Finance Manager


The City of Merritt has an opportunity for a Finance Manager to join our team. Our Finance Team ensures the City of Merritt meets its responsibilities for financial management under the Community Charter and Local Government Act.

The Finance Manager oversees the team’s day-to-day operations and supports the Director of Finance with the financial affairs of the municipality. In this role, you analyze and interpret financial and budgetary reports, prepare reports and statements, administer property tax and utility billing, and lead the activities required for a successful year-end. You also participate in special projects and engage others to cultivate effective communication and cross-functional operational initiatives.

In addition, as the Finance Manager, you review and approve the work of staff involved in accounts payable and receivable, other bookkeeping and clerical and customer-facing responsibilities. You also provide support by training, sharing knowledge and troubleshooting while communicating openly and giving feedback with care and encouragement. You add to the organization’s culture and look for ways to continuously improve and help our team become more efficient and effective.


You hold a CPA designation supplemented by progressive related experience in accounting and finance, and leadership. You know your accounting principles and the full accounting process end to end. Ideally, you have a working knowledge of local government responsibilities, data management, risk management, insurance and information systems.


We offer you a Total Rewards package with

  • Competitive salaries
  • Extended Healthcare Plan (Medical, Disability, Dental & Vision)
  • Well-being benefits
  • MPP Pension Plan contributions
  • Group Life – AD&D – Critical Illness Insurance
  • Paid Time Off Benefits
  • Training & Development
  • Exclusive Perks
  • Employee Assistance Program

Make a difference with us!

For new hires and those working in designated positions of trust, including those working directly with vulnerable persons, employment is conditional on a satisfactory police information check.

The City of Merritt is an equal-opportunity employer. We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds and are committed to building a respectful and inclusive workplace that reflects the community we serve.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Chief Administrative Officer

Chief Administrative Officer

The Community:
Situated on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, Metchosin is a vibrant and close-knit community of 5,000 people with over 50 kilometres of coastline, 1000 hectares of Agricultural Land Reserve and many working farms. Located near the Scia’new First Nation, the community is situated outside the CRD urban containment boundary and characterized by its forests, farmlands, parks and ocean coast. Metchosin is crisscrossed by winding rural roads leading past cultivated acreages, forested land, rocky headlands, farms, and secluded homes. Residents can explore numerous hiking paths like the Galloping Goose Regional Trail, enjoy a leisurely stroll on the beach at Witty’s Lagoon or swim at Matheson Lake. Metchosin captures the essence of coastal and rural country living.

The community strongly values conservation and environmental protection, with many local initiatives focused on preservation and protection of natural assets. Residents are highly engaged in all aspects of the community. They also take pride in supporting local businesses and the farmer’s market. Metchosin’s neighbourhood pod system fosters a strong sense of self-reliance and sustainability and residents often come together for community events, workshops, and festivals that celebrate the district’s unique culture and traditions.

There is a strong sense of volunteerism, and many residents are eager to lend a helping hand, whether it’s organizing community projects or participating in environmental initiatives. The Metchosin Foundation, Community Association, Museum Society, Seniors Association, Arts and Cultural Centre, Community House, Community Hall, Preschool and Invasive Species Cooperative are all volunteer-led.

The District is a small municipal government with an elected Mayor and four Councillors. Led by the CAO, the ten-employee team provides a wide array of services, with a consolidated annual budget of about $8 million. Sustainability in four key areas: environmental, social, governance and economic, is the foundation for District priorities.

For those seeking a close connection with nature and a warm, welcoming community, Metchosin offers an unmatched quality of life. To learn more please visit and Sc’ianew.

The Opportunity:
The District wishes to recruit a Chief Administrative Officer to assist Council and manage the complex daily operations of one of Southern Vancouver Island’s desirable rural communities. This is a rewarding opportunity for a people-centered, authentic leader who is an exceptional communicator, team builder and strategist.

As Chief Administrative Officer you will report to, and work collaboratively with, Council in developing policies, programs and strategies that address the unique needs of the community. You will assume leadership responsibility for District operations and provide a high level of service to the community and residents. Working with a small and dedicated team you will help shape the District’s future and can make a significant contribution to the community.

You are an experienced, astute, progressive, and authentic leader; you are a motivator of people with the strategic, business and leadership skills to operate collaboratively in a complex community and local government environment. You have a deep understanding of the principles of good governance, as well as the ability to build consensus and collaborate effectively with elected officials, indigenous communities, stakeholders, and residents.

You are decisive, innovative and lead with integrity. You are passionate about organizational well-being and committed to diversity, inclusion, and equality. You inspire confidence in others and bring exceptional interpersonal, communication and strategic planning skills as well as a commitment to service, results, and the execution of strategy.

You have a bachelor’s degree in business, public administration, or a related discipline and seven or more years of progressive senior leadership experience in complex multi-stakeholder local government environments. You demonstrate sincerity, honesty, respect, empathy, and appreciation. You are recognized for your positive local government contributions and are a catalyst for positive corporate change.

If you are a local government leader with a passion for community building and a track record of success, we invite you to consider joining the District of Metchosin as our next Chief Administrative Officer. In return, we offer competitive compensation, a commitment to ongoing professional development, a supportive and inclusive work environment, and the opportunity to make a positive community impact.

Interested candidates are invited to contact Paul Murray at Applications will be accepted on-line at until October 24th, 2023.

Chief Administrative Officer

The Town of View Royal is looking for its next leader.

The Role: View Royal is looking for its next Chief Administrative Officer, following the retirement of the incumbent. You are a visionary person who is ready to lead an amazing organization and accomplish big things. This position offers you a first-rate combination of an engaged staff group; diverse and interesting work; a stunningly beautiful environment; and a supportive Council. You have a vision of modernizing data for the Mayor and Council to move toward data-driven decisions and are committed to public engagement.

The Town: The Town of View Royal is a growing residential community with a population of approximately 11,500. Ten minutes from downtown Victoria, View Royal’s central location provides highway access to the West Shore, the Saanich Peninsula, BC Ferries, and Victoria International Airport. The Town acknowledges with respect that it is within the unceded traditional territories of the Lekwungen peoples, known today as the Esquimalt and Songhees Nations and that their historic connections to these lands continue to this day.

The Duties: You are a leader who is passionate about public service, community building, and working collaboratively. You will report directly to Mayor and Council and be responsible for managing the Town’s day-to-day activities, following the Community Charter and related legislation. You have solid time management skills that ensure programs and services are carried out efficiently; and the people management skills to build, inspire, and motivate strong teams. You will ensure that significant policies and initiatives are effectively communicated to the broader community.

The Requirements: You will bring with you:

  • A level of education, training and experience equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in a related discipline such as Business Administration, Commerce, Engineering or Planning;
  • Minimum of 10 years of senior-level experience preferably in the management of municipal government administration or services.

The Returns: The CAO role offers a very competitive salary range and a comprehensive benefits package. A Supplementary Package can be obtained by request from the Consultant, which includes a complete job description and details of the benefits package.

The Next Step: If you are ready to take on this challenging and rewarding leadership role, forward your resume and cover letter to the Consultant:

Tall Cedars Search & Recruitment

Chief Administrative Officer


The District of Port Edward is offering a career opportunity for an experienced CAO to lead their management team and to provide strategic advice to the Mayor and Council.


The District of Port Edward is a vibrant and growing community of approximately 500 people. Situated on the traditional unceded territory of the Ts’msyen (Tsimshian) people, Port Edward is 15 kilometers from the City of Prince Rupert on the beautiful Pacific North Coast. The District is nestled amidst pristine wilderness, at the mouth of the Skeena River and adjacent to boundless development opportunities associated with the Port of Prince Rupert.


Reporting to the District’s Mayor and Council, you will be accountable for directing and overseeing all municipal services. You will be driven and have excellent communication skills and a demonstrated ability to effectively manage people and construction projects. You will regularly interact with the public in a variety of capacities, using your excellent customer service and interpersonal skills. Interest and/or experience in engineering and planning would be useful, as well as an attitude of a self-starter. You will:

  • Steward the District’s annual budget in a responsible and cost-effective manner.
  • Manage and implement the District’s strategic plan and administrative policies.
  • Manage day-to-day operations.
  • Manage and lead a team of 8 – 10 public servants.
  • Serve as Public Works Superintendent and Approving Officer.
  • Work with different levels of government including neighbouring municipalities, provincial, federal, and First Nations partners.


  • Strong leadership ability with a proven track record of motivating, coaching, mentoring and building teams.
  • Sound problem-solving skills as a strategic and innovative thinker.
  • Minimum 5 years of management and leadership experience in a unionized environment.
  • Technical literacy and proficiency in using a variety of computer programs including Microsoft Office.
  • A RCMP Criminal Record Check and Driver’s Abstract will be required of the successful candidate.


The CAO role offers a salary range of $120, 000 – $130,000 and a comprehensive benefits package. A Supplementary Package can be obtained by request from the Consultant, which includes a complete job description, details of the benefits, and the current Organization Chart.


If you are ready to take on this challenging and rewarding leadership role, forward your resume and cover letter to the Consultant by Monday, Oct. 16, 2023.

Tall Cedars Search & Recruitment

Director of Planning & Development Services

Come for the Outdoor Adventure and Stay for the Job

The Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine is pleased to announce they are searching for a
Director of Planning & Development Services to join their dedicated team. This is a
permanent fulltime position with a starting salary of $123,923.80
and a comprehensive benefits package.

If awe-inspiring, natural scenery and breathtaking views is what you crave, then The Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine (RDKS) is your place. This area is renowned for its world-class fishing and outdoor adventure opportunities, including a ski hill, sledding, skating, heli-skiing, an 18-hole golf course, hiking, and mountain biking trails. The area offers quality advanced education opportunities with both the Coast Mountain College and a University of Northern BC satellite campus. There is also a well-developed arts and cultural community, recreation facilities and library. Terrace, where the role is located, is the regional retail and service hub for the northwestern portion of British Columbia. The opportunity for adventure is endless in any season. The Kitimat-Stikine region is the traditional homeland of the Tahltan, Nisga’a, Gitxsan, Wet’suwet’en, Tsimshian, and Haisla Nations. Spanning a geographic area of 110,000km² the RDKS is home to almost 40,000 people and includes the five incorporated municipalities of Terrace, Kitimat, Stewart, New Hazelton and the Village of Hazelton.

Director of Planning and Development Services is accountable for the provision of effective leadership, advice and support on all planning and land use functions of the Regional District.  The Director is responsible for the short and long-range planning, RDKS Board priority projects, provide strategic advice and direction on the development process, coordinating and advising planning staff on development applications and processes, communicating planning issues with other departments and jurisdictions, participation in public and technical meetings and represents the planning department at Board meetings.

Direct Reports:

GIS Coordinator
Bylaw Coordinator

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the effective application of RDKS policies, bylaws, applicable legislation, common law and professional best practices pertaining to the work of the Development Services Department.
  • Supervise, mentor and manages the performance of Development Services staff.
  • Prepare and review staff reports for the Board, Committees and Commissions.
  • Development, review and update of Official Community Plans, regulatory and administrative bylaws, operational policies, and associated business processes and documents.
  • Provide project management for bylaw development and initiatives undertaken by the Department.
  • Represent the RDKS in the subdivision requirements of land development proposals and review of applications for consideration by the Provincial Subdivision Approving Officer.
  • Prepare the budget for the Development Services Department and work with the CFO in the preparation of the overall Departmental budget.
  • Attend Board and Committee meetings, public hearings, public meetings, Advisory Planning Commission, community association meetings to represent the Regional District provide information and make recommendations, as required.
  • Participate in employee recruitment, development and retention.
  • Liaise with and respond to enquiries from elected officials, external agencies, First Nations, and the public on land use and development matters.
  • Any other related duties or tasks as required.

Working with others:

Work cooperatively with other RDKS departments on regional project and provide advice on planning and land use implications and legislation.

Responsibility for preparing specific component of comprehensive projects including population projections, demand forecasts, climate impacts.

Work with First Nations Governments on a variety of issues including land use planning, policy development, cooperation agreements, memorandum of understanding.

Represent the Regional District on inter-agency and intergovernmental technical and advisory committees including provincial and federal environmental assessment review, Traffic Safety Committee, Subdivision Referral Agency Review Committee, Northern Health Authority Healthy Communities, Terrace Food Association, among others.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong communication skills (both oral and in writing), in public relations, and in related people skills.
  • Possess and exhibit a sound understanding of the principles of land use planning and the application of these principles specifically in the context of the regional districts.
  • Possess strong knowledge of mapping and map interpretation in a variety of formats and map attributes.
  • Possess a strong knowledge of land use regulatory mechanisms in place in the various service areas.
  • Familiarity with the local land use planning history and anomalies that impact on the daily delivery of the planning services.
  • Ability to use, operate, manipulate all department equipment and systems in the performance of planning tasks.
  • Conduct site inspections and compile field information necessary to process applications, to respond to public inquiries or provide information for other departments.
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive working rapport with related local and regional regulatory agencies. A sound understanding of the jurisdictional mandates of other regulatory agencies.
  • Prepare documentation for bylaw enforcement purposes; such documentation may include file summation, on-site inspection information, and regulatory criteria, meeting with property owners and developers.
  • Prepare concise reports to the RDKS Board on a variety of planning related subjects.
  • Research, draft and prepare, correspondence to property owners, solicitors and government agencies on matters of planning and regional district significance.
  • Provide assistance to other staff members on matters relating to land use planning.
  • Develop ongoing familiarity with associated legislation, regulations and court precedents that may impact on land use planning application within the RDKS.

Specific Training and Experience:

  • University degree preferably at the masters level in planning or related field.
  • Minimum of 8-10 years planning experience preferably with a municipal or regional government.
  • Sound understanding of local government bylaws and provincial planning legislation, planning law and related acts and statutes.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Sound understanding of federal legislation and related acts.

Financial Responsibilities:

  • With the CFO prepare and manage department budgets
  • Manage project budgets and review for accuracy invoices from consultants
  • Manage purchase of equipment for planning and GIS function
  • Manage training opportunities for department staff

Work Environment:

  • Evening and occasional weekend meetings both in and outside the main office
  • Overnight travel sometimes required
  • Extra hours as required to complete projects and meet project deadlines
  • Outside work to conduct site visit
  • Dealing with difficult and sometimes abusive individuals
  • Assist and direct planning staff in dealing with difficult individuals and contentions issues
  • Represent the RDKS and present at public meetings at times on contentious issues
  • Address planning department personnel issues

Physical, Mental and Visual Demands

  • Intense visual, listening and concentration
  • Occasional physical demands to conduct site visits or property assessment
  • Mental demands in dealing with difficult individuals
  • Multi-tasking to address competing interests and demands, and meet required deadlines

Required Licenses/Certifications

  • Certified member of the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) and the Planning Institute of BC (PIBC)
  • Valid Class 5 Driver’s Licence

As an equitable and inclusive employer, we value diversity of people to best represent the community we serve and provide excellent services to our citizens. We strive to attract and retain passionate and talented individuals of all backgrounds, demographics, and life experiences. If you require any reasonable adjustments to enable participation at any stage of the recruitment process, please contact in confidence

Please submit your cover letter, resume and references by mail or email to the Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine applications will be accepted until the role is filled. We appreciate your interest when applying and advise that only candidates under active consideration will be contacted.

Director of Administration/Human Resources
Regional District Kitimat – Stikine
Suite 300 – 4545 Lazelle Avenue
Terrace, B.C. V8G 4E1