Chief Administrative Officer

Town of Hinton

Town of Hinton

Chief Administrative Officer

Job Type: 
Executive Opportunities

Town of Hinton

Job Description: 
The Town of Hinton is a regional hub for recreation, health care, and retail in the west Yellowhead region, also serving neighbouring Grande Cache, Jasper and Edson.  With a population of approximately 10,000, it is located 270 km west of Edmonton and 80 km east of Jasper along the twin-lane Yellowhead Highway (Hwy 16).  Within a short 15-minute drive to the Jasper National Park boundary, there are plentiful adventure and outdoor options available to suit any enthusiast.  Please visit our website ( to explore more about the Town and area.

Reporting to the Mayor and Council, the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) is responsible for guiding the day-to-day affairs of the Municipality as outlined in the MGA, Town by-laws, and policies as set by Council.  You will oversee a combined budget of nearly $40M and a direct staff comprising of four Directors and six senior leaders. 
In addition, the CAO will also:
  • Provide effective advice and support to the Mayor and Council in developing, implementing, and executing policies and strategies.
  • Deliver solid leadership to the senior management team and staff.
  • Create a dynamic environment that results in the continual search for new and more effective approaches to fulfilling the Town’s mandate.
  • Ensure that all staff are committed to providing the highest level of service to the general public and the business community through clear and transparent communication.
  • Prepare and present options for the annual financial plan for Council’s consideration, including the general operating budget, the capital budget, and the capital plan.
  • Oversee all resource management for the municipality.
The successful candidate will possess the following:
  • A post-secondary degree or diploma in Public Administration and/or significant and relevant direct experience in senior management, coupled with executive leadership experience within a sizable organization within a local government setting.
  • Proven fiscal management experience and expertise, especially around budgeting.
  • A proven record of working effectively with elected officials, local government staff, community volunteers, boards and committees, and public participation processes.
  • The ability to recognize and interpret shifting global, national and provincial realities and their impact on the local community.
  • Able to build consensus, lead change, think creatively, and voice well-researched facts to Council in a professional manner.
  • Willingness to work in a union environment.

Closing Date: December 13, 2018

Application Return: For further information please visit our website, or contact:
James Davies   
Managing Director
DCG Executive Search Services Ltd.
(780) 758-9796

Organization: Town of Hinton
Location: Hinton, AB
Region: Banff / Jasper / Rocky Mountain House
Professional Category(s): Chief Administration
Posted: September 13, 2018, 3:53 pm
Expires: December 13, 2018, 4:30 pm

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