CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER
FORT Q'APPELLE SAKSATCHEWAN
Reports to: Council
Those reporting to: Finance Manager, Public Works Manager, Administrative Assistant and Facility Operations Manager ?
The Town of Fort Qu’Appelle is seeking an experienced, dynamic, and innovative Chief Administrative Officer who can implement Council’s strategic priorities. Preference will be given to an individual who has a university degree preferably in public administration, but others will be considered. The individual should have 3-5 years’ experience as a CAO and have a current Standard License from the Urban Municipal Administrators Association of Saskatchewan.
Please submit your resume in confidence by 4 pm. August 15th for consideration. Resumes will be accepted by email to email@example.com Attention “HR Committee – CAO Recruitment” . For additional information please visit www.fortquappelle.com. Should you have questions, please contact the Mayor at 306-332-6333.
Fort Qu’Appelle is located in the picturesque Qu’Appelle Valley, 75 km NE of Regina. Fort Qu’Appelle offers excellent health care and recreational activities.
Experience & Qualifications
Prior urban CAO experience or a minimum of 4 years’ experience at a senior level in an urban municipal government is required along with a thorough knowledge of provincial legislation. Past experience in municipal accounting, public works operations, economic development, human resource management and administration land development/use planning, negotiating contracts and required municipal agreements would be an asset.
The incumbent will also have successfully graduated from a recognized post-secondary institution with a diploma or degree in Public Administration or related discipline
The incumbent must hold a current Standard or Class “C” Saskatchewan Municipal certification or be eligible to obtain a standard certificate in accordance with the Urban Municipal Administrator’s Act.
Under the general direction of the Mayor and Council, the incumbent is directly responsible for the overall management of all Municipal staff and operations in accordance with the Municipalities Act and any other applicable Provincial Act.
The position has the authority to proceed up to the suspension stage of the progressive discipline system for all employees. Actions could result in a major loss of time or resources and have a serious impact on the Town’s public image.
The incumbent will be required to exercise independent judgment regarding a number of complex tasks. A well-rounded knowledge of urban municipal government is required including the development of legislative and administrative structures and communication processes. Highly developed verbal and written communication skills are essential along with an ability to get along with the public, Council and staff.
Unique Position Requirements
The position is designated as the Development Officer for the Town and is obliged to administer the Official Community Plan and the Zoning Bylaw, and related bylaws, in accordance with the Planning and other related Acts. The position also plays the lead role with respect to bylaw administration and enforcement and economic development and land related matters.
Highly developed verbal and written communication skills plus an ability to get along with the public, Council and staff are essential.
The position also requires a valid Saskatchewan driver’s license and is subject to a Criminal Records and Child Abuse Registry check.
Attends all meetings of Council, Committees, Public Hearings, and other meetings as required by Council.
The nature of this position requires the incumbent to exercise tact and diplomacy in dealing with other staff, external agencies and citizens of the Town on issues related to management of the Town's financial resources.
Must have the ability to balance multiple priorities, often with conflicting timelines in a fast paced environment.
Computer software and equipment use:
Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, Munisoft applications including: Financials (General Ledger & Custom Reporter, Accounts Payable, Paymate Acclaim Payroll); Receivables (Tax Assessment, Utility Billing and Receivables, General Accounts Receivable, Receipting).