Chief Administrative Officer

Town of Ladysmith

Chief Administrative Officer

Exempt Full-Time
Competition #2020-18

Located on southern Vancouver Island in one of the most desirable regions of British Columbia, the Town of Ladysmith is seeking a new Chief Administrative Officer (CAO).

Ladysmith is a rapidly growing, innovative community with an impressive record of recognized achievement. An organizational emphasis on people and partnerships, particularly with the Stz’uminus First Nation, has enabled Ladysmith to build and strengthen the community’s potential.

This is an excellent career opportunity for a CAO, or an experienced senior local government manager, who is interested in taking on the next challenge in their career and assuming the role of principal advisor to a progressive municipal council as well as leadership of a dedicated staff team.

The Town is seeking an energetic and committed individual who can balance the achievement of council’s strategic priorities with efficient, and cost-effective day-to-day operational management. A strong commitment to, and active participation in the community will be considered essential. The preferred candidate will be a person who believes in leading by example; who is a skilled communicator with well-developed interpersonal skills; is an experienced collaborator with a demonstrated ability to build and foster relationships; and who is someone who can adapt and innovate in a fast- paced, responsive and customer service-oriented work environment.

The ideal candidate will have generalist experience and skills in a variety of local government responsibilities, combined with professional certification in local government or a degree in public or business administration. A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible experience in a BC local government management capacity is preferred. The Town    is prepared to offer a competitive salary commensurate with knowledge and experience, including a comprehensive benefit package and relocation assistance. Interested applicants are invited to submit a letter of interest and résumé by Friday, July 17th, 2020, to:

JB Consultants Inc.
Attention: Mr. Jerry Berry, B.Sc., M.P.A Phone: 250-713-6331
Email: Web:

For a detailed job description and more information on the Town of Ladysmith, please visit If you have specific questions regarding this position, you are invited to contact Mr. Berry directly. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Organization: Town of Ladysmith
Location: Ladysmith, BC
Region: South Vancouver Island
Professional Category(s): Chief Administration
Posted: June 19, 2020, 10:00 am
Expires: July 17, 2020, 4:00 pm

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