Chief Administrative Officer
This is an extraordinary career opportunity to build on the success of a smooth running municipal operation and to follow in the footsteps of a highly successful and long serving Chief Administrative Officer.
Join a township where residents enjoy safe living, scenic beauty and an active community life. Seguin Township is recognized as a dynamic and progressive Northern Municipality delivering efficient and cost effective services to its citizens within the community’s economic framework through a team of friendly, skilled and valued people. The Township is the most southerly municipality in the District of Parry Sound. It is also the first municipality in Northern Ontario in the Highways 69 and 400 corridor.
The distinctive and unique identity of Seguin Township comes from the beauty and tranquility of its northern Ontario setting, its 186 lakes of all sizes and character, the vast forested areas, and its beautiful rivers and wetlands. The community recognizes the unique physical attributes of Seguin Township and is passionate about preserving the Township’s small rural and waterfront character. The preservation and enhancement of these features, while keeping pace with the diverse needs of the community, is a principle tenant of the Township’s Vision.
This charming Township with a permanent population of 4276 seasonally swells to over 15,000 and encompasses 700 sq. km. It is an ideal location to live, work, and raise a family. Reporting to council through the mayor you will lead a non-union staff of 54 through a team of six department heads. The CAO oversees a total proposed 2015 budget of $14 million
The Township Government
The Township of Seguin is governed by an elected Council consisting of a Mayor and 6 Councillors currently serving a four-year term (2014 – 2018). A new Council was elected in Seguin on October 27, 2014. The current Mayor and Council for the Township of Seguin are as follows:
- Mayor – Bruce Gibbon
- Ward 1 – Dale Graves
- Ward 2 – Mario Buszynski
- Ward 3 – Rod Osborne
- Ward 4 – Doug Sainsbury
- Ward 5 – Ted Collins
- Ward 6 – Jack Hepworth
Our Council makes decisions affecting the community and the services provided by the Township of Seguin.
The CAO Position
The successful candidate for the position will be a mature, proven people manager capable of, inspiring and developing existing and future, motivated, high performing staff at all levels. Strong leadership and customer satisfaction skills. The next CAO will lead by example, be a motivator, able to achieve high levels of service delivery excellence throughout the organization. The position requires someone with financial expertise, discipline to balance fiscal restraint with efficiency and effectiveness of organization.
Education and Experience
This position requires a post-secondary degree from an accredited college or university in public or business administration, political science, economics, finance, or a related field; a Master’s degree is preferred; and seven (7) years of administrative experience in a municipality as a CAO/City Manager, deputy CAO/City Manager, or in a related senior administrative capacity involving planning, management, and implementation.
The successful candidate will receive a highly competitive salary with an excellent benefit package that considers the candidate’s salary history and track record of success. Further details on the compensation and benefits package can be obtained from Ralph Andersen & Associates. The comprehensive executive benefit package includes holidays, vacation, and sick leave; Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Programs; Life Insurance and Short- and Long-Term Disability Insurance; and participation in the state retirement program.
The Selection Process
Interested candidates may apply for this career opportunity by submitting a resume and a compelling cover letter detailing how their experience matches the Township’s best interests. Apply by Monday, March 9, 2015 via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Apply early in the process for optimal consideration.
This recruitment will be considered open until filled. Ravenhill Group Inc. will conduct preliminary interviews as applications are received. Only the most highly qualified candidates will be invited for an on-site interview. The selection process may also involve a supplemental questionnaire. Interviews with the Township will be conducted in early April. It is anticipated that the new CAO will join Seguin Township in June 2015 or at a mutually agreeable date. This is a highly confidential search process. References will not be contacted until mutual interest has been established. Confidential inquiries are welcomed and should be directed to Bruce Malcolm Toll free 1-888-447-5910 ext. 727.