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Manager, Community Services
Local Authority: Sturgeon County
Location: Morinville, Alberta
Closing Date: 8/9/2019

Job Duties
  •          Facilitate the development of strategies, initiatives and programs aimed at achieving the Community Services Advisory and Gravel Extraction Committee’s Boards Mandate.  Attend meetings, implement initiatives, and complete requests.
  •          Direct activities of professional and technical staff members to ensure completion of all programs outlined in the annual department business plan.
  •          Ensure that department activities are adequately resourced by preparing, monitoring and controlling the annual department capital and operating budgets.
  •          Provides oversight to capital and other Community Services projects related to planning, budgeting, tendering and project management.
  •          Provides personnel leadership of the Community Services Department including hiring, promoting, succession planning, goal setting, information sharing, training and performance evaluation.
  •          Establish and oversee administrative procedures to meet objectives set by council, boards or senior management.
  •          Respond to public inquiries and complaints related to department programs while maintaining good public relations.
  •          Represent the interest of Sturgeon County on Regional Partnership Committees such as River Valley Alliance, and Athabasca Landing Trail.
  •          Establish and maintain relationships with other agencies and organizations in community in order to meet community needs and to ensure that services are not duplicated.
  •          Responsible to collaborate and liaise with community organizations and agencies including the establishment of leases for use of municipal reserves as required.
  •          Prepares reports to Council regarding the Community Services Department.
  •          Participate as a member of the Municipality’s leadership team and management group, assumes cross-departmental responsibility for developing and assisting with corporate initiatives.
  •          Evaluate the work of staff in order to ensure that programs are of appropriate quality and that resources are used effectively.
  •          Develop, monitor and report department service levels.
  •          Responsible and accountable for the safety of staff and visitors as outlined in the Sturgeon County Health and Safety Management System. 
Job Qualifications

Bachelor of Recreation Administration or a post-secondary education in a related discipline with 2 – 5 years related experience in the field of Family Community Support Services and Recreation.  A minimum of two years supervisory experience is required. Holds or is working towards CLGM would be an asset.



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