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Deputy Chief Administrative Officer(CAO)

Niagara Region

Great Careers & Healthy Lifestyles
Located between lakes Erie and Ontario, the Niagara region consists of some of Canada’s most fertile agricultural land, the majestic Niagara Falls and a dozen communities that are rich in both history and recreational opportunities.

With over 3,000 employees, Niagara Region is responsible for such diverse areas as land use planning, transportation, water and wastewater treatment, waste collection and management, emergency medical services, public health, children’s services,  and seniors’ programs to name a few. Niagara Region offers great career opportunities in municipal service and our competitive salaries, attractive benefits, and wealth of programs will support your personal wellness and professional growth.

Niagara Region is committed to building communities where every individual is supported to maximize their potential, achieve their goals and enhance their quality of life and social well-being. With a commitment to excellence and innovation, we respond to the fundamental needs of Niagara’s most vulnerable citizens through a spectrum of integrated programs and partnerships:


Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), the Deputy CAO provides high level strategic leadership and oversight for a diverse portfolio of centralized support divisions and/teams within the Administration department; these business units  includes; Clerks, Customer Service, Human Resources and IT Solutions for the Region and its shared service partners.  The Deputy CAO ensures programs and services support the achievement of Council’s priorities, deliver high-quality customer service and are cost effective and results-oriented.  The incumbent resolves problems or conflicts that may arise and helps establish strong leadership practices.  This position may also serve as the Acting CAO in the CAO’s absence to ensure business operations are carried out in a professional and strategic manner.


The successful candidate has:

  • Demonstrated experience in overseeing the development and implementation of Administration Services for the Niagara Region and its Shared Service Partners.
  • Demonstrated experience in the development and implementation of corporate-wide-strategies, structure, systems and policies as a member of the Corporate Leadership Team.
  • Experienced in developing and managing relationships with internal and external stakeholders, ensuring department strategies are managed and financial and performance expectations are fulfilled
  • The ability to do strategic, long range people resource planning for the business unit, ensuring an engaged workforce resulting in optimal people performance.
  • Experienced in developing, managing, and administering annual and multi-year Capital and Operating budgets
  • 10 years’ senior management experience in leading a large and complex portfolio, strategic business planning, fiscal accountability/sustainability within a public or private sector environment.
  • Progressively responsible experience directing administrative, technical and professional staff in one or more areas of operational responsibility (preferred).
  • Post-secondary degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, or any related field of the assigned portfolio. Master’s degree (preferred).
  • Professional designation in any related field of the assigned portfolio.
To Apply:

Uncover the wonder of the Niagara Region and join a team dedicated to meeting tomorrow’s challenges…!

To view the full job description and requirements, visit our Careers page, Job Opening # 18141

Let us know why you would be an excellent team member by submitting your online application no later than Friday, March 24, 2017 before midnight by visiting our ‘Careers’ page at

We thank all candidates for their interest however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. We value Choice, Honesty, Respect, Partnerships, and Service. If you share the same passion, we want to hear from you.

Deputy Chief Administrative Officer(CAO) Niagara Region Ontario

Expiry Date: 2017-03-24
Date Posted: 2017-03-10
Province: Ontario
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