County of Grande Prairie
  • 23-Sep-2020 to Until Filled (MST)
  • Clairmont, AB, CAN
  • 144,082 to $184,483
  • Salary
  • Full Time

This senior management position offers a comprehensive benefits package, pension plan, and continued professional development.


The County of Grande Prairie No. 1, located in northwestern Alberta, spans the Saddle Hills in the north to the Wapiti River in the south and stretches east from the Smoky River to the B.C. border and is one of the fastest growing and vibrant economic regions in Canada. This resource-rich area features friendly communities; an array of cultural, recreational, business, and educational opportunities; 6,000 square kilometres of vast and dynamic landscape; and an internationally renowned dinosaur bonebed and museum. The County of Grande Prairie serves a trade area of over 260,000 people, its diverse economy driven by agriculture, energy, forestry, manufacturing, tourism, and commerce. As the first established county in the province, the County of Grande Prairie offers rural appeal and easy access to urban amenities.

The County of Grande Prairie No. 1 is seeking a self-motivated, forward thinking professional to join our senior management team. Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, this position provides leadership and guidance to three Legislative Services Officers, Records and Information Management Coordinator, Communications Manager, Information Systems Manager, as well as Facilities Specialist.

Key Responsibilities

As a member of the County's Senior Management Team, the Corporate Services Director must be a strong leader of people to facilitate and support the work of the more independent departments that have managers. A solid understanding of local government legislation is required, as are sound communication and exceptional interpersonal skills. The successful candidate must be adept in the development of policies and bylaws and have the skills to provide guidance related to legislative and legal issues to other departments.

The preferred candidate will bring a combination of business acumen and the proven ability to provide clear reports on complex technical and policy issues, hold a degree in Public or Business Administration or related field, and hold a certificate in Local Government Administration. Experience at the senior leadership level and in the development of effective corporate policies and bylaws, along with a proven track record for conducting and understanding the local government election process is ideal.

Education and Experience:

Degree in a related field, for example, Public Administration or Business Administration (a combination of education and experience may be considered).

  • Recognized designation in a related field
  • CLGM (Certified Local Government Manager), or similar accreditation is preferred
  • Extensive knowledge of the acts and regulations pertaining to local government such as the Municipal Government Act and Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy
  • Extensive knowledge in the role and functions of local government
  • Minimum ten years of public administration experience including five years in a senior leadership role, preferably in a field related to a Corporate Services department

This senior management position offers a comprehensive benefits package, pension plan, and continued professional development.

This position is Permanent- Full-time, Monday to Friday for 35 hours per week.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those under consideration will be contacted. 

This position will be open until a suitable candidate is found. First review of candidates will occur on October 13, 2020.

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