General Manager of Community Services – Peace River Regional District

14 June 2023

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Peace River Regional District

General Manager of Community Services

Full Time, Permanent Position

Position Overview
Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, the General Manager of Community Services you will assume responsibility for the management of the Community Services Department and the day-to-day delivery of Community Services throughout the Regional District. The Community Services Department is responsible for the delivery of the following: Rural Emergency Management Program; 911 Emergency Call Answer Service; rural fire protection service areas; development of community service establishment by-laws; overseeing Regional District Community Services; and, parks and recreation functions delivery.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of five years experience showing increasing responsibility covering the spectrum of activities for managing a municipal / regional government, with sound knowledge of the Local Government Act, the Community Charter, the Emergency Program Act, and other legislation affecting local government. Your background could even include experience in the private sector or other levels of government.
You must show strong leadership, organizational, interpersonal and communication skills. It would be preferred if your educational background contained a university or college degree / diploma in public administration, economics, commerce or a related field. Certification by the British Columbia Board of Examiners or equivalent from another province / jurisdiction would be an asset.

Additional Information
The hours of work are Monday to Friday, from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
This Exempt position offers a competitive salary, benefits package and an excellent team. If you are interested in this challenging and rewarding career opportunity and want to be a leader amongst our professionals in this bountiful and opportunity filled area, considering making the Peace Country your community and the Peace River Regional District your team!

Join the PRRD Team!
Come work with the Peace River Regional District team in the mighty Peace Region of northeastern BC – world renowned for our friendly people, spectacular outdoor recreation and linkages to the Yukon and Alaska.

The Peace River Regional District includes four electoral areas and seven member municipalities, with a total population of approximately 60,000, covering a vast 120,000 square kilometer area.

Posting Date
Date June 12, 2023
Application Deadline
June 30, 2023 at 4:00 pm
Application Information
Visit to view the job description for a full list of qualifications and to find out the status of this posting and other employment opportunities with the PRRD.
Apply in confidence by providing a cover letter noting the position being applied for, a resume, and three supervisory references to:
Peace River Regional District
Human Resources
P. 250-784-1167
F. 250-784-3220

We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.