Chief Administrative Officer

City of Fernie

City of Fernie

Chief Administrative Officer

You are a seasoned and collaborative leader, with wide ranging skills and an impeccable record in the private or public sector (preferably both).  Your career shows that you “make it happen” wherever you find yourself; and you are ready for your next career adventure in a place where you can have a full and rewarding experience.

Surrounded by the majestic and breathtaking Rocky Mountains, Fernie provides home for adventurous people seeking a balanced work/play lifestyle including a world class mountain bike trail network, one of the top 10 ski hills in North America, world class fly fishing, and a desirable festival locale.  Further information about the City and the surrounding area can be found at and

Fernie includes:
  • A vibrant and carefully preserved historic downtown that has inspired the creation of a Heritage Master Plan Committee.
  • An active Arts and Culture scene, where a $600 K contribution from the City in 2018 assisted local community groups in the ongoing development of Fernie’s diverse creative community
  • A Tourism Master Plan nearing completion, contributing to the continued success of the tourism sector, an important part of the local economy.

Fernie’s Mayor and Council are seeking a CAO who can demonstrate a career rich with examples of competence, decisiveness, collaborative action, and exceptional sensitivity – a public servant deeply committed to the community, inspiring and mentoring staff, and a person who can find innovative solutions to challenges that face a fast-growing resort community.

Council is looking for strong leadership skills with a deep practical body of experience combined with project management, who can develop a high functioning team to serve the needs of their community and work effectively at the local, provincial, and federal level.

A Supplementary Package can be obtained from the consultant, which includes an organization chart, job description, benefits plan, and details of the competitive compensation. Please feel welcome to request the package by email, and following that to discuss the position with the undersigned:

Jim Craven,
James R. Craven and Associates Ltd.
250 -744-9455

This competition closes July 5th, 2019 at 5:00 pm Mountain Time.

Organization: City of Fernie
Location: Fernie, BC
Region: East Kootenay / Rocky Mountain
Professional Category(s): Chief Administration
Posted: June 3, 2019, 11:10 am
Expires: July 5, 2019, 5:00 pm

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