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Director of Corporate Affairs, City of Melfort
Reporting to the City Manager and accountable to Council, the Director of Corporate Affairs is a statutory position with duties set out under The Cities Act and identified in The City Administration Bylaw.
Administratively, the Director of Corporate Affairs is an integral part of the City’s senior management team, providing strategic and operational leadership. The Director of Corporate Affairs is in continuous communication, both written and verbal, with stakeholders and a liaison with Council, council boards and committees, staff, and the public. The Director of Corporate Affairs ensures that Council, council boards and committees, quasi-judicial boards have the required information to make decisions and ensures that those decisions are recorded.
The position is responsible for providing governance and legislative support to City Council, Committees and Administration; the preparation, maintenance, custody, and management of official city records; administering municipal elections; payroll and benefits administration.
Standard office hours are required, along with work on nights, weekends, holidays, as necessary.
POWERS, DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS OF THE DIRECTOR OF CORPORATE AFFAIRS
The Director of Corporate Affairs shall:
(a) Direct the preparation, maintenance and custody of official records and documents of City Council and its committees, including minutes of City Council, committees, bylaws, leases, contracts, agreements, and other corporate documents.
(b) Assist with research into and interpret applicable provincial legislation, regulation, municipal bylaws, and policies and provide recommendations.
(c) Provide procedural advice for orderly proceeding of meetings.
(d) Facilitate activities for bylaw review, drafting, and editing with employees across the organization, ensuring cross-organizational consistency and compliance with standards.
(e) Summon meetings of Council, prepare, and distribute agendas as appropriate. Attend all meetings of Council and committees, aid, and advice on procedural matters, ensuring that all legislated requirements are adhered to, and acting as Clerk of City Council.
(f) Ensure that all resolutions, decisions and other proceedings of Council and its committees are recorded accurately and that all decisions are transmitted to the proper authorities and interested citizens.
(g) Ensure that the City of Melfort adheres to The Local Authority Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act requirements.
(h) Ensure that municipal elections are administered per the requirements of The Local Government Election Act.
(i) Execute, under Corporate Seal, all corporate documents and maintain custody of the Corporate Seal.
(j) Responsible for processing the City’s payroll, administering employee group benefits, and adhering to reporting requirements.
(k) Guides Staff in HR matters, appointed as a member of the City’s Negotiating Committee.
(l) Maintains and updates the City’s website, Facebook and assists other team members in communicating on behalf of the city.
(m) Acting City Manager in the absence of the City Manager.
(n) Perform such other duties as required by statute, bylaw or otherwise assigned by the City Manager and Council.
- Always demonstrates reliability and integrity by following City guidelines, standards, regulations, and principles.
- Embraces change and adapts, and responds to new and changing conditions, priorities, technologies, and requirements.
- Strong organizational and time management skills, working effectively under the pressure of time limitations and constraints.
- Works cooperatively and effectively with others to reach a common goal, fostering a collaborative work environment.
- Communicates effectively, transmitting information with consistency and clarity to citizens, Council, colleagues, and administration.
- Understands and operates effectively within both the political environment of the Corporation and the community, diplomatically handling challenging situations.
EDUCATION, CREDENTIALS AND EXPERIENCE
The ideal candidate will have the following education and credentials:
- A college diploma or university degree in public administration or a related field is desirable.
- A Certificate in Local Government Administration or Advanced Local Government Authority would be considered an asset.
- Five years of experience in a municipal government environment.
- An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
To explore this opportunity, please email your resume, marked “Director of Corporate Affairs Confidential,” to email@example.com
The City of Melfort thanks all prospective applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The competition will remain open until the position is filled.
Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), Town of Wadena
With the assistance of HMC Management Inc., Council of the Town of Wadena is seeking the services of a qualified Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) to provide professional leadership and direction for the Town.
Ideally you are someone with recognized administrative experience, are a proven leader for the 14 full time staff and can advance Council, the organization and community within an a approximate $3.6 M annual capital and operating budget (2020).
A Standard “C” Saskatchewan Municipal certification, prior CAO experience combined with relevant post-secondary education OR a combination of relevant education and at least 4 years of senior management experience in municipal government are required. You will be an excellent communicator and will also have a thorough understanding of municipal operations, particularly: project management; finance/budgeting; infrastructure, land use planning; and economic development.
It is also desired that the CAO will reside in the Town of Wadena.
Salary range for the CAO is $90,000 – $110,000/annum.
In confidence, qualified candidates are encouraged to electronically submit their resume, a covering letter, three work related references, and salary expectations to the following address by no later than 12 noon on May 19, 2021 to:
RE: Town of Wadena, SK Chief Administrative Officer Competition
Inquires may be made to:
Dean Yaremchuk, Senior Partner
HMC Management Inc.
A CAO Opportunity Profile is available upon request and only those candidates selected to be interviewed will be contacted.
Assistant Administrator, Town of Gravelbourg
This is an advanced level administrative position reporting directly to the Chief Administrative Officer, (CAO.) The Assistant Administrator supports the CAO, Town managers and employees using a variety of organization and communication tools.
Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
- Bookkeeping and Accounting – including bank reconciliation, payroll, financial statements and budget preparation assistance
- Preparation and processing of various billings and filings – including utility bills, GST returns, taxes, and assessments
- Assisting in the preparation of various other reports and documents
- Accounting certification or equivalent experience
- Standard Municipal Administration Certification or in the process of attaining. Other experience coupled with a commitment to attain the certification may be considered
- Proven administrative experience with knowledge of office management systems and procedures
- Proficiency in MS Office applications
- Works well independently and within a team environment
- Excellent time management skills and the ability to multi-task and prioritize work
- Strong organization and planning skills
- Keen attention to detail and problem-solving skills
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Bilingual (English/French) and Human Resource experience are assets, but not requirements of this position.
This position is out of scope. Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found.
Send resume and cover letter to:
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Post – PO Box 359, Gravelbourg SK, S0H 1X0
Hand delivery – 209 Main Street, Gravelbourg (in a sealed envelope marked “Confidential: Attention CAO”).
Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), Rural Municipality of Corman Park
The Rural Municipality of Corman Park surrounds the City of Saskatoon in all directions. It is one of the largest municipalities in the province, with a population of over 8,500 residents, it is the most densely populated. All major highways leading to the City of Saskatoon as a destination are within Corman Park, in addition to over 1100 miles of municipal roads, inclusive of 300 miles of paved roads that are maintained by the Municipality. As the Municipality continues to grow, this role offers the opportunity of a lifetime.
The CAO is the administrative head of the Municipality and will provide organizational leadership to municipal staff. This position is responsible to Council for providing overall administration of the Municipality and will ensure the effective utilization of the financial and administrative resources. As the principal advisor to Council, the CAO is responsible for providing to Council all relevant information necessary to make informed decisions, along with providing leadership for planning and executing a strategic vision that meets the current and future needs of the Municipality.
As the CAO, you will have strong interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to build trusted relationships with internal and external stakeholders. You will be a strong decision maker with high integrity and have authentic leadership skills, providing guidance and support for your staff and community. As the successful candidate, you will have a thorough understanding of municipal operations, including: legislation, finance, budgeting, infrastructure, planning, and economic development. In addition to your understanding of municipal operations, you will have knowledge of business, administration, financial management, strategic planning, policy development and implementation, resource allocation and leadership.
As the successful candidate, you will have a university degree in a relevant professional discipline and/or a minimum Class “C” Certificate in Local Government Administration and/or be eligible to attain a Class “C” certificate and become a member of the RMAA. You will have have spent five or more years in a leadership role. You will have a passion for municpal governance, and a genuine interest and positive track record working with elected officials, community volunteers, and the general public.
To apply for this position, please submit your application and related materials through the Boyden opportunities website or send an email to email@example.com and state the title of the position in the subject line of your e-mail.
We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those under consideration for the role will be contacted.
Finance Officer, Town of Grenfell
The Town of Grenfell is currently accepting resumes for a full-time Finance Officer to provide professional financial services and leadership for the Town.
Ideally, you have worked in a public sector accounting environment and have an excellent understanding of municipal accounting and MuniSoft programing.
With your two (2) years of extensive experience in a senior financial management role, or as a Finance Officer in a municipal setting or equivalent senior leadership experience within a complex and diverse organization, you will play an important role in the municipality’s success. Council is prepared to compensate the right candidate with a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefit package.
If you meet the minimum skills and qualifications, salary range for the position is $50,000 – $65,000/annum.
In confidence, qualified candidates are encouraged to submit their resume, a covering letter, three work related references and salary expectations to the following as soon as possible, as the position is open until filled:
RE: Finance Officer Competition
Inquires may be made to:
Brenna Ackerman, CAO
Town of Grenfell, SK
A Finance Officer job description is available upon request and only those candidates selected to be interviewed will be contacted.
Administrator, Town of Ogema
The Administrator, for the Town of Ogema, has a primary focus of providing administrative leadership and financial expertise to the elected council of the Town of Ogema. Although administratively focused, and guided by the Municipalities Act – Duties of Administrators, their work is multi-faceted and requires a willingness to perform a variety of tasks including customer service, research, financial management, bylaw writing and interpretation, and general record keeping/minute taking.
A readiness to listen well to citizens, take their concerns to council, and collaborate with council and others in order to resolve citizen concerns are essential skills for the Administrator. The Administrator must have strong communication skills to ensure proper coordination with and between council and the ratepayers, municipal leadership and citizens of the area. The Administrator will also have a strong financial background. Common sense, time management, the ability to work well with others, problem solving, and a genuine interest in providing the best service possible are requirements of the Administrator.
The best Administrator is punctual and a motived self-starter – they see the things that need to be done and do them. As the main point of contact for and between ratepayers, councils, and governments, they are integral to the success and efficient operations of the Town. They also take great pride in any work they do and approach their job with a keen interest and desire to learn.
A Local Government Administration certificate is preferred but not required. A willingness to complete the Local Government Administration training within two years of employment is a must.
Ogema is a friendly and progressive community that has an active volunteer base. Ogema has won awards in the past for Sustainable Community Development, Municipal, Provincial, National and International Heritage Conservation Awards and the Town Council is very forward thinking in these areas.
If you are interested, contact us about this exciting, long-term career opportunity.
Contact Dawn at Sourcing People at 306.848.0042 EXT 1.
Or send your resume to Dawn@sourcingpeople.ca