Director, Corporate Services - Woodlands County


Director, Corporate Services

The Community:
Woodlands County is a vibrant rural municipality with a thriving economy. They are located approximately 150 kilometers northwest of Edmonton, with administrative offices in the Hamlet of Fort Assiniboine and adjacent to the Town of Whitecourt, Alberta.  The economy is rooted in Energy, Forestry, Agriculture and Construction. Communities offer a wide range of lifestyle options including recreational facilities, campgrounds, trails and an abundance of access to natural settings, including lakes and rivers, a great place to live and raise a family.

Position Summary:
Due to corporate evolution, the County is recruiting a new Director, Corporate Services to facilitate Council financial plans, bylaws and policies. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to enhance the well-being of the municipality and help shape the future of the County resulting in long term sustainability and efficiencies for County residents.

Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, the Director will assist in providing direction and leadership to all corporate and management service programs. Direct responsibility includes all finance functions, taxation, assessment, asset management, and risk management, management of external services, policy development, Information technology, human resource management and reception. The successful candidate will be required to attend at Council meetings as necessary.

A Bachelor’s degree and CLGM designation (or willingness to obtain) combined with experience working in Municipal Government and comprehensive knowledge of PSAB practises.    

Strong written and oral communications skills, public relations skills, practical problem solving ability combined with a demonstrated success in working effectively with elected officials, members of the public and managers and staff in a team environment.  

The ability to work effectively and efficiently, performing well under pressure while dealing with contentious matters. Must have the ability to maintain strong attention to detail and possess solid financial and reconciliation skills.

Knowledge & experience with municipal IT programs with an aptitude and interest in Information technology.

Woodlands County offers an exceptional salary and benefits package.
Detailed information, such as a job description and organization chart will be forwarded upon request through the following contact:
(Submit a cover letter and detailed resume to Matt Noble, Ravenhill - Smith Search Inc.)

Any questions should be directed to Matt Noble, Team Leader, Ravenhill Group Inc.
1-888-447-5910 #709
1-250-941-9066 or 1-236-655-2365

First Canadian Place                                                                             
100 King Street West, Ste. 5600
Toronto, Ontario M5X 1C9
Phone: 1-647-880-8594
Toll Free: 1-888-447-5900

ALBERTA OFFICE                                                                    
330, 2946-32 St.                                                                       
Calgary, Alberta, T1Y 6J7                                                         
Phone: (403) 612-5900                                                              

1280 Wilkinson Road, Suite 300
Comox, BC, V9M 4B8

Organization: Woodlands County
Location: Whitecourt, AB
Region: Athabasca / Grande Prairie
Professional Category(s): Corporate Services, Executive / Administrative Management
Posted: July 22, 2022, 11:00 am
Expires: August 22, 2022, 4:30 pm

Employment Type: Full Time
Employment Length: Permanent
Education Requirement: Bachelor’s degree
Job Experience: Experience an asset

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