County of Frontenac


Chief Administrative Officer

The County of Frontenac is an upper-tier municipality located in the eastern portion of Southern Ontario. The city of Kingston is included in the census division, but is administratively separated from the County of Frontenac. County population 25,000.

Centrally located in the heart of Eastern Ontario, Frontenac is steeped in history. Originally proclaimed on July 16, 1792 as part of the newly-created Midland District, Frontenac was joined by neighbouring Lennox and Addington counties, as one of the original nineteen counties in Upper Canada.


The position of Chief Administrative Officer creates an extraordinary career opportunity for an experienced local government executive. The County is looking for a CAO seasoned in municipal operations. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing, organizing County manpower and resources in support of Council’s decisions. Key will be the capacity to manage and motivate the County’s 228 FT and 161 PT employees and the county’s $35 million operating budget.


The CAO will be a natural facilitator; the ideal candidate will be an exceptional listener and communicator with a customer-service orientation. The CAO will need to be a decision maker, a strategic planner and a skilled manager of people. The CAO coordinates staff’s recommendations to Council and puts together the overall administrative, budgeting, servicing initiatives, capital projects and related strategies across the County.


While apolitical, the CAO will be judicious and tactful, and adept at managing varied and sometimes competing demands. The CAO will bring to the job a comprehensive understanding of local government operations and financing, the role and authority of County Council, the function of the senior municipal staff position and the necessary supports to ensure the effective fulfillment of the County’s governance model.


Annual salary range is from $137,014 to $159,348 with excellent benefits

A recent and detailed job description is available from the consultant.


Closing Date: February 21, 2014. Please submit: a cover letter, a resume, and three (3) references by email to Bruce Malcolm or call Toll free 1-888-447-5910 ext. 727

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