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Chief Administrative Officer

Job Type: 
Management / Administration
Organization: 
Town of Drumheller
Job Description : 

The Town of Drumheller www.dinosaurvalley.com , is situated within the Red Deer valley in the badlands of east-central Alberta located 110 kilometres northeast of Calgary. The Drumheller portion of the Red Deer River valley is often referred to as “Dinosaur Valley”. It is home to approximately 8000 residents and has been host to many well-known motion pictures and television commercials and hub of Alberta’s oil sector. A few of the local tourist attractions  include; the Star Mine Suspension Bridge, Atlas Coal Mine, Horseshoe Canyon, Water Spray Park, Aquaplex with indoor and outdoor pools, the Hoodoos, Midland Provincial Park, numerous well-constructed cycle and walking pathways, Homestead Museum and the Little Church which is capable of seating only six patrons. Globally recognized, the Town of Drumheller is home to the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology, a museum that hosts Canada's largest collection of dinosaur fossils hosting over 400,000 visitors a year, the largest of all provincial museum attractions. With the ultimate goal of preserving and enhancing services for all its residents and visitors, Drumheller is looking to attract a strategic and accomplished Senior Management Team leader as Chief Administrative Officer to take the organization to the next stage of development.

Working closely with an experienced Mayor and Council, who have a strong community mandate, you will have the opportunity to deepen your senior management administrative skills amidst the constantly changing and increasingly complex day-to-day affairs of the community.  With a commitment to a “Public Governance Leadership Style”, Mayor and Council fully support a model of “letting managers manage”.  You will provide the leadership skills to a SMT committed to extending their practice and building their administrative experience. As CAO you will play a key role with council in executing a well-defined strategic vision that meets both current and future needs of the Town. Additionally you will work closely with rural area administrators and other communities in the Calgary corridor.

Your background includes strong academic credentials and several years in a senior role within administration either in a Municipal or Regional Government setting. You fully understand the challenges dealing with growth communities and have an accomplished track record demonstrating your capabilities as a senior management executive.  You are a team builder and team player, a strategic thinker with impeccable human relations and a strong communicator with sound political judgement.  You are recognized and respected for your positive corporate contributions and seen as expert at creating a positive and productive corporate culture. Customer service focus and delivery is your forte.

Closing Date: 
June 30, 2017
Application Return: 

This is a unique opportunity to become part of the vibrant future of the Town of Drumheller. Are you self-motivated, enjoy both responsibility and accountability and ready for the challenges facing this sought after leadership role? For more information please call Grant C. Smith CHRP at (604) 806-7715 or to apply for this position, forward your resume quoting assignment TODCAO in Microsoft Word format to: grantsmith@waterhousesearch.com

We sincerely thank all candidates for their interest; however; only those selected for an interview will be contacted.