Chief Administrative Officer

District of Vanderhoof

District of Vanderhoof

Chief Administrative Officer

The District of Vanderhoof is looking for a dynamic leader to step into the role of Chief Administrative Officer.  Working closely with all parties, you will provide effective advice and support to the Mayor and Council in developing and implementing policies and strategies that address the needs of the District, while ensuring that opportunities exist for public participation and consultation on civic issues. By demonstrating high ethical standards, you will provide strong leadership to the management of staff and administrative operations of the District. As well, you will act as a liaison with other levels of government and various boards and commissions on issues that may affect the District. 

As the ideal candidate, you will have 3 to 5 years of progressively responsible experience in BC local government management and fully understand the challenges facing progressive communities.  You are an integral part of the Vanderhoof community representing the District at public events and inter-acting with local residents on operational matters. With strengths and skills in the areas of communication, labour relations, team building, and problem solving in a senior level position, you have a reputation for supporting and empowering staff in their delivery of local services. Your background includes academic credentials or professional certification in local government programs. This position is an excellent career opportunity for an experienced municipal manager who is interested in taking the next step up in their career.   

With a population of approx. 4,440 residents, Vanderhoof sits at the geographical centre of British Columbia on a plateau along the Nechako River Valley.  Located 100 km west of Prince George, Vanderhoof’s distance from mountains enables people to enjoy a wide expanse of sky with spectacular sunsets and four distinct seasons.  Endless recreational opportunities include golf, yoga, snowmobiling, cross country skiing, hiking/walking trails, curling, hockey, speed skating and figure skating at the local arena, swimming at the new indoor pool (opening in December 2018), and a local gym. Vanderhoof has a vibrant arts and crafts community, excellent schools, a library, a college, and a hospital with full medical facilities.

The District offers a competitive salary commensurate with knowledge and experience, including a comprehensive benefit package and relocation assistance.  A complete job description is available on the District’s website at

The District of Vanderhoof thanks all applicants for their interest in this position, however only candidates selected for position interviews will be contacted. 

Applications containing a cover letter, a detailed resume of qualifications and experience, and 3 references will be received until 4:30 p.m. on Friday, November 16, 2018 by Interim CAO Isabell Hadford, or by mail at Box 900, Vanderhoof, BC V0J 3A0.

Organization: District of Vanderhoof
Location: Vanderhoof, BC
Region: North Coast / Nechako
Professional Category(s): Chief Administration
Posted: October 24, 2018, 8:21 am
Expires: November 16, 2018, 4:30 pm

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