General Manager of Community Services (GMCS)

Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District

General Manager of Community Services (GMCS)


The Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District (ACRD) is situated in the heart of Vancouver Island. It includes the municipalities of Port Alberni, Tofino, and Ucluelet, the Treaty Nations of Huu-ay-aht, Uchucklesaht, Toquaht and Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ and six electoral areas, all encompassing the West Coast’s most dramatic and majestic landscapes.

This is an exciting time to join our team! We have an excellent opportunity for a highly motivated, energetic individual grounded with local government experience to take a leadership role as a key member of our senior leadership team.

Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, the duties and responsibilities of the GMCS include the development, evaluation and recommendation of delivery options for services that include water and wastewater systems, landfills, airports, local and regional transit services, community and regional parks, and summer recreational programs. Additionally, the GMCS works closely with the Board and its Committees on policy development and service levels while taking a leadership role in maintaining and improving occupational health and safety to ensure the safe and efficient delivery of services.

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated superb planning, leadership, organization and supervisory skills. This significant role requires a professional with excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to interact effectively with an elected regional board, ACRD team members and those of the member treaty nations, municipalities, and non-treaty nations, residents, business, a wide variety of volunteers, community groups and government agencies.

A degree in Civil Engineering or Certified Engineering Technologist with 5 or more years of related experience in a local government environment with responsibility of overseeing multiple services would be an asset. An alternative applicable combination of education and experience will be considered. The complete job description is available at www.acrd.bc.ca.

This exempt position offers an attractive salary and comprehensive benefits package. The office is located in Port Alberni, which offers quality affordable housing in the heart of world class recreational and outdoor opportunities. Qualified applicants are invited to forward their resume by 4:30 pm on Friday, August 21, 2020 to:

Wendy Thomson, General Manager of Administrative Services
Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District
3008 Fifth Avenue,
Port Alberni, BC V9Y 2E3
Phone: (250) 720-2706, Fax: 250 723-1327
E-mail: wthomson@acrd.bc.ca

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest, however; only those under consideration will be contacted


Organization: Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District
Location: Port Alberni, BC
Region: North and Central Vancouver Island / Sunshine Coast
Professional Category(s): Engineering, Community Services
Posted: July 9, 2020, 3:47 pm
Expires: August 21, 2020, 4:30 pm

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