Chief Administrative Officer - Arnold's Cove
Chief Administrative Officer
The origin of Arnold’s Cove dates back to the early 1800’s. Fisherman from Arnold’s Cove together with other fisherman around Placentia Bay took advantage of the rich fishing grounds of Cape St. Mary’s.
The development of the Newfoundland Railway at the turn of the 20th century made a substantial change to Arnold’s Cove. It became one of the major stops for people coming from Long Island and Merasheen Island en route to the railway. The area experienced slow but steady growth for the following decades. However, its most significant growth occurred as the result of the mass resettlement program of the 1960s.
During this period, Arnold’s Cove became home to many families who relocated from the many islands of Placentia Bay. Between 1966 and 1969, a significant number of families from 29 communities resettled to Arnold’s Cove.
Residents of Arnold’s Cove have benefited from the nearby oil refinery in Come By Chance and the Bull Arm Fabrication Site. The construction of the Newfoundland Transshipment Terminal to handle crude oil production from the oil fields located offshore NL provided enhanced economic opportunities for Arnold’s Cove.
Arnold’s Cove, with a current population of 949, has all the amenities and businesses required for the modern-day family to make it a great place to work, live and raise a family.
Arnold’s Cove 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 “Coordinator” under the provision of the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
This is a fulltime position with 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, project management skills, 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 also possess exceptional relationship building skills to quickly establish credibility and trust to continually improve the experience of the taxpayer and staff.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org by 4:00 pm October 29, 2021.