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Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Employer: Town of Leaf Rapids Location: Leaf Rapids, Manitoba – a wilderness at your doorstep Application Deadline: TBD

Job Description:

Reporting to the appointed Administrator, the CAO is responsible for the overall management of the Town of Leaf Rapids including administration, financial and human resources.

Financial management responsibilities will include preparing and monitoring the financial plan along with the Administrator; as well as administering the entire taxation process, including the collection of overdue accounts and the tax sale process.

Ideally, the successful candidate will have graduated from or enrolled in the Certificate in Manitoba Municipal Administration (CMMA), or post-secondary education in a relevant field such as public administration, human resources, business administration, commerce, etc.


  • Minimum of three years’ experience in the municipal field at the management level
    • Demonstrated ability to work with a high level of accuracy, tact and diplomacy and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, staff, other organizations and government agencies
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Strong accounting skills with the ability to understand and use financial information
    • Effective analytical and research skills to prepare reports, documents, by-laws and correspondence
    • Able to use various computer software programs efficiently, including MS Excel, PowerPoint and Word; experience with MuniSoft is a definite asset
    • Able to foster a positive, collaborative and respectful work environment.
    • Supervisory skills including mentoring, coaching and discipline
    • Must be bondable

The successful candidate will be required to complete a criminal record check.

Salary negotiable depending upon qualifications and experience. Posting open until filled.

Interested candidates should submit their cover letter and resume with three work-related references and salary expectations in confidence to:
Twyla Ludwig, Administrator
Town of Leaf Rapids
(204) 937-4364

We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Direct Applications To:

As mentioned above.

Application Deadline: Open until filled