City of Grande Prairie – Chief Administrative Officer / City Manager

ID# 22-2246 Location: Grande Prairie, AB

Grande Prairie is located in the Northwestern part of Alberta, in the heart of the Peace Region. It is the largest city north of Edmonton, and its strategic location as a regional centre has contributed to its rapid growth.  With a median age of 31.9, Grande Prairie is one of the youngest and fastest growing cities in Canada. With a spirit for innovation and entrepreneurship, Grande Prairie is a great place to live and build a career.

Working in partnership with the Mayor and City Council, the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO)/City Manager will help define and execute the City Vision and Strategic Priorities that will set direction, guide decisions and align the priorities of the City of Grande Prairie to achieve a vibrant and sustainable future.

The CAO navigates complex, multi-stakeholder environments and provides effective leadership to the management and staff of the organization. The CAO is responsible for the overall leadership and administration of the City’s departments and for developing corporate policy and initiatives as they pertain to the City’s organization, communications and operating procedures.  As the administrative leader of the municipality, the City Manager ensures that strategy is effectively formulated and executed and the policies, procedures and programs of the municipality are developed and implemented with purpose and accountability.  The City Manager advises and informs Council on the operations and affairs of the municipality and perform the duties and functions and exercise the powers assigned to a Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) pursuant to the Municipal Government Act, other relevant legislation / regulations, and direction from Council.

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