Chief Administrative Officer

administration & support business & economic development
Location: District of Sparwood, BC
Type: full-time
Posted On: Jan 3, 2019
Closing Date: Feb 1, 2019
The Council for the District of Sparwood has initiated an Executive Search for its next talented and creative Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), following the planned retirement of their former CAO in September 2018.
Sparwood is a Rocky Mountain community that is abundant with ambition and drive, welcoming of hard work and determination. It is a community with many facets and home to people from many backgrounds.
Located in the beautiful Elk Valley, within the East Kootenays and the traditional territory of the Ktunaxa Nation, Sparwood is conveniently central to Teck Coal’s five metallurgical coal mines. It offers convenient access to work and play for people with a keen interest in the outdoor lifestyle, sitting alongside the Elk River, in an area that is very unique in terms of the incredible diversity of wildlife which coexists in this Rocky Mountain landscape.
Renowned fly fishing in the Elk River and Michel Creek, hiking, mountain biking, camping, golf, numerous lake activities, hunting, cross country skiing and world class alpine skiing at nearby Fernie Alpine Resort. In the summer you can expect it to be warm enough to swim in lakes and rivers and the winter is cold enough to let you ski, snowshoe, snowmobile, and ice skate to your heart’s content.
Council will be looking for a high degree of collaboration, innovative ideas, and original solutions from an exceptional and seasoned public sector manager, who will lead a small talented staff and effectively balance the needs of Sparwood’s diverse residents with an eye to maintaining and enhancing the values and character of the District while still achieving a strong financial balance. The Council has initiated several large projects which are close to fruition and the new CAO will be occupied with the completion of these projects and leading upcoming projects during the coming years.
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 4:30 pm on Friday, February 1, 2019.
A detailed Supplementary Package containing Benefit Package, Organizational Chart, and Job Description, plus other useful information will be emailed to interested parties. Potential applicants are also invited to discuss the position in confidence with the undersigned.
Jim Craven
James R. Craven and Associates Ltd.