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Manager of Legislative Services and Information Governance and Management
Local Authority: City of Airdrie
Location: Airdrie, Alberta
Closing Date: 2/10/2020


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Position ID:  J0120-0719

Job Type:  Full Time

Department:  Legislative Services

Number Of Positions:  1

Closing Date: February 10, 2020

Min Salary:  $67.48/Hour

Max Salary:  $84.35/Hour


The City of Airdrie fosters a culture of accountability and values open dialogue, innovation and entrepreneurial spirit, collaborative relationships, learning, ownership, and encouraging the heart. We are searching for another team member who will help us get to the next level.

Our Team:

Legislative Services provides advice and assistance in the areas of local, provincial, and federal legislation to protect the interests and assets of the organization and public and to ensure that the City operates within a democratic framework. The unit is also responsible for providing administrative support to Council and the City Manager.

Information Governance and Management (IGM) provides leadership, specialized knowledge and strategic direction to the City’s IGM program, ensuring information is managed throughout its life cycle as corporate assets, for the benefit of staff and the citizens of Airdrie. The City has adopted a Corporate Information Governance Framework, and IGM plays a key role in operationalizing the Framework city wide. IGM, in partnership with Information Technology, is implementing SharePoint throughout the organization.

Legislative Services and IGM are part of the larger portfolio of the Director of the CAO’s Office.

The Opportunity:

We are seeking an experienced visionary and people focused leader to provide strategic oversight, leadership, and support to a segment of the CAO’s Office. Reporting directly to the Director of the CAO’s Office, this portfolio will serve to guide the Legislative Services and IGM teams. This position will serve as one of two Assistant City Clerks for the City and as the Program Manager for the IGM Program.

This Manager will provide strong leadership to direct supports, coaching and mentoring team leaders in meeting department outcomes. They will be a skilled communicator, translating the organizational vision to teams, ensuring alignment of corporate goals to departmental services and programs. They will build strong working relationships with other internal partners, external community partners, and Council.

You Bring:

• A minimum 8-10 years of leadership responsibilities and experience across a breadth of areas which include:
- Council meeting process including its boards and commission and volunteers
- Legislative Services including census, FOIP, quasi-judicial boards, contracts, bylaws, policies, coordinating legal counsel, elections, and administrative support for Mayor, Council and the CAO’s Office
- Information Governance and Management including managing the life cycle of information, operationalizing the Corporate Information Governance Framework and implementing SharePoint
• Degree in Law, Public Administration or Business Administration or a related field or equivalent work experience
• Diploma/Certificate for paralegal, privacy or a related field or equivalent work
• Hold a designation such as CLGM, CMC, MMC, CIAPP, CTAJ, CRM or equivalent
• Demonstrated experience as a leader able to inspire and motivate others
• Ability to work effectively within a multi-disciplinary team
• Strength at providing high level updates to senior staff and political leaders
• Exceptional oral communication and presentation skills, including the ability to gain the attention and involvement of difficult audiences
• Well-developed interpersonal skills and the ability to influence and form collaborative relationships
• Political sensitivity, conflict resolution abilities, and negotiation skills
• Ability to remain innovative and positive in times of imposed constraints and challenge
• Demonstrated ability to handle a variety of complex projects/tasks with competing priorities in a result based environment
• Strong computer skills, easily able to navigate Microsoft Office suite, budget and other software programs (SharePoint experience would be an asset)
• Preference will be given to candidates who have experience with municipal government

We Offer:

Along with a competitive compensation program and City paid health and dental premiums, our employees also enjoy:
• Excellent health, dental, paramedical, and benefits plan
• First-in-class pension plan
• Career development and tuition reimbursement
• Employee discounts, annual adult Genesis Place pass, social events, and health & wellness initiatives

Continuous learning through training and development is encouraged as are flexible work arrangements, when possible. We recognize that our people work best when they feel engaged in their environment and appreciated for their efforts and our overall benefits package reflects that.

Additional Information:

This full time position (37.5 hours per week) includes a comprehensive benefits and pension package.

Please provide a cover letter as a means of introducing yourself and your interest in this role.

Please apply immediately as qualified candidates may be interviewed prior to the posted closing date.

Next Steps:

Candidates are invited to apply online at www.airdrie.ca.

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