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The Ministry of Municipal Affairs assists municipalities in providing well managed, collaborative and accountable local government to Albertans.
Our main responsibilities are:
funding supports for municipalities
a system that strives to ensure appropriate safety standards for the construction and maintenance of buildings and equipment
protection for new home buyers and required licensing for home builders
province wide support for access to public library services for Albertans
a comprehensive approach to managing emergencies in the province through the Alberta Emergency Management Agency
management of about 2.6 million acres of public land in the province’s three Special Areas
independent review and decisions on local matters by the Land and Property Rights Tribunal
Are you looking for a career where you lead a team of dedicated governance, financial management, and land use planning and improvement districts advisory professionals?
As the manager, you will be responsible for ensuring Alberta’s municipalities, including improvement districts, are supported in matters pertaining to municipal governance, administrative, elections, planning and financial management as outlined in the Municipal Government Act, Local Authorities Election Act and related regulations. This includes the provision for key stakeholder municipal advisory activities for the Ministry, the Division and the Branch.
The Manager, will provide leadership for the municipal advisory team by supporting the team through inspirational leadership, promotion of a shared vision, effective planning, communication, clear processes, supervision and mentorship.
This role is also responsible for supporting municipalities in adhering to current financial reporting standards as well as ensuring that Albert’s IDs are administered in compliance with the MGA, and that high standards of accountability, effectiveness and efficiency for the IDs are maintained.
This position demands a high level of creativity, originality and innovation to determine the best course of action to produce optimal solutions, as well as independent research and the ability to define issues, identify implications and develop creative and appropriate solutions. Projects involved are usually diverse, dealing with strategically sensitive and complex issues and are closely related to goals and strategies set out in the ministry business plan.
The minimum requirement for this position is university degree in public administration, business administration or urban and regional planning plus six years progressively responsible government experience or equivalent.
To be considered candidates must have previous municipal government experience at a senior management level or equivalent.
Preference will be given to those who have;
Chartered Professional Accounting designation
Certificate in local government from University of Alberta Extension program or the National Advanced Certificate in Local Authority Administration
Designation of CLGM (Certified Local Government Manager) or eligibility for a professional designation
Designation or eligibility for membership with the Alberta Professional Planners Institute or the Alberta Development Officers Association