Chief Administrative Officer

Formed by the amalgamation of the former Municipalities of Artemesia, Euphrasia, Osprey and the Villages of Markdale and Flesherton, the Municipality of Grey Highlands offers a harmonious combination of urban and rural amenities that appeal to a wide variety of lifestyles. It has a population of over 9,600… with an additional 4500 seasonally. Situated to the south of Collingwood giving its residents affordable and easy access to Blue Mountain, the Bruce Trail and some amazing local recreational treasures.

The position of Chief Administrative Officer creates an extraordinary career opportunity for an experienced local government executive. The Municipality is looking for a CAO seasoned in municipal operations. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing, organizing Municipality manpower and resources in support of Council’s decisions. Key will be the capacity to manage and motivate the Municipality’s 43+ full-time employees and it’s $14 million 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 throughout the Municipality. Very important is Municipality Council’s interest in hiring an innovative thinker, to complement Grey Highland’s growth.

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 Council and the function of the senior municipal staff.

The successful candidate will receive a highly competitive salary with an excellent benefit package. Starting salary will depend on compensation history and qualifications.

A recent and detailed job description is available from the consultant. Further information is available on the Municipality’s web site: 

Closing Date: Friday November 11, 2016

Please reply with a compelling cover letter; Comprehensive resume; Salary history; and three (3) professional references.

Confidential inquires welcomed to Mr. Bruce Malcolm

Toll free 1-877-830-0500 ext. 727

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