Chief Administrator Officer

Job No: TOB93
Location: Blackfalds

Do you enjoy a fast-paced, progressive work environment and have a passion for serving the local community? Are you an effective leader, great at building relationships and strive for continuous improvement? Then this could be the position for you!  

The Town of Blackfalds is seeking a highly motivated and qualified individual to fill the position of Chief Administrative Officer (CAO). The CAO embraces the community and welcomes the objective of growing and developing the municipality and region along with its partners.


Position Requirements:  

  • Responsible for providing the vision and leadership to members of the Senior Management Team including the overall administrative operation of the Town of Blackfalds. 
  • Working closely with the senior leadership team, the CAO ensures that the policies and programs of the Town are implemented and advises Council of the operations and affairs of the Town on a regular basis. 
  • Implements the objectives, policies and programs approved by Council and in accordance with the Municipal Government Act, the Town’s bylaws, and all other applicable legislation

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated high standard of ethics, integrity, respect, accountability and upholding the public interest.
  • Proven interpersonal and exceptional communication skills, including negotiations and conflict resolution.
  • Ability to listen to diverse perspectives and viewpoints, be open to new ideas and approaches and integrate these into tangible solutions.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Municipal Government Act.
  • Work collaboratively with Mayor and Council to provide leadership, guidance and strategies.
  • Demonstrates tact and discretion in preparing, disclosing, and handling information of a confidential and sensitive nature.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, an ability to build high functioning teams and passionate about providing excellent customer service and services to the residents, businesses, and community as a whole.
  • Critical thinker with innovative solutions to complex business issues, strong analysis and creative problem solving and the ability to exercise sound judgment to make timely decisions based on evidence.
  • Ability to influence and achieve collaboration in joint regional municipal operational and capital initiatives with municipal partners.
  • High degree of personal initiative and self-motivation with good planning and organizational skills, as well as a high degree of professionalism and dedication.

Education and Experience:

  • University degree in business, public administration, business, or a related discipline.
  • Certified Local Government Managers (CLGM) Designation or National Advanced Certificate in Local Authority Administration (NACLAA) is preferred.
  • 5 - 8+ years executive leadership experience in public sector environment with a proven ability to build, mentor, engage and motivate a complex organization with multiple operations and diverse stakeholders.
  • A combination of education and training and demonstrated progressive leadership experience in a municipal setting may be considered.
  • Extensive experience in Municipal Administration with a solid understanding of municipal administration and governance.
  • Strong understanding of the principles and practices of public administration with a strong understanding of the functions of an elected Council.
  • Additional Requirements:
  • RCMP Criminal Record Check
  • Valid Class 5 Driver’s License with current Drivers Abstract
  • Current Standard First Aid & CPR

The hours of work are based on a 35-hour work week with the possibility of varying schedules to meet operational requirements. Attendance is required at evening meetings, including Council meetings.

The Town of Blackfalds offers a benefits package, competitive salary, and participates in the Local Authorities Pension Plan (LAPP).

The posting will remain open until suitable candidate found.

If you have the qualifications and drive to succeed in this position and work within one of Canada's youngest and fastest growing communities, please submit your application online via our applicant tracking system. 


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