The Council of Brazeau County is seeking an Interim Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) to lead and manage the administration of the municipality. Reporting to Council, you will be responsible for the overall administration of the municipality, along with leading the senior management team, and managing the municipality’s human resources.
Located in west-central Alberta, just 30 minutes south of the Yellowhead Highway 16 and just 60 minutes from the Canada–Mexico trade corridor of Highway 2 and the Edmonton International Airport, Brazeau County is country living at its best.
The population within the geographic boundaries of Brazeau County includes 7,771 residents of Brazeau County, 7,235 residents in the Town of Drayton Valley and 574 residents in the Village of Breton.
Thousands of people visit Brazeau County every year to take advantage of our bountiful wilderness and wildlife and the recreation opportunities that they allow us.
From ATV and horseback riding, to fishing, hunting, camping, skiing, snowmobiling and more, you’ll find fun in Brazeau County no matter the season.
Brazeau County fights to keep a strong and ever-expanding economy based originally on rich natural resources abundant in the region, and is quickly becoming known for its’s economic diversification and environmental leadership. But those same natural resources that keep our local economy booming also provide the recreation, leisure and beauty that makes life in Brazeau County so worth living.
About the Opportunity
Brazeau County currently has an exciting opportunity for an Interim Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) to join our team. The CAO, leads a team of 77 staff across a variety of functions as you drive forward the continuous improvement, development, and growth of Brazeau County.
As our ideal candidate for this role, you'll work with Councils’ vision for our County and use your naturally assertive nature and leadership skills to ensure it becomes a reality. Your strong communication skills as well as your excellent stakeholder management skills will ensure your success in this role as you work towards competing deadlines and demands. You'll also join us with strong negotiating and public speaking skills which will enable you to bolster the morale of our hardworking team that really care about Brazeau County.
Above all, you are a hardworking individual who is excited by the prospect of challenging work and motivated by the reward of seeing our County further diversify, grow and develop.
Brazeau County is represented by Councillors who all want to make an impact on our community. We're made up of a hardworking group of individuals that have the vision of making Brazeau County one of the greatest places to live, work and grow in Canada and we're waiting for a leader who can make this dream a reality. If you believe you have the ambition, endurance, thick-skin, and drive to lead our County forward then we want to hear from you.
For more information, please contact: Kristina Vallee, Human Resources Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 780-542-7777.
Applications are being accepted until Wednesday, December 23, 2020 by 12:00 pm. Please include a cover letter and resume. Applications may be emailed to email@example.com.
Key Responsibilities Include:
The Chief Administrative Officer is a position mandated by the Municipal Government Act, and includes these legislated duties, which may be in turn delegated:
Implement municipal policies and programs
Advise and support council
Keep finances professionally managed
Report on the operations and affairs of the municipality to council
Manage and lead employees
In general terms the CAO is the administrative head of a staff of approximately 77, divided into multiple departments. The CAO in turn reports to a council of 7 members. Broad areas of responsibility include:
Working with and advising council, including provision of recommendations, options, etc.
Ensure the information given to council is complete, accurate, timely, and intelligently presented
Ensure that council is able to take required decisions in a timely way after having received complete information
Implementing the decisions of council
Ensure the proper functioning of municipal operations and administration
Ensure employees are correctly hired, trained, motivated, evaluated, promoted, etc. and that succession planning is continually done
Ensure that the financial operations of the municipality are in accordance with the direction of council and that finances are recorded and reported in an accurate and timely way
Ensure that the dealing of the municipality with citizens is professional, respectful, accurate and timely
Ensure all municipal operations are in accordance with applicable laws and directions
Maintain full and professional relationships with an appropriate network of federal and provincial government employees, neighbours, useful contractors and professional advisors, and mentors, such that information and assistance is available when required
Delegate those duties that make sense, without abjuring responsibility for same
Essential - managerial and leadership experience relevant to a senior management position
Essential – a working knowledge of office software
Desirable – a working knowledge of municipal administration
Desirable – a working knowledge of financial administration
Desirable – previous experience working with boards or councils
Human Resource Management:
Responsible for the overall management and supervision of municipal employees;
Authorized to delegate at his/her discretion, when required, duties and responsibilities to any employee of the Municipality, such duties and responsibilities not inconsistent with those prescribed by Council in any By-Law respecting such employees;