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Chief Administrative Officer Employer: RM of Portage la Prairie Location: Portage la Prairie, MB Application Deadline: TBD

Job Description:

The Council of the Rural Municipality of Portage la Prairie, with the support of Way To Go Consulting Inc., is seeking an individual that will bring strong leadership skills to this position. If you are looking to make an impact with a progressive, dynamic Municipality, we are looking to hear from you.

Key responsibilities of the position include:

  • Direct the general administrative affairs of the Municipality and perform all duties and responsibilities in accordance with The Municipal Act
  • Recommend objectives, policies and programs to Council and provide support and advice on new initiatives and fiscal matters
  • Direct the implementation and monitor the progress of policies and programs approved by Council
  • Recruit and develop all municipal management and administration employees, and develop a plan to attract and retain quality employees
  • Provide responsible financial planning and management of a budget of over $28 million
  • Develop positive relationships and maintain open communication with all stakeholders and constituencies of interest to the Municipality

Ideally, you will possess technical skills and experience in municipal administration, financial management and human resource management.  Strong communication, analytical and leadership skills are just some of the requirements of the position.  Candidates who have post-secondary education in a relevant discipline bring an educational advantage to the position.

The Rural Municipality of Portage la Prairie is located in the south central part of Manitoba along the Trans Canada Highway. Portage la Prairie is a Rural Municipality of over 6,800 population, and one of the largest municipalities geographically in Manitoba.

The right candidate can expect a comprehensive salary and benefits package.


Individuals interested in this position should send a resume and cover letter by email to Ernie Epp, Way To Go Consulting Inc., at .


The selection committee intends to review applications as early as April 28, 2023, however, applications may continue to be accepted until the right candidate is found.


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


Direct Applications To:

Email: As mentioned above

Application Deadline: Open until filled