Chief Administrative Officer – Leadership for a Growing Community
The Rural Municipality of East St. Paul, boarding Winnipeg on the north, provides a wide range of services directly to our 9,263 residents. We are the 13th most populated area in Manitoba. The RM is 41.99 square kilometres and has a population density of 223.2 people per square kilometre.
Reporting to Council, and as the head of Administration, the CAO supports the activities of the Operations Department, the Fire Department and the Administration Department.
Through these departments, the CAO ensures a superior level of customer service in the management of property taxes/utilities, and the provision of recreation activities, indoor and outdoor community facilities, the maintenance and development of local roads and infrastructure, as well as an emergency/first responder service.
Qualifications & Experience:
• Minimum five-years experience as a Chief Administrative Officer of a municipality or in a senior management position.
• Graduate of the Manitoba Municipal Administration Program (MMAP) or willing to enroll and complete within 5-years of date of hire.
• Master’s in Public Administration or master’s/degree/diploma in related field considered an asset.
• Demonstrated in-depth working knowledge of the Manitoba Municipal Act and Manitoba’s Workplace Safety & Health Act.
• Demonstrated ability to appropriately work with and maintain confidential information.
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively with other levels of government (Federal, Provincial and other municipalities).
• Experience in a unionized work environment.
Core Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
• Technical Skills – possesses a strong working knowledge of municipal administration, human resources, financial management and land-use planning.
• Communication Skills – expresses him/herself clearly; orally, and in writing in a professional manner that makes an impact and persuades intended audiences.
• Analytical, Research and Problem-Solving Skills – uses logic and a systematic approach when dealing with issues; anticipates implications and consequences, conducts appropriate research then takes appropriate action. Has the ability to analyze the municipality’s competitive position, including its strengths and weaknesses.
• Leadership Skills – works co-operatively with others to produce innovative solutions; takes the lead in setting new partnerships, policies or procedures; delegates responsibility effectively and coaches other municipal employees to develop their capabilities.
• Managing Change Skills – demonstrates support for innovation and organizational change needed to improve the municipality’s effectiveness; initiates, sponsors and implements organizational change; and helps others to successfully manage organizational change.
• Goal-Oriented Skills – focuses on the desired result of their work, and sets challenging goals for other municipal employees. Seizes positive opportunities that will benefit the municipality. Appropriately prioritizes work to achieve identified goals.
• People Skills – possesses strong interpersonal and relationship skills reflected in positive relationships with superiors, colleagues, employees, and customers/residents. Demonstrates the ability to work cooperatively with other to produce innovative results.
• Computer Skills – possesses the ability to work with the Microsoft suite of products (Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint). Experience with other municipal-based software programs considered an asset.
Salary starts at $115,000. The right candidate can expect a salary and benefits package reflective of their experience and credentials.
The full job description can be found at http://www.eaststpaul.com under Employment Opportunities.
East St. Paul is a distinctive rural community with urban advantages dedicated to maintaining a safe environment with a superior level of public service.
For more information, please contact:
Rhonda Tone, CPHR
HR Consultant, firstname.lastname@example.org
Rural Municipality of East St. Paul