Town of Picture Butte


Chief Administrative Officer

The Town of Picture Butte is a thriving community located in Southern Alberta that is built on diversified farming initiatives and is called home by approximately 1658 citizens. Picture Butte is in close proximity to the City of Lethbridge, which provides major hospital care if necessary, a high calibre university/college and serves as a regional service centre for major shopping requirements.

To effectively manage its strong desire for a sustainable yet exciting future, Council is seeking a dynamic individual who is a highly talented self-starter and seasoned professional to be its Chief Administrative Officer (CAO).

Reporting to the Mayor and Council, the CAO will provide strategic leadership to the municipal team and is responsible for directing all administrative functions of the municipality including the management of operating and capital budgets, the establishment of sound communication processes both internal and external to the organization, the development and maintenance of a safe and empowering work environment for the staff, and the fostering of positive relationships with the general public and its regional partners.

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Experience as a CAO or Senior Manager in a municipal government environment or in a Senior Management position in a non-governmental organization along with post-secondary education in a related discipline and/or certified, or in the process of completing certification in local government management.
  • Proven ability to create and lead a participative, productive and positive workplace environment with a cohesive team that promotes and sustains workplace excellence.
  • A strong commitment towards the development and delivery of high quality customer service.
  • The demonstrated ability to communicate and deal effectively with the public, to work collaboratively with Council and staff, and to build partnerships within the Town and surrounding municipalities while effectively representing the interests of the community.
  • The capability to provide overall leadership for the development of a strategic vision that can both attract and retain businesses and residents.
  • A strong working knowledge of the Municipal Government Act and the political landscape in Alberta.
  • Sound knowledge of municipal finances with proven budget planning and development experience.

The successful candidate will receive a highly competitive salary ranging from $75,000 to $95,000 (commensurate with experience) coupled with comprehensive benefit package.

If you would like to pursue this challenging opportunity, please forward your cover letter and resume plus three (3) professional references by Wednesday, December 31, 2014 to:

Town of Picture Butte CAO Search
P.O. Box 379, 9768 – 170th Street, Edmonton, AB., T5T 5L4
Attention: Farrell O’Malley, Senior Search Consultant

The Ravenhill Group Inc.
Confidential enquiries are to be directed to Mr. Farrell O’Malley @ or Toll free 1-888-447-5910 Ext 701.

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