Chief Administrative Officer (CAO)

administration & support planning
Posted On: Mar 25, 2019
Closing Date: Apr 25, 2019
Chief Administrative Officer (CAO)
A delightful opportunity has opened up in the District of Port Edward, BC
(population 600).
Port Edward Careers
The District of Port Edward has initiated an Executive Search for a talented and experienced CAO to lead their management team and collaborate with their busy Mayor and Council. The District is situated on the Tsimpsean Peninsula, 15 km south of Prince Rupert on the north coast of British Columbia.
Interest and/or experience in Engineering and Planning would be useful in the new CAO, as well as the attitude of an inquisitive self-starter with strong leadership skills, inspired by the opportunity to effectively serve the robust people of the northwest. Experience with and appreciation of the culture and traditions of the neighbouring First Nations would be very useful.
Forestry, fishing and tourism are the main industries at the present time with some residents also commuting easily to and from Prince Rupert. Historically this was a place of busy salmon canneries. There now is a wonderful world class cannery museum to visit and enjoy. Amenities include a fully equipped Community Centre and an Elementary School from K to Grade 5 for the younger members of the family.
Recreation opportunities abound with mountain tourism, snowmobiling, skiing, climbing and snowshoeing. Combined with that are: ocean cruising, kayaking and sailing, fishing, hunting, hiking, camping, beaches and the general outdoor activities of parks and picnic sites - all equipped with clean air and fabulous scenery. With a good choice of traditional and new housing stock, you will want to put down some roots.
Prince Rupert (population 12,000) is only 15 minutes away; and boasts fine dining, shopping in an extensive downtown, museum, recreation, and educational centres at every level, plus cultural facilities including an auditorium.
A busy local airport at Prince Rupert and a regional airport at nearby Terrace, along with highways, ferries to Haida Gwaii, Vancouver Island, and Alaska, form a very responsive network of transportation. The climate is temperate year-round, buffered by the Pacific Ocean.
If you are ready to take on this challenging and rewarding leadership role, forward your resume and cover letter with a minimum of three (3) related references to James R. Craven & Associates, by 5:00 pm on Thursday, April 25, 2019.
A detailed Supplementary Package containing the full CAO job description, benefits package, organization chart, plus other useful information will be emailed to interested parties. After reading the Supplementary, interested applicants are also welcome to discuss the position in confidence with the undersigned:
Jim Craven
James R. Craven and Associates Ltd.