Chief Administration Officer (CAO)

Chief Administration Officer (CAO) – Town of Bruderheim

Position Overview:

The Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) is responsible for the overall administration of municipal operations in accordance with the objectives, policies, and plans approved by the Town Council. The position is responsible for ensuring quality services are delivered to the Town of Bruderheim as outlined in the Municipal Government Act.


  1. Lead the development, implementation and evaluation of long term strategic and capital planning for the Town of Bruderheim:
    • Lead strategic and capital planning processes, while ensuring appropriate decision making and documentation.
    • As the key advisor and strategist to Council, report on corporate priorities and cultivate a collaborative approach to strategic planning.
    • Ensure there are protocols in place that provides Council, staff, and the public with timely reports on the administration of the municipality
    • Bridge between Town Administration and Town Council to ensure long term capital and strategic plans are implemented, evaluated and relevant.
    • Ensure the public has adequate input into the development and maintenance of long-term planning for the Town.
    • Oversee the development of bylaws, policies, and procedures.
    • Coordinate and attend Council meetings.
  1. Represent the Town of Bruderheim on all inter-municipal and regional groups for the purpose of ensuring the interests and concerns of the Town’s residents and local businesses are well represented:
    • Develop and maintain an effective relationship with the Provincial Government, other local municipal governments, and municipal association officials.
    • Represent the Town at conferences, events, and other functions to advocate on Council’s strategic objectives.
    • Work with Council and Administration to identify and address community and corporate opportunities.
  1. Direct, train and supervise Town staff for the purpose of ensuring effective and efficient services to town residents and local businesses:
    • Provide executive leadership and strategic direction to all departmental heads.
    • Coach, mentor, support and advise staff as required.
  1. Oversee the financial management and accounting of the Town of Bruderheim for the purpose of ensuring the budget of Bruderheim is managed responsibly:
    • Coordinate the accounting and budgeting processes for all town cost centres.
    • Ensure the various contracts (e.g., public works, administrative, etc.) are tendered out, evaluated, and fulfilled to the expectations of Town Council.
    • Monitor and report to Council the status of the operating and capital budgets and plans that were approved by Council as requested/required.


    • Related Post Secondary Degree in Public Administration or Business
    • A minimum of eight years municipal administrative leadership experience at a senior level, supplemented with extensive management and/or leadership training
    • Experience and skills required to provide strategic leadership to guide/motivate staff in the development of operating principles, service strategies and appropriate processes to achieve statutory and corporate strategic objectives
    • Inter-personal, communication and presentation skills to work with Council, staff, community and business leaders, the public and all orders of government
    • Ability to manage sensitive issues effectively. Ability to make decisions and provide direction on complex and emerging issues which may have substantial political, community, inter-municipal or administrative implications in an effective, professional and timely manner. Excellent knowledge of contract law, and negotiation tactics
    • Outstanding supervisory skills and administrative abilities in coordinating, directing, motivating, developing and evaluating staff
    • The ability to examine a budget, forecast a future budget, ensure the budget is adhered to and explain to Council, the ramifications of certain budget factors
    • Significant problem-solving abilities to lead the processes to set the vision and town policies to benefit the Town of Bruderheim, supervise Town Administration staff, and resolve issues for residents and local businesses on a daily basis
    • Knowledge of infrastructure operations is an asset

This position offers a competitive compensation program.

The Town of Bruderheim is a vibrant, dynamic, safe and caring community where the quality of life is second to none and diverse opportunities for people of all ages, backgrounds and cultures abound.  It is our mission to build a model community which meets the demands of today’s residents while protecting for a bright future.

For more information visit Town of Bruderheim and review the Bruderheim Strategic Plan – 2022-2026

If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit your resume directly to

This competition will remain open until April 2, 2023

Chief Administrative Officer (CAO)

Job Type:
Management / Administration

Town of Crossfield

The Town of Crossfield is currently seeking a dynamic, experienced leader to fulfill the position of Chief Administrative Officer (CAO). Taking direction from town council, the CAO is responsible for the overall operation and delivery of municipal services for the Town of Crossfield, including leading, planning, and managing operations and programs for the municipality. The CAO will have proven, excellent knowledge of the Municipal Government Act (MGA) and extensive municipal experience.

The successful candidate will employ proven leadership abilities, strategic and creative thinking, and excellent communication and interpersonal skills to ensure the continuous development and forward-movement of new and existing municipal services. The CAO will be capable of creating an effective organizational structure and excels at providing efficient customer service, promoting teamwork, quality and cost-effective municipal services and adaptability for future change.

The Town of Crossfield is a warm welcoming community located 10 minutes North of Airdrie and 25 minutes north of Calgary along the QE2. The 2022 municipal population is estimated to be 3,700. Crossfield is on the cusp of having the potential to grow exponentially within the next
few years and requires a leader that can plan and manage growth.


The ideal candidate possesses a post-secondary education in Business, Management, Economics, Planning, Engineering or Public Administration with 10-15 years of progressive management experience. Other post-secondary education will be considered based on
candidate’s municipal experience.

Certified Local Government Managers (CLGM) designation and or national Advanced Certificate in Local Authority Administration (NACLAA) is preferred.


The ideal candidate will be experienced in the following:

  • Extensive municipal experience in a director level or higher (CAO)
  • Ability to manage Crossfield’s anticipated growth
  • 10 years of progressive management experience within a multi-dimensional service organization
  • Proven, strong ability to liaise effectively with Council, other elected officials, residents, developers, community groups, and other levels of government, with effective communication, facilitation, and conflict resolution skills
  • Strategic long-term planning, financial and budget skills
  • A thorough understanding of the financial and budgeting process for municipalities.
  • Analytical and transparent ability in preparing reports and compiling information for Council, together with a good knowledge of and proficiency in all related information technology
  • A robust working knowledge of the MGA is required, with the ability to guide Council and the Staff on the MGA
  • A thorough understanding and experience in economic development and planning.
  • Project management
  • Ability to leverage resources listen to diverse viewpoints and be open to new ideas
  • An honest trustworthy individual able to build strong relationships and has high ethics, integrity, respect, and accountability, upholding the public interest
  • A proven ability to provide leadership, and to adapt and integrate complex planning policy and program initiatives.
  • Proven ability to provide overall leadership for the planning, development, recreation and management of a variety of municipal services and to provide well-researched guidance to Council and staff.
  • Proven experience in strategic planning, organizational development and achieving results in building team relations and an ability to lead, coach and motivate staff and achieve positive results.
  • Strong focus on quality of life and recreational services.
  • The ability to see municipal services from a regional perspective and to develop and foster shared services and partnerships with other municipalities.
  • The ability to develop a presence in the community and collaborate with other community partners, industry, and government in attracting and fostering economic development.
  • Proven experience in maintaining credible and authentic relationships with external stakeholder groups including community leaders, citizens and businesses.
  • Ability to plan and manage the implementation of program activities, analyze and solve issues and make effective decisions.

Assets: Strong financial and business background, excels in municipal planning.

Additional Requirements: RCMP Criminal Record Check, Valid Driver’s Abstract

Chosen candidates for an interview may be asked to submit a presentation or assignment to prove skills.

Candidates are requested to submit a cover letter, and a detailed resume outlining their experience.

Application Return: Only email applications will be accepted at Please reply in confidence by Friday, March 31, 2023, 4:30 pm.

Remuneration will be commensurate with your experience, knowledge, and abilities. A comprehensive benefits package is also provided. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Important Dates:

Closing Date: Friday, March 31, 2023, 4:30 pm If a suitable candidate is not found, the competition will be extended.

Anticipated start date for new CAO: August 1, 2023.

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