BC Local Government Job Posting Service

Chief Administrative Officer                      

The City of White Rock ( is strategically located in the southwest corner of the Lower Mainland, forty five minutes from Vancouver and five minutes from the Canada/US border. Home to approximately 20,000 full time residents, this sought-after seaside community is built around sandy beaches on picturesque Semiahmoo Bay and well known for its’ sunny weather and temperate climate, historic pier and delightful restaurants. As a city with a true sense of community, it maintains a unique balance among strong retail and service sectors, residential housing and tourism.  Their labour force, social services, infrastructure, lifestyle alternatives and recreational assets provide a strong base for sustained growth well into the future. To achieve its mission of efficiently providing services that enhance the quality of life for all of its residents and visitors, the City of White Rock is looking to attract a seasoned municipal executive as Chief Administrative Officer to take the community to its next stage of development.

Working collaboratively with Mayor and Council, you will have overall responsibility for managing the constantly changing and increasingly complex day-to-day affairs of the community.  You will provide the leadership skills required to lead a staff of dedicated professionals, formulate and deliver a “customer comes first” service model, and play a key role with Council in planning and executing a strategic vision that meets both current and future needs of the City.

Your background includes strong academic credentials and several years in a senior role within municipal administration, ideally coupled with an accomplished work history of private sector management. Known as a “can do” person you fully understand the challenges facing progressive, modern day communities, and have a track record of demonstrating your capabilities as a senior executive.  You are a take charge, visionary strategic thinker with impeccable human resources and labour relations skills and a communicator with sound political judgement.  You are recognized as a catalyst for positive change within the workplace.

This is a unique opportunity to become part of the vibrant future of the City of White Rock. Candidates seeking a rewarding career opportunity with one of western Canada’s most beautiful communities are invited to submit their resume electronically and in confidence, quoting WRCAO to: For additional information, please contact Grant Smith at (604) 806-7715.   

We sincerely thank all candidates for their interest; however; only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Location: White Rock, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Categories: Chief Administration
Posted: February 4, 2020, 9:48 am
Expires: March 6, 2020, 4:30 pm