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Chief Administrative Officer (CAO)
Local Authority: Town of Redcliff
Location: Redcliff, AB
Closing Date: 1/15/2020

Located in the SE corner of Alberta, adjacent to the City of Medicine Hat, the Town of Redcliff is known as the Greenhouse Capital of the Prairies and offers the best of small town living.  Bordered by the South Saskatchewan River and the TransCanada Highway, Redcliff is a safe, vibrant and historical community of 5,600 residents offering a great balance between living, working and playing!  Please visit for more information.

Reporting to the Mayor and six Councillors, the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) will lead the senior leadership team and staff (approximately 40 employees – increasing seasonally to approximately 60 employees) by developing and implementing services, programs, projects, policies, and objectives as established by Council.  This position is responsible for overseeing an $18M budget and all municipal services including public services, finance and administration, planning and engineering, and community and protective services.

In addition, the CAO will also:

  • Provide effective advice and support to the Mayor and Council in developing, implementing, and executing policies and strategies, evolving governance structures, and improving the ongoing sustainability of the Town of Redcliff.
  • Deliver solid leadership to the senior leadership team and Town staff.
  • Promote opportunities for economic development and foster intermunicipal collaboration.
  • Ensure that staff are committed to providing the highest level of service to the general public and the business community through strong policy, process, and clear and transparent communication.
The successful candidate will possess the following:

  • Minimum of five (5) years of related and progressive senior management experience, preferably in a local government setting.
  • Demonstrated experience in leadership, strategic planning, organizational development, team building, conflict resolution, and labour relations.
  • Proven ability to work effectively with elected officials, volunteer boards, outside agencies, unions, as well as experience with public participation process, policy, and public service delivery.
  • Familiarity with budgets and implementing capital works and infrastructure improvement programs.
  • Knowledge of the Municipal Government Act (MGA) and related statutes or equivalent experience managing in a government environment.

For further information please visit our website, or contact:

James Davies, Managing Director

DCG Executive Search Services Ltd.

(780) 758-9796

This employment opportunity has been circulated by the Society of Local Government Managers of Alberta. The Society has been providing this service to all municipalities and its members since 1993.

The cost for a single job posting is $157.50. If multiple postings are submitted within 24 hours then the cost structure would be:

  • First Post: $157.50
  • Second Post: $141.75
  • Third, Fouth, Fifth, etc. Post(s): $131.25