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Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Employer: RM of Cornwallis Location: Brandon, MB Application Deadline: TBD

Job Description:

Competition #2022-11-18-01

Job Description
Located in southwest Manitoba, Cornwallis Municipality surrounds the city of Brandon and is home to approximately 4500 people all located throughout a combination of several densely populated areas in the north, as well as scattered agricultural settlements to the south.

Reporting to the elected Council, the CAO is the administrative lead for the Municipality, performing the duties and exercising the powers assigned to a CAO under the Manitoba Municipal Act and other applicable legislation. This role is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Municipality, meetings of Council, management of administration, financial, human resources, and the overall planning, co-ordination and operations of the Municipality.

Financial management responsibilities will include preparing and monitoring the financial plan, along with the Financial Analyst; as well as administering the entire municipal 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.

The CAO provides professional advice to Council ensuring resolutions, by-laws, policies and plans are implemented while keeping Council informed on progress and emerging issues.

• Minimum of three years experience in the municipal field at the management level or a combination of education and experience
• Completion or willing to complete the Manitoba Municipal Administration Certificate
• Ability to understand and interpret applicable Provincial and Federal legislation
• Experience in fiscal planning, budgeting and reporting
• 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 writing communications skills
• Strong accounting skills with the ability to understand and use financial information
• Effective analytical and research skills to prepare reports, documents, by-laws, policies, and correspondence
• Able to use various computer software programs efficiently, including Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint; experience with ASYST Municipal software considered an asset
• Able to foster a positive, collaborative and respectful work environment
• Supervisory skills including mentoring, coaching and discipline
• Other duties may be assigned that would reasonably be expected by a person in this position

Conditions of Employment
• Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
• Must be bondable
• Must provide and maintain a satisfactory Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Search
• Must have and maintain a valid Class 5 Manitoba Driver’s License
• Must be willing and able to travel-possibly overnight

Competitive salary based upon qualifications and experience.
Comprehensive benefits package includes pension, dental & vision, extended health
benefits, life & disability insurance
Competition #2022-11-18-01

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Application Deadline: Open until filled