The Corporation of the Town of Stewiacke is seeking an energetic and experienced individual for the position of Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) for the Town.
Incorporated in 1906, the Town is ideally positioned for community based development and growth. Located in a scenic and fertile area with easy access to Highway 102, between Halifax and Truro, it has a blend of traditional beauty and modern attractions. The Town includes a mixture of rural farmlands, parks, golf course, a trail system, three rivers, and excellent land for commercial and residential development. It has an established service center for those travelling through the area, with room for expansion. There are also attractive residential options, with significant newer developments, along with stately older homes. Services and amenities include health care, a dynamic recreation department promoting active and healthy living, a new school, library, water and wastewater all supporting a desirable way of life. The Town is experiencing annual growth in the tax base, has a sound financial position, including reserves and a capable work force.
The Town of Stewiacke is seeking a strategic leader and manager as our CAO to ensure our community continues to prosper and grow. Reporting to a Council of seven members, the CAO will lead our senior management team and staff by developing and implementing services, programs, projects, policies, strategies, and objectives. This position is responsible for overseeing all municipal services including infrastructure, human resource management and development, engineering, public works, fire service, parks, recreation, finance, and legislative services. As a leader and facilitator, the successful applicant will support departmental managers and staff in establishing and achieving their performance objectives. The CAO will also liaise with stakeholders, other municipal units and levels of governments on significant projects affecting the Town. Skill and respect for the Governance Process and the roles of elected officials, volunteers, and members of the public is critical to the role.
The successful applicant will have a university/college degree in Public Administration, Business or related fields (or equivalent) with at least 2 years of relevant progressive experience at a senior management level. The candidate should have experience in economic development and negotiations, strategic team-based leadership, financial management, continuous improvement, effective communication, staff and community engagement, exceptional organizational and interpersonal skills. Knowledge of the Municipal Government Act, current issues in Nova Scotia municipal government and other levels of government are preferred.
The Chief Administrative Officer position description, and information on the community are available online at the Town website (https://stewiacke.net/job-opportunities.html) under ‘Job Opportunities’ or may be obtained at the Stewiacke Town Office, 295 George Street, Stewiacke, NS B0N 2J0.
Applicants will submit a covering letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than March 29, 2018 at 4:00 p.m., quoting #2018-K-CAO. Enquiries may be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Mayor Wendy Robinson, email@example.com.