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Deputy CAO and Corporate & Strategic Services Director

Job Type: 
Executive Opportunities
Town of Okotoks
Competition Number: 
Job Description : 

Nestled along the Sheep River valley in the heart of the Alberta Foothills, the Town of Okotoks is a young, vibrant and friendly community of over 29,000. Okotoks is flanked by the front range of the Rocky Mountains to the west, and is only 18 kilometers south of Calgary's city limits. The Town is a member of the Calgary Metropolitan Region Board, a legislated body to manage growth in the Region.

The Town of Okotoks fosters a culture of resiliency - where people, businesses, ideas and a strong sense of community thrive. Okotoks offers exceptional quality of life at every stage of life, supported by thoughtful planning and design, a strong local economy and a vibrant civic culture. Respect for each other and the natural environment makes Okotoks home. 

A progressive organization offering a challenging and dynamic workplace where innovation, collaboration, and open communication assist us in providing a high quality of service for citizens. We foster a culture of accountability and continuous improvement. Our excellence in municipal leadership and sustainability practices, have set the standard for many municipalities in Alberta and throughout North America. 

Reporting to the Chief Administrator Officer (CAO), the Deputy CAO and Corporate & Strategic Services (C&SS) Director provides direct leadership for Corporate Communications, Human Resources, Legislative & Policy Services and Environment & Sustainability business centres. The C&SS also oversees the Corporations corporate strategy, planning and corporate performance management functions. The director partners in the creation of corporate vision and provides leadership to ensure a future focused corporate support network that enables direct delivery departments to achieve their goals. This position is also the Town’s designated Deputy CAO, assuming full responsibility in the CAO’s absence.

With a minimum of 10 years’ experience in a senior leadership role, including 7 years of supervisory experience, the successful candidate will also have a related Master’s degree. Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered. Knowledge of municipal government legislation and local government functions as well as several years of direct experience in at least one of the functional areas reporting to this position are essential. The ideal candidate will have strong leadership, management and coaching skills including above average analytical ability and negotiation skills. Strong public relation experience as well as exceptional writing skills are crucial in this position. Demonstrated knowledge of long term financial health principles and the ability to apply financial and budgetary skills. The Deputy CAO is a thoughtful change management leader that works as both a partner and leader to advance the Corporation and the communities best interests. 

We offer the opportunity to live and work in a community surrounded by natural beauty along with an attractive salary and a competitive benefit package commensurate with a position of this level. 

The Town of Okotoks regularly reviews its structure and as a result, the functions/positions reporting structure may change. 

Closing Date: 
March 3, 2021
Application Return: 

Interested applicants are invited to apply online at www.okotoks.ca/careers by March 3, 2021.

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest. Only those applicants invited to interview will be contacted.