Chief Administrative Officer – District of Sooke – Sooke, BC

2205 Otter Point Road, Sooke, British Columbia, Canada V9Z 1J2
Phone: (250) 642-1634           Fax: (250) 642-0541

An exciting opportunity is available for the position of Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) in the beautiful seaside town of Sooke, BC. As the CAO, reporting to Mayor and Council, you will play an integral role in shaping the future of Sooke by providing sound objective advice to Council in developing strategies and polices that support a prosperous and sustainable future for our community. Priorities will include developing a vision that aligns with Council’s Strategic Plan, advancing economic growth and community development through strong partnerships with both community and business stakeholders. The CAO provides leadership to the senior management team and staff in the implementation of strategic initiatives and delivery of services, including legislative services, engineering, planning and development, finance and administration, recreation and leisure, fire and emergency services to the citizens and businesses of Sooke. The successful candidate fully understands that the CAO position operates in a highly visible and publically accountable environment. Knowledge of the Local Government Act and Community Charter would be an asset.
In order for applicants to be considered for this position, their resume must clearly demonstrate that they have the following education and experience: Education and Experience:

A Bachelor or Master’s degree in public administration, business administration or other related field and 5 years of experience at a senior professional management level; or 10 years in a senior professional management position in the private or public sectors. Preference may be given to those with a related graduate degree and experience.
Working independently in a complex political or governmental environment with experience managing or developing and implementing policy, legislation and/or programs. Leading and supervising staff, setting goals, coaching/mentoring employees and team building.
Building cooperative working relationships and liaising with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.
Negotiating, mediating and managing high profile issues and/or conflict.

Applicants selected to move forward with the process may be assessed on the criteria outlined in the Full Opportunity for Employment and Job Description on the District of Sooke website:

The District of Sooke is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, nationality, religion, colour, age, marital status, sexual orientation, ethnic or national origin, political affiliation or physical limitations.

How to apply: Submit cover letter and resume to Councillor Kerrie Reay,

Closing Date: October 9, 2015 at 5:00pm, applications submitted after this date and time will not be considered. Please note that only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Location: Sooke, BC
Profession(s): Chief Administration
Date Posted: Friday, September 25, 2015 at 3:39:58 PM (PST)
Posting Expires: Friday, October 9, 2015 at 5:00:00 PM (PST)