City of Merritt


Chief Administrative Officer


The City of Merritt’s vision… “is a progressive, attractive, economically viable city that is socially responsible and environmentally sustainable.” The City of Merritt is looking for a Chief Administrative Officer whose beliefs and goals align with this vision.

The CAO will be responsible for continuing this vision by directing the overall planning, coordination and control of all municipal operations in accordance with Council.

The Ravenhill Group has been retained by the City of Merritt to recruit the right candidate for the Chief Administrative Officer. The CAO will provide vision, leadership and organization to the City of Merritt.

Organization Overview

The City of Merritt has 6 members of Council led by Mayor Neil Menard. The CAO will report directly to the Mayor and Council as well as act as the primary policy advisor to Council. The Chief Administrative Officer will be expected to provide focus and direction to the Council.

The CAO is also responsible for providing leadership of the management team such as but not limited to; Financial Services Manager, Public Works Manager and Leisure Services Manager, etc…

The CAO is ultimately responsible for advising Council and Council Committees on a wide range of issues, providing administrative support and administering the day to day implementation of Council Decisions.

The Candidate

The City of Merritt is looking for a confident, knowledgeable and experienced management professional. The applicant must have extensive knowledge of municipal operations, including budget development and the legal requirements impacting local government administration.

The successful candidate should be a self-starter who is committed to sustaining the City’s excellent financial condition; have a degree or commensurate experience in business, public administration or a related field, and will have five years of experience as an Administrative Officer.

Salary & Benefits Provided

An excellent salary to be negotiated with the successful candidate. Benefits Supplier is Pacific Blue Cross.

Benefits include:
• Life Insurance: Two Times Annual Salary
• Provincial Health Care Premium & Fees- 100%
• Life and Accidental Dismemberment- 100%
• Extended Health- 100%
• Dental- 100%
• Pension- in accordance with plan regulations

Closing Date:

September 4, 2015. Please submit: a cover letter, a resume, and three (3) references by email to Bruce Malcolm at Toll free 1-888-447-5910 ext. 727.

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