Senior Administrative Officer (44862) Fort Simpson, Canada

About the Organization

Fort Simpson is located on an island at the junction of the Liard and Mackenzie Rivers, with a total population of 1264 people. Fort Simpson is accessible by both the Mackenzie and Liard highways and is a regional government and service centre for the five smaller surrounding communities of Jean Marie, Fort Liard, Nahanni Butte, Trout Lake and Wrigley.

Fort Simpson is known as the gateway to the Nahanni National Park, which is a 1 hour plane ride away. The community is serviced by two airports, and has twice daily air service to the capitol city, Yellowknife. There is a health centre staffed with nurses and one to two full time doctors, with visiting specialists. A new swimming pool, ice rink, curling rink, ball diamonds and superb golf course with professional greens provide excellent sport recreational opportunities.

Unique to the Village is its mechanical water treatment plant (the only one in the NWT), an ice bridge that melts in spring (replaced by a ferry in the summer), the abundance of majestic hiking trails, fishing, boating, kayaking, and the boundless opportunities to nature watch.

Whether you have come to experience our Dene culture, witness the incredible spectacle of Virginia Falls, or canoe in the mighty Mackenzie River, our businesses and people are always friendly and very accommodating.

About the Opportunity

Currently, the Village of Fort Simpson is hiring a Senior Administrative Officer in Fort Simpson, NT.

In this executive position, you will report to the Mayor and Council and will be responsible for providing leadership to the departments of Public Works, Recreation and Culture, Finance, Municipal Enforcement, Fire Protection Services and Planning.

More specifically, you will liaise with department heads in order to guide projects from conception to completion. You will also attend committee and regular council meetings.

As an accomplished municipal leader, you will need a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, Management, Finance, or Public Administration, paired with 3-5 years of experience in a senior management position within a municipal government. Alternatively, if you have directly related experience with an equivalent combination of education, you will still be considered.

We invite you to apply if you have working knowledge of municipal law and practices, financial management, human resources management, and labour relations. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in finance, including previous working knowledge of financial systems. It would be an asset if you have experience using Vadim software.   

As a business-minded professional, you will have strategic and long-range planning skills coupled with experience in organizational development/governance as well as public affairs.

Since you will be interacting with stakeholders, local residents, funding agencies, and village counselors, you must have outstanding communication skills, both in verbal and written situations.

Embracing the Fort Simpson spirit, you will foster a positive, collaborative environment in order to promote productivity and innovation in a cross-cultural setting.

Lastly, you will be successful in the role if you are natural leader with sound decision making skills.

About the Benefits

In this non-unionized position, you will receive a highly lucrative salary of $110,000 - $130,000 depending on experience.

To reward you for your hard work and dedication you will also receive the following:

  • $7000 Northern Living Allowance
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability
  • Pension Plan
  • Negotiable relocation assistance offered to outstanding candidates
  • Vacation (3-4 weeks, negotiable) with an extra 2 weeks allocated
  • Use of company cell phone, vehicle, and laptop
  • Vacation travel assistance of $3000

In addition to this wide range of benefits, you will receive professional development training by taking advantage of our development program tailored to your professional growth and put in place to assist you in feeling a true sense of accomplishment! 

Our team is a supportive, close-knit group of 20 individuals keen on helping you reach your full potential. We understand the value of team building, trust, and employee unity.

If you share our values, and have the skills necessary to bring success to the role, then we invite you to apply today!