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Town of Pincher Creek  -  Chief Administrative Officer (CAO)
The beautiful Town of Pincher Creek, situated in the southwest corner of Alberta has an opening for a Chief Administrative Officer (CAO).  Pincher Creek is a vibrant community with a population of just over 3,600 residents. The Town serves as a primary business and service centre for the surrounding area.  The community has excellent amenities: schools, a hospital, childcare centres, recreation facilities and it is a basecamp to nearby outdoor year-round attractions such as Castle Mountain Resort, Waterton Lakes National Park, Oldman River Dam,  Castle Provincial Park and Crowsnest Pass.  There are over 500 dynamic businesses in the Town of Pincher Creek and the MD of Pincher Creek. The Pincher Creek region is located on Treaty 7 Traditional Territory.
The Town is seeking an energetic, self-motivated applicant with the enthusiasm and experience to transition a community from a traditional small town to a bustling regional centre.  The Town is committed to the continuation of high-quality services and sound planning to ensure the community is an attractive place to live, run a business, raise a family, work, enjoy retirement and live a healthy lifestyle.  
Job Description – Roles and Responsibilities
The CAO is the senior management position, reporting directly to Council.  As the senior Administrative lead for the Town of Pincher Creek, the CAO will be responsible for providing leadership within the Town Office while performing the duties assigned within the Municipal Government Act and other applicable legislation.  The role includes:
·         Day-to-day management and supervision of union and non-unionized Town staff. The CAO is responsible for all staff recruitment, retention, performance goals, performance management, leadership development, succession planning, and terminations, in conjunction with department directors.   
·         Coordination of inter-departmental activities and systems to meet the organization’s goals  – of supporting a vibrant community and quality of life for residents and businesses. 
·         Working with staff to create strategies and systems that maximize the department’s efficiencies.
·         Providing legislative advice to Council, ensuring bylaws, resolutions, policies and plans are implemented while keeping Council informed on the progress and emerging issues.
Position Expectations:
·         Ensure an open and engaging work environment that encourages staff to work collaboratively to develop and manage creative solutions for solving operational and community issues;
·         Ability to make difficult decisions in complex situations, systematically managing large amounts of information, negotiating, administering and controlling budgets;
·         Demonstrated capacity to develop positive relationships and partnerships with often diverse stakeholder groups, including but not limited to businesses, government, Indigenous groups, industry and members of the public;
·         Effective communication skills that inspire and maintain positive relationships;
·         Solid leadership skills with a high degree of personal initiative, integrity, and professionalism;
·         Commitment to fostering a workplace of collaboration, respect, diversity, and inclusion;
·         Ability to deal effectively with high-pressure and challenging situations with the capability to succeed in both independent and collaborative working environments;
·         Able to establish performance goals, support leadership development while motivating and mentoring municipal staff
·         Political awareness and sensitivity, with the ability to adapt management and communication styles to the needs of the Council.
·         A high level understanding of municipal department duties and services, such as: public works, recreation and community services, planning and development, bylaw and Peace Officer regulations, and municipal finance.
·         Experience in meeting protocol, agenda preparation and accurate minute taking
The ideal candidate will offer:  
·         Post-secondary degree in business or public administration, i.e: NACLLA or CLGM designation
·         5 – 8 years of senior leadership experience within an administrative or operational environment
·         Demonstrated experience in developing processes and systems for managerial success
·         Experience working strategically and collaboratively across departments
·         Have a strong understanding of municipal government  
·         Verbal communication skills for correspondence and interactions with executive level professionals
·         Developed awareness of current affairs and political structuring
·         Experience working in a public sector work environment with unionized and non-unionized employees is considered an asset.
·         Emergency Management Training including ICS 100, 200
·         AMHSA Safety COR Program experience and understanding
·         Knowledge of OH&S regulations
The Town of Pincher Creek offers an excellent benefit package, and competitive salary range based on education and experience.  ($110,000 - $135,000)
If you are an individual with proven experience who aspires to and is capable of providing innovative vision and strategic leadership in the role Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) for the Town of Pincher Creek,  please send your resume and a cover letter to:
Laurie Wilgosh
Chief Administrative Officer

Town of Pincher Creek – Director of Operations and Infrastructure

The beautiful Town of Pincher Creek, situated in the SW corner of Alberta has an opening for a Director of Operations. This is a senior management position reporting directly to the Chief Administrative Officer. The Director of Operations is responsible for the service areas of: facilities, streets/sidewalks, water treatment and distribution, wastewater collection and lagoon systems, solid waste & recycling, stormwater management, creek management and cemetery management.  The position oversees a workforce of 10 – 12 fulltime employees.

Main Responsibilities:
* Ability to direct the operations team in the proactive maintenance of Town infrastructure
* Direct and follow appropriate Safety Protocols/program according to AHMSA
* Prepare and oversee an annual operating and long term capital plan, and maintain accurate expenses with the annual approved budget
* prepare and issue RFQ’s, Tenders and addendums as per Purchasing and Tendering Policy and make recommendations for contract awards.
* Ability to communicate and liaise with Provincial and Federal Government agencies and regulators
* Ensure the proper maintenance of potable and raw water supplies, and wastewater guidelines and procedures/collection systems
* Maintain and develop a proactive stormwater management system, as required
* Provide and maintain a solid waste collection and disposal system for the community
* Provide and maintain a fleet and facilities program as required
* Maintain a safe road and laneway system, including appropriate signage and lighting, and snow removal
* Operate and maintain the public cemetery
* Provide assistance to the Planning and Development Department as required
* Coordination of Engineering and Public Works activities with those of other departments
* Attend Council, Senior Leadership and Management meetings
* Assess special initiatives, prepare and present well researched reports to Senior Leadership and Council
*Expected to be a core member of certain Working groups
* Perform other duties as assigned by the CAO
* Post-secondary diploma in Civil Engineering Technology, Business Administration, Management or a closely related discipline and or a combination or related experience
* Clean Driver’s Abstract
* Minimum of 5 – 8 years supervisory/leadership experience
* Extensive knowledge of modern construction practices related to transportation, utilities, solid waste management, and facilities
* Extensive knowledge of Public Infrastructure, construction and maintenance, water and wastewater certification, COR Safety Program, and Emergency Management
* Extensive knowledge of provincial policies, municipal policies and federal regulations for municipal infrastructure
* Must possess excellent public relations and interpersonal skill to clarify facts, give information, respond to complaints and supervise contractors
* Proficient in MS Office Programs including Excel, Word and Outlook
* Ability to manage multiple priorities and able to problem solve under pressure
* Ability to act with discretion when working with sensitive issues or situations and maintain confidentiality
* Foster and support a mentoring environment

* Class 3 Driver’s License with Q endorsement
* Alberta Environment Certifications in Water and Wastewater Treatment
* Formalized management and leadership training
* Previous experience in a Municipal Environment
* Knowledge and understanding of the Alberta Municipal Government Act
* Asset Management knowledge/certification
* Training and mentoring skills
* AHMSA Safety Auditor Certification
* Knowledge and experience with municipal budget and financing
* Ability to communicate well, to listen and collaborate effectively with other departments
The Town of Pincher Creek offers a competitive salary and benefit package in addition to a positive, and forward thinking Town Council and management team. Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
If you are someone who loves a fast paced environment, enjoys working with a wide range of responsibilities, and people, and are open to collaborative problem solving … you may be the person we are looking for!
The incumbent will be retiring from this position by the end of 2022. We hope to fill the position at least two months prior. Thank you to all who submit applications however only those who are selected for an interview will be contacted.
Applications to be directed to:
Chief Administrative Officer
Town of Pincher Creek
Box 159
Pincher Creek, Ab.
T0K 1W0



Pincher Creek Swimming Pool
Casual, Part-time, Full-time 

The Town of Pincher Creek will accept applications for Lifeguard/Instructors for work at the Pincher Creek Swimming Pool on a casual, part-time and full-time basis. Hours of employment will vary depending on availability and schedule requirements; there will be daytime, evening and weekend shifts available. Employees will follow the guidelines set out in the Collective Agreement between the Town of Pincher Creek and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (C.U.P.E.) Local 927. Benefits are offered for part-time and full-time positions.
Minimum qualifications:
Current NLS, First Aid and CPR C, WHIMIS (or willingness to obtain).LSI and AWSI/WSI is an asset as well as related aquatic, safety or coaching courses. 
For more information or to apply contact:
Adam Grose, Recreation Manager
Town of Pincher Creek

Box 159
Pincher Creek, Alberta TOK 1WO
Phone: 403-627-4322 
Deadline: Competition will remain open until suitable candidates are found.  We would like to thank all candidates who submitted their resume, however,  only those considered for an interview will be contacted.


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