Deputy Chief Administrative Officer

City of St. Albert

Deputy Chief Administrative Officer


The Community
The City of St. Albert is a mid-sized city that is home to more than 66,000 residents and is a beautiful and growing community adjacent to northwest Edmonton. St. Albert offers more than 80 kilometers of trails, 400 hectares of green space, state of the art recreation and cultural facilities, and hosts numerous special events and festivals. In recent years, St. Albert has ranked at the top of several national surveys recognizing us as a great place to raise a family, with an excellent quality of life and a strong sense of community. Our employees are passionate about delivering high-quality programs and services to our residents and are proud to contribute to making St. Albert one of the best places to live in Canada.

The Opportunity
The position of Deputy Chief Administrative Officer (DCAO) creates an extraordinary career opportunity for an experienced government executive. The successful candidate will lead a diverse portfolio of 10 departments and implement strategic initiatives that support the delivery of quality civic services. Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer; this DCAO position serves as the primarily internally focused executive leadership function whereas the CAO is predominantly externally focused. Together the positions must have consistent and productive communication to ensure alignment in decision making and seamless service delivery.

The City is seeking a visionary person, with a passion to improve operational effectiveness and efficiency through optimal allocation and use of human, financial and other resources and assets. The successful candidate will lead the development of major strategic initiatives while demonstrating high political acumen and diplomacy. The Deputy Chief Administrative Officer provides advice to the Chief Administrative Officer and Elected Officials in the establishment of strategic objectives and delivery of municipal services with a focus on fostering a positive workplace culture based on corporate values.

Education and Experience

  • Master’s level degree in Business, Finance, Human Resources, Law, Public Administration, or a related field is required.
  • A minimum of 10 years of senior/executive leadership experience.
  • Highly developed strategic planning, program and project management, budgeting, technology and human resource management skills are required.
  • Strong facilitative, mediation and analytical skills are essential, as is the ability to work in a team environment.
  • This position requires exemplary interpersonal skills to effectively interact with a wide variety of staff in the Division and across the organization.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.


The Compensation
$174,605 - $212,433 per annum. In addition, the City of St. Albert offers a generous and comprehensive flexible benefit package including a defined benefit pension plan and supplementary pension plan.

The Selection Process Interested candidates may apply for this career opportunity by submitting a resume and a compelling cover letter detailing how their experience matches the City’s best interests. Apply by Monday, March 11th, 2019 via email to D. Bruce Malcolm Ravenhill Group Inc. bruce@ravenhillgroup.com Toll free 1-888-447-5910 ext. 727

Apply early in the process for optimal consideration and screening. This is a highly confidential search process. References will not be contacted until mutual interest has been established.


Organization: City of St. Albert
Location: St.Albert, AB
Region: Edmonton
Professional Category(s): Chief Administration
Posted: February 12, 2019, 8:54 am
Expires: March 11, 2019, 4:30 pm

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