The District of Fort St. James is a Historic and Resourceful community of approximately 1200, serving a local area of approximately 4500 people. Located on the shores of beautiful Stuart Lake, we offer an outstanding outdoor playground and quality of life. Please check us out at www.fortstjames.ca.
The District is seeking applications for the position of Chief Administrative Officer (CAO)
The CAO is responsible for the overall management of the District’s daily operations. Reporting to Mayor and Council, you are responsible for the utilization of staff, finances, and physical resources.
In addition, the CAO will help build and continue strong relationships with other local and indigenous governments, the not-for-profit sector and the business community.
Preference may be given to candidates with the following qualifications, skills and experience:
A Senior Local Government Management Diploma \ Certificate, Bachelors Degree in Business Administration, or an equivalent combination of experience and education.
A minimum of five years administrative managerial service with a municipality, preferably with similar challenges and character.
Candidates who have land use planning, project management, asset management, public works or accounting backgrounds/certification will be considered candidates with ‘added value’ skillsets for current municipal priorities.
We are particularly looking for a candidate who wishes to live here and be an ambassador of our community. You must have a friendly and approachable disposition, an excellent sense of humor, empathy, the ability to employ the rules of common sense, and outstanding people skills.
Candidates with balanced technical and interpersonal skills, and an individual with the capacity to be a “quick study” on local issues and British Columbia’s legislation.
We are looking for someone to provide professional advice and direction to Council, and who plays and active role in ensuring our dedicated staff achieve their goals.
This position is open until filled; however, the first review of applications will take place on Wednesday, February 13th, 2019.
Please respond in confidence including; a cover letter outlining your experience in rural municipalities, your minimum wage expectation, and the contact information for at least three professional references. To be considered, please also include copies of all certificates, diplomas, or degrees.
Applications will be received by email at firstname.lastname@example.org please place CAO Application in the subject line. You may also mail your application to District of Fort St. James, Attention: CAO, PO Box 640. Fort St. James, BC, V0J 1P0
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