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Corporate Services Director

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GENERAL PURPOSE Reporting to the CAO, the Corporate Services Director is part of the Senior Management team for the City of Lacombe. The Corporate Services Director is responsible for the efficient and effective delivery of services related to the area

SALARY LEVEL:           $118,837 - $148,546          
REPORTS TO:              CAO
DEPARTMENT:             Corporate Services             

The City of Lacombe values its staff and believes that success and satisfaction are based upon
quality service. Each employee shares in the overall responsibility for quality service, and
contributes a caring attitude and a commitment to excellence.

Reporting to the CAO, the Corporate Services Director is part of the Senior Management team for the City of Lacombe. The Corporate Services Director is responsible for the efficient and effective delivery of services related to the areas of Administration, Finance, Enforcement, Fire, Emergency Management, and Information Services, and is appointed the Administrator of the North Red Deer River Water Services Commission. The position is responsible for the long term financial and capital planning for the organization and the administration of agreement and grant funding programs.


Activity A       Organizational Management
•    Supervise and direct staff within the various departments in Corporate Services.
Activity B        Financial and Asset Management
•    Oversee the preparation of the annual operating and capital budgets. Prepare multi-year capital and operating plans.
•    Administer grant funding programs. Ensure long term capital plans are filed with the appropriate agencies.
•    Ensure financial reports are prepared. Direct the preparation of the annual audited financial statements and annual financial reports to the Province.
•    Oversee the administration of City land holdings, including the sale and long- term leasing of City properties.

Activity C        Policy and Legal
•    Assist the CAO in the preparation of Council agenda and reports. Attend all Council and Committee meetings.
•    Oversee the management and maintenance of the City’s bylaws, minutes, records and policies. Ensure regular review where required amendments to existing bylaws and policies are undertaken. Prepare new bylaws and policies at the direction of the CAO for Council’s consideration.
•    Act as point of contact with the City’s solicitor and other legal counsel regarding legislative and contractual issues. Oversee the preparation of all agreements including, contracts, leases, sales agreements, development agreements, and grant funding agreements.
•    Oversee the administration of the City’s purchasing policy. When required, develop request for proposals and call for tenders for work undertaken by the City.

Activity D        Information Services
•    Provide advice to senior management and in conjunction with Information Services develop long term technology and communication plans and needs.
•    Provide advice to senior management and in conjunction with Information Services to develop policies on freedom of information and protection of privacy legislation.

Activity E         Operational
•    In the absence of the CAO, act as Chief Administrative Officer in accordance with the Chief Administrative Officer Bylaw and the Municipal Government Act.
•    Act as signing officer for the City.
•    Part of the senior management team for the Lacombe Emergency Management Agency. Oversee the administration of the City’s emergency plan and develop roles and responsibilities for staff. In conjunction with the CAO and the Director of Emergency Management, ensure department staff receive regular training through formal classes and exercises involving the City’s emergency plan.
•    In the absence of the Director of Emergency Management, represent the City on the Lacombe Regional Emergency Management Agency and ensure the City’s emergency plans correspond with the regional plan.
•    Ensure that Fire Services has updated plans for recruitment and retention, training and services levels agreements.
•    Manage and supervise Enforcement Services staff and act on the City’s behalf as the Authorized Employer for Community Peace Officers
•    Deal with issues arising from Bylaw Enforcement
•    Develop policies and procedures regarding enforcement services and provide advice to Council on the development of municipal bylaws and council policies

Activity F
•    Act as Administrator for the North Red Deer River Water River Services Commission
•    Ensure preparation of annual budgets and long term financial plans
•    Develop and analyze utility rates required for the sale of water
•    Act as the administrative signing officer for the Commission and authorize all payments of monies.
•    Prepare and recommend policies and bylaws related to the activities of the Commission.
•    Oversee the activities of contract staff
•    Interact with municipal members and regional partners including the City of Red Deer, and Alberta Municipal Affairs.
•    Develop risk management policies and ensure Commission has adequate insurance.
•    Develop plans and respond to any emergency situation including the disruptions of water services to member municipalities.

Activity G
•    Maintain awareness of and adhere to the City’s OH&S policies by following responsibilities as outlined in the Health and Safety Manual; comply with all safe work procedures and the OH&S program requirements; monitor and enforce subordinate compliance with the OH&S program.
•  Other related duties as assigned

•    Proven leadership and supervisory skills
•    Strong, proven computer skills in a wide range of technology sectors
•    Proven organization skills and the ability to multi-task and prioritize
•    Excellent writing and communication skills
•    Good time management and project management skills
•    Strong conflict resolution skills
•    Excellent knowledge of the Municipal Government Act
•    Excellent  knowledge  of  GAAP  and  PSAB  (Public  Sector  Accounting  Board) Standards
•    Ability to prioritize, organize and delegate projects, tasks and responsibilities
•    Ability  to  represent  the  City  and  department  in  a  professional,  competent manner.

•    Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Administration
•    Professional Accounting Designation.
•    5 years experience in senior level management

•    Local Government certification, or Part 1 or Part II of the National Advanced Certificate in Local Authority Administration program.
•    Preference will be given to those who have Incident Command System Training – 100, 200, and 300
•    Preference will be given to those who have Certified Local Government Managers (CLGM) designation

Candidates are advised the job description for this opportunity is currently under review.

In addition to being a great place to work, a competitive compensation package will be provided including an attractive base salary ($118,837 - $148,546), a comprehensive benefits package, LAPP and supplementary pension plan. Further details will be discussed in a personal interview.

If you believe this is the right career opportunity for you, please go to
to submit your resume by November 10, 2017, quoting 2017-24.

Barbara Wilton
Human Resources Manager 5432 – 56 Avenue Lacombe, AB T4L 1E9
Email: Phone: 403-782-6666

Initial interviews are anticipated to be scheduled mid to late November.

Note: All applicants are sincerely thanked in advance for their interest. Only those that are invited for an interview will be contacted.

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Barbara Wilton
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Salary Range:
$118,837 - $148,546
Applications Taken Until:
November 10, 2017

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