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Chief Administrative Officer
Local Authority: Municipal District of Pincher Creek No.9
Location: Pincher Creek, AB
Closing Date: 11/19/2018

The Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) of the Municipal District of Pincher Creek No. 9 retired recently and an experienced Interim CAO has been in place to provide continuity and support Council’s goal of an efficient and effective transition to a permanent appointment. Council now invites applications from suitably qualified and interested individuals to fill the permanent position.

The preferred qualifications for the position are:

  • Certified Local Government Manager (CLGM) designation in Alberta or completion of pre- requisites to register and complete the CLGM designation through the Alberta Society of Local Government Managers; or similar local government professional certification in another province or territory;

  • Bachelor’s degree or two-year diploma with agricultural core content in the program;

  • Four or more years of managerial experience in local government and/or private industry in which agriculture is a major economic driver;

  • Advanced interaction skills in leadership, decision-making analysis and multiple stakeholder relations;

  • A professional designation such as CPA, P. Eng., P. Geo, P.E. or RPP will add value;

  • Other combinations of experience, formal knowledge and professional achievement may be considered.

Potential applicants are invited to learn about the M.D.’s values and philosophy in the Code of the West section of our website at 

Among Council’s current priorities are continuing to develop its responses to changes in the Municipal Government Act (MGA), such as intermunicipal collaboration framework (ICF) components and addressing new financial and capital planning standards; further strengthening emergency services delivery and recalibrating a number of internal practices.

Located on the Rocky Mountain Front (eastern edge of the Canadian Rockies) in scenic southwestern Alberta, the Municipal District of Pincher Creek No. 9 has a population of nearly 3000 people living in the countryside and covers a land area of 3,482.05 k2. The economy is driven primarily by energy production and agriculture.

To learn more about the M.D. as a desirable place to live and work, we encourage you to explore the description of the area on the website of the Alberta Southwest Regional Alliance at

Applications for this CAO employment opportunity will close on November 19, 2018.

Please submit your cover letter and resume electronically to with CAO Position in the subject line. Requests for further information may be directed here also.

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