Director of Operations

Mackenzie County is currently inviting applications for the Director of Operations position. The primary location for this position will be in La Crete, however the individual may be required to work in other areas of the municipality as per operational requirements. This is a full-time out of scope position with a 40 hour work week (8 hours per day) Monday to Friday.

The successful applicant will be responsible for:

  • Ensuring continuity standards for road maintenance and construction;
  • Prepare and monitor departmental and project budgets;
  • Oversee the activities of the operations department (County-wide), including all road, sidewalk and airport maintenance;
  • Develop and recommend short and long term plans for the operations department;
  • Develop collaborative approaches regarding issues and challenges;
  • Prepare presentations for elected officials, staff and stakeholders;
  • Prepare and review committee and council reports, Request for Proposals/Quotes;
  • Prepare contract proposals and tender documents in conjunction with the Director of Finance;
  • Monitors the work and performance of contractors, consultants and department staff;
  • Oversee the progress of assigned projects;
  • Provides mentorship, coaching, offers conflict resolution skills and able to handle difficult or sensitive situations regarding staff, taxpayers, stakeholders and politicians.
  • Other duties as required.

Requirements for this position are:

  • Training leading to the Certification as an Engineering Technologist is an asset;
  • Experience with municipal infrastructure, operations and maintenance;
  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office Programs;
  • Knowledge of the Highway Traffic Act, Municipal Government Act, Occupational Health & Safety Act, and other relevant legislation;
  • Effective management, leadership and communication skills
  • Commitment to customer service excellence;
  • Understanding of low German is an asset;
  • A valid class 5 driver’s license;
  • Evidence of successfully passing a police Criminal Record Check;

Salary Range: $120,407.57 – $144,362.70 per annum. Mackenzie County offers a Comprehensive Benefit Package.

Competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please forward all resumes and applications to:

Sarah Martens, Human Resources Coordinator
Mackenzie County
Box 640, Fort Vermilion, AB T0H 1N0
Phone: 780.927.3718
Fax: 780.927.4266

Director, Corporate Marketing

The Opportunity

About Us

Home to endless skies and boundless opportunities, Grande Prairie is located in the heart of the Peace Region in Northwestern Alberta. The largest urban center north of Alberta’s capital, Grande Prairie is a thriving young city of over 69,000 with a median age of 32; a full 10 years younger than the national average. Whether it’s parents pushing a stroller, children filling the Eastlink Centre, or families biking on one of the many trails, there are signs of youth everywhere you turn.

Grande Prairie’s youthfulness arises from the exciting opportunities that enabled population growth of over 73% between 2001 and 2021. More than 80 different cultural and ethnic groups contribute to the community which not only serves as a hub for the surrounding area but also as the heart of a thriving regional population of almost 300,000 people. Attracting businesses, jobs, and people is enabled by a well-balanced blend of the agricultural industry, strategic location, and diverse wealth of natural resources including oil, natural gas, coal, and lumber.

This diversity provides a great opportunity for careers across a variety of industries. In addition, Alberta’s newest Polytechnical institution (Northwestern Polytechnical) serves as the capstone for an outstanding local educational system that facilitates personal and career growth across a full range of opportunities. The community offers an intriguing mix of mid-size city community and big city amenities that is often referred to as “urban without urban grind”.

There is endless possibility for residents to get involved and connected! For sport and recreation fans, there is a wide variety of parks and trails to explore across the city, as well as several state-of-the-art recreational facilities. Exciting and engaged art and culture community is also very active in venues such as the Montrose Cultural Centre, the Centre for Creative Arts, and the Grande Prairie Live Theatre and supported by a multitude of cultural and neighbourhood associations.

With something for everyone, Grande Prairie is the perfect place to thrive!

The Role

The Director of Branding & Marketing will be responsible for organizing, refining, and unifying the development of the corporate marketing strategy and delivering on the objectives of the City Council and senior administration. The Director will provide leadership strategic oversight of the City’s marketing initiatives, build, and implement the City’s branding strategy, and lead the marketing and digital media team.

The Director will be called on to provide leadership in public relations, media relations, event planning, social media strategy, public engagement, and marketing campaigns including the positioning of our community facilities as exciting advertising and sponsorship prospects.

We are looking for a highly motivated, results-based individual with a successful track record in marketing management roles.

This individual is a proven leader with previous senior leadership and financial accountability experience, capable of driving a team of high-performing specialists.  The successful candidate will be a dynamic, flexible individual proficient in navigating rapidly changing environments while ensuring marketing solutions remain aligned with corporate objectives.


  • Directly lead and manage the marketing specialist staff.
  • Develop, execute, manage, and reinforce the City’s brand strategy.
  • Lead the development and management of the City’s internal and external corporate marketing campaigns, including developing marketing briefs for senior leadership and ensuring corporate marketing campaigns aligned with corporate strategic and annual plan objectives.
  • Lead campaign execution; acts as the primary point of contact for internal/ external agency counterparts, and other partners.
  • Create and manage marketing and advertising strategies to maximize revenue and achieve fiscal business objectives through accurate costing and budgeting.
  • Establish and enforce marketing standards while seeking out best practices and emerging marketing trends.

You Bring

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communication, Marketing, Public Relations, or a discipline related plus a minimum of five (5) years of senior administrative experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with the Municipal Government Act and related statutes are preferred.
  • Knowledge and experience working in municipal operations, under applicable legislation; using relevant standards; effective marketing; and policy formation is considered an asset
  • Ability to provide strong visionary and pragmatic leadership and accomplished in taking appropriate action and in the delegation of both authority and responsibility where appropriate.
  • ·Strong entrepreneurial, leadership, management, analytical, and interpersonal skills with the ability to use tact, diplomacy, and mature judgment.
  • The successful candidate will be networking locally and beyond our municipal boundaries, building strong relationships internally and externally, and creating a sphere of influence that drives economic development and regional investments. Experience in a municipal or public sector setting is considered an asset.

The successful candidate will also have:

  • Applied knowledge of executing strategic marketing principles and strategies including but not limited to, branding, media relations, plans, and analyze trends.
  • Exceptionally strong research, writing, and editing skills.
  • Relationship building and networking skills.
  • High level of political acumen to navigate the complexities of the position.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and public relations skills.
  • Ability to interact well with, and respond to needs related to employees, the management team, the Council, and the residents, groups, and businesses of the community.
  • Excellent leadership, collaboration, and supervisory skills.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality and exercise appropriate diplomacy and discretion.
  • Self-motivated, and able to develop and execute strategy with little or no supervision.
  • Ability to develop, interpret, implement, and adhere to organizational strategy, business plans, budgets, policies, and procedures.


Routinely Monday to Friday, 40 hours per week, and after-hours and weekends as required.


A highly competitive compensation package will be provided including an attractive base salary and excellent benefits. Further details will be discussed in a personal interview.


**Interested candidates are advised that, while a search closing date is identified for this position, it may stay open longer if circumstances warrant and it may be closed sooner should an ideal candidate express interest. Please do not hesitate to express your interest if that ideal candidate is you.**

Director, Legislative & Administrative Services

Date:  July 20, 2022
Location: RancheHouse, Cochrane Alberta
Type:    Full-Time Permanent, Non-Union Salary
Closing: Position will be open until suitable candidate is found, as a high priority position we will begin selections for next stage of recruitment commencing August 8th, 2022.
Application: Submit resume and cover letter to

We evaluate applications with a great deal of care and consideration and appreciate the time and effort put into job applications by job applicants – it is a job looking for a job! With this in mind, we are transparent that we are big fans of cover letters to link your unique skills and experience to the position we are filling.

Organization Overview

The Town of Cochrane

Our organization is experiencing a cultural evolution and unprecedented growth with a focus on transparency, critical thinking, curiosity, reflection and innovation. We support experimentation as part of the growth process and strive for continuous improvement. We inspire a shared organizational belonging, in turn, providing exceptional service delivery to residents, visitors and guests to the beautiful community.

Our Values Inspire
A Shared Vision

We inspire a shared vision to think beyond the immediate and explore multiple potential paths. As the leaders of the Town, we ensure business goals are met by actively planning, evaluating, and updating the approach and thinking, when needed. We share information transparently and appropriately. We listen to our team’s input and establish connections to organization and community priorities.

People Matter
As leaders we build a foundation of positive, intentional, and trusting professional relationships. We empower people to achieve personal growth and nurture the Town’s organizational values.

Lead Yourself, Influence Others
We lead ourselves from the inside out by aligning to the Town’s values and seeking self-awareness, self- regulation, and continually reflecting. Understanding the impact of our positional power and authority. We demonstrate the courage to do what is right, even if it is not easy.

Always Learning, Always Growing
We approach situations with curiosity, seeking opportunities to learn and innovate, and question the applicability of past approaches in the current environment. In a leadership role we both pursue and encourage personal and professional growth, while modeling behaviour that is supportive of experimentation and the philosophy that failure is part of the growth process.

We Are Who We Decide To Be
In everything we do we model behavior to foster an environment which reinforces the Town’s culture to align with organizational values. We intentionally choose our culture every day.

The Role

The Director, Legislative and Administrative Services supports and contributes to the overall corporate culture, mission, vision, and values through demonstrating corporate leadership competencies and strategic decision making. Provides leadership to the Legislative and Administrative Services departments for the Town of Cochrane. Reporting to the Executive Director, Corporate Services, this position focuses on building systems and effective interdepartmental service delivery by an engaged team, this role is key in ensuring value for Cochrane residents.

The Director will lead and support strategy, process, and policy development to help drive Legislative and Administrative services. The position does this by working on building systems with internal and external stakeholders and partners to proactively identify and pursue opportunities; building and maintaining senior relationships within government, industry, and stakeholders; and leading collaborative interdepartmental initiatives.

Key Accountabilities


Responsible for the delivery of municipal service levels, direction, and administration of the Legislative Services and Administrative Services Departments.

Oversees the departmental operating and capital budget development while ensuring effective financial, business planning and spending practices.

Demonstrates a commitment to upholding our corporate culture, mission, vision, and values established by the organization through active participation and regular communication to all internal and external stakeholders.

Ensures policies and legislative requirements of the municipality are implemented and aligned with Administrative and Council priorities according to the Municipal Government Act (MGA) and related applicable legislation.

Provides leadership, coaching and strategic support to all reporting Managers in the development and implementation of departmental budgets, employees, service delivery and operational plans.

Translates Council objectives into respective department goals by ensuring clear understanding and communication and ensures that divisional objectives are being met.

Active participant in the Emergency Management program and related training.

Leads the development of long-term master plans or studies and oversees the implementation of such according to Council’s direction.

Ensures all work is performed in accordance with workplace health and safety standards and that all Town policies and procedures and any provincial or federal legislation are current and upheld.


Directs and manages legal matters including obtaining legal advice as required.

Leads and develops organizational risk management and mitigation strategies and policies.

Manages the receipt, investigation, and disposition of all liability claims against the Town in consultation with legal counsel and insurance providers.

Leads the customer service and administrative support functions across the organization.

Leads teams responsible for Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP), records management, Municipal Clerk, policy development, elections, procurement support and legislative compliance, and insurance administration functions.

Oversees the preparation of contracts, leases, agreements, and land disposition ensuring statutory and legal requirements are met.

Analyzes the business requirements of all departments to determine their legislative and administrative needs and identifies opportunities for improvement.

Directs and implements changes to legislative and administrative systems and processes within departments, and across the organization.

Provides professional expertise, advice and information to senior staff and Council.

Develops, analyzes, reviews, and implements administrative support and customer service processes, systems, and controls to ensure smooth, efficient, and effective functional operation.

Education and Experience

  • University degree or related academic education, with a master’s level being advantageous.
  • Legal or Public Administration post-secondary degree would be advantageous.
  • Minimum of five (5) years progressive senior managerial experience in a related field.


  • Demonstrated experience working from a critical thought process mindset grounded in transparency and accountability.
  • A proven reputation for building and leading strong teams, and empowering staff in the delivery of superior services.
  • Exceptional professional relationship building skills to quickly establish credibility and trust to continually improve the experience of the taxpayer and staff.
  • Ability to develop and review comprehensive business documents including grant applications, contracts, status reports, policies, procedures, bylaws, project charters, requests for proposal and technology documentation.
  • Demonstrated experience with a high degree of collaboration, innovation, and creativity arising from experience as a senior level manager.
  • Strong skill in being able to synthesize relevant information to be taken to the Executive Director level for strategic planning and decision making for the section.
  • Proven career progression within an administrative or legal services context.
  • Proven written and oral communication skills.

Community Peace Officer I – Traffic

Job Number: # J0622-1467

Job Type: Permanent Full-Time

Location: Rocky View County, Alberta

Number of Positions:   1

Salary: $78,000 – $81,900 / Year

The 40,000 people who call Rocky View County home live in a diverse blend of rural, hamlet, and country residential communities on one million acres to the west, north, and east of Calgary. Our dedicated employees work with a variety of stakeholders to develop innovative and unique solutions for our complex municipality. To continue to enhance the quality of life in our communities, we seek individuals who thrive on challenges, who provide excellent customer service in a fast-paced environment, and whose positive energy enables the County to grow and prosper.

Position Summary:

Community Peace Officers Level I (Traffic) within the County play a vital role in our community with respect to enforcing select Provincial Acts and municipal bylaws.  These officers have a diverse and dynamic set of responsibilities and a commitment to promote safe and secure communities.

Reporting to a Supervisor, this position works within applicable legislation, policies and procedures, the Canadian Charter or Rights and Freedoms, and other provincial statutes.  The Community Peace Officers Level I (Traffic) exercises its authority as a Peace Officer under the Alberta Peace Officer Act.

Core Accountabilities:

  • Adhere to the requirements and directives as outlined under the Appointment granted by the Solicitor General and Public Safety Office, the Community Peace Officer Policy including the Code of Conduct, and the County’s Authorization to Employ Peace Officers.
  • Interprets and enforces various levels of legislation (municipal and provincial) through verbal and written warnings and issuing violation tickets.
  • Enforce weight restrictions and infrastructure protection and ensures compliance of Road Use Agreements.  Ensures safety of drivers and the public when detaining vehicles and drivers.
  • Work in accordance with the requirements established by the RVC Health and Safety Program and the Alberta OHS Act, Regulation and Code.
  • Take reasonable care to protect their health and safety and other persons at or in the vicinity of the worksite while they are working.
  • Review and make recommendations for new or existing County Bylaws.
  • Conduct public educational seminars at assigned schools, service groups and events as required.
  • Perform other duties and special projects as assigned.

Organizational Commitment

  • Meet annual performance measure (violator contacts).
  • Respond to complaints from the public regarding County bylaws and Provincial Statutes within 1 hour as per the SOG.
  • Protect privacy, use information appropriately, and maintain the confidentiality and security of all information related to employees, business and residents of Rocky View County.

Investigation / Education / Enforcement

  • Sound knowledge related to detailed evidence collection, documentation and reporting Collects, maintains and processes exhibits according to Provincial Court Regulations, prepares court briefs and disclosure documents, and gives evidence in court(s).
  • Ensures proper services of violation tickets, summons, subpoenas, and any other documentation required by law.
  • Document action taken regarding complaints and daily log using the approved records management system (Report Exec).
  • Photograph scenes as necessary for evidence, conduct interviews and perform other investigative functions.
  • Listen appropriately to information, then synthesize information into a charge, education opportunity, or partnered solution.
  • Detain, arrest and transport individuals with outstanding warrants.

Internal and External Agency Cooperation

  • Liaise and participate in Joint Enforcement Operations with allied agencies including RCMP, CPS, Fish and Wildlife, Commercial Vehicle Enforcement, Peace Officers from other Municipalities and other law enforcement departments.
  • Assist in the execution of search warrants.
  • Provide support to other County departments and County initiatives as they relate to law enforcement.
  • Display leadership to junior members including training/mentorship.

Emergency Management

  • Assists with emergency situations within and outside of the County as directed by the Supervisor, Manager, Director(s) of Emergency Management, or Municipal Manager.
  • Conduct traffic control for emergency situations, road races and other activities as required.
  • Identify and report road hazards and other infrastructure deficiencies.

Position Requirements:

One recent year in law enforcement along with completion of the Solicitor General’s Public Security Peace Officer Training Program or equivalent and are eligible to obtain appointment as a Community Peace Officer Level 1 (2 year Diploma-Enforcement/Criminology or equivalent).

  • Completion of an approved Physical Ability Requirement Evaluation (PARE) test or equivalent.
  • Clean Criminal Record.
  • Obtain and maintain an RCMP Enhanced Reliability Security clearance.
  • Possess a clean, valid class 5 driver’s license.
  • Current Federal Firearm Possession License.
  • Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills with a strong focus on customer service.
  • Exceptional ability to react quickly and remain calm in stressful situations.
  • Exceptional ability to effectively and rationally deal with verbally abusive or hostile individuals.
  • Excellent time management and organization skills, and the ability to effectively handle a demanding workload.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and experience of basic computer functions (log on, check emails, open and save documents in MS Office Suite) as well as basic keyboarding skills.
  • Proficiency in Enforcement and County software.
  • Shift work/ seven day a week coverage.
  • This position is not eligible for remote work.
  • Exceptional ability to display mature and sound judgement in deciding appropriate course of action often in difficult situations.

Interested applicants are invited to apply direct to
Applications are due by 10 pm MST on the closing date.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however
only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

Fire Prevention Officer



The Town of Morinville is currently seeking a full-time Fire Prevention Officer to join our Morinville Fire Department. The Morinville Fire Department is committed to providing the highest level of fire-related emergency services to protect the life and property of Morinville and surrounding area residents. The provision of front-line fire rescue services, fire prevention programs, and public education make the Town a safer and healthier place. Under the direction of the Manager, Community Safety Services/Fire Chief, the Fire Prevention Officer provides services while also implementing safety programs to manage the community fire risk.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Developing and maintaining a comprehensive set of procedures for the consistent application of a risk-based approach to fire inspections.
  • Lead the design, implementation, and evaluation of public fire and life safety education, while participating in and promoting fire prevention initiatives and public awareness programs.
  • Conduct inspections of buildings and structures in an assigned area to identify and locate fire hazards to ensure compliance with the Safety Codes Act, National Fire Code, Alberta Edition, and related standards as well as Town By-Laws.
  • Assisting designers and contractors by providing information and interpretations of fire codes and regulations, and recommending necessary changes to design documents as required.
  • Approve fire safety plans and confirm building fire alarm systems, fire pumps, standpipe systems, sprinkler systems, emergency power generator systems, smoke control systems, and elevator control systems are functional.
  • Review and interpret technical reports, examine building plans, review building development plans, conduct seminars, and make presentations on fire safety and fire prevention programs.
  • Develop or assist with the development and presentation of reports/budgets for Council.
  • Respond to emergency situations dealing with fire suppression, rescue, and dangerous goods control functions if needed.


  • Minimum of 3 years experience as a Certified Safety Codes Officer in the Fire Discipline is required.
  • Safety Codes Officer in the Fire Discipline (SCO-Fire) Group B1 Certification required, Group B2 is preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years experience as a Firefighter with a recognized fire emergency services organization is required.
  • Current First Aid—HCP level/CPR/AED is required.
  • A valid Alberta Class 3 with Q-endorsement and a satisfactory driver’s abstract is required.
  • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Certifications: 1001-L1/L2, 1002-All Levels, 1021-L1, 1033 are assets.
  • Maintain physical standard set by the Morinville Fire Department for high-stress working conditions that include heights, heavy lifting, physical exertion, rapidly changing environmental conditions found in dealing with emergency situations.
  • Thorough knowledge of and the ability to interpret applicable codes, regulations, legislation, safety plans, building plans, and reports.
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communications skills (written and verbal).
  • Demonstrated ability in working with fellow staff, organizational departments, and paid-on-call firefighters.

In addition to these attributes, we are looking for individuals who demonstrate integrity and honesty, reliability and motivation; who are continuously willing to learn and improve, and who demonstrate a deep sense of commitment and responsibility to serving the public while working in a team environment.

Compensation: $70,255 – $83,888/annum (based on a 7 step wage grid). We offer a comprehensive benefits package including pension, workplace development, and great opportunities for employees to become involved in the community. Hours of work are based on a 35-hour work week.

Application Deadline: Open until Filled.

Please submit applications quoting “Fire Prevention Officer, Competition #202238-FPO” to:

Human Resources, Town of Morinville
10125-100 Avenue, Morinville, AB T8R 1L6
Email: | Fax: 780-939-5633 | Web:

Manager, Transit Operations

Manager, Transit Operations
Public Works Department


The Manager, Transit Operations, oversees a fast-paced team of operations, planning and support staff. This charismatic and visionary leader is responsible for setting the tone and pace of changes while leading transit operations into the future within the Regional Municipality Wood Buffalo. This would include implementing master plan data, driving technological change, providing and developing leadership growth opportunities and staff cohesion while fostering positive working relationships at all levels within transit, the rest of the Municipality, and the community. Working closely with the Senior Manager, Transportation, and Facilities, the manager  establishes departmental objectives, budgets, and safety metrics to ensure employees are carrying out the proper functions to ensure the branch provides efficient service delivery.


Departmental Management: Assists with overall program service delivery. Manages through direct involvement in daily operations, budgeting, and strategic planning of the overall design and deployment of all department initiatives. Ensures all programs are developed according to legislation, industry standards, and best practices.

Leadership: Takes a lead role in developing and implementing innovative and practical approaches to department initiatives to ensure all employees are working proficiently and effectively in a productive environment. Recruits, trains, and mentors staff. Leads staff in the delivery of advice, recommendations, and decision support.

Implementation of Strategies: Analyzes data and information to forecast community and partner needs. Remains aware of current and emerging industry trends that drive service and provides recommendations that benefit municipal operations, staff, and the community. Consults and liaises with internal stakeholders, government, other municipalities, local organizations, the non-profit sector, and other community groups in relation to transit operations. Monitors issues and provides information and support to community groups.

This position is primarily based in an office environment; however, some field visits, extended hours, and business travel within the region may be required.


  • Highly developed analytical, critical thinking, and interpersonal skills, with political awareness and sensitivity.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with managers, employees, leaders, and external contacts and interacts in a manner that builds trust, credibility, and rapport.
  • Strong leadership, interpersonal and conflict resolution skills.
  • Considerable knowledge of safe maintenance operations and practices pertaining to passenger transportation operations environments.
  • Ability to empower people, and use innovative approaches in situations involving rapid change, shifting priorities, and/or simultaneous demands.
  • Negotiation, investigation, mediation, and facilitation skills.
  • High emotional intelligence capacity including the ability to deal effectively with ambiguity.
  • Strong organizational and planning skills combined with an expert level approach to managing long-term change and adapting to changing priorities.
  • Well-developed project management competencies.


  • Degree in Business Administration, Commerce, or related field is required.
  • Seven (7) or more years of progressive experience in a passenger transportation operations/contract management position with a minimum of three (3) years of experience as a leader.
  • Experience working in a public sector environment with unionized and non-unionized employees considered an asset.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.


  • A valid Alberta Class Five (5) Operator’s Licence is required.
  • Ability to provide a Criminal Record Check for review and acceptance.


As an employee of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, the incumbent is responsible and accountable for knowing and working in accordance with the Health and Safety Directive. As per section 2 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, the incumbent shall ensure while in the employ of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo the health and safety of employees, contractors, and the public.  This position is employed in a supervisory capacity. As such the employee is required to obtain additional safety training in accordance with municipal procedures and directives.

Requisition ID: 500
Affiliation: Exempt
Position Type: Permanent Full Time
Number of Openings: 1
Bi-weekly Working Hours: 70 hours bi-weekly
Department/ Branch: Public Works, Transit
Job Location: Fort McMurray
Salary Range: Competitive Salary
COLA: Bi-Weekly – $480
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Posting Type: Internal and External

To apply: Please visit our website at
We appreciate the interest of all applicants; however, only those individuals
selected for interviews will be contacted.  Late applications will not be accepted.