New Job Chief Administrative Officer In Nova Scotia

Chief Administrative Officer
Chief Administrative Officer

Chief Administrative Officer

Company : Municipality of Shelburne
Salary : Details not provided
Location : Nova Scotia

Full Description

Chief Administrative Officer



The Warden and Council of the Municipality of the District of Shelburne are seeking a well-rounded leader to become our next Chief Administrative Officer. We are looking for someone who is passionate about public service and community building. Municipal government or public sector experience is important; however, more critical is outstanding leadership experience. Our ideal candidate will:

  • Lead with integrity and humility
  • Actively develop others
  • Deliver service excellence
  • Drive strategic orientation
  • Manage conflict well and have strong problem-solving skills
  • Build a strong team culture
  • Be an exceptional communicator
  • Exemplify accountability



The CAO will report directly to the Warden and Council and is responsible for managing the day-to-day activities of the Municipality in accordance with the Municipal Government Act, other legislation and the Municipality’s own by-laws and policies. In this role, they will provide timely advice and guidance to Council and, under their direction, ensure that all programs and services are carried out effectively. They will liaise with stakeholders, other municipalities and all levels of government on key projects affecting the Municipality and will ensure that all major policies and initiatives are communicated to the broader community.

An attractive compensation and benefit package is available for the ideal candidate.

To be considered for this challenging and rewarding opportunity, please send a cover letter and resume, in confidence, to the Executive Assistant to the CAO at:
[email protected] by 4:30 pm (Atlantic time) on Monday, July 18, 2022

Please include in the email subject line “Application for CAO Position”.

A complete position description is available on our website: municipalityofshelburne.ca.

The Municipality of the District of Shelburne appreciates the interest and effort of all applicants in applying for this position; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The Municipality is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the principles of the Accessibility Act. As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact us.

The Municipality of the District of Shelburne, located on Nova Scotia’s beautiful South Shore, is home to the world’s best lobster and seafood, unspoiled white sand beaches, quality educational facilities, a collaborative health care clinic and year- round family oriented recreational opportunities. The Municipality is the first rural municipality in Nova Scotia to provide virtually 100% access to the best fibre to the home available in Canada and is in the process of completing a new, multi- government administration building, which is scheduled to be completed in October, 2022.

Only two hours from our capital city of Halifax and one hour from Yarmouth, the Municipality of the District of Shelburne offers a high quality of life, surrounded by safe and friendly communities where families can work, live and thrive!


Education : No degree, certificate or diploma
Experience : Experience an asset