.ca/Jobs.aspx
Wetaskiwin is Welcome to the home of possibility.
Do you want to be a part of something different than most local governments? We are a diverse, collaborative, and eager team that knows it can be done better and we are doing it! We started by listening to our citizens to get their vision of our community in 50 years and the creativity flowed from there.
[what if Wetaskiwin] is a collaborative and inclusive place where we can examine our current state; share ideas for making things better; and turn these ideas into actionable plans. This is the heart of the City's 50-Year Community Vision, and it belongs to all Wetaskiwinites.
Councils Strategic Plan has us exploring ways to make our community grow, stay safe, focus on community, and the environment. The City’s Corporate Business Plan prioritizes a people first philosophy. Our values are Trust, Resourcefulness, and Integrity. We cultivate well-being, through our team’s dedication to building positive, trusting, and fulfilling relationships.
We serve the community by partnering in capacity building to cultivate positive relationships which enhance the overall wellbeing of our community.
Located only 35 minutes south of Edmonton and 55 minutes north of Red Deer, the City of Wetaskiwin provides all the amenities and quality of life of an urban-rural center.
Reporting to the City Manager, this position is responsible for outcomes of the following corporate wide service areas and activities: providing strategic leadership for the Corporate Services Division including Finance, Information Technology, Records Management & Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP), Taxation, Assessment, Risk Management and Insurance, Asset Management, and Facility Maintenance. Develops and oversees the implementation of short- and long-term plans within the City’s corporate business plan; provides advice, in area of specialization to City Management and to Elected Officials; and provides leadership and direction to managers and employees within their division.
Key Responsibilities Include:
Aspects of the Role:
Provide senior leadership to the Division in the context of support to all corporate departments 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 City policy.
Provide advice to City Manager and Elected Officials in the establishment of strategic objectives, policies, and programs for the delivery of corporate services.
Ensure effective, efficient, and equitable management and stewardship of financial resources (capital and annual budgets), and assets allocated to the Corporate Services Division.
Plan the financial future of the City and ensuring City assets are protected and its short and long-term financial viability is not compromised.
Foster positive and responsible working relationships with client departments and where necessary other government agencies, community organizations and citizens.
Ensure divisional departments respond in an effective and timely manner to Community and Elected Official inquiries as per city directive.
Ensure quality of decisions, integrity of actions, timeliness, and efficiency of work through effective management, presentations, meetings, and client working relationships with Elected Officials, City administration, the community and business leaders.
Cultivate a shared understanding of corporate goals by fostering teamwork, employee empowerment, involvement & accountability. Provide visionary leadership that is consultative and responsive, demonstrates open communication and practices fairness.
Develop objectives for direct reports with setting annual goals. Set annual performance expectations for direct reports. Supervise activities of direct reports. Provide on-going job performance feedback, mentoring and coaching to direct reports.
Identify and support learning and development opportunities that enhance organizational effectiveness and aligns with the City’s strategic plan.
Adhere to applicable responsibilities and accountabilities as outlined in the City of Wetaskiwin Health and Safety Management System.
Actively participate in the City Emergency Management program and procedures.
Required attendance at Council or committee meetings, public events and industry functions which may be outside and in addition to normal office hours.
Participate in a rotational process to be Deputy City Manager for 1/3 of the year.
EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS:
Post-secondary degree with an accounting designation (CMA, CGA, CA, CPA) supplemented with extensive management and/or leadership training.
An MBA is an asset.
Enrollment or completion of the National Advanced Certificate in Local Authority Administration Program is desired.
Eight to ten years of administrative leadership experience at a senior level.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ATTRIBUTES:
General Manager of Corporate Services will have extensive knowledge of the municipal environment including risk management, liability concerns and working knowledge of public accounting practices, related federal and provincial legislation and local government practices. Among other attributes, the following will be important:
Leadership Skills – Demonstrates a progressive leadership style while also giving guidance and support; a mentor and positive role model; can communicate potential opportunities to their team while empowering employees and incorporating the views of others; uses a practical and common-sense approach. Creates an environment conducive to individual employee development, team achievement, productivity, and professionalism. Can assume City Manager responsibilities in the absence of City Manager.
Communication—An open, honest, and straightforward style with all audiences; demonstrates candor and respect to all and is prepared to delegate responsibility and accountability. Demonstrated ability to communicate ideas, project, and process concepts, both orally and in writing, with ease and clarity.
Integrity & Trust—Possesses impeccable integrity and ethics. Respectful of others and respected by peers. Honest, sincere, dependable, authentic, and trustworthy. Committed to the City’s values, vision, and mission and acts as a role model. Displays stamina and energy. Committed to personal growth and development for self and others.
Interpersonal Skills—Able to effectively build relationships with a wide range of stakeholders (vendors, citizens, other orders of government, and business community). Patient and resilient—embraces challenges while accepting the reality of obstacles. Is flexible and adaptable; works comfortably with individuals, teams, and larger committees. Has a positive outlook and a sense of humor. Is diplomatic and emotionally mature; possesses well-developed negotiation skills—able to resolve conflict and facilitate negotiations with tact and diplomacy.
Management Skills—Demonstrates a progressive management style, engaging employees to bring forth innovative ideas and original approaches to solve challenges more effectively and create a better integrated work team.
Customer Service—Demonstrates and demands a high-level of customer service, ensures customer needs are identified and timely addressed, and ensures respectful consultation with all citizens in the development of quality service.
Financial Management — A proven ability to work in a complex fiscal environment of growth, and lead with a keen sense of service. Timely, efficient, and transparent in all budgeting, financing, and information reporting.
A Professional—Acts as an integral part of a leadership team and displays a “first amongst equals” style with high ethical standards and an honest, open-minded, and consistent approach to working with employees and citizens.
Self-Confidence—Possesses confidence in own skills and abilities; able to make tough decisions, stand by them, and demonstrate a positive attitude.
Planning & Organizing—Can marshal resources to get things done; uses resources effectively and efficiently; sets clear expectations; designs practical processes and procedures; ensures accountability through the implementation of a workable performance management system.
Politically Astute—Knows and understands legislative and regulatory processes and has an intuitive ability to read the political implications of recommendations and actions; prepared to guide and mentor Elected Officials with solid and informed recommendations.
The City of Wetaskiwin is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and encourage applications from all qualified individuals.
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