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Chief Administrative Officer

District of Port Edward

The District of Port Edward is offering a career opportunity for an experienced CAO to lead their management team and to provide strategic advice to Mayor and Council.


The District of Port Edward is a vibrant and growing community of approximately 500 people. Situated on the traditional unceded territory of the Ts’msyen (Tsimshian) people, Port Edward is 15 kilometers from the City of Prince Rupert on the beautiful Pacific North Coast. The District is nestled amidst pristine wilderness, at the mouth of the Skeena River and adjacent to boundless development opportunities associated with the Port of Prince Rupert.


Reporting to the District’s Mayor and Council, you will be accountable for directing and overseeing all municipal services. You will be driven and have excellent communication skills and a demonstrated ability to effectively manage people and construction projects. You will regularly interact with the public in a variety of capacities, using your excellent customer service and interpersonal skills. Interest and/or experience in engineering and planning would be useful, as well as an attitude of a self-starter. You will:

  • Steward the District’s annual budget in a responsible and cost-effective manner.
  • Manage and implement the Districts’ strategic plan and administrative policies.
  • Manage day to day operations.
  • Manage and lead a team of 8 – 10 public servants.
  • Serve as Public Works Superintendent and Approving Officer.
  • Work with different levels of government including neighbouring municipalities, provincial, federal, and First Nations partners.


  • Strong leadership ability with proven track record of motivating, coaching, mentoring and building teams.
  • Sound problem solving skills as a strategic and innovative thinker.
  • Minimum 5 years of management and leadership experience in a unionized environment.
  • Technical literacy and proficiency in using a variety of computer programs including Microsoft Office.
  • A RCMP Criminal Record Check and Driver’s Abstract will be required of the successful candidate.


The CAO role offers a salary range of $120, 000 – $130,000 and a comprehensive benefits package. A Supplementary Package can be obtained by request from the Consultant, which includes a complete job description, details of the benefits, and the current Organization Chart.

Next Step

If you are ready to take on this challenging and rewarding leadership role, forward your resume and cover letter to the Consultant by Monday, Oct. 16, 2023.

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