The Municipal District of Bonnyville is currently seeking a dynamic individual to fulfill the role of General Manager, Planning, & Community Services.
Our rural community (www.md.bonnyville.ab.ca) is a thriving municipality in northeastern Alberta, 2.5 hours northeast of Edmonton. The M.D. has a fantastic community base of 12,000 residents, and an excellent, growing economy consisting largely of agriculture and oil-related industries.
Key Responsibilities Include:
Reporting to the CAO, the General Manager of Planning & Community Services is responsible for the coordination of all activities required to develop and operate the Planning, Development, Land Acquisition, Safety Codes, Environment, Geographical Information System (GIS), and Parks, Recreation & Culture divisions.
The ideal candidate will possess secondary training in a related field, ten (10) years of experience in municipal planning and development as well as community services, of which six (6) are at a supervisory/managerial level, excellent leadership, and proactive skills.
The successful candidate will:
Demonstrate leadership, direction, and accountability to the Manager of Planning & Development, Environmental Coordinator, GIS Analyst, Director of Parks, Recreation & Culture and all staff within the departments.
Form an integral part of the executive team to provide guidance on overall organizational strategic planning and growth strategies.
Set organizational performance measures and subsequent evaluation methods in collaboration with the executive team.
In consultation with the CAO, ensure the goals and objectives of Council are achieved.
Provide expertise, guidance, and recommendations to the CAO, executive team, and organizational leaders in all aspects of the Planning and Development, Parks and Recreation, and Community Services divisions.
Implement and monitor the department’s business plan and annual budget.
Manage the approved operating and capital budgets and remain compliant to municipal policy.
Research, evaluate, and negotiate land acquisition processes and plan effective compensation strategies.
Ensure all environmental issues and concerns are addressed and are in accordance with legislation, regulations, and policy.
Ensure the GIS system captures, stores, and analyzes geographical data.
Ensure the safety codes are in accordance with the Safety Codes Act and all policies as defined by the municipality.
Participate in the planning and evaluation of programs to assist in promoting economic development.
Promote a positive image of the department through strong community relations, committees, and boards (Centennial Centre/FCSS).
Provide governance in accordance with current legislation policies, processes, and procedures.
A competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package are available. Specifics will be discussed in a personal interview.
All interested candidates are invited to submit their resume, in confidence to: