BC Local Government Job Posting Service

Chief Administrative Officer

Located in the beautiful Coast Mountains in the geographic centre of northwest British Columbia, the City of Terrace (population 12,494) is seeking a Chief Administrative Officer (CAO).

Terrace is the central location for many of the region’s business, retail, medical, transportation and government services. As such, the City offers a full range of major amenities, high quality recreational facilities, advanced education opportunities, a well developed arts and cultural community, affordable housing costs, and unlimited outdoor adventure opportunities.

This is an excellent career opportunity for a CAO or experienced senior local government manager who is interested in taking the next challenge in their career and assuming the role of principal advisor to an engaged, forward-thinking municipal council, as well as leadership and mentoring of a dedicated staff team.

The City is seeking a committed and energetic leader who is eager to work collaboratively with council in guiding the community through the opportunities and challenges associated with the robust economic growth currently underway in the region. This entails balancing the achievement of council’s strategic priorities with efficient, cost-effective operational management. The new CAO must have demonstrated strengths and experience in building and fostering community relationships, and have well developed communication and interpersonal skills. A strong commitment to, and active participation in the community, will be considered essential.

The ideal candidate will have generalist experience and skills in a variety of local government responsibilities, combined with professional certification in local government or a degree in public or business administration. A minimum of five years of experience as a senior manager preferably in a BC local government setting would be an asset.  

The City is prepared to offer a competitive salary commensurate with knowledge and experience, including a comprehensive benefit package and relocation assistance. Interested applicants are invited to submit a letter of interest and resume, by Wednesday, October 7th, 2020 to:

 JB Consultants Inc.
Attention: Mr. Jerry Berry, B.Sc., M.P.A
Phone: 250-713-6331                                                          

For more information on the City of Terrace, please visit If you have specific questions regarding this position, you are invited to contact Mr. Berry directly. We thank all applicants for their interest, however only candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.           

Organization: Terrace (City)
Professional Categories: Chief Administration
Posted: September 16, 2020, 9:35 am
Expires: October 7, 2020, 4:30 pm