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Director of Corporate Services/Deputy CAO

Town of Georgina

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Employment with the Town of Georgina offers an opportunity to make a positive difference in our community. We are a progressive, forward-thinking organization that is focused on continuous improvement, innovation and providing exceptional customer service. We offer a collaborative team environment and an excellent place to take charge of your career.

Position Purpose:

Responsible for providing corporate leadership, functional oversight and strategic direction in the corporate areas of the Clerk’s Office, Customer Service, Municipal Law Enforcement, Finance, Treasury, Information Technology Services, and Purchasing. Ensures that Departmental programs have the appropriate environment and resources to respond to the priorities, objectives and initiatives of the Town to meet the needs of internal and external clients, both on a short and long-term basis. Provides strategic advice to Council and the senior management team on matters affecting the programs under the position’s responsibilities; undertakes responsibilities in accordance with the requirements of Provincial legislation and the Town’s policies and procedures and the Corporate Strategic Plan. As the Deputy Chief Administrative Officer, researches and provides advice to Council on policies and programs of the Town and assumes the responsibilities and authorities of the Chief Administrative Officer as required. For full details please see attached job description.

Qualifications:

Knowledge and experience related to the duties listed above, acquired through the completion of a post-secondary degree in a related discipline and several years of experience in a comparable senior level position
A designation in any of the disciplines within the portfolio of this position.

Annual Salary: $124, 986 - $154, 395 (Non-Union Wage Grade 11)

How to apply:
Qualified applicants are invited to submit a detailed resume with cover letter indicating how your qualifications meet our requirements. Please apply in confidence by November 21, 2017, quoting file #2017.145 to careers@georgina.ca or in person or by mail to HR, Town of Georgina, 26557 Civic Centre Road, Keswick, ON L4P 3G1


Committed to diversity and a barrier-free environment:
The Town of Georgina is an equal opportunity employer committed to an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection process and as we grow, it’s important that our workforce reflect the citizens we serve. We respect, encourage, and celebrate diversity. We will accommodate the needs of applicants under the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process. Please advise the Human Resources Office to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated throughout this process. Personal information collected will be used in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for the purpose of candidate selection.


We thank all candidates for their interest, however only those being considered will be contacted.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Title: Director of Corporate Services/ Deputy CAO Position #: NU75 Department: Corporate Services Division: Corporate Services Date Created: October 2017 Revision Date: Reports To: Chief Administrative Officer Job Grade: 11 Direct Reports: Manager of Taxation, Revenue and Customer Service; Manager of Finance/Deputy Treasurer; Town Clerk; Purchasing Manager; Information Technology Services Manager; Municipal Law Enforcement Manager; Treasurer; Administrative Assistant Indirect Reports: None Employee Group: Management (CUPE 905.03 CUPE 905.13; GPFFA; Non-Union; Management; Seasonal; Sessional; Temporary; Student)

Position Summary

Responsible for providing corporate leadership, functional oversight and strategic direction in the corporate areas of the Clerk’s Office, Customer Service, Municipal Law Enforcement, Finance, Treasury, Information Technology Services, and Purchasing. Ensures that Departmental programs have the appropriate environment and resources to respond to the priorities, objectives and initiatives of the Town to meet the needs of internal and external clients, both on a short and long-term basis. Provides strategic advice to Council and the senior management team on matters affecting the programs under the position’s responsibilities; undertakes responsibilities in accordance with the requirements of Provincial legislation and the Town’s policies and procedures and the Corporate Strategic Plan. As the Deputy Chief Administrative Officer, researches and provides advice to Council on policies and programs of the Town and assumes the responsibilities and authorities of the Chief Administrative Officer as required.

Responsibilities

Strategic Planning

  • Provides vision and leadership for the Corporate Services Department, integrating operations and building teamwork between the various Department wide programs and services; develops, consolidates and approves Department business plans that align with corporate and Council strategic directions.
  • Works together with the CAO and members of senior management to deliver on the Corporate Strategic Plan for the term of Council
  • Directs the strategic business planning of the Corporate Services Department and carries out the business plan in accordance with Council approval and direction.

Leadership

  • With a focus on service excellence, innovation and financial stability fosters a positive cultural environment of respect, knowledge sharing, continuous learning, health and safety, and motivation to successfully achieve business plans. Provides visible and positive leadership to staff and the corporation.
  • Deliver efficient corporate services by identifying and implementing continuous improvement and innovative practices that embrace diversity and position the corporation as a leader in service delivery, value and customer service.
  • Support the delegation of decision making and ensure staff development and performance assessment occur throughout the corporation
  • Provide visible and positive leadership to staff developing and nurturing a work environment that is inclusive, respectful, and motivating for staff.

Communication

  • Develop a constructive and trusting partnership with Council, CAO and senior management by providing guidance, communications, advice and decision support on the delivery of corporate initiatives, including risks and impacts.
  • Oversees and responds to correspondence and verbal inquiries from the public, Regional, Provincial and Federal governments and other bodies, Council, Department Heads, and staff.
  • Formulates recommendations, prepares reports, and attends Council, Committee, community, public and/or other meetings and functions as required.

Human Resources Management & Team Leadership Responsibilities

  • Oversees and directs the activities and divisional operations of the Town Clerk, Manager of Taxation, Revenue and Customer Service, Manager of Finance and Deputy Treasurer, Purchasing Manager, Manager of Municipal Law Enforcement, Manager of Information Technology Services and Treasurer.
  • Provides supervision to staff, including performance review and planning, training and development formulation, problem solving/dispute resolution, discipline, safety, and hiring/ promotion/ transfer/succession planning and termination decisions.
  • Ensures compliance of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and other applicable legislation
  • Enforces the Town’s Health and Safety Program, procedures and best practices.
  • Implements, conducts, and ensures due diligence of all health and safety matters including but not limited to training, risk assessments, workplace inspections, investigations, procedures and correcting hazards.

Financial Management

  • Recommend corporate policies, develop and assess management operating policies, procedures, work systems, methods and standards and report on corporate performance taking corrective action where necessary
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of stakeholders including members of Council, the CAO, senior management external committees and agencies, businesses, other levels of government and the public
  • Develop, manage and monitor complex departmental capital and operating budgets and financial reporting managing variances and introducing cost containment strategies as required through any fiscal year

Deputy CAO

  • Assumes the role of Deputy Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) upon request/as required with the following duties and responsibilities including but not limited to:

o Administering the business affairs of the Corporation in accordance with the policies and plans established and approved by Council;
o Presenting financial matters to Council including the annual estimates of revenue and expenditures;
o Performing Human Resources duties as they relate to staff under the Office of the CAO;
o Overseeing Department Heads;
o Attending Council Meetings;o Liaising with officials of other municipalities
o Providing Council with relevant information;
o Communicating with the general public in accordance with the Information Dissemination Policy
o Performing other duties and participates in projects that may arise.

The foregoing is intended to outline the general description of the duties and responsibilities for this position. It is not intended nor should it be interpreted as a complete description. The Town of Georgina reserves the right to amend this position description at any time provided that such change does not represent a substantive change in the purpose or essential nature of the position.

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience:

  • Knowledge and experience related to the duties listed above, acquired through the completion of a post-secondary degree in a related discipline and several years of experience in a comparable senior level position
  • A designation in any of the disciplines within the portfolio of this position. A designation in the field of finance or accounting is considered an asset

Knowledge:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of related municipal and employment legislation

Competencies:

  • Exceptional analytical, problem-solving, conflict resolution, communication, research, planning, and leadership skills;

Physical Demands and Working Conditions

  • Normal office conditions;
  • Ability to attend evening and/or weekend meets as necessary/required.

Director of Corporate Services/Deputy CAO Georgina Ontario

Expiry Date: 2017-11-21
Date Posted: 2017-11-07
Province: Ontario
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