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Director, Community Services

Job Type: 
Management / Administration
Organization: 
Municipal District of Greenview
Job Description : 

Located in Northwest Alberta, the Municipal District of Greenview is a vast and diverse area rich in oil and gas, fertile farmland, and mixed wood forests. As the third-largest rural municipality in Alberta, Greenview boasts diversity in economic activities and an extraordinary landscape. Greenview’s economy is strengthened by its diversity, a talented workforce and an entrepreneurial spirit that is second to none. Our residents experience adventure right in their backyards with lakes, rivers, Rocky Mountain peaks and vast prairie offering a year-round outdoor playground for all ages.

SUMMARY:

The Director, Community Services reports to the Chief Administrative Officer and provides support to Council for the planning, organization and direction of the Community Services Division including Family & Community Support Services, Agricultural Services, Recreation Services, Fire Rescue Services, Enforcement Services and Economic Development.

SALARY:

Salary range for this position is between $150,000 - $190,000 based on experience.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:

  • The Director, Community Services has six (6) direct reports: Manager, Family & Community Support Services; Manager, Agricultural Service; Manager, Recreation Services; Manager, Economic Development; Regional Fire Chief, Fire Rescue Services and Sergeant, Enforcement Services.
  • Supervisory duties include training, budgeting, mentoring, performance evaluations, and coaching / monitoring tasks.
  • This position may undertake the role of Acting Chief Administrative Officer if necessary.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

While contributing at the senior management level to the Municipal District’s strategic direction, values and vision, the Director, Community Services will perform the following duties:

  • Through Department Heads, plans, organizes, directs and controls the Community Services Division; establishes and implements Municipal policy, sets goals and objectives.
  • Ensures that policies and programs adopted by Council and / or the Chief Administrative Officer are transmitted to Community Services Managers and employees.
  • Provides direction as to policy implementation.
  • Administers the Division in conformity with the strategic direction, corporate policy, and all relevant statutes, bylaws and resolutions.
  • Ensures reports to Council presented from Departmental Managers meet the objectives of the Chief Administrative Officer and contain the necessary information and recommendations to facilitate Council’s decision making.
  • Provides direction and control related to the preparation of the provisional and annual budgets of the Community Services Departments.
  • Coordinates and directs the preparation of long-range operational and capital plans.
  • Attends all Council meetings and attends meetings of Committees, Commissions and Advisory Bodies on request. During meetings, makes observations, suggestions and recommendations as appropriate.
  • Act as a liaison between Council and staff while also ensuring effective communication between staff and Council with regard to operational matters.
  • Provides information to Council, staff, media and the general public concerning existing and proposed policies, practices and programs of the Municipality.
  • Ensuring that Council approved policies and procedures are adhered to within the division.
  • Acting as a liaison with local Boards and Community groups.
  • Participating in and encouraging participation by staff in non-departmental corporate projects and teams.
  • Ensuring that employees of the division are provided with a safe and healthy workplace consistent with organizational standards and the healthy workplace initiatives.

QUALIFICATIONS / EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE:

  • To perform this job successfully, the individual must be able to perform the duties listed above to a high degree of quality, timeliness and precision.
  • Post-secondary education in Business or Public Administration, or a combination of equivalent education and experience.
  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience in Senior Management Operations with supervisory experience preferred.
  • Class 5 driver’s license.

SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and public relations skills.
  • Ability to interact well with, and respond to inquiries from Employees, Management, Council and Ratepayers.
  • Familiarity and understanding of Municipal Government Acts, bylaws, policies and procedures.
  • Thorough knowledge of municipal operations and sufficient knowledge of the functions of Family & Community Support Services, Agricultural Services, Recreation & Culture and Economic Development to provide effective overall leadership for these functions and to represent service needs to the Senior Leadership Team, Council and the Community.
  • Good knowledge of project management practices and principles.
  • Ability to provide timely, high quality services that effectively serve the needs of Council and the community.
  • Ability to work collaboratively, ensuring interpersonal skills contribute to effective team functioning and performance.
  • Must be able to maintain strict confidentiality.
  • Ability to interpret, implement and adhere to organizational policies and procedures.

WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT:

  • Extensive use of computer and telephone.
  • Long periods of sitting, good lighting, temperature and noise control.
  • Minimal physical effort; occasional light lifting.
  • Use and operation of a vehicle.
  • Normal working day consists of 7.5 hours; however occasional overtime may be required.
  • Some travel may be required.

HEALTH & SAFETY:

  • All personnel working at the Municipal District of Greenview are governed by the Municipal District Health & Safety Policy.
  • Ensures all operations are conducted in a safe manner and in accordance with Municipal District Policies and Occupational Health & Safety Regulations.
Closing Date: 
October 7, 2021
Application Return: 

Interested candidates may submit cover letter (stating the position you are applying to) and resume in one of the following ways:

By E-mail: careers@mdgreenview.ab.ca (please quote the position in the subject line)

Mail or Drop Off:

Municipal District of Greenview No. 16
4806 – 36 Ave., Box 1079
Valleyview, Alberta T0H 3N0

Confidential Fax: 780-524-3981

While we truly appreciate all applications, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.