Chief Administrative Officer

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Job Type Executive Opportunities
Organization Lac La Biche County
Competition Number 1-CAO-22
Job Description

Lac La Biche County is an organization driven by principles surrounding Excellence, Communication, Safety and Wellness, Collaboration, and Environmental Sustainability. Our employees enjoy the charm of working in the Lakeland Region, away from the hustle and bustle of the big city while still being able to enjoy a diverse, fast paced and fulfilling work environment. Our community is known to be one of the most diverse and unique communities in Alberta. Not only is it rich in history and culture, but it is also surrounded by forests, parks, lakes, and golden sand beaches!

We continuously strive to remain an employer of choice by offering a strong health and safety program, competitive pay, amazing benefits, opportunities for professional development, as well as many wellness initiatives that support a work/life balance. We also take pride in maintaining high standards surrounding equity, diversity, and inclusion in our workplace.

To learn more, please visit Lac La Biche County Website:

The Opportunity: Chief Administrative Officer

Lac La Biche County is seeking applications for a Chief Administrative Officer (CAO). The CAO is appointed by and reports to the Mayor and County Council. As a principal advisor to the Mayor and Council, the CAO provides effective advice and support in developing and implementing policies and strategies that address the unique qualities and needs of the County, ensuring that Council’s strategic plan and direction is followed to benefit the County. In doing so, the CAO provides effective leadership to the management and staff of Lac La Biche County and oversees operational and financial management, fosters a culture of service excellence, and builds relationships with key stakeholders.

The Ideal Candidate: Qualifications & Experience

An ideal candidate will have a post-Secondary degree/ diploma in Public Administration/ Business Administration/ Engineering or related areas. CLGM designation and/or certificate in Local Government Studies would be considered an asset.

They would have extensive experience at a senior leadership level with a minimum of 5+ years of senior leadership experience in municipal government/broader public sector as well as experience in working with Indigenous stakeholders, strategic planning and transformational leadership. Combination of equivalent education and experience may be considered.

They will possess a strong financial acumen, including budgeting, planning and budget communication experience, strong leadership and strategic planning skills, as well as demonstrated business and political acumen.

The successful candidate will be required to reside within the boundaries of Lac La Biche County for the reasons of operational efficiency and operational effectiveness.

Application Return

If this sounds like you, please proceed with your application!

Closing Date: Open until suitable candidate is found

Interested candidates are invited to submit their cover letter and resume by forwarding them to:

Kashif Ijaz
Director, Human Resources
Phone: 780-623-6770

Candidates are requested to copy (cc) Mayor Paul Reutov when submitting their application.

We thank all interested applicants; however, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.