Chief Administrative Officer
Town of Marystown
Chief Administrative Officer
The Town of Marystown, with a population of 5,316, is a great place to work, live and raise a family. It is a vibrant and progressive community with varied industry, recreation programs, and a multitude of services. It is the largest community, focal point, and Regional Centre of the Burin Peninsula offering many attractions and business opportunities. It is a community with a deep and proud history beginning in the fishery and continuing with shipbuilding at the shipyard. In recent years Marystown has been the site of a considerable amount of offshore related manufacturing. Marystown and surrounding area is home to four (4) public schools, and post-secondary institutions in the area include two trade-colleges, College of the North Atlantic and Keyin College. For sport enthusiasts the area has a myriad of recreation facilities for softball, soccer, swimming, track and field and hockey where you can find endless outlets to express support or participate in these active groups and clubs. In 2016 the Town completed construction of the new and modern aquatics and fitness center, the Marystown Recreation Center, which is operated by the YMCA. Its most famous sports personality is Kaetlyn Osmond, a former competitive Canadian Figure Skater who competed in ladies’ singles. She is the 2018 World Champion, the 2018 Olympic Team Event Champion, and the 2018 Olympic Bronze Medalist. Marystown is 306 kilometers from the Capital City of St. John’s.
Marystown is hiring a Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) and is inviting anyone with a passion for local government and a desire to improve the lives of residents and encourage economic growth to apply. Reporting to Council, the CAO is responsible to provide leadership for all day-to-day operations, quality services and programs to stakeholders in accordance with statutory requirements and guidelines, municipal by-laws and policies, and timely and well researched advice to Council. The CAO will provide key direction in strategic planning and ensure staff are motivated and committed to provide a high level of public service. The CAO acts as “Head” under the provision of the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act and is the Coordinator of the Town’s Emergency Operations Centre.
This is a fulltime position with competitive compensation commensurate with experience and qualifications and a competitive benefits package.
The ideal candidate should possess a high degree of collaboration, innovation, and creativity arising from experience as an executive level manager; possess a university degree/diploma in Business Administration, Commerce, Public Administration or related academic education, together with a minimum of five (5) years progressive senior managerial experience. The candidate will have knowledge and experience in capital works funding programs; proposal writing; economic development; and interpersonal, written and oral communication skills. Other qualities required include a proven reputation for building and leading strong teams, and empowering staff in the delivery of superior services. The ideal candidate will possess exceptional relationship building skills to quickly establish credibility and trust to continually improve the experience of the taxpayer and staff.
Given the nature of this position and the need to respond to municipal issues in a timely manner when required, preference will be given to qualified candidates who reside or are willing to relocate to Marystown.
If you are interested in an opportunity to become part of a dedicated team to provide effective and efficient municipal services and programs, please submit a covering letter and resume. The letter and resume should clearly outline how you meet the qualifications for this position and why you want to work for us, and provide at least two (2) professional references to:
36 Yetman Drive
Mount Pearl, NL, A1N 3A8
Applicants are to submit their letter and resume electronically to email@example.com by 4:00 pm June 21, 2019.
We thank all applicants and advise only those considered for an interviewed will be contacted.