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Deputy Corporate Officer, Village of Lytton

Deputy Corporate Officer, Village of Lytton

Are you looking for a unique and exciting opportunity to assist the Village of Lytton in rebuilding the community? Lytton is looking for the right person to take on this once-in-a-lifetime challenge of helping to create a vibrant, resilient, and historical Village.
 
The location: With the acknowledgement that it is on the territory of the Nlaka’pamux peoples, the Village of Lytton is located 3 hours north of Vancouver, or 2 hours west of Kamloops. As the Deputy Corporate Officer, you will begin your new role working remotely, but will be close enough to Lytton to attend in-person meetings whenever needed.
 
The role: Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, you will be responsible for assisting with the statutory duties of the Corporate Officer under the Community Charter. The DCO provides administrative and organizational support to the CAO and members of Council, overseeing the preparation of Council and Committee agendas and minutes; and attending Council and Committee meetings. The DCO drafts bylaws, policies, and other documents; drafts reports; and performs other duties of the Corporate Officer. Working with a small yet collaborative internal staff team, the DCO also provides support to other departments as required.
 
The returns: You are the right person for this challenge if you value the rural lifestyle of a small community. The position offers a competitive salary range and a comprehensive benefits package. Above all, this is a unique opportunity to help support an entire community’s sustainable future as it rebuilds from the foundation up.

Click here for the full posting, and email flo@tallcedars.ca for additional information.

Chief Financial Officer, Village of Lytton

Chief Financial Officer, Village of Lytton

Are you looking for a unique and exciting opportunity to assist the Village of Lytton in rebuilding the community? Lytton is looking for the right person to take on this once-in-a-lifetime challenge of helping to creating a vibrant, resilient, and historical Village.
 
The location: With the acknowledgement that it is on the territory of the Nlaka’pamux peoples, the Village of Lytton is located 3 hours north of Vancouver, or 2 hours west of Kamloops. As the CFO, you will begin your new role working remotely, but will be close enough to Lytton to attend in-person meetings whenever needed.
 
The role: Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, you will plan, direct, and manage the Village’s overall financial plans, policies, and accounting practices. You will build and maintain positive working relationships with governing boards and organizations and members of the Village community. Your role will involve:

  • Serving as a member of the Village’s senior management team; and advising staff and Council will regards to financial matters and issues.
  • Carrying out statutory financial administrative duties under the Community Charter and Local Government Act.
  • Developing finance-related bylaws and attending Council and committee meetings when needed.

 
The returns: You are the right person for this challenge if you value the rural lifestyle of a small community. The position offers a competitive salary range and a comprehensive benefits package. Above all, this is a unique opportunity to help support an entire community’s sustainable future as it rebuilds from the foundation up.
 
What you bring:

  • An accounting designation, preferably working toward or having a financial designation.
  • At least three (3) years progressive experience working in a municipal setting; and five (5) years in a managerial or supervisory capacity.
  • Ability to train and mentor staff in areas of budget, financial planning, development of financial policies, collections, and asset management.
  • Knowledge of PSAB accounting standards and experience in preparing and conducting audits.
  • Knowledge and experience in CaseWare and MuniWare software, as well as asset management programs and software would be advantageous.

 
The next step: If you’re ready to take on this unique leadership challenge, forward your resume and cover letter to Tall Cedars Search & Recruitment. A Supplementary Information Package can be obtained by request from the Consultant, which includes a complete job description and details of the compensation and benefits.
 
Flo Follero-Pugh, Tall Cedars Search & Recruitment
flo@tallcedars.ca
www.tallcedars.ca

Chief Administrative Officer, Village of Montrose

Chief Administrative Officer, Village of Montrose

The Organization: Village of Montrose

Montrose is a passionate, community-minded Village of 1,000 residents who enjoy a healthy lifestyle and great Municipal services. Located in the heart of the West Kootenays, surrounded by scenic mountains, lakes and rivers, and excellent recreation and sports facilities, world class recreation is literally only a few short minutes away. Just a quick drive to the cities of Rossland, Trail, Castlegar and Nelson, only three hours from Kelowna, or two hours from Cranbrook and Spokane WA, big city amenities and international airports are within easy reach.

The Opportunity: Chief Administrative Officer

The Village is seeking a professional, community-minded Chief Administrative Officer to continue guiding the Village towards its goals of maintaining a high quality of life and continuing to provide excellent services to its residents.
 
Under the direction of Mayor and Council, the Chief Administrative Officer is responsible for the overall management of operations for the Village of Montrose, ensuring that the policies, programs, and strategic plans of Council are implemented, that the bylaws of the Village and relevant Acts of the Province are upheld, and the Village’s five-year financial plan is annually developed and administered.
 
We are looking for a team-orientated leader who has excellent communication skills and deals professionally and respectfully with the public, staff, Council, and other levels of government. The successful candidate will need to have a deep understanding of the challenges and issues facing small communities and will have the skills necessary in meeting those challenges.
 
This position will also assume the responsibilities of the following: Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Officer and Approving Officer.

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications and experience:

  • Degree or Diploma in Public Administration, or a degree in a related discipline, i.e., planning, business, law, etc.
  • Minimum of five years of progressive municipal or regional district governance experience at a management level.
  • Excellent proven interpersonal and verbal/written skills to interact with the community, Council, staff, and other levels of government.
  • Superior leadership and human resource skills.
  • Experience with long-term strategic planning and the ability to identify opportunities and emerging trends in local government environments.
  • Business acumen and sound comprehension of financial management including financial statements and reporting, and the ability to develop, deliver and administer the Village’s annual financial plan.
  • Ability to identify, plan and manage complex and diverse projects and work effectively with general and specialized project contractors and engineers.
  • Possess general experience and skills in a wide variety of local government responsibilities.
  • Understanding of the current legal environment in which local government operates including the Local Government Act, the Community Charter, related statutes, laws, regulations, and precedents respecting local government, including the ability to interpret regulations, legislation, policies, procedures, and bylaws.

 
In exchange, we offer a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package and one of the best locations in BC to live and recreate.
 
If you are ready to take on this challenging and rewarding leadership role, forward your resume and cover letter to Tall Cedars Search & Recruitment, by Tues. May 24, 2022. A Supplementary Package can be obtained by request from the Consultant, which includes a complete job description and details of the compensation and benefits.
 
Flo Follero-Pugh,
Tall Cedars Search & Recruitment
flo@tallcedars.ca
www.tallcedars.ca

Public Works Lead Hand, District of Taylor

Public Works Lead Hand, District of Taylor

TASK COMPLETION + TEAM MANAGEMENT = YOU
Does this equation get your heart pumping? The District of Taylor is looking for its next Lead Hand to guide a 5-member crew to success in municipal Public Works. Reporting to the Director of Operations for this non-Union municipality, the Lead Hand will manage all operations and maintenance activities for the District, relating to its roads, water, wastewater, solid waste, and cemetery.

WHERE IS THE JOB?
With a population of 1400, Taylor is a close-knit, friendly community in northeastern BC, just 20 minutes south of Fort St. John (pop. 20,000). The homes and businesses are tucked into a pristine valley that banks the majestic Peace River. With plenty of outdoor recreation options and vibrant businesses, the District is also home to a great range of community events.

WHAT WILL YOU BE DOING?
You will be a role-model of respectful and responsible communications for your team, and you’ll make sure that all decisions and actions comply with legislation, policies, and procedures. You’ll have a full time, permanent role; and can be available for emergencies when needed. On a day to day basis, you’ll oversee a wide variety of tasks that include: running a brand new maintenance shop and yard, operating heavy and light equipment, managing the fleet, and handling physical labour. Under your leadership, the Public Works crew will carry out various duties in:

  • Water treatment and distribution
  • Sewer treatment and collection
  • Culvert and ditch maintenance
  • Road and sidewalk maintenance
  • Snow and Ice control
  • Public inquiries and requests

WHAT WILL YOU GET OUT OF IT?
The wage range for the role is currently at $40 / hour, depending on your experience and training, but you know that the wage is just the start of the conversation. The District also offers a second-to-none benefits package that includes medical, dental, extended health, and pension coverage. Not only that, the District will support you with incentives and allowances for health and wellness activities, meals, work clothing, and professional development programs that relate to your career in Public Works.

Click here for more details about this position, or email flo@tallcedars.ca.