Senior Administrative Officer

The Village of Fort Simpson is accepting applications for a


The Village of Fort Simpson has an employment opportunity for a qualified administrator with at least five years’ experience at the senior management level in municipal governance to assume the responsibility of a Senior Administrative Officer (SAO).

Reporting directly to Mayor and Council, the SAO will provide leadership to the management team, encompassing the departments of Public Works, Recreation and Culture, Finance, Municipal Enforcement, Fire Protection Services, Environmental and Planning. You will foster a positive, collaborative environment that will promote productivity and innovation in a cross-cultural setting.

As an accomplished municipal leader, you will bring preferably a University degree in public administration or related discipline or an equivalent combination of education and experience with a commitment to supporting the professional development of staff. You will have sound municipal experience in a senior management position with knowledge of municipal law and practices, financial management, human resources management and labour relations.

The successful applicant should possess (but not limited to) the following qualifications:

  • At least 5 years experience in senior management of a municipality;
  • Formal training in fundamental accounting principles or equivalent work-related experience;
  • Enhanced management, administrative and financial system skills;
  • Computer accounting skills, preferably on QuickBooks Enterprise Software;
  • Demonstrated ability to meet performance standards;
  • Strategic and long-range planning;
  • Community expectations in a changing environment;
  • Organizational development and governance;
  • Communication and Public Affairs

Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

This is a permanent full-time non-unionized position. The salary will be commensurate with the individual’s qualifications and experience, within the range of $120,000 to $160,000 per year. In addition, the Village offers an exceptional benefit and pension package.

Closing date: Open Until Filled

Applications will be accepted by fax, email, postal mail or at the Village Office at:

Village of Fort Simpson
P.O. Box 438
Fort Simpson, NT X0E 0N0
Fax: (867) 695-2005

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.