Chief Administrative Officer / City Manager

administration & support business & economic development
Posted On: Oct 10, 2018
Closing Date: Dec 10, 2018

Grande Prairie Careers

The City of Grande Prairie                                                                                             
Chief Administrative Officer / City Manager
Grande Prairie is a dynamic urban centre located on the southern edge of the Peace River Region. Strategically situated it serves residents from Northwestern Alberta, Northeastern British Columbia, and as far away as the Yukon and Northwest Territories.  Grande Prairie is a vibrant regional hub that will surprise you with its amenities.
Grande Prairie’s strategic location in the heart of both the prolific Montney shale gas formation and vast stretches of some of the best agricultural land in the country has contributed to its rapid growth over the years. The City has developed into one of the fastest growing and youngest communities in Canada. Grande Prairie serves a trading area of over 280,000 and as of 2018 has a population of just under 70,000, with more residents under the age of five than over the age of 65.  
Working in partnership with the Mayor and City Council, the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) will help define and execute the City Vision that will set direction, guide decisions and align the priorities of the City of Grande Prairie to maintain and enhance the quality of life and long-term sustainability.
As the CAO, you will continue to transform the City through fulfilling the priorities set by Council.  You will support the Mayor and Council in developing and implementing policy and strategy.  You are known for your exemplary leadership and relationship skills. Having built a career and track record of success in executive roles with a large, complex organization operating in a multi-stakeholder environment you have a passion for public service and embracing the community in which you live.
With one of the youngest populations in Canada, Grande Prairie is a place that embraces entrepreneurship, innovation and new ideas. Come share yours with an organization that instills a culture of respect, accountability and customer service.  If you have a passion for public service in a high performance environment, forward your resume in complete confidence to  For further information, please contact Emily Henders or Shauna Louie at 587-353-9800.