General Manager of Community Services

City of Dawson Creek

General Manager of Community Services


Are you passionate about providing first class services to the community?  The City of Dawson Creek is looking for a person who shares the same passion, drive and determination as our already exceptional senior management team to join us as the General Manager of Community Services.

Our Community:  So how do our 13,000 residents describe Dawson Creek?  First and foremost, a warm and welcoming community that is a lot of fun!  Dawson Creek is, without a doubt, a truly great place to work, play, live and invest.  Located in sunny Northeast British Columbia, this community has an amazing quality of life that has something for everyone.  For the arts and culture enthusiasts there is the iconic Calvin Kruk Centre for the Arts and the Dawson Creek Art Gallery.  The South Peace Community Multiplex houses three incredible facilities:  The Encana Events Centre which has hosted a multitude of world-class events ranging from the Under 17 World Hockey Challenge to big name shows such as KISS, Russel Peters and Luke Bryan; the Lakota Agri-plex, an impressive equestrian centre; and the Kenn Borek Aquatic Centre that has an 8-lane lap pool, a leisure pool, sauna, steam room, hot tub and even a climbing wall.  For even more activities, there are two ice Arenas, a Curling Rink, numerous outdoor walking trails and multiple sports fields.  AND then there are the quadding, snowmobiling, boating, skiing, hiking, fishing and golfing opportunities.  Dawson Creek also has great public and private schools, a top-notch college, and a local hospital with transportation services for special medical needs. With an airport three minutes from downtown you can find daily flights to Vancouver if you ever feel the need to get away.  But why would you when you are enjoying our crisp, sunny winters (winter precipitation totals around 25 mm/month) and the sunshine is nearly unlimited in the summer with daylight of up to 17.5 hours.  For even more information please take the time to check out the “We Are Dawson Creek” YouTube video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYg-bSdfMVg

The Opportunity:  As the General Manager of Community Services you would be accountable to the CAO and provide support to City Council in your responsibilities for the planning, organization and direction of the Community Services Department and a budget in excess of $8M.  This includes all recreation and leisure services (operations and programming); parks and facilities (maintenance and technical operations of facilities, parks, playgrounds, trails); energy management; and occupational health and safety.  You would be a key member of the City's senior management team and work with them to establish the strategic direction for the City, provide leadership for department managers and supervisors throughout the organization, and collaborate on corporate policy ensuring corporate consistency and excellent service delivery.

If you are interested in this challenging and rewarding career opportunity, have a degree in a related field, and have proven experience in a senior capacity managing a large and diverse group of managers and staff in a unionized setting, AND want to join OUR community and make it YOUR community, please forward your resume in confidence to the City of Dawson Creek, 10105 – 12A St., Box 150, Dawson Creek, BC V1G 4G4 via email to resumes@dawsoncreek.ca (WORD or .pdf format) prior to 4:30 pm, November 23, 2018.  Please quote Posting No. 2018-61.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

Organization: City of Dawson Creek
Location: Dawson Creek, BC
Region: Peace River
Professional Category(s): Community Services
Posted: October 24, 2018, 12:12 pm
Expires: November 23, 2018, 4:30 pm

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