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Chief Administrative Officer (CAO)
Local Authority: Village of Ryley
Location: Ryley, Alberta
Closing Date: 11/2/2018

Located 50 minutes east of Edmonton on Highway 14 in the center of Beaver County, and home to almost 500 residents, Ryley, AB is a vibrant, family oriented community that celebrates its cultural diversity.  Primarily serving as an agricultural center, Ryley has a variety of successful local businesses, as well as it is the home to the Beaver County administration offices.  With close proximity to the City and its many conveniences, there are plenty of local recreational and cultural amenities just out the front door.  To echo our Village slogan, we really are “living the life of Ryley”

Reporting to the Mayor and Council, the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) is responsible for the overall administration of municipal operations and the day-to-day tasks of the Village.  He/she is responsible for directing, controlling and coordinating the activities of the Village departments which includes four staff and several seasonal employees, as well as a combined budget of nearly $1.3M.

The successful candidate will possess the following:

§  A post-secondary education, or a combination of relevant training and senior leadership experience will be considered.

§  A demonstrated track record of leadership and senior management experience. 

§  An ability to work effectively with elected officials, community volunteers, Boards and committees and public participation processes.

§  Proven HR skills.  Ability to work with staff and achieve the “buy-in”.

§  A thorough understanding of the legislative process and knowledge of the Alberta Municipal Government Act, or a willingness to learn.

§  Proven experience in strategic planning, organizational development and achieving results in building team relations.

§  A thorough understanding of the financial and budgeting process.

§  Experience in implementing development plans, capital works and infrastructure improvement programs.

For further information please contact:

Al Harvey, CLGM, CTAJ          

Interim CAO

Village of Ryley

Ph. (780) 663-3653

Fax (780)663-3541



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