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City of Parksville, Manager of Finance

City of Parksville, Manager of Finance

*** This posting is now closed. Tall Cedars thanks all applicants. ***

Where you will be working:
This full time, exempt position is with the fantastic City of Parksville on Vancouver Island’s sheltered east coast. Home to 12,500 residents, Parksville offers a high quality of life in a stunning natural environment, where you’ll walk on amazing sandy beaches, breathe in the salt-tinged ocean air, and have access to world-class biking and hiking trails. Located 37 km north of Nanaimo, Parksville is within easy reach of the mainland and the globe, via BC Ferry terminals and the Nanaimo airport.

Who you will be working with:
The City employs 97 talented full time staff, who are committed to building and maintaining Parksville as the city of choice for current residents and future generations. The City works collaboratively to keep a clean, safe and friendly community, that is both economically viable and environmentally conscious.

This is a wonderful time to join our team, as the current Manager of Finance will be succeeding our retiring Director of Finance!

See the full posting here.

If you are ready to take on this challenging and rewarding leadership role, forward your resume and cover letter to flo@tallcedars.ca, by Mon. Oct. 25, 2021. A Supplementary Package can be obtained by request, including a complete job description.

City of West Kelowna, Building and Licensing Manager

City of West Kelowna, Building and Licensing Manager

*** This posting is now closed. Tall Cedars thanks all applicants. ***

THE OKANAGAN LIFESTYLE IS CALLING!

West Kelowna is an emerging city where opportunity awaits in the spectacular Okanagan Valley. Captivating lakes and mountains, orchards and vineyards provide countless recreational opportunities. Find your life balance here and grow your career with us. Live and work in a place that Maclean’s Magazine has named one of the best places to live in Canada. Spend weekend’s wine tasting, picking fresh locally grown produce, mountain biking through stately pine forests or swimming or kayaking in beautiful Okanagan Lake.

We are looking for an experienced individual to lead the Building Services and Business Licensing team and act as the Chief Building Official. The City values a diverse workforce and the ideal candidate for this position will bring the skill, passion, and expertise obtained from experience in both Business Licensing and Building. If you are a motivated and dynamic individual and thrive as being part of an enthusiastic team, please consider this opportunity to join us as our Building and Licensing Manager.

Reporting to the Director of Development Services, the Building and Licensing Manager provides strong leadership and directs the day-to-day tasks and projects of the building inspections and business licensing department team. Using your expertise and problem solving skills, you will be responsible for coordinating all permits and applications to ensure they are processed within time constraints established in the approval by-laws, considering expectations of the development community.

The successful candidate will establish and maintain positive, constructive working relationships with all key stakeholders and work with a high degree of independent action and judgment within established policies and procedures, as well as continually look at process efficiencies to improve customer experiences. You will demonstrate practical solutions in the grey areas of the BC Building Code and work with City staff and the development community in a customer first focus utilizing good communication protocols.

Along with your degree or diploma in Building Technology and your Level III Certification with BOABC and Level 1 Certification in Plumbing with POABC, we require a minimum of five years progressively responsible and decision-making experience in a Municipal setting including supervisory experience in a unionized environment.  Candidates will also be considered who have an architectural background and are registered with the Architectural Institute of British Columbia (AIBC); or those with a professional engineering background (P.Eng.), registered and licensed with Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia.

We are seeking an individual with excellent leadership, oral and written communication skills along with organizational and project management skills, problem solving, negotiations and results oriented.

This permanent full-time exempt position offers a competitive salary, benefits package, municipal pension plan, numerous employee wellness incentives, an earned time off program and professional development opportunities.

West Kelowna is calling! We love it here… and we are certain you will too!

A Supplementary Information Package can be obtained from the Consultant, listing in detail the full job description, compensation, and benefits. Please send your resume and cover letter to:

Flo Follero-Pugh, Consultant

Tall Cedars Search & Recruitment

flo@tallcedars.ca

Director of Finance, District of Houston

Director of Finance, District of Houston

The District of Houston is looking for its next Director of Finance.   The ideal candidate for this position will have strong post-secondary education, solid work ethic, local government leadership expertise, and the willingness to have fun while accomplishing great things. 
 
Houston is nestled in the beautiful Bulkley Valley amongst some of BC’s finest outdoor recreational opportunities.  Strategically located halfway between the hub cities of Prince George and Terrace, the District and its surrounding countryside can be enjoyed year round, offering a range of activities including cross county skiing, hiking, fishing, biking, and snowmobiling. 

Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, the Director of Finance will provide effective financial management practices, using excellent analytical and planning skills.  The role will involve:

  • Utilizing a thorough knowledge of accounting principles and procedures; and working with complex computer accounting systems;
  • Preparing financial statements and reports, as well as provisional, annual, and long-term budgets for submission to Council;
  • Coordinating and administering collection systems, performing audits, and managing investments; and
  • Developing and maintaining effective relations with employees and the community at large.

Find the detailed job posting here, and email flo@tallcedars.ca for more information and a supplementary information package. Contact us today!

Chief Administrative Officer, District of Houston

Chief Administrative Officer, District of Houston

*** This posting is now closed. Tall Cedars thanks all applicants. ***

The opportunity: The District of Houston is looking for its next Chief Administrative Officer. The ideal candidate for this position will have strong post-secondary education, solid work ethic, local government leadership expertise, and the willingness to have fun while accomplishing great things.
 
The location: Houston is nestled in the beautiful Bulkley Valley amongst some of BC’s finest outdoor recreational opportunities. Strategically located halfway between the hub cities of Prince George and Terrace, the District and its surrounding countryside can be enjoyed year round, offering a range of activities including cross county skiing, hiking, fishing, biking, and snowmobiling. With a population of 3200, Houston is well known for its small town charm and warm hospitality. Houston has amazing indoor recreation facilities and access to the outdoors, making the community a big draw for the overall quality of life.

Check out the detailed posting on the CivicInfo BC site, and contact flo@tallcedars.ca for more information and a supplementary package.