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Chief Administrative Officer, Resort Village of Chitek Lake

The Resort Village of Chitek Lake is currently accepting applications for the position of Chief Administrative Officer.

The Administrator 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 Administrator, 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 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 the knowledge of business, administration, financial management, strategic planning, policy development, and implementation, resource allocation and leadership.

As the successful candidate you will have a:

Certificate in Local Government Administration or be in the process of completing the LGA Courses.

Experience with MuniSoft software including the Tax Roll, Accounts Receivable, General Ledger, Accounts Payable and Bank Reconciliation programs.

Strong Communication, Management, Organizational and Interpersonal Skills.

Experience with Financial Planning and Asset Management

The Resort Village of Chitek Lake offers a competitive salary with a comprehensive benefits package including extended health and dental benefits, short-term disability and long-term disability. Salary will be determined based on qualifications and experience.

Please contact:

Danielle Vandale, CAIB
Acting Chief Administrative Officer
Resort Village of Chitek Lake
rvchitek@sasktel.net
(306) 984-2353

7/27/2021


Administrator, Town of Alameda

The Town of Alameda invites applications for the full-time position of Administrator.  The Town of Alameda has a population of 369 and is located east of Estevan with an economy driven by the energy sector and farming.  Alameda has a K-9 school, excellent recreational facilities, and the nearby Alameda Dam.

POSITION SUMMARY:

  • The Administrator reports directly to Council providing information, advice, and recommendations to Council.
  • The Administrator is a motivational leader to ensure that Council’s policies and directives are carried out.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Maintain a neat and professional office along with a personal professional appearance and conduct yourself in a manner that will enhance integrity, dignity and honour for the municipalities.
  • Work well independently as well as within a team environment including supervision of others.
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to multitask, prioritize workload and adapt quickly in an emergency.
  • Strong organization and planning skills.
  • Critical thinking skills.
  • Keen attention to detail and excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Exhibit leadership and be community orientated.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Has the ability to seek future development and growth for the community.
  • Possesses the ability to communicate professionally, respectfully, knowledgeably, and tactfully.
  • Effectively communicates and demonstrates the vision and values to all employees. The Administrator serves as a role model of these values and creates and builds a culture of trust and integrity throughout the organization.
  • Researching and applying for grants.
  • Social Media Communication – Website, Facebook, etc.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCES:

  • Standard Municipal Administration Certification or a willingness to obtain.
  • Knowledge of taxation assessments and enforcement would be an asset.
  • Experience and knowledge in Munisoft Municipal software, Microsoft Word and Excel programs will be considered an asset.
  • Knowledge of payroll and ability to complete payroll requirements.

COMPENSATION:

  • Salary competitive with the UMAAS Salary Guidelines, MEPP Pension Plan, and a Group Benefits plan through SUMA.

Closing Date:     Monday, August 16th, 2021, no later than 4:00 p.m.

Please Mail, Fax, Email, or drop off your resume complete with references and wage expectations.

Town of Alameda
Box 36
Alameda, SK  S0C 0A0
Phone:  306-489-2077  Fax:  306-489-4602
Email: townofalameda@sasktel.net

We thank all applicants for applying, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

7/6/2021


Village Clerk/Administrator, Village of Prelate

The Village of Prelate is currently seeking a reliable, self-motivated individual to fill permanent position as Village Clerk/Administrator to begin August 3, 2021 (possibility of flexible hours).

Applicant must have:

  • An aptitude for customer service
  • Basic knowledge of accounting practices/procedures
  • Knowledge of computer programs such as Word, Excel, etc.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to work with minimal supervision and cooperate with council members & rate payers
  • Successful Applicant must be Bondable
  • Standard “C” Certificate in Local Government Authority OR applicant must be willing to work towards Local Government Authority certification.

Deadline for applications/resumes:  July 22, 2021 4:30 pm

Please submit resumes by mail or email to:

PO Box 40
Prelate, SK
S0N 2B0
villageofprelate@sasktel.net

7/6/2021


Chief Administrative Officer (CAO),  Town of Foam Lake

The Town of Foam Lake is a vibrant, progressive, family-friendly community with a proud history and an exciting future. Foam Lake is located on Highway 16 just 90km west of Yorkton. This community has a population of just over 1,100 and amenities that appeal to a variety of lifestyles including healthcare, education, recreation, and community facilities.

Foam Lake’s Town Council is currently seeking a dynamic individual for the role of Chief Administrative Officer (CAO).  The ideal candidate must have a proven track record of leadership, financial acumen; be politically savvy, and have the ability to work collaboratively with elected officials, staff, citizens, government, and other community partners.
 
Position Summary:

      • The CAO reports directly to Council and is the senior administrator for the Town of Foam Lake providing information, advice, and recommendations to Council on issues that affect the municipality in order to ensure that Council makes informed decisions
      • The CAO is a motivational leader who guides a team of Managers overseeing the human, financial, and physical resources of the municipality to ensure that Council’s policies and directives are carried out and exceed the legislated public service needs

Core Competencies:
Leadership:

      • Recognizes and honours staff as the most valued asset of the organization
      • Demonstrates authentic leadership by providing guidance and support, mentorship and positive role modelling
      • Demonstrates a take-charge attitude in order to achieve results
      • Handles conflict and crisis effectively and remains calm under pressure
      • Demonstrates empathy and emotional intelligence with the ability to bring diverse individuals, departments and program initiatives together

Management Skills:

      • Has a proven record of being able to inspire, direct and evaluate the people and activities of the municipality
      • Seeks out, appreciates, and acknowledges input from others
      • Takes ownership and responsibility for their actions

Financial Management, Corporate and Strategic Planning:

      • Leads with a strong sense of service, urgency and accountability in all financial planning, budgeting, and management reporting
      • Understands and interprets social, economic and political trends and issues facing the municipality
      • Is open minded and innovative to explore “out of the box” thinking and approaches
      • Has the ability to seek future development and growth for the community

Strong Communication and Interpersonal Skills:

      • Builds trust through clear, concise and positive communication, possessing an honest, open and consistent approach to working with people
      • Works collaboratively with others and is sensitive to the diverse needs of staff, Council and the community
      • Possesses the ability to communicate professionally, respectfully, knowledgeably, and tactfully

Key Roles and Responsibilities:

      • The CAO will support the Municipality, its Council, staff and residents in realizing the Town’s full potential by providing leadership in the following areas:
      • Acts as counsel to the elected Mayor and Council on a wide range of municipal matters and supports the implementation of Council-related priorities within the municipal framework
      • Provides leadership to ensure that all Town policies and programs of the municipality are efficiently coordinated, implemented and delivered in a responsive way consistent with Council-identified priorities
      • Ensures an effective governance framework which provides appropriate direction and parameters for operational systems, practices and procedures ensuring compliance with legislation, regulations, municipal policies, procedures and guidelines
      • Responsible for the annual operating and capital budget preparation process. Defines appropriate long-term financial objectives and goals for the municipality
      • Effectively communicates and demonstrates the vision and values to all employees. The CAO serves as a role model of these values and creates and builds a culture of trust and integrity throughout the organization

Education and Experience:

      • The ideal candidate is a proven leader, with relevant post-secondary education and senior management experience
      • A minimum of 3 years intermediate/senior management experience, preferably in municipal government
      • A Certified Local Government Administration (LGA) designation is desirable, however, other combinations of experience and credentials will also be considered. Certification must be obtained within two years

Compensation:

      • Salary competitive with or exceeding UMAAS Salary Guidelines
      • Attractive health and fitness benefits, as well as an Earned Days Off program option
      • Further details will be discussed in a personal interview

Interested?
Please submit your resume and cover letter addressed to the Town of Foam Lake, c/o Hiring Committee to careers@foamlake.com. Position to commence as soon as possible. Only those selected for interviews will be notified.

6/26/2021


Administrator, Village of Buchanan

The Village of Buchanan is located in East Central Saskatchewan, Canada, 75 kilometres northeast of the City of Yorkton, and about a half-hour from beautiful Good Spirit Provincial Park.

The Village of Buchanan is currently seeking applications for the position of Administrator. This position is responsible to Council for providing overall administration of the Village and to ensure the effective utilization of the financial and administrative resources.

As the principal advisor to Council, the Administrator is responsible for providing all relevant and necessary information to make informed decisions, including participation in planning and executing a strategic vision that meets the current and future needs of the Village.

Although administratively focused, and guided by the Municipalities Act – Duties of Administrators, the Administrator’s work includes a broad range of responsibilities and requires a willingness to perform a variety of tasks. Completion of the Certificate in Local Government Administration, or its equivalent, is required.

Duties:

      • Bookkeeping and accounting – including bank reconciliation, payroll, financial statements and assistance with budget preparation
      • Competency with Munisoft is an asset
      • Preparation and processing of various billings and filings – including utility bills, GST returns, taxes, and assessments
      • Researching and applying for grants
      • Writing, updating, and interpreting bylaws
      • General record keeping, minute taking, and creating comprehensive meeting agendas
      • Preparing various other reports and documents as required
      • Use technology to communicate with the public as well as Council.

Desired Qualifications:

      • Standard Municipal Administration Certification
      • Accounting certification or equivalent experience
      • Proven administrative experience with knowledge of office management systems and procedures
      • Knowledge of payroll and ability to complete payroll requirements
      • Knowledge of employment contracts
      • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, especially Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel
      • Knowledge of social media and proficiency in sending and receiving text messages, and making FaceBook posts intended to inform the public, with a willingness to learn new platforms when and as required
      • Work well independently and within a team environment
      • Able to supervise others
      • Able to set priorities and meet deadlines
      • Able to manage time
      • Strong organization and planning skills
      • Keen attention to detail
      • Able to solve problems and think critically
      • Exhibit leadership and be community oriented
      • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Preference may be given to those applicants with two (2) or more years’ experience in urban municipal administration. Experience and knowledge in Munisoft Municipal software will be considered an asset.

The position offers a competitive wage based on the UMAAS Salary Guideline, pension plan and a group benefit plan. Start date and wage are negotiable. The Village of Buchanan intends to fill this position as soon as a suitable candidate is determined.

Please submit a cover letter and resume including three work related references to the Buchanan Village office by email.

Village of Buchanan
P.O. Box 479, Buchanan, SK, S0A 0J0
Email: buchananvillage@sasktel.net

All applicants are thanked for their interest in the position, however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

6/21/2021


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.

CORE COMPETENCIES

      • 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.

Salary Range

      • $90,232.00 – $112,790.00

To explore this opportunity, please email your resume, marked “Director of Corporate Affairs Confidential,” to employment@melfort.ca

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.

4/29/2021


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

Requirements:

      • 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 cao@gravelbourg.ca
Post – PO Box 359, Gravelbourg SK, S0H 1X0
Hand delivery – 209 Main Street, Gravelbourg (in a sealed envelope marked “Confidential: Attention CAO”).

 4/14/2021


Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), Rural Municipality of Corman Park

Location:  Saskatchewan

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 opportunities@boyden.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.

 3/18/2021