We perform full-cycle recruitment activities, working with municipalities, regional governments, and First Nations.

Tall Cedars is a BC-based professional search and recruitment firm, specializing in senior-level positions with local governments and First Nations. Bringing together our collective expertise in local government, our Associates are:

  • Strategic planners who drive successful staffing results in difficult markets.
  • Trusted advisors and troubleshooters who seek creative solutions.
  • Collaborative organizers who join forces with senior leadership to determine key hiring requirements.
  • Networkers who develop lasting candidate relationships to maintain a continuous talent pool.

If your needs extend beyond search and recruitment, let us know, and we can refer you to an expert. Through their own consultancies, our independent Associates also offer services such as organization reviews, team-building workshops, compensation reviews, and more.


Our Recent Clients

Our searches since 2020 include:

  • District of Port McNeill, Economic Development Manager (Closes August 23, 2021)
  • District of Vanderhoof, Manager of Finance (Closes August 23, 2021)
  • District of Vanderhoof, Human Resources Coordinator (Closes August 23, 2021)
  • District of Port Edward, Manager Public Works (Closes July 29, 2021)
  • City of Parksville, Director of Engineering and Technology Services
  • Town of Port McNeill, Chief Financial Officer
  • Town of Port McNeill, Deputy Corporate Officer
  • Cowichan Valley Regional District, General Manager Corporate Services
  • Village of Zeballos, Chief Administrative Officer
  • North Salt Spring Waterworks District, District Manager
  • North Salt Spring Waterworks District, Waterworks Technician
  • North Salt Spring Waterworks District, Operator Level 2
  • City of Fernie, Director of Finance
  • North Salt Spring Waterworks District, Operations Manager
  • District of Kitimat – Director of Planning
  • Village of Sayward, Chief Administrative Officer
  • Village of Zeballos, Director of Public Works

Our Roots

When Jim and Suzanne Craven retired from the search business in 2019, Tall Cedars was established as the successor firm to James R. Craven & Associates. As James R. Craven & Associates, our clients between 2014 and 2019 included:

  • Agricultural Land Commission
  • Alert Bay, BC
  • Burns Lake, BC
  • Cache Creek, BC
  • Canal Flats, BC
  • Central Saanich, BC
  • County of Westlock, AB
  • Cranbrook, BC
  • Cumberland, BC
  • Fernie, BC
  • Gold River, BC
  • Haines Junction, YT
  • Highlands, BC
  • Houston, BC
  • Kitimat, BC
  • Kitselas First Nation
  • Lax Kw’alaams Band
  • North Saanich, BC
  • Pemberton, BC
  • Port Edward, BC
  • Regional District of Nanaimo, BC
  • Revelstoke, BC
  • Sayward, BC
  • Sechelt, BC
  • Sidney, BC
  • Skeena-Queen Charlotte Regional District, BC
  • Sparwood, BC
  • SSI Fire Protection District, BC
  • Stewart, BC
  • Strathcona Regional District, BC
  • Stz’uminus First Nation, BC
  • Tahsis, BC
  • Ucluelet, BC
  • Williams Lake Indian Band
  • Zeballos, BC

Our independent Associates also have extensive client lists of their own, including local governments of all sizes across British Columbia.