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  • Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc : Manager, Economic and Business Development (EBDM) open
  • Village of Sayward : Chief Administrative Officer closed more information
  • District of Houston : Director of Finance closed more information
  • Village of Alert Bay : Deputy Chief Administrative Officer open
  • City of Fernie : Chief Administrative Officer closed more information
  • County of Westlock : Chief Administrative Officer closed more information
  • Village of Canal Flats : Chief Administrative Officer closed more information
  • District of Stewart : Chief Administrative Officer closed more information
  • Strathcona Regional District : Chief Administrative Officer closed more information
  • County of Westlock : Chief Administrative Officer closed more information
  • District of Sechelt : Director of Engineering and Operations Services closed more information
  • District of Sechelt : Director of Corporate and Financial Services closed more information
  • District of Sechelt : Director of Planning and Development Services closed more information
  • District of Highlands : Chief Administrative Officer/Financial Officer closed more information
  • City of Cranbrook : Chief Administrative Officer closed more information
  • The District of Central Saanich : Director of Financial Services closed more information
  • The Village of Pemberton : Manager of Operations and Development closed more information
  • Agricultural Land Commission (Vancouver) : Chief Executive Officer closed more information
  • Skeena-Queen Charlotte Regional District : Treasurer closed
  • Village of Cache Creek : Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) closed more information
  • Terrace, BC : Kitselas First Nation Lands Officer closed more information
  • District of Kitimat : Deputy Operations Manager closed more information
  • District of Tumbler Ridge : Finance Manager closed more information
  • Stz’uminus First Nation : Education Director closed more information
  • County of Westlock, Alberta : Chief Administrative Officier closed
  • District of Tumbler Ridge : Economic Development Officer closed more information
  • Resort Municipality of Whistler : Senior Planner closed
  • District of Tumbler Ridge : Deputy Corporate Officer closed more information
  • Local Government Finance Officers Association : Executive Director closed more information
  • District of Tumbler Ridge : Director of Community Services closed more information
  • Village of Cache Creek : Chief Administrative Officer closed more information
  • Village of Burns Lake : Director of Financial Services closed more information
  • Skeena First Nations Stewardship Society : Executive Director closed more information
  • Duncan, BC : Chief Administrative Officer closed more information
  • District of Tumbler Ridge : Director of Development and Engineering closed more information
  • Central Saanich : Director of Planning and Building Services closed more information
  • Peace River Regional District : Corporate Officer closed more information
  • District of Sooke : Chief Administrative Officier closed more information
  • City of Fernie : Director of Corporate Administration closed more information
  • District of Tumbler Ridge : Deputy CAO / Human Resource Manager closed
  • District of Tumbler Ridge : Operations Manager closed more information
  • District of Tumbler Ridge : Operations Manager closed more information
  • District of Tumbler Ridge : Civil Engineering Technologist closed more information
  • Northern Sunrise County, Alberta : Chief Administrative Officer closed more information
  • District of Squamish, BC : Chief Administrative Officer closed more information
  • City of Quesnel : Deputy Corporate Administrator closed more information
  • District of Central Saanich, BC : Chief Administrative Officer closed more information
  • District of Saanich, BC : Chief Administrative Officer closed more information
  • Village of Queen Charlotte, BC : Chief Administrative Officer closed more information
  • District of Tumbler Ridge : Chief Financial Officer closed more information
  • Village of Cache Creek : Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) closed more information
  • Village of Pouce Coupe : Chief Administrative Officer closed more information
  • Tsawwassen First Nation : Human Resources Manager closed more information
  • District of Hudson’s Hope : Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) closed more information
  • District of Mackenzie, BC : Chief Administrative Officer closed more information
  • District of Kitimat : Municipal Manager closed more information
  • The Village of Burns Lake : Deputy CAO / CFO closed more information
  • Village of Lumby : CAO closed more information
  • Town of Gibsons : Chief Administrative Officer closed more information
  • Tsawwassen : Director of Lands closed more information
  • Powell River Regional District : Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) closed more information
  • Quesnel : City Manager closed
  • Colwood : CAO closed more information
  • Campbell River : Transportation Manager closed more information
  • Campbell River : Utilities Manager closed more information
  • Village of Nakusp : Treasurer closed more information
  • Penticton : Manager of Planning closed more information
  • Village of Queen Charlotte : CAO closed more information
  • Campbell River : Campbell River Indian Band Manager closed more information
  • City of Duncan : Director of Development Services closed more information
  • Village of Cache Creek : CFO – DCO closed more information
  • Victoria : Utility Operator Level 4 – Corix Utilities closed
  • Yekooche First Nation : General Manager closed
  • Skeena-Queen Charlotte Regional District : Deputy CAO closed more information
  • Cultus Lake : Park Manager/Chief Administrative Officer closed more information
  • Village of Cache Creek : Chief Financial Officer closed more information
  • Alberni Clayoquot Regional District : Director of Environmental Management open
  • District of Houston : CAO closed more information
  • Regional District of North Okanagan : Director of Engineering Services closed
  • Islands Trust Regional Planning Manager closed more information
  • District of Saanich : Manager of Transportation closed
  • Village of Queen Charlotte : CAO closed more information
  • District of Tofino, BC - Chief Administrative Officer closed more information
  • Campbell River Indian Band -- Band Manager closed --- more information
  • District of Clearwater : Director of Finance closed more information
  • Alberni Clayoquot Regional District : Chief Administrative Officer closed --- more information
  • Village of Cache Creek : Chief Administrative Officer closed --- more information
  • District of Ucluelet : Chief Administrative Officer closed --- more information
  • Strathcona Regional District : Chief Administrative Officer closed more information
  • District of Metchosin : Fire Chief - Part Time closed --- more information
  • Squamish - Lillooet RD : Manager of Administrative Services closed more information
  • Town of Creston : Director of Finance and Corporate Services closed ---
  • Director of Engineering and Public Works : Town of Creston closed --- more information
  • Lantzville : Director of Financial Services closed
  • Municipal Finance Authority of BC : Financial Analyst closed ---
  • Village of Lytton -- Chief Administrative Officer closed --- more information
  • Municipal Finance Authority of BC : CAO/Secretary Treasurer closed --- more information
  • Regional District of North Okanagan : Director of Engineering Services closed
  • City of Duncan : Director of Public Works closed --- more information
  • Cook's Ferry Indian Band - Administrator / Band Manager closed
  • City of Castlegar - Chief Administrative Officer closed --- more information
  • The District of Ucluelet - Director of Corporate Services closed --- more information
  • City of Fort St. John - Chief Administrative Officer closed --- more information
  • District of Tofino - Planner closed --- more information
  • District of Tofino - Public Works Superintendent closed --- more information
  • District of Tofino, BC - Chief Administrative Officer closed --- more information
  • District of Port Hardy - Director of Financial Services closed --- more information
  • District of Tofino, BC - General Foreman closed --- more information
  • Central Kootenay Regional District - Chief Administrative Officer closed --- more information
  • Central Kootenay Regional District - Chief Financial Officer closed --- more information
  • City of Prince Rupert - Assistant Operations Field Manager closed --- more information
  • Village of Lytton - Deputy Clerk Treasurer closed --- more information
  • Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District - Manager of Planning and Development closed --- more info
  • District of Vanderhoof - Economic Development Officer
  • Sunshine Coast Regional District - General Manager, Infrastructure Services closed --- more info
  • District of Summerland - Director of Engineering and Public Works closed --- more information
  • Town of Smithers - Chief Administrative Officer closed --- more information
  • Town of Smithers - Director of Works and Operations closed --- more info
  • Village of Lytton -- Chief Administrative Officer -- (closed) --- see news
  • Town of Gibsons -- Chief Administrative Officer -- (closed) --- see news
  • Skeena Queen Charlotte Regional District -- CAO closed --- more information
  • Town of Banff AB -- Manager of Engineering -- (closed) --- see news
  • Village of Burns Lake -- Chief Administrative Officer-- (closed) --- see news
  • The Regional District of Fraser-Fort George - CAO -- (closed) --- see news
  • Gwa'sala-'nakwala'xw Nation - CAO -- (closed) --- see news
  • Trail -- Regional District of Kootenay Boundary - Director of Finance-- (closed) --- see news
  • Vancouver - Manager of Research... - Social Planning Research Council-- (closed) --- see news
  • City Of Prince Rupert - Chief Financial Officer-- (closed) --- see news
  • City of Rossland - Manager of Finance | Engineer | Planner-- ( Planner position closed) --- see news
  • Skeena Queen Charlotte Regional District - Manager of Operations-- (closed) --- postponed
  • Peace River Regional District, Dawson Creek - CAO -- (closed Sept 15th) --- more information
  • Omineca Beetle Action Coalition - General Manager -- (closed Sept 11th) --- more information
  • City of Parksville - Municipal Clerk -- (closed August 18th, 2006) --- see news for more information
  • Kakiutl First Nation - CAO-- (closed July 11th) --- see news for more information
  • Village of Pouce Coupe - CAO -- (closed July 4th) --- see news for more information




    TK’EMLÚPS TE SECWÉ’PEMC : Manager, Economic and Business Development (EBDM)

    Beautiful desert views of the rivers and mountains, the warm scent of sage, and lovely rolling hills beckon one to this British Columbia southern interior location. This is a rare and attractive blend of service, adventure, and challenge for someone who enjoys innovation and change; coupled with a pragmatic and practical business sense. An interest in and an awareness of the history of First Nations in BC would be a decidedly important asset.

    The ideal candidate will be a creative and energetic Economic Developer with a good track record, who is excited about the ongoing activities and potential of the progressive Kamloops Indian Band.

    Reporting to the CEO, the EBDM will take the lead role in working with Chief and Council, existing Tk’emlúps te Secwé’pemc (TteS) corporate entities, the Kamloops business community, and industry to create new business opportunities for TteS. The Manager will be guided by the goals and objectives of TteS for business development, and will be responsible for the efficient operation of the department’s overall management.

    The selected candidate will be an innovative leader with strong business acumen and excellent communication skills capable of:
  • Performing thorough financial analyses of both new and existing business opportunities.
  • Identifying profitable and manageable business models.
  • Developing all reporting and management requirements needed to operate a business.
  • Preparing all documentation including registry, articles and policies that support business development. QUALIFICATIONS Education:
  • Preference will be given to candidates with a degree in Economic Development, commerce, marketing, or MBA or an equivalent combination of education and experience

    Skills & Experience:
  • Extensive experience in creating and implementing feasibility and business plans
  • Strong understanding of income statements and other financial documents
  • Strong negotiation and communication skills
  • Well organized with excellent strategic planning skills
  • Knowledge and experience in property development and marketing
  • Ability to manage competing priorities and meet timelines and objectives
  • Ability to lead and coach department staff and peers
  • Knowledge of the Secwé’pemc culture and traditions
  • Must possess a valid Class 5 Driver’s License
  • Knowledge of First Nation governance, government programs, and services If you are ready to take on this challenging and rewarding leadership role, forward your resume and cover letter with a minimum of three (3) related references to James R. Craven & Associates, by 5:00 pm on Monday March 20, 2017. A Supplementary Package can be obtained from the consultant, which includes a complete job description, benefits plan, and details of the competitive compensation. Please feel welcome to request the package by email, and following that to discuss the position with the undersigned:

    Jim Craven
    James R. Craven and Associates Ltd.
    250-744-9455
    craveninfo@gmail.com
    www.jrcraven.ca






    Village of Sayward : Chief Administrative Officer

    The Village of Sayward is now accepting applications from prospective candidates for the position of Chief Administrative Officer (CAO).

    Sayward is a charming seaside Village, located on Eastern Vancouver Island, just 45 minutes north of Campbell River. The area is perfect for saltwater/freshwater fishing, golfing, skiing, kayaking, canoeing, biking, hiking and bird watching. Housing costs are relatively low; and the sea views and quality of life make this an exciting opportunity.

    The new CAO for Sayward will have a solid background in local government administration and finance with at least three years’ municipal experience at a senior level. The successful applicant will be a strong, confident professional and will hold the statutory positions of Corporate Officer and Chief Financial Officer. The CAO is responsible for the general management of all municipal operations and staff and a working knowledge of public works would be an asset. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record in providing solid information and advice to elected officials, staff and stakeholders and will be required to rely heavily on their public relations and communication skills. Strong computer skills are essential.

    The Village Office operates on a 37.5 hour work week Monday thru Friday and salary will be commensurate with experience.

    If you are ready to take on this challenging and rewarding leadership role, forward your resume and cover letter with a minimum of three (3) related references to James R. Craven & Associates, by 5:00 pm on Monday, December 26, 2016.

    A Supplementary Package can be obtained from the consultant, which includes a complete job description, benefits plan, and details of the competitive compensation. Please feel welcome to request the package by email, and following that to discuss the position with the undersigned:

    Jim Craven
    James R. Craven and Associates Ltd.
    250 -744-9455
    craveninfo@gmail.com
    www.jrcraven.ca





    District of Houston : Director of Finance

    The District of Houston is now accepting applications from prospective candidates for the exempt position of Director of Finance.

    Houston is nestled in the beautiful Bulkley Valley amongst some of BC’s finest outdoor recreational opportunities where you can enjoy cross-country skiing, fishing, hunting, and snowmobiling. There is always room on the riverbank, lake or the many walking and hiking trails in the area. There are plenty of opportunities for you to discover why Houston is Naturally Amazing!

    Under the supervision of the Chief Administrative Officer, the successful candidate will administer work within a team environment with other senior staff of the District for the effective and efficient delivery of financial services to the organization. The incumbent will also be responsible for:

  • meeting legislated deadlines for financial planning and reporting;
  • preparing the annual operating and capital budgets,
  • advising Council on financial and economic matters relating to the municipality,
  • proposing bylaws, policies and procedures relating to expenditures, revenues, taxation and other fiscal matters;
  • coordinating the preparation of quarterly and annual financial statements;
  • exercising control and supervision over all financial affairs;
  • supervising and managing financial employees; and
  • overseeing the Financial Information Systems.

    The successful candidate will have five years’ experience with a professional accounting designation (CPA or equivalent) or an equivalent combination of education and experience, preferably in a local government setting. In addition, this individual will have proven leadership abilities and excellent communication, interpersonal and team building skills. The candidate must also demonstrate knowledge of the Community Charter, Local Government Act and municipal accounting principles as they apply to this position. Prior experience with VADIM and other iCompass software is required for this position.

    If you are ready to take on this challenging and rewarding leadership role, forward your resume and cover letter with a minimum of three (3) related references to James R. Craven & Associates, by 5:00 pm on Monday, January 9, 2017.

    A Supplementary Package can be obtained from the consultant, which includes a complete job description, benefits plan, and details of the competitive compensation. Please feel welcome to request the package by email, and following that to discuss the position with the undersigned:

    Jim Craven
    James R. Craven and Associates Ltd.
    250 -744-9455
    craven@telus.net
    www.jrcraven.ca





    Village of Alert Bay : Deputy Chief Administrative Officer

    The Village of Alert Bay, located on Cormorant Island in Upper Johnstone Strait, is the gateway to the Broughton Archipelago. The Village is the oldest municipality in the Northern Vancouver Island Region and boasts a rich Pioneer and First Nations cultural heritage. The Village works closely with the ‘Namgis First Nation through the “Historic Alert Bay Accord” in the governance of and delivery of services to Cormorant Island. The 1,300 residents of Cormorant Island enjoy services including a hospital, medical and dental clinics, boat harbour, paved airport, extensive trail network, and BC Ferries service.

    Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer as a key member of the senior management team, the Deputy CAO responsibilities include, but are not limited to: performing the statutory role of Corporate Officer as set out in the Community Charter including the preparation of agendas, minutes, correspondence and research for all meetings of Council; archiving minutes of other meetings, bylaws and other records of the business of the local government; providing access to records; certifying bylaws and other documents; and administering oaths and affirmations, declarations and affidavits. You will have a good understanding of municipal accounting including accounts payable, payroll, accounts receivable and reconciliation of General Ledger accounts. Experience with parliamentary procedures, and BC Municipal Legislation including but not limited to the Community Charter, Local Government Act, Freedom of Information & Protection of Privacy Act and Robert’s Rules of Order is an asset. Desired qualifications include:

  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills- must tactfully and professionally deal with various levels of government officials, members of the public, and fellow employees
  • Superior oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Experience consulting the public; working with councils, boards, committees, commissions and the community
  • Experience working with budgets, spreadsheets and municipal accounting
  • Proficient computer skills and strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Able to meet the pressures of deadlines as required
  • Experience in Municipal Information Systems (Muniware) an asset
  • Experience in public sector corporate administration, preferably in the municipal sector, is desirable.

    The successful candidate will have a certificate in Local Government Administration or a minimum of three (3) years experience at the Corporate Officer level.

    If you are ready to take on this challenging and rewarding leadership role, forward your resume and cover letter with a minimum of three (3) related references to James R. Craven & Associates, by 5:00 pm on Monday, October 24, 2016.

    A Supplementary Package can be obtained from the consultant, which includes a complete job description, benefits plan, and details of the competitive compensation. Please feel welcome to request the package by email, and following that to discuss the position with the undersigned:

    Jim Craven
    James R. Craven and Associates Ltd.
    250 -744-9455
    craven@telus.net
    www.jrcraven.ca





    City of Fernie : Chief Administrative Officer

    You are a seasoned and collaborative generic leader; you have an impeccable record in the private or public sector (preferably both); your career shows that you ‘make it happen’ wherever you find yourself; and you are ready for your next robust career adventure in a place where you, friends, and family can have a full and rewarding experience.

    Surrounded by the majestic and breathtaking Rocky Mountains, blessed with one of the top 10 ski hills in the world, offering mountain biking of every level, world class fly fishing, and scores of other exciting outdoor opportunities, this BIG little City has even more:
  • A carefully nurtured downtown core incorporating the best of shopping and historic architecture
  • Excellent public and private schools (including French immersion), which dovetail with an exceptional community college system, effectively catering to all needs from academic to industrial.
  • A very strong tradition of Arts and Culture and Seniors’ events combines with an exceptional library with events for all ages.

    Fernie’s Mayor and Council are seeking a CAO who can demonstrate a career rich with examples of competence, decisiveness, collaborative action, and exceptional sensitivity – a public servant deeply committed to the community, who ‘walks the talk’, inspires and mentors staff, and provides inspired solutions and options to the Mayor and Council.

    The City is anchored by mining, forestry and tourism and is on the threshold of incorporating a new area adjacent to the City.

    The local museum and famous Fine Arts Show, fine restaurants, and casual living round out the joy of residing in this special place of friendly people. The real estate choices are fabulous and very reasonable. For further information, please visit www.fernie.ca, www.tourismfernie.com, or www.ferniechamber.com. Natural mentoring ability and skills to nurture and develop an excellent staff, super communication skills, and demonstrated ability to work effectively at the local, provincial, and federal level, all are vital to the success of the finalist.

    A Supplementary Package can be obtained from the consultant, which includes an organization chart, job description, benefits plan, and details of the competitive compensation. Please feel welcome to request the package by email, and following that to discuss the position with the undersigned:

    Jim Craven,
    James R. Craven and Associates Ltd.
    250 -744-9455
    craven@telus.net
    www.jrcraven.ca

    This competition closes July 22th, 2016 at 5:00 pm Mountain Time.




    County of Westlock, AB : Chief Administrative Officer

    A wonderful opportunity has opened up for a qualified CAO to demonstrate innovative management in the County of Westlock, Alberta (Population 7,800).

    Westlock County, located in a beautiful region of lakes, forests and open country, less than an hour’s drive north of the exciting City of Edmonton, is one of the most desirable settings imaginable. Many outdoor activities are close by. They include fishing, hiking, hunting, snowmobiling, swimming in the many lakes and exploring the endless outdoors. This 4 season climate will keep everyone fit and happy.

    All amenities are available such as a full range of medical facilities, health care centre, public and separate schools K-12, an aquatic centre, arena, fitness centre, outdoor sports fields and a ski hill. The County has a background of farming, ranching, oil and gas. You will enjoy living in this special place of friendly people. The real estate choices are fabulous and very reasonable.

    For further information on any of the above go to: www.westlockcounty.com or www.westlock.ca.

    The energetic and open minded Reeve and Council of the County wish to explore new ways of offering services to the taxpayer – they are looking for a Manager from either the public or private sector with a demonstrated track record of lean, efficient, responsive leadership. They are looking for good value for money spent. They are open to new ways of operating.

    If you have natural mentoring ability and skills to nurture and inspire staff, super communication skills (both written and spoken), and a demonstrated ability to work effectively with the municipal, provincial, and federal level you should be interested to discuss this position with us.

    Come create a new paradigm with us.

    The previous salary for this position has been raised from the former range of $140 000 - $160 000; it is now $160 000 - $180 000. For a confidential discussion about this opportunity plus an information package of job description, benefits, and organization chart please contact the Consultant as follows:

    Jim Craven
    James R. Craven and Associates Ltd.
    250-744-9455
    craven@telus.net
    www.jrcraven.ca
    This competition closes on the 25th of July, 2016, at 5:00 pm.




    Village of Canal Flats : Chief Administrative Officer

    Are you a Chief Administrative Officer looking for a new challenge; or are you seeking to move up from your local government middle management position (ie. Corporate Services, Chief Financial Officer, etc.) to a challenging role as the Chief Administrative Officer for a BC local Government?

    Is it time in your career to take on a new role of leadership, working with a competent staff, and in collaboration with an energetic and talented Mayor and Council?

    Here is your opportunity:

    The Village of Canal Flats is a small municipality in the scenic Columbia Valley, located in the southeast corner of British Columbia, one hour north of Cranbrook and 15 minutes south of Fairmont Hot Springs. Incorporated in June of 2004, the Village is centrally located and is a key part of the upper Columbia Basin. With a rich history of logging, early explorers and entrepreneurs, the Village is situated at the headwaters of the Columbia River system, surrounded by vast ecological and wilderness resources.

    The Village is seeking a dynamic individual who will assume the position of Chief Administrative Officer. This full time, permanent position also includes the responsibilities of Corporate Officer and Financial Officer.

    The scope of work will include working closely with Mayor and Council, managing staff, as well as the day to day operations associated with the functions of the Village, in accordance with the Local Government Act, the Community Charter and other related legislation. Currently, the Village employs four full time and seven part-time employees.

    The CAO will provide guidance to Council, leadership to staff, and professional co-operative interactions with the community and its various organizations. Working to stimulate a healthy transparent corporate culture as the front line contact in the community, you will need to be a leader, motivator, facilitator, communicator and mentor.

    A wide range of educational and professional backgrounds will be considered, however it is an asset to those with diplomas or degrees related to public and business administration. A Senior Certificate given by the Provincial Board of Examiners, or recent professional development work would also be an asset. In addition, experienced communicators, with social media skill, along with modern IT intellectual capacities will be favourably weighted in this process. The Village of Canal Flats offers a competitive salary and benefits package. The cost of excellent housing in Canal Flats offers very good value for money spent.

    This is a very exciting time in the Village of Canal Flats, which is poised for substantial growth and development over the next several years. It is important for applicants to understand that an individual with vision, energy, team mentality and a willingness to be a key factor in the next chapters of making Canal Flats the best place it can possibly be, is paramount in the consideration of this position.

    Interested individuals are encouraged to submit a cover letter, resume and references in confidence, to the undersigned consultant. For those seeking more details a full information package is available, as is the opportunity to discuss this position further with the consultant. Applications close June 10th, 2016 at 4:30pm Mountain Time. We would like to thank all applicants; however, only those being considered will be contacted.

    Jim Craven
    James R. Craven and Associates Ltd.
    E mail craven@telus.net
    Telephone 250-744-9455
    Web site www.jrcraven.ca




    District of Stewart : Chief Administrative Officer

    Are you a Chief Administrative Officer looking for a new challenge; or are you seeking to move up from your local government middle management position (ie. Corporate Services, Chief Financial Officer, etc.) to a challenging role as the Chief Administrative Officer for a BC local Government?

    Is it time in your career to take on a new role of leadership, working with a competent staff, and in collaboration with an energetic and talented Mayor and Council?

    Here is your opportunity:

    The District of Stewart is situated 4 hours northwest of Terrace at the top of the Portland Canal next to Hyder, Alaska. It is “Canada’s most Northerly Ice-Free Port” and is the proposed shipping point for many developing mining projects in the Northwest. Other major projects include the proposed BC Hydro Northern Transmission line which will increase industrial activity for our community. During the summer it serves as the hub for expanding mineral exploration in the region, and is a major tourist draw given its closeness to Alaska and road access to a major glacier – the Salmon. Recreational opportunities are abundant year round with salmon and halibut fishing down the Canal; and first class snowmobiling and heli-skiing on the adjacent mountains is available well into summer.

    Reporting to the Mayor and Council, the Chief Administrative Officer is accountable for the operation of all municipal services in the District and will hold the statutory position of Corporate Officer. The Mayor and Council are seeking an action oriented, self-motivated person to assist them with the challenges of a community which is on the edge of a mining boom and has great potential for renewed growth and development. The successful applicant will be a strong confident professional, skilled in collaborating with Mayor and Council, the business community, other government jurisdictions, and will assume total responsibility for the operations of the Municipality – assisting Council in carrying out their duties as well as coaching the municipal staff in achieving their goals. Strong credentials in local government administration, a good track record of sound decisions at a senior level and demonstrated proficiency in mentoring and training staff will be important to the Mayor and Council. The successful applicant must possess a degree in a related discipline (preferably public administration) or an equivalent education/experience base. He/she should have a broad knowledge of the Community Charter and Local Government Act with previous progressive experience in municipal administration, preferably 3 – 5 years. A Certificate in Local Government is desirable. The District of Stewart offers a competitive salary and benefit package with a starting salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The salary range would be between $80,000 and $100,000. The District would give equal consideration to a proposal from a contractor rather than an employee for this position if that were mutually beneficial.

    Interested individuals are encouraged to submit a cover letter, resume and references in confidence, to the undersigned consultant. For those seeking more details a full information package is available, as is the opportunity to discuss this position further with the consultant. Applications close June 10th, 2016 at 4:30pm Pacific Time. We would like to thank all applicants; however, only those being considered will be contacted.

    Jim Craven
    James R. Craven and Associates Ltd.
    E mail craven@telus.net
    Telephone 250-744-9455
    Web site www.jrcraven.ca




    Strathcona Regional District : Chief Administrative Officer

    The Strathcona Regional District was created on February 15, 2008 when the former Comox Strathcona Regional District was restructured into two local governments.

    The region extends from the west coast of Vancouver Island including the communities of Gold River, Tahsis and Zeballos through to the east coast communities of Sayward and Campbell River, from the Oyster River to the Mount Waddington Regional District, and across the Discovery Islands and Desolation Sound to mainland British Columbia.

    The region is remarkable for its diversity and natural beauty, livability and lifestyle. From high alpine hiking, climbing, and ski country of Strathcona Park and Mt Cain to the sport fishing and wildlife viewing opportunities of its fresh and salt water assets, this region is immersed in a diversity of outdoor recreation, including kayaking, world class diving, boating, sport, arts and cultural opportunities. It is a region worthy of careful stewardship by capable elected and appointed officials.

    Community amenities include indoor sports centres for hockey, swimming, racket sports and lacrosse, excellent schools (two middle schools and two high schools), North Island College, two new hospitals set to open in 2017, excellent libraries, and a rich and diverse arts and cultural community.

    The ideal candidate will be creative and energetic; an excellent communicator; a partner to a talented and diverse Board; and a person with proven management and consensus building skills.

    We are looking for someone who is excited about the incredible potential of this challenging region and a person who has a proven track record in local government, particularly in Regional Districts, at a Chief Administrative Officer or Deputy level, who sees adversity as an opportunity and who can make timely difficult decisions under the direction of the Board with wisdom, dispatch, and a sense of humour.

    Working closely with the Chair, members of the Board and staff, you will assume responsibility for the day to day operation of the Regional District and liaise regularly with the four Electoral Area Directors, nine Municipal Directors, staff of the five member municipalities and various First Nations. There is always a challenge to serve such a diverse group and you are able to balance many portfolios with diplomacy and grace under pressure. From time to time there will be a need to develop new management forms to keep everyone contented with the level of service offered and to ensure all stakeholders concerns are adequately met.

    The demonstrated ability to think creatively outside regular paradigms is essential. Additional training and experience in Planning, Engineering, Economic Development, Human Resources and Environmental Management would be considered an asset.

    A Supplementary Package containing job description and profile, benefit plan and organization chart is available from the undersigned.

    For further details about the regional district see the website at www.strathconard.ca.

    Those wishing to submit their application and resumes should contact Mr. Jim Craven by email at craven@telus.net on or before 5 pm Monday January 11, 2016.

    James R Craven and Associates
    www.jrcraven.ca
    Tel 250-744-9455




    County of Westlock : Chief Administrative Officer

    A wonderful opportunity has opened up for a qualified CAO to demonstrate innovative management in the County of Westlock, Alberta (Population 7,800).

    Westlock County, located in a beautiful region of lakes, forests and open country, less than an hour’s drive north of the exciting City of Edmonton, is one of the most desirable settings imaginable. Many outdoor activities are close by. They include fishing, hiking, hunting, snowmobiling, swimming in the many lakes and exploring the endless outdoors. This 4 season climate will keep everyone fit and happy.

    All amenities are available such as a full range of medical facilities, health care centre, public and separate schools K-12, an aquatic centre, arena, fitness centre, outdoor sports fields and a ski hill.

    The County has a background of farming, ranching, oil and gas. You will enjoy living in this special place of friendly people.

    The real estate choices are fabulous and very reasonable.

    For further information on any of the above go to: www.westlockcounty.com or www.westlock.ca.

    The energetic and open minded Reeve and Council of the County wish to explore new ways of offering services to the taxpayer – they are looking for a Manager from either the public or private sector with a demonstrated track record of lean, efficient, responsive leadership. They are looking for good value for money spent. They are open to new ways of operating.

    If you have natural mentoring ability and skills to nurture and inspire staff, super communication skills (both written and spoken), and a demonstrated ability to work effectively with the municipal, provincial, and federal level you should be interested to discuss this position with us.

    Come create a new paradigm with us.

    For a confidential discussion about this opportunity plus an information package of job description, salary, benefits, and organization chart please e mail:

    Jim Craven
    James R. Craven and Associates Ltd.
    250-744-9455
    craveninfo@gmail.com
    www.jcraven.ca

    This competition closes on the 11th of January, 2016, at 5:00 pm.




    District of Sechelt : Director of Engineering & Operations Services

    Located on British Columbia’s picturesque Sunshine Coast, the District of Sechelt provides some of the most magnificent scenery and outdoor recreational opportunities available in Western Canada. Within close proximity of Vancouver, Sechelt provides a unique lifestyle choice for entrepreneurs, retirees and artists in all cultural disciplines. It blends easy access to world class urban amenities with equally easy access to British Columbia’s mountain backcountry and the waters of secluded fjords and seas.

    With a current population of 9,400 and a trading area of 30,000, the community maintains a unique economic balance between small manufacturing, retail and service sectors, tourism, residential and rural components. Its labour force, social services, infrastructure, lifestyle alternatives and recreational assets provides a very strong base for sustainable growth. With the ultimate goal of preserving and enhancing services for all its residents and visitors, the District is looking to attract a progressive and accomplished Senior Management Team to take the organization to the next stage of development.

    Working with an experienced Mayor and Council who have a strong community mandate to rebuild their organization, you will have the opportunity to deepen your administrative skills amidst the constantly changing and increasingly complex day-to-day affairs of the community. The Mayor and Council have a strong commitment to a Public Governance model and a philosophy ‘to let the managers manage.’ Sechelt is looking for individuals who are fully established in their profession and are now looking for a solid place to stand and do their life’s best work. This will be a unique opportunity to work within a new management team committed to extending their practice and deepening their administrative experience.

    Your background includes strong academic credentials and several years in a senior role within municipal administration. You fully understand the challenges you will meet in a mid-sized growth community and have an accomplished track record demonstrating your capabilities on a senior management team.

    Are you ready to pursue a rewarding career opportunity with one of Western Canada’s most sought after communities?

    For further information plus a Supplementary Package including Job Description, Organization Chart, Salary and Benefit Package please contact:

    Jim Craven
    James R. Craven and Associates Ltd
    craveninfo@gmail.com
    250-744-9455

    This competition closes on the 11th of January, 2016, at 5:00 pm.




    District of Sechelt : Director of Corporate and Financial Services

    Located on British Columbia’s picturesque Sunshine Coast, the District of Sechelt provides some of the most magnificent scenery and outdoor recreational opportunities available in Western Canada. Within close proximity of Vancouver, Sechelt provides a unique lifestyle choice for entrepreneurs, retirees and artists in all cultural disciplines. It blends easy access to world class urban amenities with equally easy access to British Columbia’s mountain backcountry and the waters of secluded fjords and seas.

    With a current population of 9,400 and a trading area of 30,000, the community maintains a unique economic balance between small manufacturing, retail and service sectors, tourism, residential and rural components. Its labour force, social services, infrastructure, lifestyle alternatives and recreational assets provides a very strong base for sustainable growth. With the ultimate goal of preserving and enhancing services for all its residents and visitors, the District is looking to attract a progressive and accomplished Senior Management Team to take the organization to the next stage of development.

    Working with an experienced Mayor and Council who have a strong community mandate to rebuild their organization, you will have the opportunity to deepen your administrative skills amidst the constantly changing and increasingly complex day-to-day affairs of the community. The Mayor and Council have a strong commitment to a Public Governance model and a philosophy ‘to let the managers manage.’ Sechelt is looking for individuals who are fully established in their profession and are now looking for a solid place to stand and do their life’s best work. This will be a unique opportunity to work within a new management team committed to extending their practice and deepening their administrative experience.

    Your background includes strong academic credentials and several years in a senior role within municipal administration. You fully understand the challenges you will meet in a mid-sized growth community and have an accomplished track record demonstrating your capabilities on a senior management team.

    Are you ready to pursue a rewarding career opportunity with one of Western Canada’s most sought after communities?

    For further information plus a Supplementary Package including Job Description, Organization Chart, Salary and Benefit Package please contact:

    Jim Craven
    James R. Craven and Associates Ltd
    craveninfo@gmail.com
    250-744-9455


    This competition closes on the 11th of January, 2016, at 5:00 pm.




    District of Sechelt : Director of Planning and Development Services

    Located on British Columbia’s picturesque Sunshine Coast, the District of Sechelt provides some of the most magnificent scenery and outdoor recreational opportunities available in Western Canada. Within close proximity of Vancouver, Sechelt provides a unique lifestyle choice for entrepreneurs, retirees and artists in all cultural disciplines. It blends easy access to world class urban amenities with equally easy access to British Columbia’s mountain backcountry and the waters of secluded fjords and seas.

    With a current population of 9,400 and a trading area of 30,000, the community maintains a unique economic balance between small manufacturing, retail and service sectors, tourism, residential and rural components. Its labour force, social services, infrastructure, lifestyle alternatives and recreational assets provides a very strong base for sustainable growth. With the ultimate goal of preserving and enhancing services for all its residents and visitors, the District is looking to attract a progressive and accomplished Senior Management Team to take the organization to the next stage of development.

    Working with an experienced Mayor and Council who have a strong community mandate to rebuild their organization, you will have the opportunity to deepen your administrative skills amidst the constantly changing and increasingly complex day-to-day affairs of the community. The Mayor and Council have a strong commitment to a Public Governance model and a philosophy ‘to let the managers manage.’ Sechelt is looking for individuals who are fully established in their profession and are now looking for a solid place to stand and do their life’s best work. This will be a unique opportunity to work within a new management team committed to extending their practice and deepening their administrative experience.

    Your background includes strong academic credentials and several years in a senior role within municipal administration. You fully understand the challenges you will meet in a mid-sized growth community and have an accomplished track record demonstrating your capabilities on a senior management team.

    Are you ready to pursue a rewarding career opportunity with one of Western Canada’s most sought after communities?

    For further information plus a Supplementary Package including Job Description, Organization Chart, Salary and Benefit Package please contact:

    Jim Craven
    James R. Craven and Associates Ltd
    craveninfo@gmail.com
    250-744-9455


    This competition closes on the 11th of January, 2016, at 5:00 pm.




    District of Highlands : Chief Administrative Officer/Financial Officer

    A stunningly beautiful and stable rural residential community in the Capital Region, the District of Highlands is seeking a Chief Administrative Officer/Financial Officer (CAO).

    The mild west coast climate, extraordinary mountain views and picturesque marine landscapes foster a high quality of life in the Capital Region like no other in British Columbia.

    Within 10 minutes, one has access to major shopping centres and arts, cultural and recreation facilities, and within 30 minutes access to an international airport, university and college and the provincial capital.

    More than one-third of the Highlands is protected as municipal, regional, and provincial parkland. Integrated sustainable planning ensures new development limits the human footprint. Our 2200 residents have a real sense of community and Council takes pride in its many volunteers.

    For more information, please visit www.highlands.ca.

    JOB PROFILE

    The Highlands CAO will assist Council and the community achieve their strategic vision and priorities. The CAO will manage a six person staff and 28 member volunteer fire department, administer a $2.5 million operating budget, and oversee various contracts including public works, information technology, and parks and recreation. Council will expect the CAO to build sound relationships with neighbouring local governments, First Nations, and community stakeholders while providing residents with first rate services.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    Highlands is seeking an accomplished local government leader with a minimum of five years senior administrative experience and a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent education in a related discipline. We need a knowledgeable, intelligent and collaborative professional with strong management, financial and communication skills, political acumen and a proven ability to develop positive working relationships with elected officials, employees and external stakeholders.

    If you are strategic, innovative and a team builder with high integrity, we encourage you to apply.

    This position is an excellent opportunity to join a team dedicated to supporting a livable community.

    If you are interested in applying for this position, please provide a cover letter and resume in confidence by 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Monday, November 30, 2015 to:

    District of Highlands
    Tim Wood, Interim Chief Administrative Officer
    1980 Millstream Road, Victoria BC V9B 6H1
    Email: twood@highlands.ca
    Phone: 250-474-1773


    Jim Craven and Associates are assisting with the recruitment and selection process.

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




    City of Cranbrook : Chief Administrative Officer

    The City of Cranbrook is seeking an experienced Chief Administrative Officer (CAO).

    A wonderful opportunity has opened up for a qualified Manager to inspire and lead the staff of the City, and continue the work of building and improving the attractive and lively East Kootenay City of Cranbrook (population 20,000).

    Cranbrook’s location, situated in the south-eastern corner of BC and dominated to the east by the majestic Rockies, makes for a most desirable setting. Outdoor activities including fishing, hiking, camping, golfing, mountain biking, snowmobiling, and skiing (downhill and cross country) - all fitting in a sunny four-season climate, keeping all the family fit and happy.

    Cranbrook has an excellent K-12 school system, as well as the College of the Rockies for more advanced education. Leisure services include a major multi-purpose facility with an aquatic centre and arena complex. The arena is home to the Kootenay Ice, bringing regular WHL action and powerhouse junior hockey development. Nearby Fort Steele offers a glimpse into the past; and the overall area boasts a significant cultural life along with our vibrant Performing Arts Centre.

    The real estate choices are fabulous, diverse and very reasonable.

    For further information, visit www.hellobc.com/cranbrook and www.cranbrook.ca.

    The energetic and open minded Mayor and Council are looking for creative, efficient, and collaborative leadership; coupled with a desire to look at a range of different forms of service delivery. The ideal Chief Administrative Officer will be open minded, have at least 5 years of demonstrated senior accomplishment in the local government sector/ private sector, and able to demonstrate experienced leadership resulting in new cost effective solutions. Simply put, the Mayor and Council are looking for good value for money spent.

    Natural mentoring ability and the skills to nurture and develop an excellent staff; superior communication skills; and the demonstrated ability to work effectively at the local, provincial, and federal level all are vital to the success of the finalist.

    A Supplementary Information Package containing the job description, organization chart, and details of the competitive compensation and benefits can be obtained from:

    James R. Craven and Associates Ltd
    Attn: Jim Craven
    Phone 250 -744-9455 or email craven@telus.net
    Website: www.jrcraven.ca

    The competition closes December 14th, 2015 at 5:00 pm.




    The District of Central Saanich : Director of Financial Services

    The opportunity to live and work in one of the most desirable communities in British Columbia has just opened up. Located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island 15 kilometers from the City of Victoria, it offers every enjoyable pursuit imaginable. With a temperate year round climate, a population of 16,000 people, rolling countryside, forests, parks, beautiful homes, beaches and the ocean, the quality of life is outstanding.

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    Performs the statutory duties of the Financial Officer as described under the Community Charter/Local Government Act, including the functions of Treasurer and Collector.

    Manages and administers the overall operation of the Financial Services Department, which includes: property taxation, accounts receivable, accounts payable, financial reporting, payroll, utility billing, property insurance, and information technology functions. Provides advice to Council and the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) on strategic financial planning and analysis, asset management and investment policy. Assists the CAO in labour contract negotiations, and the development and implementation of strategic planning and performance measurement systems.

    QUALIFICATIONS:
  • University degree in Business or Public Administration, Commerce or a related field combined with a professional accounting designation (CA, CGA or CMA).
  • Municipal Administration Certification and a minimum of seven years progressively senior experience in financial management positions, preferably in a municipal or regional district setting.
  • Policy development experience in the areas of long-term financial planning, capital planning, procurement, etc.
  • Excellent management, interpersonal and communication skills, and demonstrated organizational ability working in a multi-task, fast-paced environment.
  • A strong working knowledge of information technology systems and relevant local government software.
  • Experience in labour contract and human resource management would be an asset, including supervisory experience, working with new inexperienced staff, and creating a staff development program.

    The District is offering a competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience, supplemented by a comprehensive benefit package.

    Candidates are invited to submit their applications and the contacts of three people who are willing to act as your work related references to:

    James R. Craven and Associates Ltd.
    Attn: Jim Craven
    250-744-9455 or craven@telus.net


    Closing date October 12, 2015





    The Village of Pemberton : Manager of Operations and Development

    This is an exciting position that will test your ingenuity plus your ability to thrive, learn and multi task.

    Pemberton is one of the most desirable communities in BC and home to family farms, fresh outdoor adventures and stunning vistas. With over 2400 residents and just 30 km from Whistler, Pemberton prides itself on its creative and collaborative approach with the business community, local volunteer groups, neighbouring communities and key business and tourism partners such as Tourism Pemberton and the Pemberton & District Chamber of Commerce. Pemberton’s mild winters, warm summers and unique pioneer heritage provide an ideal place to enjoy arts, culture, history, recreation, dining, shopping and comfortable lodging.

    The ideal candidate must be an energetic and creative communicator who will act as coach and mentor to the Public Works and Development Services Staff and manage sewer, water and roads operations and review and guide new development projects. Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer of the Village the Manager will be a strong part of the Management Team.

    Excellent people skills, the ability to maintain strong financial controls, plus a solid background in Capital Projects Management are a must. A more detailed Package of Supplementary Information is available from the Consultant.

    The successful candidate will have previous supervisory experience, good computer skills, and the demonstrated ability of fostering positive labour/management relations.

    This is an opportunity to participate in a dynamic working environment with a creative team leading the Village through a new cycle of success and prosperity.

    The Village offers a generous and comprehensive salary and benefit package.

    Candidates are invited to submit their applications and the contacts of three people who are willing to act as your work related reference to:

    James R. Craven and Associates Ltd.
    Attn: Jim Craven
    250-744-9455
    craven@telus.net
    Closing date September 7th, 2015.





    Agricultural Land Commission (Vancouver) : Chief Executive Officer

    This is an opportunity to contribute your leadership skills in managing a significant and unique organization. Since 1973 the Agricultural Land Commission (ALC) has played the role of steward over the best use of agricultural land in British Columbia. The Agricultural Land Commission reviews 500-700 new applications each year. Interest in application decisions has heightened over the years as a result of public awareness, environmental values, food security issues and climate change.

    The Chief Executive Officer is a full time position accountable for the effective oversight of the management and operation of the Agricultural Land Commission with specific responsibilities including working with the Commission in the formulation of the Service Plan goals, strategies and objectives.

    The ideal candidate will have demonstrated strong leadership as part of a senior management team, executive committee or board structure; have substantial knowledge and/or experience in matters related to agriculture, land use planning, local government, resource management and/or environmental management; and possess an awareness of stakeholders issues and a knowledge of provincial and local government organizations and processes with regard to land use planning.

    Success in this role involves strategic thinking in translating vision to goals and strategic perspective to plans, issues, challenges and decisions, while ensuring the integration of goals and activities to achieve overall results. In addition, enhancing the organization’s relationships with external partners and a diverse set of stakeholders within a complex environment including provincial ministries, local governments, First Nations and landowners are critical components.

    The Agricultural Land Commission (ALC) is an administrative tribunal established under the Agricultural Land Commission Act. The ALC is the provincial agency responsible for administering the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR), a provincial land use zone in favour of agriculture.

    The purposes of the Agricultural Land Commission as set out in the Agricultural Land Commission Act are:

    1. to preserve agricultural land,
    2. to encourage farming on agricultural land in collaboration with other communities of interest and
    3. to encourage local governments, First Nations, the government and its agents to enable and accommodate farm use of agricultural land and uses compatible with agriculture in their plans, bylaws, and policies.


    The ALC is an agent of government, reporting to the Minister of Agriculture. The work of the ALC is carried out by appointed Commissioners – a Chair, Vice Chairs, and Members.

    For more information please visit: http://www.alc.gov.bc.ca/

    A Supplementary Package containing further details such as Profile, Qualifications, Organization Chart, Salary and Benefits, plus other related information is available from the consultant James R. Craven and Associates Ltd. craven@telus.net

    Interested Candidates are also invited to discuss the position with the consultant at 250-744-9455

    To express your interest in this opportunity, prior to September 7th, 2015 at 5 pm, please submit your cover letter, resume, and 3 reference contacts (phone and email) to:

    Jim Craven,
    James R Craven & Associates
    craven@telus.net

    The appointee will be required to consent to a criminal record check.
    Thank you to all who express interest.




    Skeena-Queen Charlotte Regional District : Treasurer

    Are you ready for a superior local government challenge, ready and willing to partner with a diverse Board, and a creative and visionary staff?

    One of the most enchanting and scenic areas of coastal British Columbia has an opening for an energetic and qualified Treasurer. Steeped in an aura of magical misty rainforest and First Nations history, surrounded by the sea and mountains, both the offshore islands and mainland captivate with a spell of mystery and beauty.

    The haunting call of the Raven and the Eagle soaring above has attracted people from all over the world. The Regional District continues a collaboration which includes resource extraction, LNG and commercial fishing in a setting of First Nations culture and the biodiversity of wilderness parks that are famous around the world.

    The Regional Administration office is located in Prince Rupert, BC a full service City located south of the Alaska Panhandle. Prince Rupert has a wide array of services including medical, education and recreation both indoor and outdoor.

    The position: The Skeena-Queen Charlotte Regional District is seeking a talented individual to fill the position of Treasurer.

    Completion of a relevant accounting degree supplemented by courses in municipal administration is desirable but an equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered. A strong interest in the area will be a requirement. An ability to work under minimal supervision as well as excellent interpersonal, presentation, time management and organization skills are essential.

    The Treasurer will provide operational support to the Regional District’s CAO with primary responsibilities in the area of finance including budgets, expenditure control, reports, and financial statements. However, the specific role and responsibilities of this position will be refined with consideration of the skills, knowledge and the abilities of the successful candidate.

    The Regional District offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefit package based on the experience and qualifications of the successful applicant.

    An information package is available from the consultant that includes a job description, salary, benefits, plus an organization chart.

    Call Jim Craven at 250-744-9455 for a full discussion about the opportunity or e mail craven@telus.net

    Qualified applicants are requested to their resume and covering letter plus 3 references to:

    Jim Craven
    James R. Craven and Associates Ltd.
    craven@telus.net
    250-744-9455
    jrcraven.ca
    Closing Date: May 11th, 2015.


    We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those short listed for interviews will be contacted.




    Village of Cache Creek : Chief Administrative Officer (CAO)

    Are you ready for a superior local government challenge, and a rewarding partnership with a diverse Council, and a creative and visionary staff?

    Here is an opportunity to step into the Chief Administrative Officers position in a small municipality situated at the junction of the Trans Canada Highway and Highway 97 in the Province of BC.

    Cache Creek has a friendly ambience in an arid climate zone known for sunshine winter and summer. For more information see: www.cachecreek.ca and www.exploregoldcountry.com

    Over the years the village has pioneered creative revenue producing agreements with other organizations and local government and puts a high value on entrepreneurial solutions that find new ways of providing low cost services combined with excellence. These actions have placed the Village on a stable financial footing with a good balance sheet.

    Reporting to the Mayor and Council, the CAO is responsible for directing the entire range of operations of the Village. A well equipped, fully staffed Public Works Department is complemented by an experienced and efficient office staff.

    A leader with good organizational skills and some experience in local government will thrive in this position.

    Qualifications:
  • Positive, self motivated visionary, fluent in municipal affairs and policy
  • A demonstrated ability to communicate and deal effectively with the public and build partnerships within the community
  • A minimum of 3 years experience in a municipal administration at a management level
  • The ability to work collaboratively with an experienced Council to implement a strong vision for the community
  • The ability to create and lead a cooperative and participative workplace environment with a cohesive team that promotes and sustains a productive workplace and excellent customer service
  • Good computer skills and proficiency in communication via e mail and telephone and in the preparation of regular reports to Council

    This position offers an attractive salary ($95,000 to $110,000) and benefit package and the chance to live, work and play in a unique and beautiful part of British Columbia.

    An information package containing job description, organization chart, benefit plan and other information is available from the consultant:

    Jim Craven, James R Craven & Associates Ltd at craven@telus.net
    or for a discussion please call 250-744-9455.
    Qualified candidates are invited to submit their resumes, 3 references, and cover letters.
    The closing date for this competition is May 18th at 5pm




    Terrace, BC : Kitselas First Nation Lands Officer

    One of the most enchanting and scenic areas of north western British Columbia has an opening for an energetic and qualified Lands Officer. A place steeped in an aura of mountains and coastal inlets, magical misty rainforest and First Nations history, Kitselas is dominated by the Skeena River.

    In this domain the Kitselas or ‘People of the Canyon’ have lived and resided for 5000 years. The Kitselas make up one of the 14 tribes in the Tsimshian Nation.

    Base of operations is nearby in the bustling City of Terrace, close to good schools, hospitals, recreation facilities, and a satellite campus of the University of the North.

    The four season region offers outstanding outdoor activities including world class fishing, hiking, hunting, snowmobiling, and skiing.

    The Kitselas Director of Lands and Resources is seeking a creative, energetic and talented individual to fill this position.

    This is a rare and attractive blend of adventure and challenge for someone who enjoys a career of innovation and change.

    The successful candidate will have demonstrated success in leadership and operational positions within a First Nations or municipal environment; and must be knowledgeable of key functions in the management of Land Use in a First Nations context, and using administrative functions for land related business.

    Completion of a relevant degree such as Planning, Real Estate or related degree, supplemented by 3 to 5 years of varied experience in lands management will be an asset. Analytical and communication skills at all levels will be an asset.

    For a detailed package of information with job description, benefit and salary range and an organization chart, please contact the undersigned:

    Jim Craven
    James R Craven & Associates Ltd.
    craven@telus.net

    Or call Jim Craven to discuss the position further at 250-744-9455.

    Qualified applicants are invited to email their resume plus 3 references and a cover letter to:

    Closing Date: March 16th, 2015 at 5pm

    We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those short listed for interviews will be contacted.




    District of Kitimat : Deputy Operations Manager

    Are you looking for a new challenge in your life? Do you want an affordable, active lifestyle in a safe and caring community? Then we invite you to take advantage of this opportunity in a unique part of British Columbia.

    Kitimat is looking for a top notch Deputy Operations Manager with an outstanding track record. The successful individual will be responsible to the Municipal Operations Manager for the effective management of the District’s Public Works Department.

    This is an exciting opportunity to work and live in BC’s Northwestern Coastal area. Communities in the area include Prince Rupert and Terrace. An extraordinary abundance of natural wonders surround this well planned and carefully designed town of 10,000. The residential areas have a variety of homes and the town business core is efficient and centralized.

    Kitimat was a planned community designed in the early fifties in response to the construction of an Aluminum and Hydro Electric project. It shows additional potential in a variety of ways including a natural gas terminal and major port serving Asian markets.

    The many amenities include an 18 hole golf course, two ice rinks, recreation and cultural centre. Curling rink, and numerous groups and facilities. The area is surrounded by rugged mountains, rivers and waterfalls for outdoor adventure.

    A stunning additional feature is access to pristine ocean inlets, fiords, and islands with world class fishing, boating, sailing, and kayaking.

    There is also a long history of First Nations people making this a rich and diverse place which adds to the rich cultural and artistic diversity for which Kitimat is known.

    For further in depth information see www.tourismkitimat.ca

    The ideal candidate will have a Civil Technologist Diploma, five years of experience and a demonstrated proficiency at senior level management. Experience in the Municipal Sector is preferred, although a background in other public institutions will be considered. The job will be challenging and will require an innovative individual which will be reflected by the generous compensation package.

    A comprehensive sewer and water background are essential to the success of the candidate.

    Under direction of the Operations Manager, the Deputy assists in the planning, implementing, and tracking of all aspects of the municipal sewer and water facilities, and oversees their maintenance and operation. Responsibilities also include roads, signage and sidewalks.

    Please contact the undersigned to receive an information package including job description, the generous compensation and benefit details, plus an organization chart:

    Jim Craven, James R. Craven & Associates Ltd.
    E Mail: craven@telus.net
    Telephone: 250-744-9455.
    Closing date for this position is Monday, January 5th, 2015 at 5pm.





    District of Tumbler Ridge : Finance Manager The District of Tumbler Ridge is seeking a qualified Finance Manager.

    Are you ready for a challenge? Are you seeking an opportunity to live in one of the most beautiful settings in the province? If you are, then Tumbler Ridge is the place for you.

    An economy fed over the years by periodic expansions in the coal industry, construction of several wind farms, oil and gas activity, tourism and the forestry sector is creating an exciting environment of change and challenge for the District. All of this is happening in a community of 3,500 people surrounded by beautiful mountain scenery, waterfalls and hiking trails, lakes and wildlife, and a host of associated outdoor activities.

    Tumbler Ridge has an excellent Community Centre complete with an arena, a curling rink, an indoor swimming pool with hot tub and sauna, a library, weight room, handball courts, and ancillary facilities. General amenities in the community include shopping, schools, a health care facility, a day care centre, a skateboard park, a beautiful 9 hole golf course, snowmobiling and cross country ski networks, a saddle club with stables, and a host of other activities. Tumbler Ridge is fast becoming British Columbia’s home for dinosaur research and hosts museum facilities that depict the history of the region from the age of the dinosaurs, through the early days of human habitation and on to the present time.

    The District of Tumbler Ridge is seeking a dynamic, energetic leader to fill the position of Financial Manager and to assist Council and the senior management team in meeting the challenges facing the community with the anticipated growth in population and service requirements.

    The ideal candidate will have a professional accounting designation (CGA, CMA, CA) with five years’ experience in a municipal or regional district setting at the CFO or Deputy CFO level, a good working knowledge of government and legislative financial policies and experience with municipal software such as MAIS.

    Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, you will be responsible for the statutory duties of the financial officer as outlined in the Community Charter. You will have a demonstrated knowledge and progressive experience in budget management, financial planning, accounting and information technology. A competitive package of salary and benefits is offered and the salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Relocation assistance is available if required. For further details about this position including job description, salary and benefits, please contact the undersigned.

    Qualified applicants should apply in writing by providing a detailed resume, including references and their telephone numbers by 4:30 p.m., Friday, September 29, 2014.

    Send resumes via mail, fax or email to:

    Jim Craven
    James R. Craven and Associates Ltd.

    (250)744-9455 craven@telus.net
    jrcraven.ca

    The District thanks all applicants for their interest but only those being interviewed will be contacted.

    Closing date for Applications: September 29, 2014 at 4:30:00 PM




    Stz’uminus First Nation : Education Director

    Stz’uminus Education Department

    Stz’uminus First Nation is seeking a dynamic leader for our Education Director who will embrace and enhance our Education Vision, cultural teachings and language and infuse it into our education curriculum in all our schools throughout our Education Department, for the benefit of our children and our community.

    The Education Director is responsible for the supervision of schools, implementation of approved programs, evaluation of senior staff, overseeing department budgets and reporting to the Administrator.

    General Requirements include:
  • Excellent ability to advocate for student success
  • A commitment to meaningful consultation and collaboration with the school system and the broader community
  • Strong leadership, communication and capacity-building skills
  • An in-depth understanding of current trends in instructional practices, curriculum and improving student achievement in the areas of intellectual, social, human and career development
  • A strong ability to adapt to, plan for, and implement change
  • The ability and experience to plan and manage finances
  • Senior educational leadership experience in a school system
  • Leadership experience in promoting curriculum and motivating a diverse team of individuals
  • Creation of innovative practices and inquiry based teaching and learning environment
  • Sound knowledge of the application of technology in education
  • Exceptional interpersonal and conflict resolution skills
  • Creative and inclusive problem solving approaches
  • Ability to cultivate and maintain relationships with students, employees, parents and the community
  • Strong collaboration with various stakeholder and community groups
  • Experience with managing and developing budgets
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and team building skills
  • Display sensitive approach regarding First Nation’s culture and dynamics
    Qualifications Include:
  • Completion of or currently enrolled in Masters’ degree in Education
  • Bachelor of Education degree and be in good standing with the Teacher’s Regulation Branch
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Enthusiasm and willingness to learn Stz’uminus First Nation Culture and Hul’qumi’num Language
  • Knowledge of surrounding First Nation communities
    Application Requirements: Resume, cover letter, copy of credentials, an education philosophy statement and at least two references, one from a current employer.

    For those persons wishing to discuss this opportunity and/or receive an information package please contact:

    Jim Craven - James R. Craven & Associates Ltd
    www.jrcraven.ca
    telephone number 250-744-9455
    email address craven@telus.net

    Closing date for Applications:
    September 2, 2014 - 5:00pm




    County of Westlock, Alberta : Chief Administrative Officier

    A wonderful opportunity has opened up for a qualified CAO to demonstrate innovative management in the County of Westlock, Alberta (Population 7,800).

    Westlock County, located in a beautiful region of lakes, forests and open country less than an hours drive north of the exciting City of Edmonton is one of the most desirable settings imaginable. Many outdoor activities are close by. They include fishing, hiking, hunting, snowmobiling, swimming in the many lakes and exploring the endless outdoors. This 4 season climate will keep everyone fit and happy.

    All amenities are available such as a full range of medical facilities, health care centre, public and separate schools K-12, an aquatic centre, arena, fitness centre, outdoor sports fields and a ski hill.

    The County has a background of farming, ranching, oil and gas. You will enjoy living in this special place of friendly people.

    The real estate choices are fabulous but very reasonable.

    For further information on any of the above go to:
  • www.westlockcounty.com
  • www.westlock.ca

    The energetic and open minded Reeve and Council of the County wish to explore new ways of offering services to the taxpayer – they are looking for a Manager from either the public or private sector with a demonstrated track record of lean, efficient, responsive leadership. They are looking for good value for money spent. They are open to new ways of operating.

    If you have natural mentoring ability and skills to nurture and inspire staff, super communication skills (both written and spoken), and a demonstrated ability to work effectively with the municipal, provincial, and federal level you should be interested to discuss this position with us.

    Come create a new paradigm with us. For a confidential discussion about this opportunity plus an information package of job description, salary, benefits, and organization chart please e mail:

    Jim Craven
    James R. Craven and Associates Ltd.
    250-744-9455
    craven@telus.net
    www.jcraven.ca

    This competition closes August 11th, 2014 at 5pm.




    District of Tumbler Ridge : Economic Development Officer

    The District of Tumbler Ridge is seeking a qualified Economic Development Officer.

    The District of Tumbler Ridge, a beautiful, bustling, modern, and exciting town in the Northern Rocky Mountains is seeking a dynamic, energetic leader to fill the position of Economic Development Officer and to assist Council and the senior management team in meeting the challenges facing the community with the anticipated growth in population and service requirements.

    The ideal candidate will possess relevant experience and/or a degree or diploma relating to economic development. Three or more years of experience in economic development would be preferred.

    This is an opportunity to show what you can do with your vision and energy.

    You will be responsible for developing and overseeing all District business attraction and retention initiatives, all municipal marketing commitments and programs, and all District tourism efforts.

    For more details regarding this opportunity call or contact Jim Craven at James R Craven and Associates Ltd. craven@telus.net 250-744-9455

    Check the District’s website at www.TumblerRidge.ca for an idea of the beauty and style of this community.

    A competitive package of salary and benefits is offered and the salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Relocation assistance is available if required.

    Qualified applicants should apply in writing by providing a detailed resume, including references’ e–mail contacts and their telephone numbers.

    This position will remain open until filled.

    Apply promptly if this is your type of challenge.

    Send resumes via email to: Jim Craven and Associates
    Email: craven@telus.net

    The District thanks all applicants for their interest but only those being interviewed will be contacted.




    Resort Municipality of Whistler : Senior Planner

    The Place:
    The Resort Municipality is a one-of-a-kind community and was recognized this year as the number one mountain and ski resort destination in North America. It has a thriving four season festivals and events calendar, and is rapidly becoming a center for cultural tourism. Whistler was the Host Mountain Resort for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Financially sound and responsive to an engaged mayor and council, this is a high performance municipal organization serving a community that hosts more than two million visitors each year. As an economic generator of over two billion dollars annually, Whistler is key to British Columbia’s tourism economy.

    The Profile:
    Whistler wants you if you have a demonstrated experience as a Senior Planner, is strategically motivated, finds solutions between the lines of text and rhetoric, shares courageous visions with community groups, gives up ownership in favor of flexible collaboration and facilitates seamless solutions between Staff, Council, Business and the Public.

    Details:
    The Senior Planner reports to the Director of Planning and works with the planning team in a supervisory capacity, with a primary focus on coordinating and performing policy planning initiatives.

    The Challenge:
    The challenges and rewards are rich and varied. Under the guidance of the Director of Planning, the Senior Planner will participate in the implementation of Whistler’s new community plan including growth management and land use policies, developing sub area and neighborhood plans, preparing policies, guidelines and bylaws to facilitate Whistler’s economic, cultural, and sustainability initiatives.

    The Ideal Person:
    The ideal candidate will have a passion for this wild and beautiful region and will combine integrity, and stamina to work tirelessly as a patient, trusted collaborator - at home with public process, facilitating, inspiring, and encouraging, as the vision of all of the stakeholders emerges into reality.

    Successful candidates require the following minimum qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s /degree in urban or regional planning or related discipline, Master’s degree preferred.
  • Seven years of professional experience in a municipal government
  • CIP membership is required
  • Applied experience in both policy and development planning; preferably with a working knowledge of BC planning and land use regulations.
  • Experience in developing and presenting policy documents, design guidelines, Council reports, and bylaws, exhibiting excellent analytical and report writing skills.
  • Proficiency in planning, directing, reviewing, and evaluating the work of staff and consultants
  • Three to five years increasingly responsible experience as a supervisor in planning or a community development field. Send us your resume along with contacts of three references.

    Discuss this position with us.
    Obtain more specific information from us - (job description, organization chart, and attractive benefit package)

    Connect with:
    Jim Craven
    Principal
    James R. Craven and Associates
    Telephone: 250-744-9455
    E- mail:craven@telus.net and malcar@shaw.ca


    Closing date 5:00pm - November 18th.

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




    District of Tumbler Ridge : Deputy Corporate Officer

    The District of Tumbler Ridge is seeking a Deputy Corporate Officer. If you are ready for a challenge and an opportunity to live in one of the most beautiful settings in the province, then Tumbler Ridge is the place to be.

    A booming economy fed by expansions in the coal industry, construction of several wind farms, oil and gas activity, tourism and the forestry sector is creating an exciting environment of change and challenge for the District. All of this is happening in a community of 3,500 people surrounded by beautiful mountain scenery, waterfalls and hiking trails, lakes and wildlife, and lots of associated outdoor pursuits.

    Tumbler Ridge has an excellent community centre complete with an ice arena, a curling rink, an indoor swimming pool, a library, and other ancillary facilities. General amenities in the community include shopping, schools, a health care facility, a day care center, a skateboard park, a 9-hole golf course, a saddle club, and a museum and paleontology research facility.

    The Deputy Corporate Officer is a key member of the District’s Management Team and reports to the Chief Administrative Officer/Corporate Officer. We are looking for someone who is team oriented and self motivated, and who has a desire to serve Council and the community in a professional manner.

    A Diploma in Local Government Administration or equivalent training combined with three to five years experience in a municipal or regional district setting at the Deputy Corporate Officer level is desirable.

    Details of the job description and the excellent benefit package can be obtained from the consultant at craven@telus.net
    Send resumes via mail, fax or email to:
    Jim Craven
    James R. Craven and Associates Ltd.
    (250) 744-9455
    craven@telus.net
    jrcraven.ca

    Closing Date: 5:00 pm, October 18, 2013




    Local Government Finance Officers Association : Executive Director

    Are you a local government finance leader seeking a new challenge delivering programs in locations throughout British Columbia?

    We require a dynamic Executive Director who can ‘walk the talk’ and lead the Association. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will provide strong leadership and administration for the members and staff in implementing a vision of excellence in Government Financial education.

    Communication skills and credibility at every level are essential.

    Duties also include liaison with post-secondary institutions, government agencies, the private sector, local governments and their organizations.

    The ideal candidate will be entrepreneurial and will have a successful track record of collaboration with Boards, partners, and staff. The candidate will be a natural innovator of new and financially sound ideas, and will have demonstrated an ability to find grants and sponsorships. Combining forces with other agencies across a wide spectrum to reduce overhead and extend the reach and effectiveness of the organization will be an expectation of the Board.

    The position is responsible for developing, implementing, and evaluating existing and new programs, and working in concert with a wide array of stakeholders across the province. Ability to liaise with fellow organizations in Western Canada and formal (or equivalent) experience in the educational field would also be useful.

    The position involves travel across British Columbia on a regular basis. A job description and details of the benefit package are available from the consultant.

    For more information contact:

    Jim Craven craven@telus.net
    James R. Craven and Associates Ltd. www.jrcraven.ca
    250 – 744 – 9455

    Applicants should include the contact phone numbers of at least 3 references.
    Closing date: Monday, September 16th, 2013 – 5 pm.




    District of Tumbler Ridge : Director of Community Services

    Tumbler Ridge, a modern community of 3,200 located in north-eastern British Columbia, is seeking a Director of Community Services for the Community Services Department due to present incumbent retiring from the position.

    Tumbler Ridge offers the rare combination of peace and prosperity within an unmatched lifestyle. An abundance of year-round activities exists for outdoor enthusiasts of all interests and abilities. Highlights include 4 provincial parks, 23 hiking trails, 300 km of snowmobile trails, 9 hole golf course, cross-cross country ski network and a multi million dollar recreation complex. For more information about this impressive community visit:

    www.TumblerRidge.ca.

    The Director of Community Services will be a member of the Management Team responsible for staff supervision and the reliable performance in all management functions. The scheduling of operations, program delivery of the Community Centre, ensuring all work is carried out in accordance with recognized practices and established municipal and safety policies and the coordination of the Occupation Health & Safety Program for District operations. Oversees special projects and construction including the selection of consultants, requesting proposals, reviewing bids, and approving contracts and construction documents; oversees specifications for the purchase of supplies, parts and new equipment and ensures accountability for all departmental equipment, supplies and inventory.

    The successful candidate will be a graduate from a recognized university or college in Recreation Facility Management. The successful candidate should have a minimum of five (5) years experience of facility management or building operations experience and be able to plan, direct and coordinate the work of subordinates, have proven management skills, proven public relation, leadership, initiative, time management, and decision making skills. Sound knowledge of arena and pool operations, recreational and cultural programming concepts of a leisure facility is required.

    A complete job description can be obtained from the District of Tumbler Ridge website at www.tumblerridge.ca

    The Director of Community Services is a management position with a competitive salary, benefit package, and moving allowance. To find out more about this exciting opportunity please contact the undersigned:

    Jim Craven
    James R. Craven and Associates Ltd.
    (250) 744-9455
    craven@telus.net
    jrcraven.ca
    Closing Date: 5:00 pm, August 19, 2013





    Village of Cache Creek : Chief Administrative Officer

    Here is an opportunity to step into the Chief Administrative Officer position in a municipality of about 1200 residents situated at the junction of the Trans-Canada Highway and Highway 97 in B.C. Cache Creek has a friendly ambience in an arid climate zone with plenty of sunshine, both summer and winter. www.cachecreek.ca

    Over the years, the village has pioneered major creative revenue producing agreements with other organizations and local governments, placing the Village on a stable financial footing and building up reserves.

    Reporting to the Mayor and Council, the Chief Administrative Officer is responsible for directing the operations of the entire range of services of the Village. A well equipped, fully staffed Public Works department is complimented by an experienced and efficient office staff.

    A leader who has good organizational and communication skills as well as some experience in local government will flourish in this position.

    Qualifications:
  • Positive, self motivated visionary, fluent in municipal affairs and policy
  • A demonstrated ability to communicate and deal effectively with the public and to build partnerships within the community
  • A minimum of 3 years experience in municipal administration at the management level
  • The ability to work collaboratively with an experienced Council to implement a strong vision for the benefit of the community
  • The ability to create and lead a cooperative and participative workplace environment with a cohesive team that promotes and sustains a productive workplace and excellent customer service
  • Good computer skills and proficiency in communication via email and in preparing reports to Council

    In addition to the opportunity to live, work and play in the “Heart of Beautiful and Diverse Gold Country,” www.exploregoldcountry.com, the position offers an attractive salary and benefit package dependent on experience and qualifications.

    To find out more about this exciting opportunity please contact the undersigned:

    Jim Craven
    James R. Craven and Associates Ltd.
    craven@telus.net
    jrcraven.ca
    Closing Date: 5:00 pm, August 5. 2013
    3 references please




    Village of Burns Lake : Director of Financial Services

    The Village of Burns Lake, located in the heart of B.C.’s gorgeous Lakes District west of Prince George, is looking for an energetic and experienced Director of Finance to take a leadership role in financial planning, management, and budgeting for the municipality. More than 13,500 people call Burns Lake and the surrounding Regional District of Bulkley Nechako home, which has over 5000 kilometres of beautiful shorelines and some of the finest outdoor recreation opportunities on the continent.

    Burns Lake boasts an exciting new 160 acre mountain bike park built to Whistler standards; an active snowmobiling club, riding some of the deepest powder around; a world class cross country ski facility – with recent Olympians and Olympian hopefuls; and an active Arts Council which brings in the best musicians and performers from the province and beyond.

    Working with a committed Village Council and staff, the Director of Finance will oversee the Village’s three million dollar budget. This demanding yet rewarding position is ideal for a skilled worker who is looking for a challenge, and who enjoys working with a lively group of other professionals. Applicants should either hold an accounting designation or be in the senior level of training towards one. This director will be responsible for overseeing the creation of capital plans, five year financial plans, annual budgets, and sustainability initiatives. The Village of Burns Lake encourages you to also be a member of a professional association and be willing to further your knowledge by attending appropriate professional development offerings.

    Burns Lake is a vibrant and dynamic community with a strong First Nations and pioneering heritage. The Village of Burns Lake staff are a diverse and talented group, willing to take on new challenges – we are looking for a creative, innovative, and enthusiastic individual to join our team!

    The successful applicant will be strong, confident, professional, and skilled in collaborating with council, the business community, other government jurisdictions, including First Nations, and will assist the CAO in many aspects of municipal operation.

    Strong credentials in local government finance and administration, a good track record of sound decisions at a senior level and demonstrated proficiency in mentoring and training staff will be important to the selection committee.

    A recent and detailed job description is available at www.burnslake.ca or from the consultant listed below.

    The salary will reflect the level of experience and responsibility. Additionally, a comprehensive benefit package is available. Candidates should make application to:

    James R. Craven and Associates Ltd.
    5721 Titan Place,
    Sooke, B.C. V9Z 1B4
    www.jrcraven.ca
    250-744-9455
    Closing date 10:00 AM June 17th, 2013. Please include 3 references




    North Coast-Skeena First Nations Stewardship Society : Executive Director

    Here is an opportunity to live and work in a beautiful part of British Columbia with a creative multi disciplinary team. The Stewardship Society (based in Prince Rupert) is seeking a full-time Executive Director to oversee the administration and implementation of the Society’s numerous fisheries and aquatic management priorities and initiatives identified by the Society’s Board of Directors. The successful candidate must demonstrate relevant education, knowledge and experience related to the following:

    Key Activities:
  • Provide management, supervision and strategic direction to an interdisciplinary technical team, including the administration of day-to-day operations and budgetary oversight;
  • Liaison between the Society’s Board and Technical staff to ensure priority programs are clearly identified in workplans and implemented;
  • Provide strategic advice to member First Nations related to resource management, with an emphasis on fisheries management; Government-to-Government relationships; and economic development opportunities;
  • Identify and secure funding sources for new and existing initiatives; including the preparation of funding proposals, negotiation and delivery of funding agreements;
  • Foster relationships with First Nations, Government agencies, stakeholders and other strategic partners to advance the interests of the Stewardship Society’s member First Nations in resource management, particularly fisheries. Required Skills and Knowledge
  • Minimum Bachelors degree in or related to resource management and/or administration and worked at least 5 years in a related field;
  • Demonstrated experience in effective management of contractors, staff, budgets, workplans and agreements;
  • Knowledge of Federal and Provincial planning and management of natural resources and their associated programs;
  • In-depth understanding of North Coast fisheries operations and related federal policies and management;
  • Experience in developing and successfully implementing policies and agreements that advance First Nations fisheries interests.
  • Demonstrated understanding of key interests of North Coast First Nations and ability to develop innovative and effective approaches to advance them.

    Compensation will be negotiated with successful candidate based on qualifications and will be in the range of $90,000 - $100,000.

    Closing Date: June 20, 2013 at 5 pm
    For more information or to apply please contact Jim Craven at:
    James R. Craven and Associates
    craven@telus.net
    250-744-9455
    www.jrcraven.ca





    City of Duncan : Chief Administrative Officer

    The Mayor and Council of the City of Duncan are seeking an energetic, positive and innovative Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) to lead the staff of the City.

    Duncan is located on Vancouver Island in the heart of the ‘Warmland’ – the Cowichan Valley, midway between Victoria and Nanaimo. This compact city offers high quality of living and is the commercial centre of a trading area serving a population of 75,000 people. Please see websites as follows:

  • http://www.city.duncan.bc.ca/
  • http://www.cvrd.bc.ca/

    Reporting to the Mayor and Council the CAO will provide strategic leadership to the staff, steward the organization efficiently with sustainable practices, and assist Mayor and Council and the community with the implementation of their vision.

    The successful applicant will be a strong confident professional who has experience in successful collaboration with Council, Business, and Community Representatives who will assume total responsibility for the operation of the City, coaching both Council and Staff and acting as a trusted partner to a busy Mayor.

    Strong credentials in local government, finance and administration, a good track record of sound inclusive decisions, and demonstrated people skills in mentoring and training will be very important to the recruitment committee. An MBA, MPA or similar degree would also be helpful.

    A full profile, job description, salary and benefits is available from the Consultant as is the opportunity to discuss the position.

    Candidates should submit their application in confidence to:

    Jim Craven
    James R Craven and Associates Ltd.
    craven@telus.net
    telephone 250-744-9455


    Please include at least 3 references

    Closing Date: February 4, 2013






    Central Saanich : Director of Planning and Building Services

    Ideally located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island in the Capital Regional District (Victoria), Central Saanich enjoys the reputation of being amongst the best locations in Canada to work, live and play. Central to all amenities including: Sports, Recreation, Arts, and Culture, the world famous Butchart Gardens, the Victoria International Airport, Elk and Beaver Lake, the ocean and the beaches, universities and colleges, this well balanced community of 16,000 is well positioned for the future.

    The District of Central Saanich is looking for a Director of Planning and Building Services. The Director manages a diverse department encompassing planning, building and community services along with bylaw enforcement. Central Saanich is looking for a leader who demonstrates an understanding of:

    1. Local government land use policies, regulations and tools
    2. Central Saanich’s context within a regional planning framework
    3. Agricultural challenges and ALR legislation and regulations
    4. Urban and rural interests
    5. Ecological, environmental and climate change issues
    6. Parks and facilities planning
    7. Building codes and construction

    The ideal candidate will have the ability to combine integrity and a calm demeanor to assist in building, mentoring, and working seamlessly with the community, the Mayor and Council and the rest of the staff at Central Saanich to let the desired objectives of the community come into reality.

    The ideal candidate will have completed studies in Community and Regional Planning; be a member in good standing of the Canadian Institute of Planners; and have several years of planning and land use experience in senior supervisory positions of increasing responsibility.

    The District offers a generous and comprehensive salary and benefits package, plus relocation assistance.

    For further details or to discuss salary, obtain a job description, organization chart and a profile please contact:

    Jim Craven
    James R. Craven and Associates
    www.jrcraven.ca
    Email craven@telus.net
    Telephone 250-744-9455


    Please send your resume, covering letter, and 3 references to craven@telus.net by December 3rd, 2012 at 5 p.m.




    Peace River Regional District : Corporate Officer

    The largest regional district of BC with an approximate population of 60,000 welcomes qualified individuals to apply for the position of Corporate Officer.

    This exciting and historical northern BC area has Administrative Headquarters in the fine city of Dawson Creek with an approximate population of 11, 600, and all amenities for modern living. Rolling hills, grain fields, cattle and horses under big skies are the main scenic features of this land.

    The District encompasses seven municipalities, four electoral areas and six First Nations reserves. The municipalities are Fort St. John, Dawson Creek, Tumbler Ridge, Chetwynd, Taylor, Hudson’s Hope and Pouce Coupe.

    The economy is thriving with agriculture, oil and gas, mining, forestry, energy production, transportation and tourism all contributing to the rapid growth occurring at this time.

    Every sport and wilderness adventure is available including fishing, kayaking, horseback riding, snowmobiling, hiking, and a paradise for nature watchers of birds and animals.

    The country has a vivid history to enjoy and service clubs and social organizations abound. For further detailed information please check out these web sites:

    www.prrd.bc.ca
    www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dawson_Creek

    The Regional District is seeking the services of a seasoned individual to take on the responsibilities of the corporate administration for both the Peace River Regional District and the Peace River Regional Hospital District.

    Working with the Regional District’s senior management team the Corporate Officer will manage the Administration Department in providing Corporate Services and advice to the Chief Administrative Officer, the Board of Directors and the rest of the Management Team.

    For a discussion about this position, or to request the detailed job description, excellent compensation package, and any other aspects of this position, candidates are invited to send an electronic version of their resume, complete with cover letter and 3 references to:

    Jim Craven,
    James R Craven and Associates Ltd.
    craven@telus.net
    www.jrcraven.ca
    250-744-9455

    This Competition will close October 22nd, 2012.




    District of Sooke : Chief Administrative Officer

    A wonderful opportunity has opened up for a qualified CAO in the lively seaside town of Sooke (Population 11,435). Sooke’s location, situated on the southernmost point of Vancouver Island and only a 40- minute drive to downtown Victoria makes this one of the most desirable settings imaginable. The fresh air and many outdoor activities including fishing, hiking, mountain biking, and exploring the endless forests and surf beaches along with the mild climate can keep everyone fit and happy. There is an arena complex with a swimming pool. Four elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school complete with a performing arts centre offer excellent educational opportunities. First Nations history abounds. The word “T’souke” means “Stickleback Fish.” The town has a background of logging, fishing, and lumbering that has presently moved to tourism, cottage and light manufacturing industries. The local museum and famous Fine Arts Show, fine restaurants, and casual living round out the joy of residing in this special place of friendly people. The real estate choices are fabulous and very reasonable.

    For further information on any of the above go to:

    www.sooke.ca
    www.sooke.org



    The energetic and open minded Mayor and Council are looking for wise, practical and efficient leadership from their Chief Administrative Officer backed by years of demonstrated accomplishment in the local government sector. They are also looking for good value for money spent. Flexible contract options are also on the table which would allow a mature candidate to define an eventual shorter work week and to negotiate other mutually beneficial opportunities in his or her employment or contractual relationship.

    Natural mentoring ability and skills to nurture and develop an excellent staff, super communication skills, and demonstrated ability to work effectively at the local, provincial, and federal level, all are vital to the success of the finalist.

    More information, including the opportunity to discuss the position, and obtain the job description and details of the competitive compensation and benefits can be obtained from:

    Jim Craven,
    James R. Craven and Associates Ltd
    250 -744-9455
    craven@telus.net
    www.jrcraven.ca


    This Competition closes October 15th, 2012 at 5:00 pm.




    City of Fernie : Director of Corporate Administration

    “Scenic Fernie - In the Mountains, by the River”

    The City of Fernie, located in a spectacular natural setting in southeastern British Columbia, is seeking an experienced Director of Corporate Administration Services (City Clerk).

    Fernie is at the centre of one of the most unique and desirable regions in British Columbia. Located in the Rocky Mountains, the adjacent Fernie Alpine Resort provides some of the finest skiing in North America while the surrounding East Kootenay region provides world class outdoor recreation opportunities. Exceptional fly fishing, mountain biking, hiking and backcountry adventure can be accessed directly from town. Fernie is truly a four season wonderland.

    Less than three hours from Calgary, Fernie and the East Kootenay have become the recreation playground for southern Alberta and now welcomes guests from the rest of Canada, the United States, Australia and Europe. Fernie offers an exceptional four season lifestyle and merges modern resort development with traditional industries and outstanding built heritage in a community that developed in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century’s. The City has a population of 4,800 with an area population of over 15,000. The municipality has a staff of 50 and provides a full range of municipal services.

    Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer and working with City Council, Staff and the Community, your primary responsibilities will be to effectively fulfill the duties of the corporate officer as set out in section 148 of the Community Charter and the City’s Officer Establishment Bylaw. As the preferred applicant, you have a sound understanding of BC municipal legislation, parliamentary procedure and possess the necessary hallmarks of a city clerk: a strong commitment to administrative fairness, natural justice and ethical conduct.

    Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to: preparing meeting agendas and Council packages; recording and preparing the Council and Committee meeting minutes; drafting bylaws, agreements, and corporate policies; overseeing corporate communications including processing correspondence, legal notices, press releases, and managing the City’s website; records management; information and privacy coordination; elections and referenda; and acting as the municipal emergency preparedness coordinator. We require a detail-oriented person who thrives in a fast-paced environment, understands the complexities of local government and who has exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.

    Desired qualifications include:

  • A degree or diploma in local government Administration, Business Administration or Law;
  • An Intermediate Certificate in Municipal Administration from the BC Board of Examiners;
  • Five years experience in local government with at least two years experience as a Deputy or City Clerk;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of municipal legislation including the: Community Charter; Local Government Act; FOI-POP Act; Land Titles Act; and other related regulations, policies and procedures;
  • Solid understanding of planning and land use management legislation and associated bylaws and common law precedents;
  • Exceptional interpersonal, written and verbal communications skills;
  • Experience consulting the public, working with councils, boards, committees and commissions and the community;
  • Exceptional computer skills including strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office, InDesign and experience using social media in a municipal setting; and
  • Knowledge and/or training in Emergency Preparedness.

    The salary range for this position is $88,000 to $97,000 with an excellent benefits package. Resumes and a covering letter detailing your interest in working for the City of Fernie should be forwarded in confidence by 4:00 p.m. MDT, before September 28, 2012 to:

    Jim Craven
    James R. Craven and Associates Ltd
    craven@telus.net
    250-744-9455
    www.jrcraven.ca


    For further information or to discuss any aspect of this position please direct your enquiries to:
    James Craven, James R. Craven and Associates Ltd., Phone 250-744-9455 or craven@telus.net
    The City of Fernie thanks all applicants for their interest. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

    District of Tumbler Ridge : Deputy Chief Administrative Officier / Human Resource Manager

    Are you ready for a challenge? Are you seeking an opportunity to live in one of the most beautiful settings in the province? If you are, then Tumbler Ridge is the place for you.

    A booming economy fed by expansions in the coal industry, construction of several wind farms, oil and gas activity, tourism and the forestry sector is creating an exciting environment of change and challenge for the District. All of this is happening in a community of 3,500 people surrounded by beautiful mountain scenery, waterfalls and hiking trails, lakes and wildlife, and a host of associated outdoor activities.

    Tumbler Ridge has an excellent Community Centre complete with an arena, curling rink, indoor swimming pool with hot tub and sauna, library, weight room, handball courts, and ancillary facilities. General amenities in the community include: schools K-12; a health care facility; a day care centre; a skateboard park; a beautiful 9-hole golf course; snowmobiling and cross country ski networks; a saddle club with stables; and a host of other activities. Tumbler Ridge is fast becoming British Columbia’s home for paleontology research and hosts museum facilities that depict the history of the region from the age of the dinosaurs.

    The District of Tumbler Ridge is seeking a dynamic, energetic leader to fill the position of Deputy Chief Administrative Officer/Human Resource Manager and to assist Council and the senior management team in meeting the challenges facing the community with the anticipated growth in population and service requirements.

    The ideal candidate will have completion of a relevant University degree and or certificates or diplomas relating to local government administration, Human Resource certification and/or diplomas with a preference of a Certified Human Resource Professional (CHRP) certification. Three or more years of experience in municipal administration and three or more years of experience in human resource management, preferably in a unionized public sector environment is required. You will relieve the Chief Administrative Officer as required and assist in providing administrative support to the District, Council and its Committees, Boards and Commissions as assigned. You will manage bylaw and policy administration in the District, and oversees timely review and updating of these documents.

    You will provide an effective and full range of Human Resource Services to the District including: employee relations; labour relations; manpower planning; occupational health and safety; employment; training and development; employee and corporate performance; and employee records.

    A detailed job description can be found in the “Employment Opportunities“ section of the District’s website at www.TumblerRidge.ca. A competitive package of salary and benefits is offered and the salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Relocation assistance is available if required.

    Qualified applicants should apply in writing by providing a detailed resume, including references and their telephone numbers by 5:00 p.m., Monday, October 1, 2012.

    Send resumes via mail, fax or email to:

    Jim Craven
    James R Craven and Associates LTD
    craven@telus.net
    250-744-9455
    www.jrcraven.ca


    The District thanks all applicants for their interest but only those being interviewed will be contacted.

    Municipal Hall, Box 100, Tumbler Ridge, BC V0C 2W0
    Phone (250) 242-4242 Fax: (250) 242-3993
    Website: www.TumblerRidge.ca
    Location: Tumbler Ridge, BC
    Date Posted: Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at 9:56:29 AM
    Posting Expires: Monday, October 01, 2012 at 5:00:00 PM

    District of Tumbler Ridge : Operations Manager

    The District of Tumbler Ridge is seeking a qualified Operations Manager

    Are you ready for a challenge? Are you seeking an opportunity to live in one of the most beautiful settings in the province? If you are, then Tumbler Ridge is the place for you.

    A booming economy fed by expansions in the coal industry, construction of several wind farms, oil and gas activity, tourism and the forestry sector is creating an exciting environment of change and challenge for the District. All of this is happening in a community of 3,500 people surrounded by beautiful mountain scenery, waterfalls and hiking trails, lakes and wildlife, and a host of associated outdoor activities.

    Tumbler Ridge has an excellent community centre complete with an arena, curling rink, indoor swimming pool with hot tub and sauna, library, weight room, handball courts, and ancillary facilities. General amenities in the community include shopping, schools, a health care facility, a day care centre, a skateboard park, a beautiful 9 hole golf course, snowmobiling and cross country ski networks, a saddle club with stables, and a host of other activities. Tumbler Ridge is fast becoming British Columbia’s home for dinosaur research and hosts museum facilities that depict the history of the region from the age of the dinosaurs, through the early days of human habitation and on to the present time.

    The District of Tumbler Ridge is seeking a dynamic, energetic leader to fill the position of Operations Manager to assist the senior management team in meeting the challenges facing the community with the anticipated growth in population and service requirements. This position leads and manages the efficient day to day operations of the Public Works Department and reports to the Chief Administrative Officer.

    The ideal candidate will have experience and knowledge of:
    1. Equipment operation, maintenance and repair;
    2. Airport operations, survey equipment and practices,
    3. Municipal Purchasing and Tendering;
    4. Management of a municipal works operation including successful experience in the direction and supervision of other workers;
    5. Estimating, budgeting, spreadsheets;

    A detailed job description and details of the competitive package of salary and benefits is available from the Search Consultant. Relocation assistance is available if required.

    Qualified applicants should apply in writing by providing a detailed resume, including 3 work related references the consultant can contact and their telephone numbers by 4:30 p.m., Friday, September 14th, 2012.

    Send resumes via email to:

    Jim Craven
    James R. Craven and Associates Ltd
    jrcraven.ca
    craven@telus.net
    250-744-9455


    We thank all applicants for their interest but only those being interviewed will be contacted.




    District of Tumbler Ridge : Civil Engineering Technologist

    The District of Tumbler Ridge is seeking a qualified Civil Engineering Technologist

    Are you ready for a challenge? Are you seeking an opportunity to live in one of the most beautiful settings in the province? If you are, then Tumbler Ridge is the place for you.

    A booming economy fed by expansions in the coal industry, construction of several wind farms, oil and gas activity, tourism and the forestry sector is creating an exciting environment of change and challenge for the District. All of this is happening in a community of 3,500 people surrounded by beautiful mountain scenery, waterfalls and hiking trails, lakes and wildlife, and a host of associated outdoor activities.

    Tumbler Ridge has an excellent community centre complete with an arena, curling rink, indoor swimming pool with hot tub and sauna, library, weight room, handball courts, and ancillary facilities. General amenities in the community include shopping, schools, a health care facility, a day care centre, a skateboard park, a beautiful 9 hole golf course, snowmobiling and cross country ski networks, a saddle club with stables, and a host of other activities. Tumbler Ridge is fast becoming British Columbia’s home for dinosaur research and hosts museum facilities that depict the history of the region from the age of the dinosaurs, through the early days of human habitation and on to the present time.

    The District of Tumbler Ridge is seeking a dynamic, energetic employee to fill the position of Civil Engineering Technologist in meeting the challenges facing the community with the anticipated growth in population and service requirements. This position provides technical assistance in all areas of the development and engineering and public works department and reports to the Director of Development and Engineering.

    The ideal candidate will have a Certificate/Diploma from a recognized technical school for Civil Engineering; be registered or eligible for registration as a member of the Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of BC; have a working knowledge of computer applications in AutoCad and Geographic Information System; and other requirements as listed in the job description.

    A detailed job description and details of the competitive package of salary and benefits is available from the Search Consultant. Relocation assistance is available if required.

    Qualified applicants should apply in writing by providing a detailed resume, including references and their telephone numbers by 4:30 p.m., Friday, September 14th, 2012.

    Send resumes via email to:

    Jim Craven
    James R. Craven and Associates Ltd
    jrcraven.ca
    craven@telus.net
    250-744-9455

    We thank all applicants for their interest but only those being interviewed will be contacted.




    District of Tumbler Ridge : Director of Development and Engineering

    The District of Tumbler Ridge is seeking a qualified Director of Development and Engineering

    Are you ready for a challenge? Are you seeking an opportunity to live in one of the most beautiful settings in the province? If you are, then Tumbler Ridge is the place for you.

    A booming economy fed by expansions in the coal industry, construction of several wind farms, oil and gas activity, tourism and the forestry sector is creating an exciting environment of change and challenge for the District. All of this is happening in a community of 3,500 people surrounded by beautiful mountain scenery, waterfalls and hiking trails, lakes and wildlife, and a host of associated outdoor activities.

    Tumbler Ridge has an excellent community centre complete with an arena, curling rink, indoor swimming pool with hot tub and sauna, library, weight room, handball courts, and ancillary facilities. General amenities in the community include shopping, schools, a health care facility, a day care centre, a skateboard park, a beautiful 9 hole golf course, snowmobiling and cross country ski networks, a saddle club with stables, and a host of other activities. Tumbler Ridge is fast becoming British Columbia’s home for dinosaur research and hosts museum facilities that depict the history of the region from the age of the dinosaurs, through the early days of human habitation and on to the present time.

    The District of Tumbler Ridge is seeking a dynamic, energetic leader to fill the position of Director of Development and Engineering to assist Council and the senior management team in meeting the challenges facing the community with the anticipated growth in population and service requirements. This position leads and manages the Development and Engineering Services and reports to the Chief Administrative Officer.

    The ideal candidate will have a Degree/Diploma in Civil Engineering and/ or a Degree/Diploma in Urban Planning and Development with five years experience in a municipal or regional district setting at a senior or deputy level.

    A detailed job description and details of the competitive package of salary and benefits is available from the Search Consultant. Relocation assistance is available if required.

    Qualified applicants should apply in writing by providing a detailed resume, including references and their telephone numbers by 4:30 p.m., Monday December 3, 2012.

    Send resumes via email to:

    Jim Craven
    James R. Craven and Associates Ltd
    jrcraven.ca
    craven@telus.net
    250-744-9455
    We thank all applicants for their interest but only those being interviewed will be contacted.




    Northern Sunrise County, Alberta : Chief Administrator Officer

    A truly unique opportunity to live and work in this vibrant area has opened up inviting qualified individuals with municipal experience to apply. The land is abundant with oil and gas, forestry, agriculture and tourism. It encompasses a vast area of 21,000 square miles of unspoiled wilderness and agricultural land, including small hamlets and villages, providing endless adventure and economic potential. In addition, the thriving town of Peace River is nearby offering all the necessary amenities for modern living making this an ideal location.

    For further info in this regard check out website: http://www.northernsunrise.net

    The enterprising candidate for this exciting position is required to be an accomplished communicator with professional skill sets to assist the Council in planning and building within this richly resourced area and energetic citizens. Experience in the fields of financial and environmental initiatives would be valuable.

    The County offers a generous and comprehensive salary and benefits package and relocation assistance. For details plus Position Description please contact the undersigned.

    James R. Craven
    James R. Craven & Associates Ltd.
    Phone 250-744-9455
    e-mail: craven@telus.net
    www.jrcraven.ca

    Please send your resume with 3 references and covering letter to:
    craven@telus.net by 5pm June 4th, 2012 to be considered for this position.
    We thank all applicants for their interest in this position but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The outcome of this search will be posted to our website.<




    District of Squamish, BC : Chief Administrative Officer

    The vibrant community of Squamish community is located at the tip of a glacially etched fjord on the Pacific Ocean, in the middle of a picturesque, temperate rainforest. Squamish is 45 minutes north of Vancouver and 35 minutes south of the skiing resort of Whistler, a mountain resort that is consistently ranked number one in North America. A breathtaking location, combined with a population of 17,500 highly productive people, has resulted in a centre of activity that embraces continual evolution and development. As more people strive for a healthy, safe and affordable lifestyle, Squamish saw a 15% population increase between 2006 and 2011. Volunteers have facilitated the creation of golf courses, world class mountain bike trails, rock climbing parks, an active Seniors’ Centre, an airport and a hospital. All amenities are easily available including hospital, medical clinics, excellent schooling, the much admired Quest University, and good shopping. It is the home of the famous “eagle count” along the Squamish River and offers a paradise of lakes, rivers, golfing, hiking, and fishing for the outdoor enthusiast. Mountain biking, climbing, ocean sports including wind surfing and scuba diving are all opportunities that have made this area famous. For more information visit www.squamish.ca

    Council will be seeking an appropriate mix of academic credentials and experience at senior level management particularly with the Municipal Sector. Exceptional leadership skills are required with the ability to motivate and manage a senior management team. Economic development, transportation, development of the harbour and downtown core are some of the main issues facing the District. This position will require a leader who is able to collaborate and build liaisons between the District, Federal, Provincial and Regional governments maintaining the core values and achieving the objectives of the organization.

    The District offers a generous and comprehensive salary and benefits package. For details plus job description or to discuss the position further please contact the undersigned:

    Jim Craven
    James R. Craven and Associates Ltd.
    Phone: 250-744-9455
    e-mail: craven@telus.net
    www.jrcraven.ca
    Closing Date for this position will be May 21st, 2012 at 5 pm.
    We thank all applicants for their interest in this position but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The outcome of this search will be posted to our website.




    City of Quesnel : Deputy Corporate Administrator

    The City of Quesnel is a vibrant community serving a total of approximately 25,000 residents within the City and surrounding areas. Affordable housing, outstanding recreation facilities, and great education options make Quesnel an ideal location. Please refer to our website at http://www.quesnel.ca/ for more information.

    Reporting to the City Manager, the Deputy Corporate Administrator is required to assume responsibility for statutory functions set out under the Community Charter, Local Government Act and Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. The incumbent is required to take and publish Minutes at Council and Committee meetings, compile and distribute meeting agendas, reports and supporting material, draft correspondence and bylaws, act as Chief Election Officer and FOI Coordinator and manage insurance claims. The successful candidate will be able to work without direction, possess excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills, maintain confidentiality, and exercise tact, discretion and sound judgment. Excellent organizational and problem solving skills are required, together with an ability to produce accurate work, within established timelines. Evening work is required, together with the possibility of some weekend work. A full job description is available at our website.

    The ideal candidate will possess a Degree or Diploma in Local Government Administration, Business Administration or Law, together with a minimum of three years relevant experience. Knowledge of Community Charter, Local Government Act and FOIPP is also a requirement, together with excellent computer skills and experience with I-Compass is an asset. Please review the complete list of qualifications in the job description.

    This exempt position offers a competitive salary, and a comprehensive benefits package.

    Please send your resume with 3 references in confidence to:

    Jim Craven
    James R. Craven and Associates Ltd.
    craven@telus.net
    www.jrcraven.ca
    250 - 744- 9455

    Closing date for this posting is Monday, March 19th, 2012 at 4pm.

    We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
    Location: Quesnel





    District of Central Saanich : C.A.O. (Chief Administrative Officer)

    www.centralsaanich.ca

    Ideally located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island in the Capital Regional District (Victoria), Central Saanich enjoys the reputation of being amongst the best locations in Canada to work, live and play. Central to all amenities including: Sports, Recreation, Arts, and Culture, the world famous Butchart Gardens, the Victoria International Airport, Elk and Beaver Lake, the Ocean and Beaches, Universities and Colleges, this well-balanced community of 16,000 is well-positioned for the future.

    Replacing the retiring incumbent and reporting directly to the Mayor and Council, the successful candidate will be an accomplished professional leader with appropriate relationship building skill sets and background experience to assist the District in meeting its strategic plans in delivering quality services to the citizens it serves. Experience in local government in areas such as: Planning, Finance, Environment/ Engineering, and Human Resources and Administration would be an asset along with a background of Strategic Planning, Organizational Performance, and Financial and Environmental initiatives.

    The District offers a generous and comprehensive salary and benefits package, and relocation assistance. For details plus Position Description and Organization Chart or to discuss the position further, please contact the undersigned.

    James R. Craven
    James R. Craven & Associates Ltd.
    Phone 250 744-9455
    Email: craven@telus.net
    www.jrcraven.ca

    Please send your resume with 3 references and covering letter to craven@telus.net by March 23rd, 2012.

    We wish to express our appreciation to all applicants for their interest in applying for this position, however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.




    District of Saanich, BC : Chief Administrative Officer

    One of the four core municipalities in the Capital region, the District of Saanich is renowned for its innovative programs in the areas of climate change and green initiatives. The 8th largest city in the province with a population of approximately 114,000, the District is both urban and rural and consists of 12 diverse and unique communities. Saanich is proud to be a sustainable community where a healthy natural environment is recognized as paramount for ensuring social well-being and economic vibrancy, for current and future generations.

    The District of Saanich is seeking a Chief Administrative Officer. You will work closely with elected officials, department heads, employees and stakeholders to deliver effective and efficient public services to the community. In addition to providing overall direction and management of the organization, you will work closely with Council to execute a well defined community plan.

    As the ideal candidate, you are a strategic thinker with a blend of leadership skills, excellent relationship building qualities and a commitment to delivering services to citizens. You are an experienced executive who has had responsibility for providing effective leadership, preferably in a public sector environment. You have a proven ability to develop credibility and effective working relationships with elected officials, employees and external stakeholders.

    To explore this exciting opportunity in confidence, contact:
    Jim Craven, James R. Craven & Associates Ltd.
    craven@telus.net or by telephone at (250) 744-9455
    Please send your resume with 3 references and covering letter to craven@telus.net by March 9, 2012.





    Village of Queen Charlotte, BC : Chief Administrative Officer

    The magical islands of Haida Gwaii beckon with this opportunity to live and work in BC’s “Galapagos of the North.” Stroll on sandy beaches, marvel at splendid forests and learn the histories of the Haida, early explorers and settlers who followed them. If you enjoy sports fishing, hunting, boating, kayaking and exploring, you will love Haida Gwaii.

    The Village of Queen Charlotte is a charming hub in an exquisite setting by the sea. Formerly called Queen Charlotte City, this town has a population of 950 and has been a municipality for 6 years. We are served by BC Ferries from Prince Rupert and Air Canada via the Sandspit Airport direct to Vancouver; off island connections to more urban areas are immediate and easy. Amenities available in Haida Gwaii are many and can be found on the following web sites:

    www.britishcolumbia.com/regions/towns/?townID=3892
    www.queencharlotteislands.bc.com
    www.queencharlotte.ca

    Potential candidates will have five years experience in a senior municipal or equivalent administrative position working directly with elected officials, appointed or volunteer boards. The successful applicant will manage the day to day affairs of the municipality, working with the Mayor and Council on zoning bylaws, open government initiatives, community planning and development and continuing to improve communication between Council, Staff and the Community Stake Holders. The CAO is also the Corporate Officer and the Approving Officer.

    Challenges will be diverse, from working in concert with other communities and groups to achieve climate action goals with an emphasis on green technology, to overseeing the development and implementation of a new filing system. Your creative, hands on, individual nature will be adept at thinking in original and open-minded ways.

    Written and verbal communication skills are critical. Attention to shepherding a number of projects at one time will be important:

    1. Completion of a zoning bylaw,
    2. A sewage treatment plant is on the horizon,
    3. The Community Park Project is a current priority for completion,
    4. A boat launch and the development of an industrial park are next.

    Mayor and Council are looking for an applicant with experience, ambition, self-motivation, integrity and tact.

    Both a full job description and description of the generous pay and benefits package are available from the undersigned. Attention has also been given to relocation and isolation benefits in order to attract a well qualified person who is willing to make this beautiful region home.

    Candidates will enjoy playing an effective role interfacing with all the stakeholder groups of the community and with administrators and mangers of Local Governments, First Nations and other government agencies on Haida Gwaii.

    Along with proven organizational abilities, the successful candidate needs to have an understanding of First Nation issues.

    Queen Charlotte has very good value for your housing dollar and that coupled with a generous benefit package makes this an attractive opportunity.

    For information about a position that could change your life and the previously mentioned job description and relocation benefits, please contact the undersigned:

    Jim Craven
    James R. Craven and Associates Ltd.
    craven@telus.net
    www.jrcraven.ca
    250 - 744- 9455
    Include 3 references please
    Closing date: March 12th, 2012.





    District of Tumbler Ridge : Chief Financial Officer

    Are you ready for a challenge? Are you seeking an opportunity to live in one of the most beautiful settings in the province of British Columbia? If you are, then Tumbler Ridge is the place for you.

    Tumbler Ridge is located within the Peace River Regional District in the beautiful “Peace” region in the northeast portion of the province. Tumbler Ridge is nestled in the foothills on the leeward side of the Rocky Mountains. Tumbler Ridge is located approximately 1200 kms northeast of Vancouver, close to the BC - Alberta boundary. Tumbler Ridge is at the junction of Highway 29 from Chetwyn and Highway 52 to Dawson Creek. It is also accessible from Grande Prairie via Highway 52E. Tumbler Ridge is situated on a plateau above the confluence of three major waterways; the Murray River, Wolverine River and Flatbed Creek. The setting is magnificent, with Mount Bergeron and Quintette Mountain adding to the natural beauty of copious forest and rolling hills.

    A booming economy fed by expansions in the coal industry, construction of several wind farms, oil and gas activity, tourism and the forestry sector is creating an exciting environment of change and challenge for the District. All of this is happening in a community of 3,500 people surrounded by beautiful mountain scenery, waterfalls and hiking trails, lakes and wildlife and a host of associated outdoor activities.

    Tumbler Ridge has an excellent community centre complete with an arena, a curling rink, an indoor swimming pool with hot tub and sauna, a library, weight room, handball courts, and ancillary facilities. General amenities in the community include shopping, schools, a health care facility, a day care centre, a skateboard park, a beautiful 9 hole golf course, snowmobiling and cross country ski networks, a saddle club with stables, and a host of other activities. Tumbler Ridge is fast becoming British Columbia’s home for dinosaur research and hosts museum facilities that depict the history of the region from the age of the dinosaurs, through the early days of human habitation and on to the present time.

    The District of Tumbler Ridge is seeking a dynamic, energetic leader to fill the position of Chief Financial Officer and to assist Council and the senior management team in meeting the challenges facing the community with the anticipated growth in population and service requirements.

    The ideal candidate will have a professional accounting designation (CGA, CMA, CA) with five years experience in a municipal or regional district setting at the CFO or Deputy CFO level, a good working knowledge of government and legislative financial policies and experience with municipal software such as MAIS.

    Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, you will be responsible for the statutory duties of the financial officer as outlined in the Community Charter. You will have a demonstrated knowledge and progressive experience in budget management, financial planning, accounting and information technology. A detailed job description can be found in the “Employment Opportunities“ section of the District’s website at www.Tumbler Ridge.ca. A competitive package of salary and benefits is offered and the salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Relocation assistance is available if required.

    Qualified applicants should apply in writing by providing a cover letter and a detailed resume, including references and their telephone numbers, by 4:30 p.m., Friday, January 6th, 2012.

    Send resumes via e-mail to:

    Jim Craven
    James R. Craven and Associates Ltd.
    craven@telus.net
    jrcraven.ca

    The District thanks all applicants for their interest, but only those being interviewed will be contacted.




    Village of Pouce Coupe : Chief Administrative Officer

    The Village of Pouce Coupe, (oldest community in the area) has an opening for a Chief Administrative Officer. Pouce Coupe is located in the heart of the beautiful Peace River Region and boasts an abundance of outdoor living with snowmobiling and cross country skiing in the winter months and fishing, hunting, and other outdoor activities the balance of the year. The Village is surrounded by pastures, blessed with abundant sunshine, and enjoys sweeping prairie vistas. Enjoy the chance to keep horses and cattle, canoe big rivers and numerous lakes. Overiding all of this is the excitement of the oil patch which is under rapid development all through this region.
    v This compact Village offers high quality living in a beautiful, peaceful and cultured setting within a 15 minute drive to all the facilities of the bustling city of Dawson Creek. Extremely good value for housing make this an attractive opportunity for a seasoned veteran or someone looking for experience as a CAO.

    The Mayor and Council are a diverse and talented group seeking an action oriented person to assist them with the creative challenges of the Village. The successful applicant will be a strong confident professional skilled in collaborating with Council and Business and Community representatives, who will assume total responsibility for the operations of the Village - coaching both Council and staff and acting as a trusted partner to a busy Mayor.

    Strong credentials in local government finance and administration, a good track record of sound decisions at a senior level and demonstrated proficiency in mentoring and training staff will all be important to the hiring committee. Accounting skills and an interest in civic government would be a strong asset.

    A recent and detailed job description is available from the consultant.

    A generous salary will reflect the level of experience and responsibility. Additionally a comprehensive benefit package is available.

    Although the population of the Village is approximately 900 it provides services to a trading area of approximately 15,000. For further information, please visit the websites of www.dawsoncreek.ca and http://prrd.bc.ca/home.php

    Candidates should make application to:

    Jim Craven
    James R. Craven and Associates Ltd.
    5721 Titan Place
    Sooke, B.C. V0S 1N0
    250-744-9455
    craven@telus.net
    http://jrcraven.ca
    Please include 3 references


    Closing date 5:00 pm, May 9th, 2011

    Location: Pouce Coupe





    Tsawwassen First Nation : Human Resources Manager

    The Tsawwassen First Nation (TFN) is known as one of the most progressive in the Province of B.C. and currently has a unique position that presents a diverse opportunity in accordance with their Strategic Plan and member employment initiatives.

    Tsawwassen First Nation is ideally located adjacent to Metro Vancouver and the Municipality of Delta. This position offers and focuses on the developing the Human Resource potential of both the Tsawwassen First Nation government and membership.

    Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, this professional administers and implements the Human Resource policies and plans internal to the First Nation Government, as well as works with the private sector in providing guidance and information on potential Tsawwassen First Nation employees, identifying their skills and coordinating employment opportunities with the major government and private sector projects and employees.

    Your qualifications include a degree in Business or Public Administration with a major in Human Resource Management, or equivalent combination of training and experience, and a valid B.C. Drivers License.

    Please submit a cover letter, resume, and the names of three (3) business references by email to:

    Mr. Bill Eccleston
    billeccleston@gmail.com
    Telephone: 250-474-5357

    Posting Expires: Monday, April 25, 2011

    James R. Craven & Associates
    www.jrcraven.ca
    www.tsawwassenfirstnation.com






    Village of Cache Creek : Chief Administrative Officer

    Here is an opportunity to step into the Chief Administrative Officer position in a municipality of about 1200 residents situated at the junction of the Trans-Canada Highway and Highway 97 in B.C. Cache Creek has a friendly ambience in an arid climate zone with plenty of sunshine, both summer and winter.

    www.cachecreek.ca

    Over the years, the village has pioneered major creative revenue producing agreements with other organizations and local governments, placing the Village on a stable financial footing and building up reserves.

    Reporting to the Mayor and Council, the Chief Administrative Officer is responsible for directing the operations of the entire range of services of the Village. A well equipped, fully staffed Public Works department is complimented by an experienced and efficient office staff.

    A leader who has good organizational and communication skills as well as some experience in local government will flourish in this position.

    Qualifications:

  • Positive, self motivated visionary, fluent in municipal affairs and policy
  • A demonstrated ability to communicate and deal effectively with the public and to build partnerships within the community
  • A minimum of 3 years experience in municipal administration at the management level
  • The ability to work collaboratively with an experienced Council to implement a strong vision for the benefit of the community
  • The ability to create and lead a cooperative and participative workplace environment with a cohesive team that promotes and sustains a productive workplace and excellent customer service
  • Good computer skills and proficiency in communication via email and in preparing reports to Council
    In addition to the opportunity to live, work and play in the “Heart of Beautiful and Diverse Gold Country,” www.exploregoldcountry.com, the position offers an attractive salary and benefit package with a salary range of $85,000 to $110,000 dependent on qualifications and experience.

    To find out more about this exciting opportunity please contact the undersigned:

    Jim Craven
    James R. Craven and Associates Ltd.
    craven@telus.net


    Closing Date: August 12th, 2011 5 PM
    3 references please





    District of Hudson’s Hope : Chief Administrative Officer (CAO)

    A choice management opportunity has opened up in the picturesque and vibrant community of Hudson’s Hope.

    Situated on the banks of the Peace River in the foothills of the Rockies; Hudson’s Hope is blessed with incredible natural beauty. Prairie farmland, wooded Crown lands, and an abundance of wildlife combine to make this a wonderful place to work and play.

    With a population of 1,100 the community provides a relaxed lifestyle and offers many recreational opportunities. The local economy is very strong with workers active in power production, the Oil and Gas industry, and agriculture. The housing market provides excellent value with a variety of housing offered at extremely competitive prices.

    For further information about this community see www.hudsonshope.ca

    You will work seamlessly with an energetic and busy Mayor and Council playing the key link between the Council, Management, Union and non-union staff. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain a high profile in the community, and be actively involved in directing all the departments of the District. This is a rare and attractive blend of adventure and challenge for someone who enjoys a career of innovation and change.

    The ideal candidate will be a creative and energetic manager or municipal administrator, who is excited about the ongoing activities and potential future of Hudson’s Hope. A few years experience as a CAO or deputy CAO of a local government, or a municipal manager would be helpful in this small but productive office.

    The position requires a high level of expertise in government management. The successful candidate will play an integral role in the future outcome of the District which has much potential.
    v The range of activity will require tact and diplomacy skills and the ability to work with staff and elected representatives from Local, Regional and First Nations Governments, and the development of cooperative service initiatives and other functions.

    An important part of the position will be to promote the prosperity of this well-established community. The successful candidate will encourage sound policies and practices in finances, planning, economics and law. The candidate should possess superb communication skills, both written and verbal. The Board is looking for a ‘can do’ multi-tasker with strong management skills, diverse talents and a proven track record in a municipality or similar public sector organization.

    The salary range of around $90,000 to $100,000 plus benefits is generous and would be commensurate with the skills and experience of the candidate. A job description is available from the Consultant. Please include the telephone numbers of 3 references with your resume. Candidates are invited to submit their resume in confidence to:

    Jim Craven
    James R. Craven and Associates Ltd.
    Telephone250-744-9455
    craven@telus.net
    Closing Date May 13th, 2011.





    District of Mackenzie, BC : Chief Administrative Officer

    Mackenzie BC with a population exceeding 3500 is a community of incredible spirit and resilience. After surviving the collapse of the forest industry, the town’s future is bright with forest product manufacturing back in full scale operation, mining developments on the horizon and emerging tourism potential.

    Located in the scenic Northern Rocky Mountain Trench 185 km north of Prince George, Mackenzie offers superb four season outdoor recreation opportunities and an exceptional quality of life. Housing costs are among the most affordable in the province. Residents are involved in community life with numerous service organizations, community clubs and groups, catering to a variety of interests. The local Recreation Centre, with arena, swimming pool, curling rink, fitness centre and library is viewed as the hub of the community.

    Leader, motivator, facilitator, communicator and mentor are the attributes that describe the desired candidate for Chief Administrative Officer. The successful applicant will have an established career in municipal government where they have demonstrated their ability to:

  • Foster a cohesive and collaborative team of Managers that deliver excellent customer service;
  • Lead and manage an efficient and cost effective municipal administration;
  • Foster a staff culture that has high involvement, responsiveness, and accountability both internally and externally;
  • Build partnerships in the community while effectively representing the interests of the District;
  • Establish credible and effective working relationships with other municipalities, related associations, and all levels of government;
  • Support, enhance, and implement the strategic direction of Council; and
  • Ensure that municipal goals and values are maintained while stimulating the identification of innovative strategies to meet the needs of citizens, community partners and external stakeholders.

    For additional information on this exciting opportunity please contact Jim Craven at 250-744-9455 or George Paul at 250-802-3573.Qualified and interested individuals are requested to send their application including three references to Mackenzie.cao@shaw.ca or by mail to 3574 Tranquil Bay, Nanaimo, BC, V9T 5X1
    Closing Date: April 15, 2011
    James R. Craven and Associates Ltd.





    District of Kitimat : Municipal Manager

    Are you looking for a new challenge in your life? Do you want an affordable, active lifestyle in a safe and caring community? Then we invite you to take advantage of this unique opportunity in a unique part of British Columbia.

    Kitimat is looking for a top notch Manager/ Chief Administrative Officer with an outstanding track record. The successful individual will be responsible to the Mayor and Council for the effective management of the District.

    This is an exciting opportunity to work and live in BC’s Northwestern Coastal area. An extraordinary abundance of natural wonders surround this well planned and carefully designed town of 9,000. The residential areas have a variety of lovely homes and the town business core is efficient and centralized.

    Kitimat was an ‘instant town’ designed in the early fifties in response to the construction of an Aluminum and Hydro Electric project. It shows additional potential in a variety of ways including a natural gas terminal and major port serving Asian markets.

    The many amenities include an 18 hole golf course, recreation and cultural centre, surrounded by rugged mountains, rivers and waterfalls for outdoor adventure.

    A stunning additional feature is access to pristine ocean inlets, fiords, and islands with world class fishing, boating, sailing, and kayaking.

    There is also a long history of First Nations people making this a rich and diverse place to call home.

    For further in depth information search these websites:

    www.bcadventure.com/adventure/explore/north/cities/kitimat
    www.kitimat.ca/EN/meta/news.

    The ideal candidate will have strong academic credentials (possibly an MBA or MPA degree) and demonstrated proficiency at senior level management. Experience in the Municipal Sector is preferred, although a background in other public institutions will be considered. The job will be challenging.

    Council will be looking for a proven collaborator skilled at building liaisons between the District and industry, federal, provincial, and regional governments and other stakeholders. You are a strategic thinker, team player, and excellent communicator (verbal and written) with strong interpersonal and team building skills.

    In return the District offers a generous and comprehensive salary and benefits package, and relocation assistance. For details plus job description and organization chart or to discuss the position further please contact the undersigned:

    James R. Craven
    James R. Craven and Associates Ltd.
    Phone 250-744-9455
    Email: craven@telus.net
    www.jrcraven.ca


    Closing date for this position is Friday, April 8th, 2011 at 5pm.

    We thank applicants for their interest in the position, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.






    The Village of Burns Lake : Deputy CAO / CFO

    (combined position)

    The Village of Burns Lake, with a population of 2778, has an opening for a dynamic Deputy Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Financial Officer. There is more to Burns Lake than premium summer fishing, hiking amongst brilliant fall foliage, paddling endless lakes, and standing in awe of northern lights.

    Burns Lake boasts an exciting new 160 acre mountain bike park built to Whistler standards; an active snowmobiling club, riding some of the deepest powder around; a world class cross country ski facility – with recent Olympians and Olympian hopefuls; and an active Arts Council which brings in the best musicians and performers from the province and beyond.

    See www.burnslake.ca for further information about this opportunity. Just because you live amidst nature does not preclude full access to healthcare facilities, schools, and post secondary education. The enthusiastic Burns Lake Airport Society has made impressive improvements to make our facility a top notch 24/7 destination for the recreational pilot. A short two hour drive west brings you to the commercial airport in Smithers and Prince George, a town over 80,000, is two and a half hours east.

    Burns Lake is a vibrant and dynamic community with a strong First nations and pioneering heritage. The Village of Burns Lake staff are a diverse and talented group willing to take on new challenges – we are looking for a creative, innovative and enthusiastic individual to join our team!

    This position will be of interest to a seasoned veteran or someone looking for the challenge of a Deputy CAO position after serving time at Director level with a local government. Applicants should either hold an accounting designation or be in the senior level of training towards one.

    The successful applicant will be a strong confident professional skilled in collaborating with council, the business community, other government jurisdictions, including First Nations, and will assist the CAO, assuming responsibility for the operations of the Village in the CAO’s absence and will carry out the role of Chief Financial Officer.

    Strong credentials in local government finance and administration, a good track record of sound decisions at a senior level and demonstrated proficiency in mentoring and training staff will be important to the selection committee. A recent and detailed job description is available from the consultant. A salary range of $80,000 - $85,000 will reflect the level of experience and responsibility. Additionally a comprehensive benefit package is available. A job description will be made available for interested applicants from the undersigned.

    Candidates should make application to:

    Jim Craven
    James R. Craven and Associates Ltd.
    5721 Titan Place
    Sooke, B.C. V9Z 1B4
    craven@telus.net
    250 744 9455
    www.jrcraven.ca

    Closing date 4:30 pm February 21st, 2011.
    Please include 3 references






    Town of Gibsons : Chief Administrative Officer

    "The World's Most Liveable Town" 2009”

    B.C.’s Sunshine Coast begins with a 40 minute ferry ride from Horseshoe Bay across the sparkling waters of Howe Sound with its breathtaking snowcapped mountains. Gibsons, comes into view as a rare jewel placed perfectly in a setting between the sea and the backdrop of a stunning skyline. The sunrise is glorious over the ocean and plays with the shadows of coves, trees, pretty houses and shops that create the close knit village atmosphere made famous on the “Beachcombers” series on CBC. The beauty of this community was recognized by the United Nations in 2009, which designated Gibsons as “The World’s Most Liveable Town”.

    Housing costs here are still reasonable and there is a fine choice of lifestyle options from the downtown core to country abodes. A community of 4,200, Gibsons is the service centre to the more populous rural trading area.

    The Mayor and Council are an energetic, enlightened group of individuals and seek an experienced and accomplished professional CAO to take on the challenges that recent development present as an ongoing responsibility in these changing times in the southwest regions of British Columbia

    The Municipality has a team of highly qualified individuals cooperating with efficiency and stability. This foundation is a definite asset to any CAO with strong leadership skills and the ability to take on the responsibility of collaborating with Council, and the active business and community representatives and organizations.

    A background in planning – particularly rural/urban fringe issues, public works, transportation, natural resources industries, and human resources, would be an asset.

    Strong credentials in local government finance and/or administration, demonstrated proficiency in making sound decisions at a senior level plus proven abilities in mentoring and training staff are a definite requirement, as well as a valid B.C. Drivers License.

    A recent and detailed job description is available from the consultant. Further information is available on the Town’s website: www.gibsons.ca Closing Date: January 21, 2011

    Please submit: a cover letter, a resume, and three (3) references by email to both

    Mr. Jim Craven, craven@telus.net Tel. 250 744-9455, and Mr. Bill Eccleston billeccleston@gmail.com Tel. 250 474-5357 at James R. Craven and Associates Ltd. www.jrcraven.ca

    Location: Gibsons
    Date Posted: Monday, December 06, 2010 at 9:48:11 AM
    Posting Expires: Friday, January 21, 2011 at 5:00:00 PM




    Tsawwassen : Director of Lands

    The Tsawwassen First Nation (TFN) is known as one of the most progressive in the Province of B.C. and currently has a unique leadership position that presents a diverse opportunity in accordance with their Strategic Plan and Treaty Implementation Activities.

    Ideally located adjacent to Metro Vancouver and the Municipality of Delta, this position offers and focuses on the appropriate land use and growth for this BC lower mainland Nation.

    Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer and the Chief and Council, this professional administers and implements land use planning and regulations, including: developing land use plans, assisting with registering land interests, implementing and enforcing land related acts, regulations and bylaws, issuing permits, managing capital assets and undertaking other municipal-type land and planning functions.

    Your qualifications include a Master’s degrees in a discipline related to community planning and land use, supplemented by professional planning experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience, and a valid B.C. Drivers License.

    Please submit: a cover letter, a resume, and three (3) references by email to both: Mr. Jim Craven at craven@telus.net

    Tel. 250-744-9455 and Mr. Bill Eccleston at billeccleston@gmail.com, Tel. 250-474-5357

    Closing Date: January 4, 2011

    James R. Craven and Associates
    www.jrcraven.ca
    Location: Tsawwassen
    Date Posted: Monday, November 29, 2010 at 9:24:53 AM
    Posting Expires: Tuesday, January 04, 2011 at 11:45:00 PM




    Powell River Regional District : Chief Administrative Officer (CAO)

    Area Population: 19,500

    The Board of the Powell River Regional District is inviting applications for the position of CAO.

    The Powell River Region is an extraordinarily beautiful area located on the Sunshine Coast approximately 120 km. north of Vancouver and east of Vancouver Island, opposite the Comox/Courtenay area. The regional district boundaries extend from Jervis Inlet to Toba Inlet, and incorporates the City of Powell River and five electoral areas which include the islands of Texada, Lasqueti, Savary and Hernando. Each area carries its own special atmosphere and all are surrounded by the Salish Sea (Georgia Strait), the forest, lakes and the mountains.

    The climate is ideal for myriad outdoor pastime including hiking, camping, kayaking, hunting, fishing (saltwater and freshwater), scuba diving, golfing, and mountain biking. It is a paradise for gardeners and birders. The City of Powell River offers a wide variety of recreational and cultural facilities, an excellent hospital, a Vancouver Island University campus and a generous supply of shopping facilities, service clubs, artistic and cultural events. Real Estate values are very reasonable giving great value for money spent.

    Further information on the region and on the Regional District organization can be found on the following websites
  • www.powellriverrd.bc.ca
  • www.discoverpowellriver.com
  • www.powellriverdirect.com

    The Regional Board is comprised of five electoral area directors and two municipal directors representing the City of Powell River. The Board as a whole works in close partnership with its CAO and both board and staff value and encourage community involvement in regional district business.

    The ideal candidate will be well-experienced in local government management, preferably in a regional district setting; will be able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with a wide variety of audiences; will have a history of collaboration and partnering with communities, other levels of government, and the private sector; will demonstrate innovative and cost effective approaches to service delivery and enjoys a small community lifestyle.

    The regional district organization is small but delivers a wide variety of services. In addition to the standard CAO role to provide support to the board and direction to management, the CAO will be expected to take a hands-on approach to the management and delivery of some services. Experience or skills in a variety of local government responsibilities (e.g., planning, engineering, strategic planning) would be an asset as would professional certification in local government management. The Board requires a person with depth, enthusiasm, and maturity capable of motivating staff, providing ongoing training and mentoring.

    A job description is available from the undersigned as well as information regarding the salary and benefit package.

    Those wishing to submit their resumes should contact Mr. Jim Craven by email or telephone at the following:

    Jim Craven
    James R. Craven and Associates Ltd.
    craven@telus.net
    250-744-9455

    Please include at least 3 work related references with your resume.
    Closing date 5pm November 15th, 2010.





    Quesnel : City Manager

    Are you looking for a new challenge in your work life? Do you want an affordable, active lifestyle in a safe and caring community? Then we invite you to take advantage of this unique opportunity.

    The City of Quesnel is seeking a creative an energetic leader with an outstanding track record. The successful candidate will be responsible to Mayor and Council for the effective management of the City. The successful candidate will exercise a high degree of independent judgment, effectively executing the policies and directives enacted by council, and provide them with sound advice and support. Your leadership skills are proactive, collaborative, inclusive and inspiring. Your integrity and communication skills command respect, and you have a strong sense of community.

    The City of Quesnel is a vibrant community of approximately 10,000 which serves a further 13,000 residents from the surrounding areas. Affordable housing, outstanding recreation facilities, and great education options make Quesnel an ideal location. Please refer to our website at www.city.quesnel.bc.ca for more information.

    The ideal candidate will have strong academic credentials (possibly a degree in Public Administration), and demonstrated proficiency at senior level management. Experience in municipal sector is preferred, although a similar background in other institutions may be considered. You are a team player, strategic thinker, and excellent communicator (verbal and written) with strong interpersonal and team building skills. You should also have a solid understanding and experience in business operations, finances, infrastructure, planning and development.

    In return, the City offers a comprehensive salary and benefits package, and relocation assistance. For details plus job description and organization chart, or to discuss the position further please contact the undersigned:

    Jim Craven
    James R. Craven and Associates Ltd.
    Phone: 250 - 642 - 5222
    Email: craven@telus.net
    Closing date for this posting is Monday, September 20th, 2010 at 5pm.
    We thank all applicants for their interest in this position, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.





    Campbell River : Transportation Manager

    Civil Engineering - Career Growth Opportunity

    Join an inspired local government engineering team and live and work in a key recreation and tourist destination in B.C. Campbell River is enhancing an already positive performance of the Operations Department by continuing to focus on strategic direction and sustainability for the City and is looking for an engineering professional that will assist them to reach their goals and aspirations.

    Campbell River – This beautiful city by the sea on the east coast of Vancouver Island is also known as the ‘Salmon Capital of the World’. The mountains, forests, lakes and rivers make this location a coveted environment to year-round golfing, fishing, boating, hiking, and skiing. This temperate climate combines an abundance of unspoiled wilderness as well as a generous variety of amenities that add to quality of life in the form of education, hospitals, shopping, recreation facilities, social activities and service clubs.

    Transportation Manager - Reporting to the General Manager, the Transportation Manager will be responsible for Transit, Roads, and Airport. This manager will lead three supervisors and an accomplished team to service the City’s Roads, Pedestrian and Bicycle Networks, the Airport and Public Transit System, and related Capital Projects.

    Interested candidates are invited to electronically send their cover letter and resume including three references to both Jim and Bill at James Craven & Associates. Additional details, including: Job Descriptions, Organization Charts, Salary and other information about this opportunity will be made available.

    Jim Craven – craven@telus.net 250 744-9455

    Bill Eccleston – redbird1@shaw.ca 250 474-5357

    Closing Date: February 26th, 2010.




    Campbell River : Utilities Manager

    Civil Engineering - Career Growth Opportunity

    Join an inspired local government engineering team and live and work in a key recreation and tourist destination in B.C. Campbell River is enhancing an already positive performance of the Operations Department by continuing to focus on strategic direction and sustainability for the City and is looking for an engineering professional that will assist them to reach their goals and aspirations.

    Campbell River – This beautiful city by the sea on the east coast of Vancouver Island is also known as the ‘Salmon Capital of the World’. The mountains, forests, lakes and rivers make this location a coveted environment to year-round golfing, fishing, boating, hiking, and skiing. This temperate climate combines an abundance of unspoiled wilderness as well as a generous variety of amenities that add to quality of life in the form of education, hospitals, shopping, recreation facilities, social activities and service clubs.

    Utilities Manager - Reporting to the General Manager, the Utilities Manager will be responsible for managing the Sewer and Water services of the City. Leading two supervisors and an experienced team, responsibilities will include: Water Supply, Distribution, Wastewater Collection and Treatment, Storm Water Utility, and related Capital Projects.

    Interested candidates are invited to electronically send their cover letter and resume including three references to both Jim and Bill at James Craven & Associates. Additional details, including: Job Descriptions, Organization Charts, Salary and other information about this opportunity will be made available.

    Jim Craven – craven@telus.net 250 744-9455

    Bill Eccleston – redbird1@shaw.ca 250 474-5357

    Closing Date: February 26th, 2010.




    Village of Lumby : Chief Administrator Officer (CAO)

    The delightful village of Lumby (pop around 1,800) is looking for a creative and energetic Chief Administration Officer. Lumby has a rich history. Colorful stories abound, enlivening our imagination from the Gold Rush days to the adventures of the Pioneers.

    Situated as it is in the North Okanagan, 24 kilometers east of Vernon and a 50 minute drive to Kelowna International Airport, Lumby provides a combination of a quiet, rural setting with easy access to larger centers. The climate is excellent and real estate gives very good value for money spent.

    Known as the “Gateway to the Monashee”, with its incredible beauty of mountains and lakes, the village provides great fishing, skiing, and hiking making it the perfect place to call home.

    The area has 3 golf courses and many additional amenities. Hospital, Recreation, Arts and Cultural facilities are close at hand in nearby Vernon and Kelowna. For more complete coverage please peruse these websites:

    www.lumby.ca
    www.vancouverisland.com/regions/towns/?townTD=3420
    www.century21.ca/CA/BC/Lumby

    The position will appeal to a person with demonstrated ability to collaborate with a busy Mayor and Council and to also help them find new opportunities to allow the Village to continue to develop a strong economic base.

    Several years experience as a CAO in another local government setting, academic qualifications such as a pertinent local government Diploma Course, or CGA, MPA, or MBA

    plus a history of working successfully with all community stakeholders will be important to the Recruiting Committee.

    For further information regarding salary and benefit package and job description please contact:

    Jim Craven
    James R. Craven and Associates Ltd.
    craven@telus.net
    250-744-9455

    Closing Date: February 18th, 2011 at 5:00 pm
    Please provide 3 references





    Village of Nakusp : Treasurer

    Nestled deep within the gorgeous Kootenay region of British Columbia lies the small Village of Nakusp with a population of 1,762 people who enjoy life. The lucky residents have 230 kilometers of lake shore stretching from Revelstoke to Castlegar for fishing, swimming, paddling and power boating. For some simply soaking in the wonderful local hot springs is reward enough.

    The more active outdoors enthusiast can choose between downhill, cross country and helijet skiing extraordaire plus unspoiled wilderness for hiking, mountaineering, and communion with nature.

    For further information:

    http://www.bcadventure.com/adventure/explore/kootenays/cities/nakusp.htm

    http://www.britishcolumbia.com/regions/towns/?townID=3506

    Nakusp is also surprisingly close to the cities of Revelstoke (59 miles) and Nelson (93 miles) and Nakusp has an airport for private use.

    Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) this position requires strong accountancy skills and familiarity with the VADIM software program or alternatively a senior level of financial management and the aptitude to learn that program quickly and efficiently. Backing up the busy and creative CAO, plus serving as the CAO in his absence, there are creative challenges in abundance for a person who has good organizational, administrative, financial, and communication skills. We are seeking a self motivated multi tasker who has a demonstrated ability to communicate and deal effectively with the public. Good computer skills including, but not limited to proficiency with word, excel and outlook are very important.

    In addition to the opportunity to live, work and play in this beautiful area the position offers an attractive salary and benefit package with a maximum 2009 salary of $76,000 dependent on qualifications and experience.

    A detailed job description is available from the consultant.

    To find out more about this exciting opportunity please contact the undersigned:

    Jim Craven
    James R. Craven and Associates Ltd.
    craven@telus.net


    Closing Date: February 8th, 2010.
    Please include telephone numbers and addresses of at least 3 references.





    Penticton : Manager of Planning

    Join the City of Penticton and live right in the centre of the exciting atmosphere of the South Okanagan. We offer competitive wages, a great working environment and a top-notch benefit package. Our excellent flex time program will allow you to get involved in an active Okanagan lifestyle, taking part in activities from snow sports to water sports, winery tours to golf, and much more.

    The sunny shores of Okanagan Lake and Skaha Lake welcome you to work and play in the great wine country. The beautiful vistas of vineyards, hills and valleys of fruit growing country along with the four- season semi arid mild climate make this one of the most special places to live in Canada. Penticton has a population of 44,000.

    The delightful downtown core offers sophisticated shopping yet maintains that small town feeling. Every outdoor activity is available including golfing, skiing, sailing, swimming, hiking, and gardening.

    For further information about this exciting and challenging Manager of Planning opportunity including job descriptions, and salary range, please contact the undersigned.

    For further information about Penticton as a place to live refer to these websites:

    www.penticton.ca
    www.penticton.ca/city/city_admin/

    Jim Craven
    James R. Craven and Associates Ltd.
    craven@telus.net
    jrcraven.ca


    250-744-9455






    Village of Queen Charlotte : CAO

    The mystical islands of Haida Gwaii beckon with this opportunity to live and work in BC’s “Galapagos of the North.” The islands’ sandy beaches and old growth forests, surrounded by Hecate Strait and the Pacific Ocean, are an artist’s paradise and full of recreational opportunities. Haida Gwaii is on the forefront of the province’s political change. Shared forestry tenure, joint economic planning and joint ventures are on the table and you must be able to view change as opportunity.

    The Village of Queen Charlotte is located on picturesque shores of Skidegate Inlet. Formerly called Queen Charlotte City this town has a population of 1,050 and is a new municipality of 4 years. It is served directly by BC Ferries and seaplanes from Prince Rupert, BC and daily Air Canada service to Vancouver via the Sandspit Airport. All amenities are available on Haida Gwaii/Queen Charlotte Islands. For more complete coverage view web sites:

    www.britishcolumbia.com/regions/towns/?townID=3892

    and the community’s own:

    www.queencharlotte.ca

    The Village is working on its Official Community Plan with zoning and other bylaws to follow. There is a monthly town newsletter, the Village Voice and monthly community brown bag lunches with Mayor and Council. A second water supply, town square and community park are funded projects currently on the go.

    Potential candidates must have 5 years experience in a senior administrative position working directly with elected officials. The successful applicant will be building the policy and bylaw framework for our new municipality, managing day-to-day affairs, mentoring administration for public works and playing a key role in planning and economic development.

    Applicants should be ambitious, self-motivated and willing to apply hands-on energy to this exciting challenge. Good communication skills both verbal and written are essential.

    Candidates should enjoy playing an effective role interfacing with all the stakeholder groups of the community. A knowledge and understanding of First Nations issues is also important in order to work effectively with the neighbouring community of Skidegate and the Council of the Haida Nation, with which we have a signed protocol agreement to work together for the well-being of the islands and the people.

    Queen Charlotte has very good value for your housing dollar and that coupled with a generous benefit package makes this an attractive opportunity.

    For information about a position that could change your life and a complete job description please contact the undersigned:

    Jim Craven
    James R. Craven and Associates Ltd.
    craven@telus.net
    www.jrcraven.ca
    250 - 744- 9455
    3 references please

    Closing date: November 16th, 2009.
    Location: Queen Charlotte
    Date Posted: Monday, October 26, 2009
    Posting Expires: Monday, November 16, 2009





    Campbell River : Transportation Manager and Utilities Manager

    Two great jobs in one great city – Transportation Manager and Utilities Manager invite your excellent application.

    Join an inspired management team and work and play in Campbell River, one of the most desirable Cities on Vancouver Island.

    This beautiful city by the sea on the east coast of Vancouver Island is also known as the “Salmon Capital” of the world. The mountains, forests, lakes and rivers make this a coveted environment to fish, boat, hike, ski and experience a high quality of living. The area combines an abundance of unspoiled wilderness with a generous variety of amenities in the form of schools, hospitals, shops, recreation facilities, social activities and service clubs.

    For further information on this great location see:
    http://www.campbellriverchamber.ca.ca/
    http://www.crmuseum.ca/

    Interested applicants are invited to electronically send their resumes including 3 references before the closing date of November 16th, 2009.

    Detailed job descriptions, organization charts, salary scales and other information about these two wonderful opportunities can be obtained from the undersigned:

    Jim Craven craven@telus.net 250-744-9455
    Bill Eccleston redbird1@shaw.ca 250-474-5357
    James R. Craven and Associates Ltd.
    http://www.jrcraven.ca/





    Campbell River : Band Manager - Campbell River Indian Band

    The exciting adventure of living on the east coast of Vancouver Island in the “Salmon Capital of the World” awaits the qualified individual for the position of Band manager of the Campbell River Indian Band. This area of sea, mountains, rivers and forests is one of the most coveted places to live with its abundant opportunities to fish, boat, hike, ski and experience all round high quality living. The area abounds with wildlife and is generously supplied with appropriate amenities in the form of schools, hospitals, shops, and social activities.

    This Indian Band is known as one of the most progressive in the Province of B.C. with proven achievements including a harbor for Cruise Ships, successful Shopping Malls, and incredible Art for display and for sale. Therefore, this is a unique leadership position that combines private and public sector responsibilities. The organization provides a full range of community services to the Band as well as serving the community as a business partner in local economic development.

    Reporting to the Chief and Council and serving as the link between the Chief and Council and the staff in the band Office, the Band Manager will be tasked with the responsibility of implementing Council initiatives, managing the Band Office, and delivering member services and programs.

    With a strong background in business leadership, this collaborator will carry the roles of advisor, manager, coach and mentor, will have excellent communications and interpersonal skills and abilities, and will be able to effectively liaise with the Chief & Council, Band, Office Staff, Band Members, business community, and various levels of government and Crown Corporations.

    To further explore check out these websites:
    www.campbellriverchamber.ca
    www.crmuseum.ca

    To make application to this position or to find out more about it, please contact the undersigned:

    Jim Craven
    James R. Craven and Associates Ltd.
    craven@telus.net
    250-744-9455
    www.jrcraven.ca

    Closing Date: October 19, 2009.
    3 references please
    Location: Campbell River
    Date Posted: Monday, September 28, 2009
    Posting Expires: Monday, October 19, 2009





    City of Duncan : Director of Development Services

    The City of Duncan is seeking a positive, self-motivated, and innovative Planner to join our senior management team and lead our Development Services Department in guiding the City as it faces the exciting challenges ahead.

    Duncan is located on Vancouver Island in the heart of the ‘Warmland’ – the Cowichan Valley, mid-way between Nanaimo and Victoria. This compact city offers high quality living and acts as the commercial centre of a trading area serving a population of approximately 75,000 people.

    Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, the newly created position of Director of Development Services is to provide leadership and direction for all aspects of planning, development, and land use issues, and will supervise a small department consisting of planning; building and fire inspection; business licensing; and bylaw enforcement activities pertaining to land use.

    This high profile role is to ensure that the City is developed in accordance with City bylaws and meets the appropriate aesthetic, environmental, functional, safety, and quality of life standards. Major areas of responsibility include land use planning, development approvals, subdivision reviews, coordinating the public input process on development projects and land use issues; overseeing the update and administration of the Zoning Bylaw; advocacy for environmental protection; and liaising with and engaging a variety of internal and external contacts/groups concerning general planning trends and community development applications to ensure community awareness and involvement. The planning component of the position is carried out in the context of the almost fully developed commercial and residential nature of the City, where planning issues tend to focus on infill management, heritage conservation, redevelopment incentives and control, densification, sustainability, and environmental stewardship.

    This is a “hands on” position that requires strong written and verbal communication skills, a commitment to delivering high quality customer service, and a full understanding of provincial planning legislation and related statutes and acts. This position will involve attendance and presentations at Council, Committee, and Public Hearings/meetings to provide advice, information, and explain policies and procedures relative to projects, and may involve projects requiring in-depth research and major policy recommendations.

    Preferred candidates will offer:

  • a University degree in land use planning, or other related field;
  • a minimum of five years of management related experience in local government land use planning and development control, with preference given to BC experience;
  • membership or eligibility for membership in the Canadian Institute of Planners and PIBC;
  • a strong working knowledge of BC legislation, regulations, legal frameworks, and procedures that regulate planning, development, and subdivision;
  • a valid B.C. Drivers License. Qualified candidates are invited to submit their detailed resume, covering letter, and three references in confidence by 4:00 p.m. Friday, October 2, 2009 to the attention of;
    Jim Craven, James R. Craven and Associates Ltd.,
    craven@telus.net
    250-744-9455

    We thank all applicants, but only those being considered for interviews will be contacted.

    Location: Duncan
    Date Posted: Tuesday, September 08, 2009
    Posting Expires: Friday, October 02, 2009





    Village of Cache Creek : Chief Financial Officer / Deputy Corporate Officer

    Situated at the junction of the Trans Canada Highway and Highway 97, the historical Village of Cache Creek is famous for being the half way stop for gold prospectors on the Cariboo gold rush trail in the 1800’s. www.cachecreekvillage.com

    Vancouver is a four hour drive through the scenic Fraser Canyon and Kamloops is a quick drive of an hour through the rolling rangelands above the Thompson River. Cache Creek has a friendly ambience with a population of approximately 1200. The area abounds with outdoor opportunities for hunting, fishing, biking, snowmobiling, cross country skiing and ice fishing. The desert climate is invigorating with plenty of sunshine both winter and summer.

    Over the years Cache Creek has pioneered major creative revenue producing agreements with other organizations and local governments, placing the Village on a stable financial footing and building up reserves.

    Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) this position requires strong accountancy skills and someone with experience in municipal administration or a strong aptitude to learn. Backing up the busy and creative CAO, serving as the CAO in his absence, creative challenges are here in abundance for a person who has good organizational, administrative, financial, managerial and communication skills. We are seeking a self motivated multi tasker who has a demonstrated ability to communicate and deal effectively with the public. Good computer skills including, but not limited to proficiency with word, excel and outlook are very important.

    In addition to the opportunity to live, work and play in the “Heart of Beautiful and Diverse Gold Country,” www.exploregoldcountry.com, the position offers an attractive salary and benefit package with a salary range of $65,000 - $75,000 dependent on qualifications and experience.

    A detailed job description is available from the consultant.

    To find out more about this exciting opportunity please contact the undersigned:

    Jim Craven
    James R. Craven and Associates Ltd.
    craven@telus.net
    250-744-9455
    jrcraven.ca

    Closing Date: October 19th, 2009.
    3 references please
    Location: Cache Creek
    Date Posted: Monday, September 28, 2009
    Posting Expires: Monday, October 19, 2009





    Victoria : Utility Operator Level 4 – Corix Utilities

    Corix Utilities develops customized water, wastewater and energy systems and provides field metering services for clients across North America. Our clients include municipalities, resort properties, gas, water and electric utilities, developers and institutions.

    JOB SUMMARY

    If you’re someone who is able to navigate through any challenge and are looking for a long term career with a chance to have fun at work, you will fit right in. Corix Utilities has an immediate career opportunity for a Level IV Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator in Victoria at the world renowned Dockside Green Wastewater Treatment Plant. You will lead the team, supervise operators and contractors who are engaged in the operation and maintenance of the wastewater treatment plant, collection system and treated effluent distribution for the Dockside Green community. This position offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package which includes, health, dental and vision care.

    PRIMARY DUTIES

    Reporting to the Manager of Operations Vancouver Island
  • Operate and maintain a level 4 Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) as the Senior Plant Operator.
  • Participate in the full range of wastewater treatment operations, maintenance, and repair duties including implementation of a preventative maintenance program.
  • Maintain time, material and equipment use records; requisition supplies and materials. Prepare wastewater discharge reports; conduct process testing and other monitoring requirements in accordance with the Ministry of Environment Operational Certificate.
  • Evaluate operations and activities; recommend improvements and modifications; prepare various reports on the operation and maintenance of the WWTP and ancillary equipment.
  • Assist in the preparation of an annual operating budget for the WWTP and monitor expenditures.
  • Participate in the coordination of staff training. Mentor and provide direction to junior WWTP operators.
  • Conduct staff and safety meetings on a regular basis.
  • Answer questions and provide information to the client; investigate inquiries and recommend corrective action as necessary to resolve complaints.
  • At the request of the client facilitate tours of the WWTP.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

    Meets the physical requirements necessary to safely and effectively perform required duties. Knowledge of water and wastewater treatment principles, practices, methods and procedures.
  • Proven leadership and supervisory abilities. Principles of personnel supervision, training and evaluation.
  • Safe work practices in accordance with corporate policy and Work Safe BC regulations.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative-working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Knowledge of methods and precautions in storing/handling of chemicals.
  • Ability to operate and maintain membrane wastewater treatment plant equipment.
  • Perform and interpret standardized process control tests and adjust plant equipment and process appropriately.
  • Maintain records and prepare routine reports as required by BC Ministry of Environment.
  • Knowledge of SCADA systems.

    WORKING CONDITIONS

    Work in wastewater collection system and wastewater treatment plant environments; exposure to water, chemicals, hazardous materials, and noise; heavy lifting/moving, standing, climbing. Required to work in confined spaces and fall protection areas.

    EXPERIENCE/REQUIREMENTS

  • High school diploma, GED or equivalent , and Level IV Environmental Operators Certification Program (EOCP) Wastewater Treatment Plant Operation Certificate in British Columbia or recognized equivalent certification from another Canadian province transferable to British Columbia OR;
  • Level III EOCP Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator with 1800 instructional hours or 180 CEU's or 120 semester credits of post high school training recognized by EOCP in the water or wastewater field; and a minimum of three(3) years operating experience at a class 3 or higher WWTP facility and one and one half (1.5) years of direct responsible charge at a class 3 or higher WWTP facility.
  • Experience with GE/Zenon membrane technology a definite asset
  • Proven interpersonal, oral, and written communication. skills.

    SPECIAL SKILLS

  • Knowledge and experience in laboratory testing procedures required
  • Good mechanical aptitude
  • Class 5 BC Driver’s license
  • Valid First Aid Level I Certificate preferred.
  • Valid Chlorine Handling certification preferred
  • Valid Confined space training preferred
  • Knowledge of WHMIS procedures
  • Ability to maintain operational records and logs as required using MS Word and MS Excel and to communicate via email using MS Outlook

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Physically fit, with periodic handling objects up to 30kg.
  • Must be able to walk/stand for long periods of time.

    Candidates are invited to submit their resume in confidence to:
    Jim Craven ( James craven And Associates Ltd.)
    250-744-9455
    craven@telus.net
    Closing Date May 27, 2009 June 15th, 2009.







    Yekooche First Nation : General Manager

    Adventure in working and living in the gorgeous wilds of Northern British Columbia could be the right opportunity for the qualified individual. This small community is located between the beautiful Stuart and Babine Lakes.

    History abounds with the First Nation people living here. How exciting to be a part of “history in the making” with one of Northern British Columbia’s first contemporary Treaties. The Yekooche First Nation is in stage 5 of a 6 stage treaty process anticipating signing a treaty settlement soon.

    The community is approximately 85km from Fort St. James and has 227 Registered Members with about 100 living on reserve. Presently there is a Band Office, Public Works Office, School (Pre School, Elementary and Junior High School), a Community Learning Centre, a Health & Resource Centre and approximately 43 homes, 9 of which are designated for non-member staff.

    There is also a Finance Office located in Prince George. Candidates are required to spend a minimum of 10 working days each month living at the community non-member staff accommodations and the remainder of the time working at the Prince George office.

    Refer to these websites for information regarding the community and surrounding area:

    www.yekooche.com/yekoochehistory.htm

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yekooche_First_Nation

    A job description is available from the undersigned. The salary will be commensurate with the experience, education, training and qualifications of the applicant.

    Those wishing to submit their application and resumes or discuss the position should contact Mr. Jim Craven by email at craven@telus.net on or before March 23rd April 6th, 2009.

    Jim Craven
    James R Craven and Associates,
    www.jrcraven.ca
    Tel 250-744-9455
    Please include 3 references





    Skeena-Queen Charlotte Regional District : Deputy CAO

    One of the most enchanting and scenic areas of coastal British Columbia has an opening for an energetic and qualified Deputy Chief Administrative Officer. Steeped in an aura of magical misty rainforest and First Nations history, surrounded by the sea and mountains, both the offshore islands and mainland captivate with a spell of mystery and beauty.

    The haunting call of the Raven and the Eagle soaring above has attracted people from all over the world. The Regional District continues a collaboration which includes resource extraction and commercial fishing on one side to First Nations culture and the biodiversity of wilderness parks famous around the world.

    The Skeena-Queen Charlotte Regional District is seeking a talented individual to fill the position of Deputy CAO. The successful candidate will have demonstrated success in leadership and operational positions within a municipal environment and will be knowledgeable of key functions of municipal and regional government. Completion of a relevant degree supplemented by courses in municipal administration is desirable but an equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered. A strong interest in the area will be a requirement. An ability to work under minimal supervision as well as excellent interpersonal, presentation, time management and organization skills are essential.

    The Deputy CAO will provide operational support to the Regional District’s CAO with primary responsibilities in the area of corporate administration including preparation of agenda and minutes for Board and committee meetings, processing of correspondence, preparation of bylaws and records management. However, the specific role and responsibilities of this position will be refined with consideration of the skills, knowledge and the abilities of the successful candidate.

    The Regional District offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefit package based on the experience and qualifications of the successful applicant.

    A job description is available from the consultant.

    Qualified applicants are requested to their resume and 3 references plus a covering letter to:

    Jim Craven
    James R. Craven and Associates Ltd.
    craven@telus.net
    250-744-9455
    jrcraven.ca
    Closing Date: February 23rd, 2009.

    We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those short listed for interviews will be contacted.








    Cultus Lake : Park Manager/Chief Administrative Officer

    Experience a little bit of heaven as you fulfill your working potential. A choice opportunity has opened up in the beautiful and much loved cottage and camping country of Cultus Lake. Abounding in everything it covers the full range of adventures such as rafting, or golfing and fishing to the simplicity of lakeside relaxation. This lovely place is only 10 km from the City of Chilliwack and approximately 80 km south of Vancouver. For more information check out the website:

    http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/cultus_lk/

    http://www.britishcolumbia.com/regions/towns/?town!D=3358

    Cultus Lake Park Board is presently seeking a Chief Administrative Officer/ Parks Manager. This position is the key link between the Board, Management, Union and non-union staff and the residents of the Park. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain a high profile in the community, and be actively involved in directing all the departments of the Park Board. This is a rare and attractive blend of adventure and challenge for someone who enjoys a career of innovation and change.

    The ideal candidate will be a creative and energetic manager or municipal administrator, who is excited about the ongoing activities and potential outcomes of the governance review currently underway at the Park Board, located on the shores of Cultus Lake near the City of Chilliwack. The Park was established under the 1932 private members bill now referred to as the Cultus Lake Park Act and consists of 640 acres of one of B.C.'s more famous outdoor recreation destination areas in the lower mainland. Working closely with the Chair, Commissioners and staff, the successful candidate will assume responsibility for the operation of the Cultus Lake Park Board and its associated functions. The position is comparable to a City Manager of a smaller sized local government of 4,000 citizens, with added responsibilities ranging from developing, managing, and leasing lands (ranging from commercial to high-end residential) and overseeing businesses.

    The position requires a high level of expertise in government management. The successful candidate will play an integral role in the implementation of the outcome of the governance review.

    The range of activity will require tact and diplomacy skills and the ability to work with staff and elected representatives from Local, Regional and First Nations Governments, and the development of cooperative service initiatives and other functions.

    An important part of the position will be to promote the prosperity of this well-established Park Community. The successful candidate will encourage sound policies and practices in finances, economics and law. The candidate should possess superb communication skills, both written and verbal. The Board is looking for a multi-tasker with strong management skills, diverse talents and a proven track record in a similar land management scenario or municipality. Additional talents in public works and other local government skills would be useful.

    The salary and benefits are generous and would be commensurate with the skills and experience of the candidate. A job description is available from the Consultant. Please include the telephone numbers of 3 references with your resume. Candidates are invited to submit their resume in confidence to:

    Jim Craven
    James R. Craven and Associates Ltd.
    Telephone250-744-9455
    craven@telus.net

    Closing Date February 23rd, 2009.










    Village of Cache Creek : Chief Financial Officer – Deputy Corporate Administrative Officer (CFO – DCAO)

    Situated at the junction of the Trans Canada Highway and Highway 97, the historical Village of Cache Creek is famous for being the half way stop for gold prospectors on the Cariboo gold rush trail in the 1800’s.

    www.cachecreekvillage.com

    Vancouver is a four hour drive through the scenic Fraser Canyon and Kamloops is a quick drive of an hour through the rolling rangelands above the Thompson River. Cache Creek has a friendly ambience with a population of approximately 1200. The area abounds with outdoor opportunities for hunting, fishing, biking, snowmobiling, cross country skiing and ice fishing. The desert climate is invigorating with plenty of sunshine both winter and summer.

    Over the years Cache Creek has pioneered major creative revenue producing agreements with other organizations and local governments, placing the Village on a stable financial footing and building up reserves.

    Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) this position requires strong accountancy skills and someone with experience in municipal administration or a strong aptitude to learn. Backing up the busy and creative CAO, serving as the CAO in his absence, creative challenges are here in abundance for a person who has good organizational, administrative, financial, and communication skills. We are seeking a self motivated multi tasker who has a demonstrated ability to communicate and deal effectively with the public. Good computer skills including, but not limited to proficiency with word, excel and outlook are very important.

    In addition to the opportunity to live, work and play in the “Heart of Beautiful and Diverse Gold Country,” www.exploregoldcountry.com, the position offers an attractive salary and benefit package with a salary range of $ 70,000 - 75,000 dependent on qualifications and experience.

    A detailed job description is available from the consultant.

    To find out more about this exciting opportunity please contact the undersigned:

    Jim Craven
    James R. Craven and Associates Ltd.
    craven@telus.net

    Closing Date: April 13th, 2009. 3 references please








    Alberni Clayoquot Regional District : Director of Environmental Management

    This Regional District is responsible for the careful stewardship of a wild and beautiful area which is located in the mid west coast and interior of Vancouver Island. It features surf beaches, rain forest, alpine country, large lakes, steaming hot springs and the beautiful communities of Port Alberni, Tofino and Ucluelet.

    The office is located in the City of Port Alberni less than an hours drive away from the eastern side of Vancouver Island and the communities of Qualicum, Parksville and Nanaimo.

    The ideal candidate will be creative and energetic; an excellent communicator; and an engineer or technician with a solid background in Environmental Engineering. This person will report directly to the Chief Administrative Officer and will also be expected to work effectively and cooperatively with the Electoral Area Directors of this diverse and talented Board.

    As Director of Environmental Management you be responsible for the management and operation of two regional waste management areas (and landfills), two airports, three community and regional parks, summer programs, and other outside operations.

    You will manage two full time, four part time/seasonal, and seventeen contract staff. Coordinating projects with engineering consultants, utility companies, developers, contractors, general public, other government agencies and elected officials will test your management skills.

    In addition to financial management, preparation and accountability for capital projects, engineering services and department budgets; a solid waste program including developing new recycling programs will test your ability to do more with less.

    The demonstrated ability to think creatively outside regular paradigms will be essential.

    A job description is available from the undersigned. The salary will be commensurate with the experience, education, training and qualifications of the applicant. The Port Alberni housing market provides good value for price.

    For further details about the regional district see the website at Alberni Clayoquot Regional District.

    Those wishing to submit their application, resumes and 3 references, or discuss the position should contact Mr. Jim Craven by email at craven@telus.net on or before January 30th, 2009.

    Jim Craven
    James R Craven and Associates,
    www.jrcraven.ca
    Tel 250-744-9455
    Please remember to include 3 references









    District of Houston : CAO

    Live the life of the northern way in the delightful District of Houston.

    Situated at the meeting place of the Morice and Bulkley Rivers the District offers fantastic fishing opportunities including steelhead, spring and coho salmon. The locals love to call it the World Steelhead Capital, which is quite true.

    Houston lies beyond the foothills of the Coastal mountains at an elevation of 594 meters (1,949 ft.) above sea level. This community has a population of 3,163+ and is 305 kilometers (190 miles) west of the city of Prince George.

    Opportunities abound for golfing with two golf courses available and for cross-country skiing and hiking with the Morice Mountain Nordic Ski Club trails.

    The town offers shops and services to fill most needs of daily living and more. Lovely homes with low prices make this an exciting adventure. Further information can be explored on the following web sites:

    http://bccommunities.ca/houston/index.php
    http://www.houston.ca/siteengine/activepage.asp
    http://homesforsale.com/homes_in_houston.htm

    A qualified generic leader, with good communication skills, and a degree or certificate in management such as an MBA, MPA, CA, or CGA or similar qualification who has demonstrated proficiency in a similar senior management will be carefully considered.

    Local government experience will be an asset but will not be essential.

    This is a great opportunity for an ambitious, energetic, networker who already would enjoy the outdoors, living and contributing in a vibrant community, and networking with a spirited and gifted Municipal Council and Staff.

    A complete job description is available from the consultant.

    The salary grid for this position ranges from $94,545 to $112,272 depending on qualifications and experience.

    We are available to discuss this position at 250- 744- 9455 or at the address hereunder.

    Interested candidates are invited in to apply in confidence to:

    Jim Craven
    James R. Craven and Associates Ltd.
    craven@telus.net
    jrcraven.ca
    Closing date: January 23rd, 2009.









    Regional District of North Okanagan : Director of Engineering Services

    A year-round tourist destination with spectacular scenery, the Regional District of North Okanagan www.nord.ca is one of the most attractive and desirable places to live in the beautiful Okanagan Valley of British Columbia. Surrounded by lakes, streams, mountains and good weather, there is an abundance of all-season recreation as well as excellent shopping, education, and health services.

    Committed to excellence and quality service, the Regional District of North Okanagan provides a wide range of engineering services on a regional and sub-regional basis to its Electoral Areas and member municipalities including: City of Vernon, Armstrong, Enderby, Coldstream, Spallumcheen, and Lumby.

    As a member of the senior management team and reporting to the Administrator, the Director of Engineering Services, is responsible for the Regional District Engineering Department including the day-to-day leadership and management of: the Greater Vernon Water Team, the development and implementation of Water Policy and Programs, Infrastructure Services, and assisting with Environmental Services including Waste Reduction, Recycling and Disposal Facilities. The successful candidate will require a strong background in Water Systems Management in order to lead and provide overall project management to the design and construction of significant expansion to the utilities.

    This Professional Engineer will have engineering, project management and leadership and management experience within a consulting and/ or municipal organization and have extensive knowledge of the principles and practices of Civil Engineering as applied to the design, construction, operation and maintenance of municipal engineering infrastructure. If strong communication skills combined with political savvy have enabled you to enjoy a successful career of growth with advancement, please e-mail your resume to both email addresses noted below:

    Jim Craven craven@telus.net
    (250) 744-9455

    Bill Eccleston eccleston@shaw.ca
    (250) 474-5357
    Cell (250) 514-9616

    James R. Craven & Associates Ltd.
    Closing Date 4:30pm Friday Oct. 31, 2008








    Islands Trust Regional Planning Manager

    Join us in our challenging mission to protect one of the most cherished parts of the British Columbia coast - the Islands Trust Area - a scenic archipelago of international significance: 13 major islands and more than 450 smaller islands. Our islands are characterized by outstanding scenery and recreational opportunities, vital communities and habitat for an exceptional variety of species, some found nowhere else in Canada.

    The Islands Trust is a federation of independent and special-purpose local governments that are responsible for land use planning and conservation on BC's southern coastal islands. We have a unique provincial mandate to preserve and protect the communities, culture and environment of this special place. Our mandate underlies our work, including the development of official community plans, zoning and other land use bylaws, and the way that we consider development applications.

    This Regional Office is a stand alone work unit providing planning and regulatory services to Saltspring Island. The Regional Planning Manager (RPM) ensures the work unit’s effectiveness through leadership in day to day operations, effective management, supervision, and evaluation. The RPM provides senior planning advice to local trust committees in the Trust area advising, consulting and establishing strategic direction. For a full job description and an organization chart please contact the undersigned.

    We are looking for an energetic, innovative, motivated and well-organized manager with excellent interpersonal skills plus a strong customer service ethic. Reporting directly to the Director, Local Planning Services you become part of a team dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in land use planning, client service, performance management and staff engagement.

    Education and experience includes a graduate degree in planning or another relevant field such as geography or environmental science, five years in the planning field with local government, demonstrated supervisory and or management experience.

    For an opportunity to experience a challenging career and live and work in a beautiful area please send your resume to:

    Jim Craven
    James R. Craven and Associates
    jrcraven.ca
    craven@telus.net
    250 – 744- 9455
    3 references please
    Closing Date: October 27th, 2008 at 5pm








    District of Saanich : Manager of Transportation

    Welcome to high quality living from every standpoint. This municipality has a population of approximately 110,000 who enjoy high standards of stewardship of their environment.

    Beautiful parks, seashores, a sunny temperate climate, sylvan forests, lakes, pastoral scenes and exceptional choices of residential areas are available to find your own little paradise in which to dwell.

    Cycle to work and walk your dog in off leash areas. Swim, golf, sail, row, run and garden all year round.

    This area includes the University of Victoria and borders the City of Victoria to the south. The delightful Districts of Central Saanich and North Saanich and the City of Sidney lie to the north.

    One has the advantage of having a great many amenities close at hand including first rate medical care, international entertainment, and fantastic shopping combined with a pleasant setting.

    For further information and details regarding the area and real estate please refer to these web sites:

    www.gov.saanich.bc.ca

    www.saanichbc.com

    www.relocate-canada.com/bc/saanich.htm

    The District of Saanich is seeking the services of a Transportation Professional to manage the Transportation Section of the Engineering Department. The Manager is responsible for the operation and planning of approximately 550 kilometers of municipal roadways and an annual budget of $5 million plus.

    You need experience managing professional design, large capital projects, and an in depth knowledge of current concepts in transportation.

    You have skills and experience in traffic calming, transportation demand management, road safety audits, and the planning and design of facilities for non motorized traffic.

    You will enjoy meeting community groups on site and soliciting input from stakeholders in the neighborhood.

    Strong communications are involved in both small and large settings. Negotiation, public speaking, and a passion for finding agreement will be important to the Recruiting Committee.

    Education and Experience:

  • an undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering or equivalent with additional training in transportation modeling and analysis;
  • eligibility for registration as a P. Eng or the ability to commit to that within a very short time frame;
  • experience in transportation design and planning preferably in a local government environment. A detailed job description is available from the Search Consultant. Please contact the undersigned for more details:

    Jim Craven
    James R. Craven and Associates
    jrcraven.ca
    craven@telus.net
    250 – 744- 9455
    3 references please
    Close October 20th 2008









    Village of Queen Charlotte : CAO

    The mystical islands of Haida Gwaii beckon with this opportunity to live and work in BC’s “Galapagos of the North.” Presented with endless sandy beaches to stroll and splendid forests with massive moss groundcover to marvel at, one is also steeped into the natural wonder of nature and the profound history of the Haida people and the early Spanish explorers.

    The Village of Queen Charlotte is a charming hub in an exquisite setting by the sea. Formerly called Queen Charlotte City this town has a population of 1,250 and is a new municipality of 3 years. It is served directly by BC Ferries from Prince Rupert, BC and Air Canada via the Sandspit Airport. All amenities are available in the Queen Charlotte Islands. For more complete coverage view web sites:

    www.britishcolumbia.com/regions/towns/?townID=3892

    Potential candidates must have several years experience in a senior administrative position working directly with elected officials. The successful applicant will be managing the day- to- day affairs of the municipality, mentoring administration for public works and will play a key role in economic development, looking at new business opportunities for the community especially with a green slant. Therefore, it is vital for the individual to have good communication skills both verbal and written. The Village has just completed an Official Community Plan, and would request that the applicant be an ambitious, self-motivated person willing to apply energy to this exciting challenge.

    Also most importantly along with proven organizational abilities, there needs to be an understanding of First Nation issues.

    For information about this position and a job description please contact the undersigned:

    Jim Craven
    James R. Craven and Associates Ltd.
    craven@telus.net
    www.jrcraven.ca
    250 - 744- 9455
    3 references please
    Closing date: October 6th, 2008.









    District of Tofino, BC - Chief Administrative Officer

    One of the most exciting eco adventure areas of our country has an opening for an experienced individual who loves a challenge and would enjoy the opportunity to be involved in the responsibility of this booming tourist town. This leading edge community on the western edge of the great Pacific Ocean is situated in Clayoquot Sound at the northern boundary of Pacific Rim National Park. All the wonderful pleasures of kayaking, whale watching, extraordinary beachcombing, storm watching, surfing and salmon fishing are in abundance. All amenities are available including schools, shopping, RCMP and a hospital. For further information:

    http://www.bcadventure.com/adventure/explore/island/cities/tofino.htm.

    The Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) is the principal appointed officer of the District and performs the duties of CAO, which includes, but is not limited to:

    a) Managing the overall administrative operations of the District;
    b) Providing general direction to department heads and senior managers;
    c) Making recommendations to District Council on operational, technical and
    staff matters that are under the purview of the District;
    d) Working with the public to address concerns and requests.

    The ideal candidate will be a seasoned professional, with lots of experience in similar assignments, will have an appreciation of good government and a sense of adventure. An appreciation of the environment, communities, and the “joie de vie” of this gorgeous part of British Columbia will be equally important.

    The incumbent should have knowledge of accounting practices and procedures, fund accounting, administrative practices and procedures, the Local Government Act and related statutes and parliamentary procedure and practices. The incumbent should have strong personal attributes in areas such as leadership, diplomacy and the ability to communicate very well. The demonstrated ability to provide management, organizational and financial leadership is a strong asset.

    A complete job description is available from the consultant. The salary is in the $90,000 range and additional benefits are generous.

    Interested parties are invited to apply to:
    Jim Craven
    James R. Craven and Associates Ltd.
    Telephone 250-744-9455
    mailto:craven@telus.net
    http://www.jrcraven.ca
    Please include 3 references
    Closing date September 8th, 2008









    Campbell River Indian Band -- Band Manager

    The exciting adventure of living on the east coast of Vancouver Island in the “Salmon Capital of the World” awaits the qualified individual for the position of Band manager of the Campbell River Indian Band. This area of sea, mountains, rivers and forests is one of the most coveted places to live with its abundant opportunities to fish, boat, hike, ski and experience all round high quality living. The area abounds with wildlife and is generously supplied with appropriate amenities in the form of schools, hospitals, shops, and social activities.

    This Indian Band is known as one of the most progressive in the Province of B.C. with proven achievements including a harbor for Cruise Ships, successful Shopping Malls, and incredible Art for display and for sale. Therefore, this is a unique leadership position that combines private and public sector responsibilities. The organization provides a full range of community services to the Band as well as serving the community as a business partner in local economic development.

    Reporting to the Chief and Council and serving as the link between the Chief and Council and the staff in the band Office, the Band Manager will be tasked with the responsibility of implementing Council initiatives, managing the Band Office, and delivering member services and programs.

    With a strong background in business leadership, this entrepreneurial collaborator will carry the roles of advisor, manager, coach and mentor, will have excellent communications and interpersonal skills and abilities, and will be able to effectively liaise with the Chief & Council, Band, Office Staff, Band Members, business community, and various levels of government and Crown Corporations.

    To explore further check out these websites:
    www.campbellriverchamber.ca
    www.crmuseum.ca
    www.ainc-inac.gc.ca/nr/ecd/bc/dhm_e.html

    To make application to this position or to find out more about it, please contact the undersigned; applicants should include 3 references.
    Jim Craven
    James R. Craven and Associates Ltd.
    craven@telus.net
    250-744-9455
    www.jrcraven.ca
    Closing Date: September 8th, 2008.









    District of Clearwater : Director of Finance

    Adventure Starts Here! Located at the entrance to the world famous Wells Gray Park, Clearwater is your gateway to a unique lifestyle and a lifetime of continued adventure including: biking, boating, cross-country and down-hill skiing, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, snowmobiling, swimming and wildlife viewing. If you like an even greater adventure, trek the Trophy Mountain trails to view the many hectares of wild flowers or visit the impressive Helmcken Falls (three times higher than Niagara Falls)! This friendly and affordable community of 2,450 people is only 80 minutes from Kamloops and is ideal for young working families or individuals seeking a more relaxed lifestyle.

    The District requires a dynamic leader to join their management team as Director of Finance. The individual must be enthusiastic and highly motivated, excelling in municipal accounting with the ability to work in a challenging, fast paced office environment.

    Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, the successful candidate will be responsible for the statutory duties of financial officer as outlined in the Community Charter. You will provide support to the management team in strategic planning, budgeting, financial reporting and monitoring, risk management, information technology, human resources and corporate performance management. As our financial leader you will help to guide the community through this time of transition and provide strategic advice through the CAO and Council. You will maintain effective working relationships with staff, citizens, businesses, regional and neighbouring local governments, and other agencies and organizations.

    The successful candidate portrays demonstrated knowledge of and progressive experience in budget management, financial planning, and accounting. A professional accounting designation (CGA, CMA, CA) is required, supplemented by a minimum of five years of senior municipal or related accounting/financial and management experience. A good working knowledge of government and legislative financial management policies and standards is also required, with excellent communication, interpersonal and team leadership skills.

    The District offers a competitive salary, excellent benefits package, a supportive work environment and supports continued career and professional development. This is your opportunity to join a newly incorporated Municipality! Check out our website at www.districtofclearwater.com.

    Qualified applicants are invited to send their resumes, plus 3 references to:

    Jim Craven
    James R Craven & Associates Ltd,
    craven@telus.net
    250- 744-9455
    Closing Date: September 8th, 2008 at 5 pm.









    Alberni Clayoquot Regional District : Chief Administrative Officer

    This Regional District is responsible for the careful stewardship of a wild and beautiful area located in the mid west coast and interior of Vancouver Island. It features surf beaches, rain forest, alpine country, large lakes, steaming hot springs and the beautiful communities of Port Alberni, Tofino and Ucluelet.

    The office is located in the City of Port Alberni less than an hours drive away from the eastern side of Vancouver Island and the communities of Qualicum, Parksville and Nanaimo. The present CAO retires this year.

    The ideal candidate will be creative and energetic; an excellent communicator; a partner to a diverse Board; and a person with proven management and consensus building skills.

    Someone who is excited about the incredible potential of this challenging region with a proven track record in local government, particularly with Regional Districts, at a CAO or deputy CAO level would be ideal. You would see adversity as an opportunity, make difficult decisions with wisdom, dispatch, and a sense of humour. Mentoring the small staff, liaising with First Nations, working closely with economic development and environmental concerns and thinking for the future will occupy your busy day.

    You will assume responsibility for the day to day operation of the Regional District and liaise regularly with the Electoral Area Directors, Municipal Directors, and staff of the three member municipalities.

    The demonstrated ability to think creatively outside regular paradigms is essential. Additional training and experience in Planning, Engineering, Economic Development and Environmental Management would be considered an asset.

    A job description is available from the undersigned. The salary will be commensurate with the experience, education, training and qualifications of the applicant. The Port Alberni housing market provides good value for price.

    For further details about the regional district see the website at Alberni Clayoquot Regional District.

    Those wishing to submit their application and resumes should contact Mr. Jim Craven by email at craven@telus.net on or before September 15th, 2008.

    James R Craven and Associates,
    www.jrcraven.ca
    Tel 250-744-9455
    Please include 3 references










    Cache Creek : Chief Administrative Officer

    Situated at the junction of the Trans Canada Highway and Highway 97, the historical Village of Cache Creek is famous for being the half way stop for gold prospectors on the Cariboo gold rush trail in the 1800’s. www.cachecreekvillage.com

    Vancouver is a four hour drive through the scenic Fraser Canyon and Kamloops is a quick drive of an hour through the rolling rangelands above the Thompson River. Cache Creek has a friendly ambience with a population of approximately 1200. The area abounds with outdoor opportunities for hunting, fishing, biking, snowmobiling, cross country skiing and ice fishing. The desert climate is invigorating with plenty of sunshine both winter and summer.

    Over the years, the Village has pioneered major creative revenue producing agreements with other organizations and local governments, placing the Village on a stable financial footing and building up reserves.

    Reporting to the Mayor and Council, the Chief Administrative Officer is responsible for directing the operations of the entire range of services of the Village and building rapport with the various stakeholders of the community. Creative challenges are here in abundance for a leader who has good organizational, communication and demonstrated skills in local government.

    Qualifications:

  • Positive, self motivated visionary fluent in municipal affairs and policy
  • A demonstrated ability to communicate and deal effectively with the public and to build partnerships within the community
  • A minimum of 5 years experience in municipal administration at the management level
  • The ability to work collaboratively with the elected Local Government Team to promote and provide a strong vision and futuristic action for the community.
  • The ability to create and lead a cooperative and participative workplace environment with a cohesive team that promotes and sustains a productive workplace and excellent customer service
  • Good computer skills including, but not limited to proficiency with word, excel and outlook In addition to the opportunity to live, work and play in the “Heart of Beautiful and Diverse Gold Country,” www.exploregoldcountry.com, the position offers an attractive salary and benefit package with a salary range of $80,000 to $110,000 dependent on qualifications and experience.

    To find out more about this exciting opportunity please contact the undersigned:

    Jim Craven
    James R. Craven and Associates Ltd.
    craven@telus.net
    www.jrcraven.ca

    Closing Date: July 28th, 2008.
    3 references please
    Location: Cache Creek
    Date Posted: Monday, July 07, 2008
    Posting Expires: Monday, July 28, 2008









    District of Ucluelet : Chief Administrative Officer

    Here is a chance to live surrounded by mysterious inlets, mist shrouded rain forests, and endless sandy beaches. Take time for quiet reflection with nature's grandest view before you, watch whales from your doorstep, or yield to the wilder side with surfing, deep sea fishing, scuba-diving, and kayaking the wonderful waters.

    The District of Ucluelet, situated on the spectacularly rugged West Coast of Vancouver Island, is a dynamic and expanding community. We have a challenging and unique opportunity for an individual interested in leading change and challenging an excellent senior management team committed to delivery of quality service to its municipal constituents. Experience Ucluelet’s “Life on the Edge” philosophy in this award winning, small but progressive West Coast of Vancouver Island municipality.

    The rapidly growing population is presently around 2,000 with almost a 1,000,000 visitors per year. Several high end Hotel/Resorts compliment the area, along with Ucluelet’s world famous “Wild Pacific Trail”. An elite Jack Nicklaus golf course is under construction within the municipal boundaries. The heritage of a diverse working community prevails still recognizing its history of forestry and fishing while embracing tourism.

    If you have demonstrated organizational abilities, collaborative expertise, experience with supervising and motivating staff, a proven approach to innovative problem solving, strong computer skills and effective communication & interpersonal skills, then this is the position for you.

    Reporting to the Mayor and Council the Chief Administrative Officer is responsible for directing the operations of the entire range of services of the District and building rapport with the various stakeholders of the community.

    A degree in Public Administration or equivalent training combined with experience in a municipality or regional district at the CAO or deputy CAO level and at least 5 years in a municipal environment is required. Additional experience in Accounting, Planning, Engineering or Economic Development would also be interesting to the Recruiting Committee.

    A job description is available from the consultant.

    A competitive package of salary and benefits is offered. Qualified applicants should apply in writing providing a detailed resume, including 3 references and their telephone numbers by 4:30 p.m., Friday, July 11th, 2008.

    Jim Craven
    James R. Craven and Associates
    250-744-9455
    craven@telus.net
    www.jrcraven.ca
    Location: Ucluelet
    Date Posted: Friday, June 06, 2008
    Posting Expires: Friday, July 11, 2008









    Strathcona Regional District : Chief Administrative Officer (CAO)

    The Strathcona Regional District was created on February 15, 2008 when the former Comox Strathcona Regional District was restructured into two local governments.

    The region extends from the west coast of Vancouver Island including the communities of Gold River, Tahsis and Zeballos through to the east coast communities of Sayward and Campbell River and across the Discovery Islands and Desolation Sound to mainland British Columbia.

    The region is remarkable for its diversity and natural beauty. From the high alpine hiking and ski country of Strathcona Park to the sport fishing and wildlife viewing opportunities of its fresh and salt water assets, this region is immersed in a diversity of outdoor recreation, sport, arts and cultural opportunities. It is a region worthy of careful stewardship by skilled and capable elected and appointed officials.

    The ideal candidate will be creative and energetic; an excellent communicator; a partner to a talented and diverse Board; and a person with proven management and consensus building skills.

    We are looking for someone who is excited about the incredible potential of this challenging region and a person who has a proven track record in local government, particularly with Regional Districts, at a CAO or deputy CAO level. We are seeking someone who sees adversity as an opportunity and who can make difficult decisions with wisdom, dispatch, and a sense of humour. This is a rare opportunity to work closely with an enthusiastic Board of Directors in creating a service delivery system from the ground up.

    Working very closely with the Chair, members of the Board and Staff, you will assume responsibility for the day to day operation of the Regional District and liaise regularly with the Electoral Area Directors, Municipal Directors, and staff of the five member municipalities.

    The demonstrated ability to think creatively outside regular paradigms is essential. Additional training and experience in Planning, Engineering, Economic Development and Environmental Management would be considered an asset.

    The Job description and profile, plus the recently established Vision, Mission and Values of the Regional District, are available from the undersigned.

    For further details about the regional district see the website at www.strathconard.ca.

    Those wishing to submit their application and resumes should contact Mr. Jim Craven by email at craven@telus.net on or before Monday August 11, 2008.

    James R Craven and Associates,
    www.jrcraven.ca
    Tel 250-744-9455









    District of Metchosin : Fire Chief - Part Time

    One of the most beautiful areas in Canada is seeking an individual for the position of Career Fire Chief of their Volunteer Fire Department. The municipality has a strong commitment to voluntarism and is unique with its rural landscape that combines perfect climate, ocean breezes, sunshine, forests and fields. Horseback riding, hiking and biking trails, farming, gardening, and peaceful high quality country life style with organized activities and schools close by are hallmarks of this exceptional district.

    www.metchosin.ca

    The City of Victoria is within a half hour drive and all amenities are easily at hand.

    The Mayor and the Council place much value on innovative thinking and creative solutions.

    Strong credentials either as a Fire Chief or Deputy Chief, preferably with experience in a Volunteer Fire Department, are required. A strong leader and mentor who leads by example is expected. Participation in all aspects of the operation is essential.

    Strong verbal and written communication skills are important as is a proven record of problem solving and conflict resolution.

    For further information including a job description candidates should make application to:
    Jim Craven
    James R. Craven and Associates Ltd.
    E-Mail craven@telus.net
    Website www.jrcraven.ca
    Closing date 4:30 pm, June 30, 2008.
    250 - 744 - 9455
    Please include 3 references.









    Town of Creston : Director of Finance and Corporate Services

    The Creston Valley is the best kept secret in the Kootenay Region of BC with an area population of 15,000 (5,000 within the Town of Creston).
    www.crestonvalley.com and www.crestonbc.com. Centrally located 10K from the US Border, Creston presents one of the most temperate climates and attractive valleys in Canada. The beauty of the orchards, attractive housing, and ideal boating, hiking, skiing, or golfing make Creston an ideal place to live and work.

    An excellent opportunity is available due to a pending retirement of the incumbent of the Town Management Team, reporting to the Town Manager (Chief Administrative Officer). The Director of Finance and Corporate Services is responsible for all financial and administration services including statutory duties, assigned under the Community Charter. The Director will provide support to the management team and departments in strategic planning, budgeting, financial reporting and monitoring, risk management, information technology, human resources and corporate performance management. This leader will provide strategic advice through to the CAO and Council as well as maintain effective working relationships with: Town partners and stakeholders including: staff, citizens, businesses, and regional and neighbouring local governments, and other agencies and organizations.

    You have demonstrable knowledge of and progressive experience in budget management, financial planning, and accounting. A professional accounting designation (CMA, CGA, CA) is required and considerable experience in a municipal environment is desirable. A good working knowledge of government and legislative financial management policies and standards is required, with excellent communication, interpersonal and team leadership skills.

    The Town of Creston offers a competitive salary that reflects the considerable importance of this position in leading key financial and corporate initiatives and enhancing department input and team work.

    If strong communication skills combined with political savvy have enabled you to enjoy a successful career of growth with advancement, please, email your resume to:

    James R. Craven
    James R Craven & Associates Ltd.
    craven@telus.net
    250 744-9455

    Closing Date: 4:30pm May 26, 2008
    Only Candidates being actively considered for this competition will be contacted.
    Location: Creston
    Date Posted: Monday, April 28, 2008
    Posting Expires: Monday, May 26, 2008





    Village of Cache Creek : Chief Administrative Officer

    Nestled within the rolling grassland hills and scented sagebrush sits the delightful historical Village of Cache Creek. Situated at the junction of Trans Canada Highway and Highway 97, it is famous for being the half way stop for gold prospectors in the 1800’s.

    www.cachecreekvillage.com

    Vancouver is a four hour drive through the scenic Fraser Canyon-Kamloops a quick drive of an hour through the rolling rangelands above the Thompson River. Cache Creek has a friendly ambience with a population of approximately 1200. The area abounds with outdoor opportunities for hunting, fishing, biking, snowmobiling, cross country skiing and ice fishing. The desert climate is invigorating with plenty of sunshine both winter and summer.

    Over the years, the talented Mayor and Council have pioneered major creative revenue producing agreements with other organizations and local governments, placing the Village on a stable financial footing and building up reserves. Creative challenges are here in abundance for a leader who has good organizational, communication, and demonstrated skills in local government.

    The successful candidate will able to network and partner successfully with the Mayor and Council, other local governments, local businesses and all other stake holders.

    To find out more about this exciting opportunity please contact the undersigned:

    Jim Craven
    James R. Craven and Associates Ltd.
    craven@telus.net

    Closing Date: June 2nd, 2008.
    3 references please
    Location: Cache Creek
    Date Posted: Monday, April 28, 2008 Posting Expires: Monday, June 02, 2008




    Director of Engineering and Public Works - Town of Creston

    The Creston Valley is the best kept secret in the Kootenay Region of BC with an area population of 15,000 (5,000 within the Town of Creston. Centrally located 10K from the US Border, Creston presents one of the most temperate climates and attractive valleys in Canada. The beauty of the orchards, attractive housing, and ideal boating, hiking, skiing, or golfing make Creston an ideal place to live and work.

    An excellent opportunity is available for a member of the Management Team, reporting to the Town Manager. The Director of Engineering and Public Works is responsible for the overall direction and performance of: capital works design and construction, parks and roads improvements, maintenance and operations of facilities and equipment, and water and liquid waste utilities. The incumbent will effectively manage operating and capital budgets, develop and implement department policies and procedures, and project manage capital projects. This leader will provide strategic advice through to the Town Manager and Council as well as maintain effective working relationships with Town partners and stakeholders including: staff, citizens, businesses, and regional and neighbouring local governments, and other agencies and organizations.

    You possess civil engineering credentials and progressive experience of at least five years in a supervisory or management role within a municipal setting. If strong communication skills combined with political savvy have enabled you to enjoy a successful career of growth with advancement, please, email your resume to both:

    Bill Eccleston, James Craven,

    Closing Date: 4:30pm April 30, 2008

    Only Candidates being actively considered for this competition will be contacted.

    James R. Craven & Associates Ltd. James R Craven & Associates Ltd.
    eccleston@shaw.ca craven@telus.net (250) 744-9455
    (250) 474-5357 Cell (250) 514-9616
    Location: Creston
    Date Posted: Friday, April 11, 2008
    Posting Expires: Wednesday, April 30, 2008








    Squamish - Lillooet Regional District : Manager of Administrative Services (reposted)

    Spectacular and dramatically spellbinding vistas greet anyone living within this area every day. The mountains, forests, lakes, and even a desert clime are waiting for someone who loves to ski, hike, enjoy outdoor activities or just be in the midst of physical splendor. The Regional District Office is located in the town of Pemberton just a short drive north of Whistler. Whistler will be the site of the exciting Winter Olympics of 2010.

    The Squamish-Lillooet Regional District includes four municipalities and four electoral areas with an approximate population of 35,000 in total.

    The Manager of Administrative Services is required to have extensive knowledge of corporate and general office secretarial practices and procedures; including use of word processor, minute taking and records management. Strong computer, communication, organizational skills and supervisory skills are mandatory in order to effectively manage the staff and work as a team. Knowledge of legal documents and their process, local government practices, structure and functions is important including local government legislation; Local Government Act and Community Charter. Knowing and understanding freedom of information and records management legislation with a sound background of business English is vital. A university or college degree or certificate in public administration is desirable and experience in local government a definite asset.

    Computer skills, ability to produce graphic illustrations for web design, newsletters and press releases etc. are necessary for this position.

    The responsibilities of this position have been changed from the previous advertisement. The position being recruited now is that of Corporate Administration Officer; not Deputy Corporate Administration Officer. The salary range for this position has been adjusted accordingly and is now $72,989-$91,236. The successful candidate will be placed on the salary range at a level commensurate with their knowledge, skills and experience.

    Closing Time & Date: 4:00 p.m., September 30th, 2008 (Tuesday)

    Please submit your letter of application and resume with 3 references by email to:

    Jim Craven
    James R. Craven & Associates craven@telus.net
    250-744-9455
    www.jrcraven.ca
    Location: Pemberton
    Date Posted: Wednesday, September 03, 2008
    Posting Expires: Tuesday, September 30, 2008









    Lantzville : Director of Financial Services

    The perfect opportunity has opened up to live and work by the sea in one of the most desirable settings on Vancouver Island. Situated just north of Nanaimo and south of Parksville this unique community has a population of 3,800 and is loaded with picturesque charm and history.

    www.lantzville.ca

    This opening requires a dynamic leader to join the District’s senior management team as Director of Financial Services. The individual must be enthusiastic and highly motivated, excelling in municipal accounting with the ability to work in a challenging, fast paced office environment. Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, the successful incumbent will be responsible for the statutory duties of financial officer including, but not limited to, preparation of the financial plan, annual financial statements, annual municipal report, and attending Council meetings as required. The individual will be leading a small department and will be demonstrating leadership in asset management, budgeting, financial recording and reporting, and financial analysis.

    Lantzville is undergoing rapid and positive changes therefore it is seeking someone who will join the senior management team in helping to guide the community through this time of transition.

    The candidate requires a recognized accounting designation, supplemented by a minimum of five years of senior municipal or related accounting/financial and management experience. Knowledge of VADIM would also be an asset.

    This position offers a competitive salary, excellent benefits package, and the District supports continued career and professional development. The District also recognizes the importance of work/life balance and opportunities exist for a reduced hourly workweek.

    Qualified applicants are invited to forward their resumes including references email to:

    craven@telus.net

    Closing date: April 7, 2008.

    Jim Craven
    James R. Craven and Associates Ltd.
    Website: jrcraven.ca
    250-744-9455
    Location: Lantzville
    Date Posted: Monday, March 17, 2008
    Posting Expires: Monday, April 07, 2008









    Victoria : Financial Analyst of Municipal Finance Authority of British Columbia

    www.mfa.bc.ca



    The Municipal Finance Authority of British Columbia (MFABC) requires an industrious, meticulous, Financial Analyst who thrives on deadlines and is able to work collaboratively with the talented staff of the MFABC, local government clients, and other government agencies.

    The MFABC is the triple A (AAA) rated credit union for BC Local Government providing capital financing, investment, leasing and short-term financial services to local governments and other public institutions across BC.

    The organization provides expert financial management to BC local government using a small, capable team of professionals. There is an emphasis on detailed analysis, multi-tasking and, high quality service.

    This an ideal starting position to establish yourself in one of the most exciting local government corporations in Canada. You will be an excellent analyst up to the challenge of researching and providing information important to Rating Agencies and to Investors, with the goal of supporting the annual Credit Rating of the MFABC. You will backup the Senior Management staff with timely information. Communication/collaboration skills, accuracy and common sense will all be important to the Search Committee.

    An understanding of local government accounting methods and their reporting requirements would be an advantage in this position.

    Applicants should have or are near completion of a recognized accounting designation or comparable University Degree with previous experience in Financial Statement analysis.

    A job description is available from the Search Consultant.

    Compensation of $65,000- $75,000 plus an excellent benefit package is available.

    Interested Applicants should apply to:

    Jim Craven
    James R. Craven and Associates Ltd.
    Email: craven@telus.net
    Phone: 250-744-9455
    Three references please
    Closing date: March 31st , 2008 @ 4:30pm.








    Victoria : Chief Administrative Officer/Secretary Treasurer of Municipal Finance Authority of British Columbia

    www.mfa.bc.ca

    The Municipal Finance Authority of British Columbia (MFABC) requires a dynamic, entrepreneurial, leader to manage the affairs of the organization. The MFABC is the triple A (AAA) rated credit union for BC Local Government providing capital financing, investment, leasing and short-term financial services to local governments and other public institutions across BC at interest rates below those available individually or at chartered banks.

    These cost effective activities of the MFABC earn sufficient revenue to fund the operations of the MFABC plus pay dividends in excess of $600,000 annually to the 200 local government members.

    The organization provides expert financial management to BC local government using a small, talented team of professionals. There is an emphasis on diversity, multi-tasking and high quality service.

    Communication and collaboration skills at all levels; ease in public speaking and professional presentations, robust travelling ability, dedication to both the large picture and the small detail, will be qualities the Search Committee will value. The Committee will be looking for someone who qualifies as a mentor and coach to the staff; who will represent the organization in a professional, pro-active manner and will continue to develop close relationships with a diversity of clients, banks, and credit rating agencies.

    We invite interested candidates to apply for this exciting position who can demonstrate creative senior organizational management ability, vision, and accomplishment in local government or other related public or private sectors.

    A job description is available from the Search Consultant.

    A competitive compensation and benefit package is available.

    Interested Applicants should apply to:

    Jim Craven
    James R. Craven and Associates Ltd.
    Email: craven@telus.net
    Phone: 250-744-9455
    Three references please
    Closing date: February 28th, 2008









    Regional District of North Okanagan : Director of Engineering Services

    A year-round tourist destination with spectacular scenery, the Regional District of North Okanagan www.nord.ca is one of the most attractive and desirable places to live in the beautiful Okanagan Valley of British Columbia. Surrounded by lakes, streams, mountains and good weather, there is an abundance of all-season recreation as well as excellent shopping, education, and health services.

    Committed to excellence and quality service, the Regional District of North Okanagan provides a wide range of engineering services on a regional and sub-regional basis to its Electoral Areas and member municipalities including: City of Vernon, Armstrong, Enderby, Coldstream, Spallumcheen, and Lumby.

    As a member of the senior management team and reporting to the Administrator, the Director of Engineering Services, is responsible for the Regional District Engineering Department including the day-to-day leadership and management of: the Greater Vernon Water Team, including development and implementation of Water Policy and Programs, Infrastructure Services, and assisting with Environmental Services including Waste Reduction, Recycling and Disposal Facilities. The successful candidate will require a strong background in Water Systems Management in order to lead and provide overall project management to the design and construction of significant expansion to the utilities.

    This Professional Engineer will have engineering, project management and leadership and management experience within a consulting and/ or municipal organization and have extensive knowledge of the principles and practices of Civil Engineering as applied to the design, construction, operation and maintenance of municipal engineering infrastructure. If strong communication skills combined with political savvy have enabled you to enjoy a successful career of growth with advancement, please e-mail your resume to both email addresses noted below:

    Jim Craven craven@telus.net (250) 744-9455
    Bill Eccleston eccleston@shaw.ca (250) 474-5357 Cell (250) 514-9616
    James R. Craven & Associates Ltd.
    Closing Date 4:30pm Feb. 5, 2008










    City of Duncan : Director of Public Works

    The City of Duncan is seeking an experienced professional to join our management team as Director of Public Works. The City is undergoing much change, and long term infrastructure planning and renewal will be a high priority.

    Duncan is located on Vancouver Island in the heart of the ‘Warmland’ – the Cowichan Valley, mid-way between Nanaimo and Victoria. This compact city offers high quality living and acts as the commercial centre of a trading area serving a population of approximately 75,000 people.

    Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, the Director of Public Works will be a strong leader with lots of energy and enthusiasm. The primary responsibilities and experience requirements are the safe and efficient management and operation of the department and its employees, water systems, wastewater collection and treatment system, public works equipment, buildings and grounds, roads system, parks, engineering services, capital and operating budgeting and, capital projects. You will perform administrative duties related to the field; coordinate activities with private contractors; interact with the public, staff, and joint services users; provide ongoing support to other City of Duncan Departments; and, participate as an integral part of the Senior Management Team. You will develop policy, procedure, and operating programs; set goals for the department and make recommendations for improving efficiencies; and, ensure Council's goals are achieved and capital projects are completed correctly, efficiently and on time.

    Candidates must possess excellent organizational skills, administrative skills, management skills, people skills, and both oral and written communication skills. You will be results oriented; able to exercise a high degree of initiative, judgment and determination in the operation and management of the Public Works Department; and, proficient at making recommendations and decisions and providing expert technical advice.

    The ideal candidate will have a good understanding of Municipal Government; including Tenders, RFPs, and grant submissions, with a demonstrable combination of education and experience in municipal infrastructure, maintenance practices, and the MMCD. Certification in water or wastewater operations through the Environmental Operators Certification Program would be an asset. Computer proficiency with Microsoft Office is a must, as is a valid B.C. Class 5 Driver's Licence. Preferred candidates will have a degree in Civil Engineering, or diploma in Civil Engineering Technology, and be eligible for registration with the Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of BC.

    The City offers a competitive salary dependant upon qualifications and a comprehensive benefit package. Relocation assistance may also be available.

    Qualified candidates are invited to submit their detailed resume, covering letter, three references, and salary expectations in confidence by 4:00 p.m. Monday, January 14th, 2008 to the attention of:

    Jim Craven,
    James R. Craven and Associates Ltd.
    (250) 744- 9455
    craven@telus.net
    We thank all applicants, but only those being considered for interviews will be contacted.
    Location: Duncan
    Date Posted: Wednesday, December 19, 2007
    Posting Expires: Monday, January 14, 2008









    Cook's Ferry Indian Band -- Administrator / Band Manager

    Beautiful desert views of the dry belt of British Columbia. Lonely train whistles, stunning vistas, the beautiful Thompson River, the warm and aromatic scent of pines and sage, hot summers and forgiving winters with lots of sunshine and rolling and wooded hills beckon one to this southern BC desert location. This is a rare and attractive blend of adventure and challenge for someone who enjoys a career of innovation and change. An interest in the local First Nations culture and an awareness of the history of First Nations would be an asset.

    The Cooks Ferry Band is located in Spence's Bridge and has about 300 members. We are involved in the forest industry, agriculture, private land management, and looking to expand economic development opportunities. We are planning a new subdivision in Merritt and are currently undertaking major capital projects with water system upgrades both on the reserve and with the neighbouring regional district. We are looking to upgrade our internal administrative policies, custom election rules, and on reserve land management systems. Chief and Council are elected for four year terms and the last election was in October 2006.

    The ideal candidate will be a creative and energetic band manager or municipal administrator, who is excited about the ongoing activities and potential of the progressive Cooks Ferry Indian Band, located near Spence's Bridge near the bustling and full service Town of Merritt (45 minutes) and Kamloops (1.5 hours).

    Working closely with the Chief and Council, and staff the successful candidate will assume responsibility for the operation of the Cooks Ferry Indian Band and its associated functions. The position is comparable to a City Manager of a small size local government, with added responsibilities ranging from managing and leasing lands and overseeing businesses. In addition a variety of services are offered by Cooks Ferry including Education, Social Assistance, Real Property Taxation, Ranch Operations, Elders Care, and Housing.

    The successful candidate will be a coach and facilitator who combines mangerial experience with excellent communication skills and is able to mentor staff and encourage their input and vision.

    The position requires a high level of expertise in government management. The successful candidate will play an integral role in the implementation of self government aspirations in the future. The range of activity will require tact and diplomacy skills and the ability to work with the wider community and the Federal Government in the development of cooperative service initiatives.

    Another important part of the position will be to promote the prosperity of Cooks Ferry Indian Band. The successful candidate will encourage and build on existing sound policies and practices in finances, economics and law recommend revisions as necessary.

    The Chief and Council will be looking for a multi tasker with strong management skills, diverse talents and a proven track record in a similar First Nation or municipality. Additional talents in public works and other practical local government skills would be useful.

    The salary and benefits would be commensurate with the skills and experience of the candidate.

    A job description is available from the consultant.

    Candidates are invited to submit their resume in confidence to:

    Jim Craven
    James R Craven and Associates Ltd. http://jrcraven.ca
    5721 Titan Place, Sooke, B.C. V0S 1N0
    Phone: (250) 744-9455
    E-mail: craven@telus.net
    Please submit 3 references
    Closing Date: October 31st, 2007.

    Location: Spence's Bridge
    Date Posted: Friday, October 05, 2007
    Posting Expires: Wednesday, October 31, 2007









    City of Castlegar -- Chief Administrative Officer

    A wonderful Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) opportunity has opened up in the City of Castlegar situated in the Central Kootenay Region of British Columbia. This small city of 7,600 also serves a number of 16,000 people from the surrounding communities.

    Castlegar is a Shangri-La perched beautifully at the confluence of the great Columbia and Kootenay Rivers, the magnificent Arrow Lakes system lies just to the north. With nine dams generating electricity for North America, surrounded by the grand Selkirks and the Monashee Mountain Range, the area offers everything to everyone including all the necessary amenities plus an abundance of hiking, fishing, golfing, biking, skiing, swimming, and gardening. The main industries for employment are manufacturing, retail trade and educational services plus Castlegar is the home of Selkirk Regional College. Great air quality, a friendly climate and a rich history are added to the list for enjoyable lifestyle options. Centrally located Castlegar is also within an hours' drive of the cities of Nelson, Trail, the Slocan Valley and Grand Forks offering further delights in this gorgeous Kootenay Region. For further information check out the websites: www.castlegar.com (Castlegar Chamber of Commerce), www.castlegar.ca (City of Castlegar).

    The CAO will exercise a high degree of independent judgment, effectively executing the policies and directives enacted by Council providing sound advice and support; leading the staff of the City; and developing and implementing strategies and policies to sustain corporate development, economic, and infrastructure goals.

    The preferred candidate must be a strong leader with excellent interpersonal skills, demonstrated team building, with superb written and verbal communications skills.

    Demonstrated proficiency for a reasonable period of time at the CAO level or senior level in municipal governments will be important although a similar background in other institutions and corporations might be considered as well.

    A suitable combination of education and experience (such as a relevant degree and/or other training) combined with the willingness and ability to "walk the talk" and an enjoyment of the public process will be essential.

    General knowledge of airport operations would be useful as would be the general ability to operate enterprises with a good bottom line performance.

    A detailed job description is available from the consultant.

    Qualified and interested applicants are invited to apply, in confidence to:

    Jim Craven
    James R. Craven and Associates Ltd. http://jrcraven.ca/
    5721 Titan Place, Sooke, B.C. V0S 1N0
    craven@telus.net
    250-744-9455
    Please include 3 references
    Closing Date October 31, 2007 at 5:00pm
    Location: Castlegar
    Date Posted: Friday, October 05, 2007
    Posting Expires: Wednesday, October 31, 2007









    The District of Ucluelet : Director of Corporate Services

    The District of Ucluelet has a new opening on its Senior Management Team for a Director of Corporate Services. Ucluelet’s “Life on the Edge” philosophy perfectly describes this world recognized award winning, small but progressive West Coast of Vancouver Island Community. Grand surf beaches, rain forests, kayaking, surfing, whales, and the thrill of storm watching are at your doorstep. Ucluelet means “safe harbour” in the local First Nations language and because of it's unique positioning provides just that. The population is around 2,000 with almost 1,000,000 visitors per year.

    Several high end Hotel/Resorts compliment the area along with the world famous “Wild Pacific Trail.” The heritage of a diverse working community prevails still recognizing its history of forestry and fishing while embracing tourism.

    This position reports to the Chief Administrative Officer and is responsible for corporate administration.

    The work involves corporate administrative functions including management of the agenda and minute process, Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy requests, bylaw preparation and the duties of the Chief Election Officer for all voting opportunities. The position oversees the day-to day operations of the office administration staff including the bylaw officer, and, in conjunction with other Department Heads, helps coordinate interdepartmental workloads of staff.

    A Degree in Public Administration or equivalent training and experience in a related field, and at least 5 years senior management experience in Local Government, or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.

    Additional experience in Human Relations would be an asset, including recruiting, compensation, training, and labour management relations.

    A detailed listing of the powers and duties of the Corporate Secretary (Clerk) is available on the Municipal website at www.ucluelet.ca

    Qualified candidates may forward a cover letter and resume in confidence outlining relevant training and experience with three (3) references, by October 5, 2007 to:

    Jim Craven
    JR Craven & Associates Ltd.
    craven@telus.net
    Website: jrcraven.ca
    250.744.9455

    The District of Ucluelet thanks all applicants in advance for their interest, however, only Those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
    Location: Ucluelet
    Date Posted: Friday, September 14, 2007
    Posting Expires: Friday, October 05, 2007









    City of Fort St. John : Chief Administrative Officer

    The grand beauty of the Peace River country spreads out in breathtaking splendor. Within the heart of this great northeastern vista lies the historic town of Fort St. John. Beginning in 1794 as a trading post it is the oldest town of British Columbia.

    Fort St. John has now grown to be the largest city on the Alaska Highway with a resident population near 20,000 and serving an area of 60,000. All amenities are available along with many exciting leisure facilities. These include curling, golfing, an arena and leisure pool, wildlife viewing, hiking, camping, hunting and fishing and an expanding tourist industry of eco-adventures.

    The region is well known by for a strong agricultural community and vibrant forest industry. Producing 90% of BC’s grain, 38% of BC’s hydro-electric power, and containing the largest gas fields in North America this City has a brilliant future.

    Ft. St. John is in search of a team leader with the ability to guide the community to a new plateau of excellence. Utilizing the talents of the existing staff, the new Chief Administrative Officer will establish a team style approach to fulfill the vision of the Mayor, Council and community at large.

    Reasonable housing costs are combined with a generous wage and benefit package, comprehensive health care, and good educational facilities. There is a strong sense of community and a quality of life second to none.

    Effective diplomacy and cooperation will be expected from the successful applicant. The “Fair Share” program, created in this region, is an example of this. This program was created by the region and agreed to by the Province to share oil and gas revenues. It is one example of the creative and unique local government forms that frequently emerge from this region. Expect to create leading edge local government forms and challenge old paradigms.

    The successful Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) will work cooperatively and creatively with neighboring local government administrators while still maintaining the unique position Fort St John holds in the Peace River region.

    Handling pressures of growth, collaborating with the Business Community, and developers, maintaining effective relationships with Federal and Provincial Governments, helping staff to grow and meet their personal goals, and wisely advising Mayor and Council will be a part of every week’s endeavors. Your example will speak louder than your words.

    A detailed job description is available from the consultant.

    A generous salary range commensurate with experience and ability plus a comprehensive benefit package reflects the senior level of this position.

    Demonstrated proficiency in a similar CAO or deputy role either in local government or a similar public body will be essential.

    All applications are strictly confidential and should be sent to:

    Jim Craven
    James R. Craven and Associates Ltd
    250-744-9455
    craven@telus.net
    www.jrcraven.ca
    Closing Date: September 17th, 2007.
    For further information visit Websites:
    www.fortstjohn.ca
    www.bcadventure.com/adventure/explore/peace/cities/ftstjohn.htm








    District of Tofino, BC - Planner

    One of the most exciting eco adventure areas of our country has an opening for an experienced individual who loves a challenge and would enjoy the opportunity to be involved in the responsibility of this booming resort town. This leading edge community on the western edge of the great Pacific Ocean is situated in Clayoquot Sound at the northern boundary of Pacific Rim National Park. All the wonderful pleasures of kayaking, whale watching, extraordinary beach combing, storm watching, surfing and salmon fishing are in abundance. All amenities are available including schools, shopping, RCMP and a hospital. For further information:

    http://www.bcadventure.com/adventure/explore/island/cities/tofino.htm.

    The District of Tofino is currently seeking a positive, energetic and self-motivated individual to join their management team in guiding the municipality as it faces the exciting challenges ahead. Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, the Planner is responsible for all aspects of planning and land use functions and supervision of Building Inspection and Bylaw Enforcement activities pertaining to land use. The Planning Department must carry out all tasks relating to receipt of applications, public enquiries, drafting Bylaws, site inspections and development of policy recommendations for the long term planning function of Council.

    The ideal applicant will be a multi-tasker, energized by the unique beauty of the area and at ease with the colorful diversities of both the Stakeholders and the Council. The ability to be responsive and sensitive to First Nations and environmental issues, liaise effectively with developers and special interest groups and accomplishing a great deal with a small staff will keep the incumbent mentally stimulated and challenged.

    As Manager of the Planning Department (including Building Inspector), there will also be an opportunity to practice and hone management skills as well.

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    Education Required:
  • Post secondary education in land use planning or a related field. Professional Experience Required:
  • Minimum 5 yrs experience in the field of municipal planning with preference given to BC experience. Specific Skills Required:

  • Eligible for membership in the Planning Institute of B.C.
  • Eligible for membership in the Canadian Institute of Planning
  • Proficient in the use of computers and software
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Must have a valid B.C. Drivers License.
  • Knowledgeable of the B.C. Local Government Act
  • Knowledgeable of the B.C. Land Title Act. The District of Tofino is offering an excellent salary and benefit package.

    A Job Description is available from the consultant and is also on the District of Tofino website www.tofino.ca Qualified candidates are invited to submit their resume by September 14th, 2007 at 4:30 pm to the following: Jim Craven

    James R. Craven and Associates Ltd.
    Telephone 250-744-9455
    mailto:craven@telus.net
    http://www.jrcraven.ca
    Please include 3 references
    Closing date September 14th, 2007








    District of Tofino - Public Works Superintendent

    One of the most exciting eco adventure areas of our country has an opening for an experienced individual who loves a challenge and would enjoy the opportunity to be involved in the responsibility of this booming resort town. This leading edge community on the western edge of the great Pacific Ocean is situated in Clayoquot Sound at the northern boundary of Pacific Rim National Park. All the wonderful pleasures of kayaking, whale watching, extraordinary beach combing, storm watching, surfing and salmon fishing are in abundance. All amenities are available including schools, shopping, RCMP and a hospital. For further information:

    http://www.bcadventure.com/adventure/explore/island/cities/tofino.htm.

    The District of Tofino is currently seeking a positive, energetic and self-motivated individual to join our management team in guiding the municipality as it faces the exciting challenges ahead. Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, the Public Works Superintendent administers the public works department and plans, organizes, directs, and controls, through municipal personnel and contractors, the operation and maintenance activities related to water supply, sewage collection, roads, sidewalks, drainage and other municipal facilities.

    The areas of responsibility include, but are not limited to:

  • Water Treatment
  • Equipment
  • Facilities & Cemetery
  • Road System
  • Engineering Services
  • Sewer System
  • Environmental Services
  • Mapping & Records
  • Capital Projects Candidate requirements:

  • A Diploma in Civil Engineering Technology or a related field from a recognized educational institute (consideration will be given to candidates with equivalent qualifications or experience.)
  • Strong management, communication, and organizational skills.
  • 5 years management experience in municipal Public Works or a similar environment.
  • Expertise in construction project management and on-site supervision.
  • Ability to work effectively with staff and the public.
  • A valid BC Driver's License, class 5 – (minimum).
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, including Excel spreadsheets.
  • Demonstrated human resource management and conflict resolution skills in a unionized environment. The preferred candidate is familiar with WCB regulations and proper safety practices, has the ability to work independently, possesses excellent interpersonal and communication skills and excels at working with the public. The District of Tofino is offering a salary in the range of $75,000 and an excellent benefit package.

    A Job Description is available from the consultant.

    Qualified candidates are invited to submit their resume along with 3 references by September 14th, 2007 at 4:30 pm to the following:

    Jim Craven
    James R Craven and Associates Ltd.
    250-744-9455
    craven@telus.net
    jrcraven.ca
    Location: Tofino, B.C.
    Date Posted: Wednesday, August 15, 2007
    Posting Expires: Friday, September 14, 2007










    District of Tofino, BC - Chief Administrative Officer

    One of the most exciting eco adventure areas of our country has an opening for an experienced individual who loves a challenge and would enjoy the opportunity to be involved in the responsibility of this booming tourist town. This leading edge community on the western edge of the great Pacific Ocean is situated in Clayoquot Sound at the northern boundary of Pacific Rim National Park. All the wonderful pleasures of kayaking, whale watching, extraordinary beachcombing, storm watching, surfing and salmon fishing are in abundance. All amenities are available including schools, shopping, RCMP and a hospital. For further information:

    http://www.bcadventure.com/adventure/explore/island/cities/tofino.htm.

    The Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) is the principal appointed officer of the District and performs the duties of CAO, which includes, but is not limited to:

    a) Managing the overall administrative operations of the District;
    b) Providing general direction to department heads and senior managers;
    c) Making recommendations to District Council on operational, technical and
    staff matters that are under the purview of the District;
    d) Working with the public to address concerns and requests.

    The ideal candidate will be a seasoned professional, with lots of experience in similar assignments, will have an appreciation of good government and a sense of adventure. An appreciation of the environment, communities, and the “joie de vie” of this gorgeous part of British Columbia will be equally important.

    The incumbent should have knowledge of accounting practices and procedures, fund accounting, administrative practices and procedures, the Local Government Act and related statutes and parliamentary procedure and practices. The incumbent should have strong personal attributes in areas such as leadership, diplomacy and the ability to communicate very well. The demonstrated ability to provide management, organizational and financial leadership is a strong asset.

    A complete job description is available from the consultant. The salary is in the $90,000 range and additional benefits are generous.

    Interested parties are invited to apply to:
    Jim Craven
    James R. Craven and Associates Ltd.
    Telephone 250-744-9455
    mailto:craven@telus.net
    http://www.jrcraven.ca
    Please include 3 references
    Closing date September 14th, 2007









    District of Port Hardy - Director of Financial Services

    A unique and challenging opportunity has become available for an individual to become part of a senior management team on Northern Vancouver Island. This coastal community is adjacent to a most spectacular outdoor recreational area that includes world class boating, fishing, camping, and kayaking. There is a rich abundance of wildlife and forests and all that nature has to offer. With a population of 5,300 all the amenities are present plus the availability of reasonable and quality housing making this an irresistible choice.

    Reporting to the CAO, the Director of Financial Services is responsible for the statutory duties of the financial officer under the Community Charter. This senior management position will also be responsible for the overall financial administration of the municipality and provide leadership in the areas of budget, financial analysis, treasury, collections and asset management. The Director of Financial Services will be responsible for the annual municipal financial reports, related bylaws and attend Council meetings as required.

    The ideal candidate will have a recognized accounting designation supplemented by a minimum of five years of senior municipal or related accounting/financial and management experience. The candidate will be comfortable in a computerized environment and proficient with Microsoft Excel and Word. Proficiency with Temple’s MAIS accounting systems and a sound knowledge of computer networking would be beneficial.

    A detailed job description is available on the Employment Page of the District of Port Hardy Website www.porthardy.ca

    If you are interested in this great career move that offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package, please forward your letter of application and resume plus 3 references to the following:

    Jim Craven
    JR Craven & Associates Ltd.
    craven@telus.net
    Website: jrcraven.ca
    250.744.9455
    Closing date: August 18, 2007









    District of Tofino, BC - General Foreman

    One of the most exciting eco adventure areas of our country has an opening for an experienced individual who loves a challenge and would enjoy the opportunity to be involved in the responsibility of this booming tourist town. This leading edge community on the western edge of the great Pacific Ocean is situated on Clayoquot Sound at the northern boundary of Pacific Rim National Park. All the wonderful pleasures of kayaking, whale watching, extraordinary beachcombing, storm watching, surfing, salmon fishing are in abundance. All amenities are available including schools, shopping, RCMP and a hospital.
    For further information:
    http://www.bcadventure.com/adventure/explore/island/citiestofino.htm

    The successful applicant will contribute to the effective operation of the Public Works Department through the supervision, operation, and maintenance of Tofino municipal services and activities including roads, storm and sanitary sewers, water and solid waste.

    This will be a great place to present your creativity and smart solutions. The successful applicant will be a “ hands on” foreman with superior interpersonal skills and the demonstrated ability to foster positive labour/management relations.

    This position provides leadership, direction and support to the Public Works Department by assisting team members with their goals, as required, to meet service expectations, departmental goals, and objectives. A high school diploma or equivalent, an extensive background in public works, with a minimum of two years of experience in a direct or related field plus certification in handling chlorine, a valid and current Level II certificate in both Water Distribution and Wastewater Collection are requirements for the position. The candidate will hold a valid class 5 BC drivers license (or equivalent) and be able to perform all the duties and responsibilities of an Equipment Operator, Utility 1 worker, and occasionally as a Labourer, as well as act for the Superintendent of Public Works in his absence.

    This a regular full-time position, based on a 40 hour work week and is subject to the terms of the collective agreement of the CUPE Local 18. The starting salary is $25.16 per hour and upon successful completion of a 60 working day probation, the salary will be $27.96 per hour.

    Candidates are invited to submit their applications to:
    Jim Craven
    250 - 744- 9455
    James R. Craven and Associates Ltd
    craven@telus.net
    http://www.jrcraven.ca
    please include 3 references
    Closing date: August 13th, 2007.









    Central Kootenay Regional District - Chief Administrative Officer

    This is a unique opportunity for a leader with a flair for creativity, who enjoys a challenge and embraces change. As Chief Administrative Officer you will be responsible for the overall operation of the District and work in collaboration with a diverse and talented Board of Directors while leading a capable, enthusiastic, and energetic professional team of managers. This robust foundation of managers “who walk the talk” will be a definite asset to a creative CAO who wants to move ahead quickly and forge vital partnerships with stakeholders in the region.

    And, as if a great job isn’t reward enough, you will get to enjoy the dichotomy of majestic wilderness and cultured living in this four season paradise. From stunning alpine ridges, to lush green forests, and the sparkling waters of enormous lakes you can participate in every sport possible for the outdoor enthusiast. As well, all amenities one could wish for are at your fingertips, great schools, hospitals, the arts, shopping, and a wide variety of excellent restaurants. Housing costs are still quite reasonable. Every amenity is easily available including fine schools, hospitals, great shopping and restaurants.

    The ideal candidate will be seasoned, with lots of experience in similar assignments, will have an appreciation of good government, and a sense of adventure. In a typical work day many projects large and small will emerge from a shirtsleeves assignment with a small group of stakeholders one day to a meeting with a Cabinet Minister the next. You might start the day in the morning in the old town atmosphere of Nelson (where the head office is located) and conclude at an evening community meeting in Kaslo, or the Slocan Valley. The drive back under the stars is the bonus.

    Strong credentials in local government and/or a demonstrated proficiency as a CAO in a similar public body plus proven abilities in mentoring, and training are definite requirements. A appreciation of the environment, communities, and the “joie de vivre” of this gorgeous part of British Columbia will be equally important.

    A complete job description is available from the consultant as well as salary and additional benefits which are generous.

    For more information on this geographical area and the CKRD please refer to:

    www.rdck.bc.ca
    www.answers.com/topic/nelson-british-columbia
    Interested parties are invited to apply to:
    Jim Craven
    James R. Craven and Associates Ltd.
    Telephone 250-744-9455
    mailto:craven@telus.net
    http://www.jrcraven.ca
    Please include 3 references
    Closing date August 13th, 2007









    Central Kootenay Regional District - Chief Financial Officer

    This is a unique opportunity for a leader with a flair for creativity, who enjoys a challenge and embraces change. As Chief Financial Officer you will be responsible for all the day to day financial functions of the District; and equally responsible for long range financial planning, preparation of 10 year strategies, plus all of the statutory requirements of the Local Government Act.

    Working closely with the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) you will be responsible for providing sound financial advice to a diverse and talented Board of Directors while leading and managing a small staff of finance professionals.

    And, as if a great job isn’t reward enough, you will get to enjoy the dichotomy of majestic wilderness and cultured living in this four season paradise. From stunning alpine ridges, to lush green forests, and the sparkling waters of enormous lakes you can participate in every sport possible for the outdoor enthusiast. As well, all amenities one could wish for are at your fingertips, great schools, hospitals, the arts, shopping, and a wide variety of excellent restaurants. Housing costs are still quite reasonable. Every amenity is easily available including fine schools, hospitals, great shopping and restaurants.

    The ideal candidate will be seasoned, with lots of experience in similar assignments, will have an appreciation of good government, and a sense of adventure. In a typical work day many projects large and small will emerge from a shirtsleeves assignment with a small group of stakeholders one day to a meeting with a Cabinet Minister the next. You might start the day in the morning in the old town atmosphere of historic Nelson (where the head office is located) and conclude at an evening community meeting in Kaslo, or the Slocan Valley. The drive back under the stars is the bonus.

    Strong credentials in local government finance and/or a demonstrated proficiency as a CFO in a similar public body will be important.

    A complete job description is available from the consultant as well as salary and additional benefits which are generous.

    For more information on this geographical area and the CKRD please refer to:

    www.rdck.bc.ca
    www.answers.com/topic/nelson-british-columbia
    Interested parties are invited to apply to:
    Jim Craven
    James R. Craven and Associates Ltd.
    Telephone 250-744-9455
    craven@telus.net
    http://www.jrcraven.ca
    Please include 3 references
    Closing date August 13th, 2007









    City of Prince Rupert - Assistant Operations Field Manager

    Prince Rupert is situated on the Northwest Coast of BC with excellent educational, recreational, and cultural facilities. There are numerous organized sporting activities to suit all ages and a particularly vibrant arts scene, all making the City a very desirable place to live and work as well as an exceptional place to raise a family. An added bonus for the outdoor enthusiast is the unlimited opportunity for outdoor/wilderness activities including world class trophy fishing, boating, and hiking.

    The City of Prince Rupert is currently seeking a positive, energetic, and self-motivated individual to join our management team in guiding the municipality as it faces the exciting challenges ahead. The imminent completion of the new Container Port Facility and related developments will make this progressive community one of the best places to live in the country with first class amenities combined with the ease of small town living. In addition, the next five years will offer unprecedented opportunity to grow professionally with our diverse and expanding department.

    This position will report directly to the Operations Field Manager in the Public Works Department. This is a newly-created position working with a small management team overseeing a staff of 55 full-time employees in the Public Works Operations division. The successful candidate will initially focus on Landfill Development and Solid Waste Collection, but will also be involved with all aspects of our operation, including Water, Wastewater, Streets, Drainage, Cemetery, Parks, Fleet Management, Public works Administration, and special projects.

    Candidate requirements:

  • A Diploma in Civil Engineering Technology or a related field from a recognized educational institute (consideration will be given to candidates with equivalent qualifications or experience.)
  • Strong mamagement, communication, and organizational skills.
  • 5 years management experience in municipal Public Works or a similar environment.
  • Expertise in construction project management and on-site supervision.
  • Ability to work effectively with staff and the public.
  • A valid BC Driver's License, class 5 – (minimum).
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, including Excel spreadsheets.
  • BC Landfill Operator Certification.
  • Demonstrated human resource management and conflict resolution skills in a unionized environment.

    The preferred candidate is familiar with WCB regulations and proper safety practices, has the ability to work independently, possesses excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and excels at working with the Public.

    The City of Prince Rupert is offering an excellent salary and benefit package.

    A Job Description is available from the consultant.

    Qualified candidates are invited to submit their resume along with 3 references by July 9th, 2007 at 4:30 pm to the following:

    Jim Craven
    James R Craven and Associates Ltd.
    250-744-9455
    craven@telus.net
    jrcraven.ca
    Location: Prince Rupert
    Date Posted: Monday, June 18, 2007
    Posting Expires: Monday, July 09, 2007









    Village of Lytton - Deputy Clerk Treasurer

    The HOT SPOT for rafting, hiking and really neat living by the mighty Fraser and Thompson Rivers is looking for someone to fill the vital role as Deputy Clerk Treasurer. Filled with fascinating history and geological features Lytton comes alive with fun things to do. People from all over the world have been discovering this especially with the novel experience of rafting down the swift flowing river and exciting rapids. The community has a stable and home loving atmosphere from the quality of the individuals that have made this place their home. Through the years Forestry, Eco- tourism, and agriculture have been the primary industries. The Village of Lytton in the Fraser Canyon is only 3 hours from Vancouver and 2 hours to the city of Kamloops.

    View further info on the web site www.lytton.ca

    The ideal candidate will either be a creative, seasoned and energetic accountant or treasurer who has a good track record in the Public or Private Sector. We are primarily searching for someone who is excited about the ongoing activities and potential of the Village and surround.

    Working closely with the Mayor, Council and Staff the successful candidate assists in the operation of the Village and its associated functions. The ability to partner with adjacent First Nations, aggressively pursue grants and funding at beneficial terms will be important criteria for the recruiting committee.

    Excellent communication skills are required along with the ability to support a new Chief Administrative Officer and stay on top of the financial and administrative functions of the office.

    The candidate will play an integral role in the Village with open communication with the citizens. A familiarity and an expertise in local government management would be useful but not as important as the capability of being a self starter. “Do more with less” is the motto here. Solving problems and an excellent background in accounting or bookkeeping will be of primary importance.

    Additional talents in public works and other practical local government skills would also be useful.

    Salary and benefits would be commensurate with the skills and experience of the candidate.

    A job description is available from the consultant.

    Candidates are invited to submit their resume in confidence to:

    James R. Craven and Associates Ltd.
    Attention: Jim Craven 250.744.9455
    craven@telus.net

    Please submit 3 references
    Closing Date: June 28th, 2007









    Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District - Manager of Planning and Development

    Stunning west coastal wilderness and affordable quality housing combine to make this an attractive opportunity for a qualified individual. The Regional District encompasses a vast, dynamic area including magnificent old growth forests, rivers, lakes, mountains and the incredible surf beaches on the outside west coast of Vancouver Island. The temperate climate and beautiful surround are irresistible. With a population of 19,334 the town of Port Alberni offers all the amenities, shopping and sports facilities needed for a high standard of daily living. Also, the larger centre of Nanaimo is within an hours drive. There are year round outdoor activities including boating, sailing, fishing, golfing, hiking, camping, photography, and wildlife watching.

    The ideal applicant will be a multi tasker, energized by the unique beauty of the area and at ease with the colorful diversities of both the Stakeholders and the Board. The ability to be responsive and sensitive to First Nations and environmental issues, liaise effectively with developers and special interest groups, and accomplish a great deal with a small staff will keep you mentally stimulated and challenged.

    As Manager of the Planning, Development Services, and Building Inspection Departments as well as acting Administrator/CAO in the Administrators absence there will also be an opportunity to practice and hone your management skills as well.

    The preferred applicants will have:

  • A university degree in planning or a related discipline
  • Membership or eligibility for membership in the Canadian Institute of Planners
  • A working knowledge of planning legislation, regulation and procedures
  • A track record of completing high quality planning assignments
  • Experience in managing a small tight knit team

    For more information about this exciting opportunity contact the Search Consultant for a copy of the organization chart as well as the job description and see www.acrd.bc.ca for yet further information.

    Those wishing to apply should contact:

    Jim Craven
    James R. Craven and Associates Ltd.
    Tel 250-744-9455
    mailto: craven@telus.net
    http://jrcraven.ca
    3 references please
    Closing date: June 11, 2007

    Location: Port Alberni
    Date Posted: Friday, May 18, 2007
    Posting Expires: July 23, 2007









    District of Vanderhoof - Economic Development Officer

    Nestled within the lovely Nechako Valley, located in the heartland of BC, the town of Vanderhoof requires a highly qualified person for the role of Economic Development Officer. Here is an opportunity to experience living in the aptly described "heartland of BC." The basic industries include Forestry, Agriculture, and Tourism.

    The fertile farmland with its rich soil and the vast forests are filled with history from the time of the First Nations and ranching to the present day challenges of economic diversification of manufacturing and value-added wood products. Abundant wilderness lakes and streams with extensive green spaces create the atmosphere for resorts and lodges offering that special remote area experience.

    The town has a population of approximately 4,700. There are many diverse recreation facilities available as well as the hospital, health care clinics, dental clinics, physiotherapy clinics, College of New Caledonia, seniors housing and service organizations. The University of Northern B.C. is only an hours drive away. These amenities plus the gorgeous rural area make this a unique and special place to work and play.

    The Economic Development Officer will play a creative and energetic role in tenaciously pursuing opportunities for Economic Development by organizing information, leading diversification initiatives, researching and preparing grant proposals, liaising and collaborating with possible funding organizations such as the Northern Trust, assisting the 2010 Olympic Committee and all other matters coming under the broad range of this important file.

    Ideally the candidate will be a visionary facilitator who is strongly motivated.

    Innovation, good communication skills, proven experience in management, marketing and public administration, ability to deal with many layers of government and business will all be skills the client is seeking. A diploma or degree supplemented with practical knowledge and/or a successful background in economic development would be helpful.

    A generous compensation level of $55,000 to $80,000 plus benefits is enhanced by a housing market that delivers excellent value for dollar spent.

    For more information such as a Job Description and Organization details contact the Search Consultant.

    Jim Craven
    James R. Craven and Associates Ltd.
    mailto: craven@telus.net
    jrcraven.ca
    250-744-9455
    3 references please
    Closing date: June 11th,2007.
    Location: Vanderhoof
    Date Posted: Friday, May 18, 2007
    Posting Expires: Monday, June 11, 2007








    Sunshine Coast Regional District - General Manager, Infrastructure Services
    The Sunshine Coast Regional District is accepting applications for General Manager of Infrastructure Services

    An invitation of a lifetime is being offered in the Sunshine Coast.

    This peaceful area is beginning to experience growth as the world discovers its potential. Responsible stewardship is vital during this era presenting an exciting challenge to the individual who is capable of filling this important role.

    While working with this powerful growth cycle one also has the opportunity to live in a splendid environment experiencing the finest of quality living. There is a broad range of outdoor activities including sea kayaking, sailing, beachcombing, fishing (salt water and fresh water), mountain biking, and gardening. Exquisite settings abound amid luxurious gardens and evergreen forests along this gorgeous coastline full of bays and beaches.

    Indoor recreation opportunities are currently being enhanced with the construction of a new leisure pool in Sechelt and a recreation centre/arena in Gibsons. Vancouver is close by with a 45- minute ferry ride.

    A seasoned professional you will manage a variety of infrastructure services and report directly to the Chief Administrative Officer. Project initiation and management along with establishment of operating and capital budgets will be a major focus of your position.

    You possess excellent communication skills; effective facilitation, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills; successful experience in public consultation processes, a strong commitment to teamwork; and a thorough understanding of contract management and the legal framework for provision of infrastructure services.

    Essential qualifications include a degree in civil engineering from a recognized educational institution complemented by ten years of increasingly responsible (post P.Eng.) including management experience, preferably in a regional or municipal government; eligibility for registration as a professional engineer with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC is desirable. An engineering technology diploma, combined with additional courses and experience will also be considered.

    This full-time position offers a competitive salary plus comprehensive benefits package with a relocation allowance. For a complete job description and more information please visit the regional district website at www.scrd.bc.ca or call Jim Craven @250-744-9455.

    Candidates are invited to submit their applications to:

    James R. Craven and Associates Ltd.
    Attention Jim Craven
    Email: craven@telus.net
    Closing date: May 28th, 2007 @ 5 pm (extended to August 29th)
    Location: Sechelt
    Date Posted: Monday, May 07, 2007








    DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING AND PUBLIC WORKS - District of Summerland



    The ideal candidate will be an energetic and creative communicator who thrives in an environment of challenge and change in a community known for its amenity-filled quality lifestyle and exceptional climate.

    Summerland (pop. 12,000) is located in the heart of the Okanagan Valley only fifteen minutes from the City of Penticton and a four hour drive to Vancouver. The community is experiencing considerable growth and a major destination golf resort with over 1600 residential and tourist related dwelling units is currently in the approval process.

    The successful applicant will act as both coach and mentor to the outside work force who maintain a full range of municipal services and activities. In addition, the successful candidate will oversee an engineering group and an electric utility distribution system.

    The City contracts out most capital projects and searches for new maintenance efficiencies through staff training, new technologies and innovation. Accordingly, there will be ample opportunity to demonstrate new ideas and leadership while ''thinking outside the box''. The successful applicant will possess superior management, interpersonal and computer skills together with the demonstrated ability to foster positive labor/management relations

    The successful applicant will be an integral part of the management team and will report to a progressive, customer focused Chief Administrative Officer in a team environment. He/she will also be able to create and present comprehensive reports and recommendations and develop and implement detailed operating and capital budgets. He/she will have an extensive background in local government with at least 10 years experience in a similar position or an appropriate progressive work history. A degree in civil engineering or a diploma in civil engineering technology would be an asset.

    The District of Summerland offers a competitive salary and benefit package. The salary range is $85,750 to $93,100 depending on qualifications and experience.

    A more detailed job description and other relevant information are available from the Consultant.

    Candidates are invited to submit their applications to

    James R Craven and Associates
    5721 Titan Place
    Sooke, BC
    V0S 1N0
    Attn: Jim Craven
    250-744-9455
    mailto:craven@telus.net
    jrcraven.ca
    Closing date: May 14th, 2007 @ 5pm.










    CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICIER - Town of Smithers



    The Town of Smithers situated halfway between Prince George and Prince Rupert is in the heart of the Bulkley Valley. All the amenities are available in the delightful main streets of this robust regional community. Outdoor activities abound with opportunities to go downhill skiing, cross country skiing, fishing, hiking, snowmobiling and horseback riding. Check out the web site www.town.smithers.bc.ca for further information on the many advantages to working and playing in this solid and lively town.

    The Mayor and Council are a diverse and talented group seeking an action oriented, self-motivated person to assist them with the challenges of a community which is the service centre for the region and has great potential for continued positive, managed growth. Mayor and Council are seeking someone that will support them in their efforts to make Smithers the most livable and attractive town in the Province.

    The successful applicant will be a strong confident professional skilled in collaborating with Mayor and Council, the business community, other government jurisdictions, and will assume total responsibility for the operations of the Municipality – assisting Council in carrying out their duties as well as coaching the municipal staff in achieving their goals. Strong credentials in local government administration, a good track record of sound decisions at a senior level and demonstrated proficiency in mentoring and training staff will be important to the Mayor and Council.

    The Town has recently commissioned and received a comprehensive management study from a well known Management Consultant and looks forward to the new CAO leading the implementation of key components of this study.

    The Town of Smithers offers a competitive salary and benefit package with a starting salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

    A recent and detailed job description is available from the consultant.

    Those wishing to apply should contact:

    Jim Craven
    James R. Craven and Associates Ltd.
    Tel 250-744-9455
    craven@telus.net
    jrcraven.ca
    3 references please
    Closing Date: April 16th, 2007 at 5:00 pm

    Location: Smithers
    Date Posted: Thursday, March 22, 2007
    Posting Expires: Monday, April 16, 2007










    DIRECTOR OF WORKS AND OPERATIONS - Town of Smithers



    The Town of Smithers situated halfway between Prince George and Prince Rupert is in the heart of the Bulkley Valley. All the amenities are available in the delightful main streets of this robust community. Outdoor activities abound with opportunities to go downhill skiing, cross country skiing, fishing, hiking, snowmobiling and horseback riding. Check out the web site www.town.smithers.bc.ca for further information on the many advantages to working and playing in this solid and lively town.

    The ideal candidate will possess a degree in Civil Engineering or a diploma in engineering technology, be a registered professional engineer with the Professional Engineers of BC or Alberta or be a technician with the Society of Applied Engineering Technologists and Technicians of BC or Alberta.

    A job description is available from the consultant.

    A competitive salary and benefit package is offered.

    Candidates should apply to:

    Jim Craven
    James R. Craven and Associates Ltd.
    Tel 250-744-9455
    craven@telus.net
    jrcraven.ca
    3 references please
    Closing Date: April 16th, 2007 at 5:00 pm

    Location: Smithers
    Date Posted: Thursday, March 22, 2007
    Posting Expires: Monday, July 2, 2007










    CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICIER - Village of Lytton



    The HOT SPOT for rafting, hiking and really neat living by the mighty Fraser and Thompson Rivers is looking for someone to fill the vital role as Chief Administrative Officer. Filled with fascinating history and geological features Lytton comes alive with fun things to do. People from all over the world have been discovering this especially with the novel experience of rafting down the swift flowing river and exciting rapids. The community has a stable and home loving atmosphere from the quality of the individuals that have made this place their home. Through the years Forestry, Eco- tourism, and agriculture have been the primary industries. The Village of Lytton in the Fraser Canyon is only 3 hours from Vancouver and 2 hours to the city of Kamloops.

    View further info on the web site www.lytton.ca.

    The ideal candidate will either be a creative, seasoned and energetic municipal administrator, or a talented administrator who has a good track record in the Public or Private Sector. We are primarily searching for someone who is excited about the ongoing activities and potential of the Village and surround.

    Working closely with the Mayor, Council and Staff the successful candidate will assume responsibility for the operation of the Village and its associated functions. The ability to partner with adjacent First Nations, aggressively pursue grants and funding at beneficial terms will be important criteria for the recruiting committee.

    Excellent communication skills are required along with the ability to mentor staff and encourage input and vision from staff.

    The candidate will play an integral role in the Village with open communication with the citizens. A familiarity and an expertise in local government management would be useful but not as important as the capability of being a self starter. “Do more with less” is the motto here. Solving problems and an interest in public policy development will be of primary importance. Additional talents in public works and other practical local government skills would be useful.

    Salary and benefits would be commensurate with the skills and experience of the candidate. A job description is available from the consultant.

    Candidates are invited to submit their resume in confidence to:

    James R. Craven and Associates Ltd.
    Attention: Jim Craven 250.744.9455
    craven@telus.net
    www.jrcraven.ca

    Please submit 3 references
    Closing Date: Feb. 22nd, 2008
    Location: Lytton









    CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICIER - Town of Gibsons



    The Sunshine Coast begins with a 40 minute ferry ride from Horseshoe Bay across the sparkling waters of Howe Sound with its breathtaking snowcapped mountains. Gibsons comes into view as a rare jewel placed perfectly in a setting between the sea and the backdrop of a stunning skyline. The sunrise is glorious over the ocean and plays with the shadows of coves, trees, pretty houses and shops that create the close knit village atmosphere made famous on the “Beachcombers” series on CBC.

    Housing costs here are still reasonable and there is a fine choice of lifestyle options from the downtown core to country abodes. A community of 4,200, Gibsons is the service centre to the more populous rural trading area.

    The Mayor and Council are an energetic, enlightened group of individuals and seek an experienced and accomplished professional CAO to take on the challenges that recent development present as an ongoing responsibility in these changing times in the southwest regions of British Columbia
    v The Municipality has a team of highly qualified individuals cooperating with efficiency and stability.This foundation is a definite asset to any CAO with strong leadership skills and the ability to take on the responsibility of collaborating with Council, and the active business and community representatives and organizations.

    A background in planning – particularly rural/urban fringe issues, public works, transportation, natural resources industries, and human resources, would be great assets.

    Strong credentials in local government finance and/or administration, demonstrated proficiency in making sound decisions at a senior level plus proven abilities in mentoring and training staff and definite requirements.

    A recent and detailed job description is available from the consultant.

    A salary range of $90,000-$105,000 will reflect the level of experience.A comprehensive benefit package is available.

    For further information, please visit the Town’s website: www.gibsons.ca

    All applications are strictly confidential and should be sent to:
    Mr. Jim Craven
    James R. Craven and Associates Ltd.
    5721 Titan Place
    Sooke, BC V0S 1N0

    Closing date 4:30 April 8th, 2007
    250-744-9455
    craven@telus.net
    www.jrcraven.ca

    Please include 3 references
    Location: Gibsons
    Date Posted: Monday, March 19, 2007
    Posting Expires: Sunday, April 08, 2007










    CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICIER - Skeena Queen Charlotte Regional District



    One of the most enchanting and scenic areas of coastal British Columbia has an opening for an energetic and qualified Chief Administrative Officer. Steeped in an aura of magical misty rainforest and First Nations history, surrounded by the sea and mountains, both the offshore islands and the mainland captivate with a spell of mystery and beauty.

    The haunting call of the Raven and the Eagle soaring above has attracted people from all over the world. There is a need for both protection and visionary expansion to realize the full potential of the area as the future comes with ever increasing intensity. The Regional District continues a collaboration across a wide spectrum including resource extraction and commercial fishing on one side to First Nations culture and the biodiversity of wilderness parks famous around the world.

    The ideal candidate will be an exceptional communicator, who collaborates well with a talented and diverse Board – a high energy person with proven management and consensus building skills. The position will be a "hands on" one with a small staff and a lot to accomplish.

    Working closely with the Chair, and members of the Board, you will assume responsibility for the Regional District and liaise regularly with the Electoral Area Directors, Municipal Directors, staff of member municipalities, and First Nations organizations.

    Previous experience as a local government manager will be important to the Recruiting Committee. The ability to think and act outside of old paradigms will be essential. Additional skills in engineering, planning, budgeting, mentoring, environmental management, and economic development will also be valued highly.

    A Service Review initiated by the Chair and Board of the Regional District and a job description is available from the consultant to aspiring candidates.

    The Regional District offers a comprehensive benefit package and a salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

    Salary range would be in the $80,000 - $90,000 per annum range and would be commensurate with qualifications.

    Qualified applicants for this wonderful opportunity are encouraged to submit a detailed resume with 3 references in confidence to:

    James R. Craven and Associates Ltd.
    jrcraven.ca
    craven@telus.net
    telephone 250-744-9455
    Closing date: Monday April 9th, 2007 at 4:30 pm

    Location: Prince Rupert Date Posted: Friday, March 02, 2007 Posting Expires: Monday, April 9th, 2007








    Town of Banff, AB Manager of Engineering -



    When you think of Banff, you do have great memories of mountain adventures, in the snow or sunshine? At the end of your well-deserved holiday, were you already planning a return visit to Canada's oldest national park?

    The Town of Banff has an opportunity for an engineering professional to pursue a great career and dream lifestyle as our next Manager of Engineering

    As a Bow Valley local, you'll get on the trails before all the weekenders arrive. You'll have the inside track on a magical day before the powder is skied out. And even better, you'll never suffer the Sunday night blues at having to spend hours driving back to the city, wondering when you'll next escape. You won't need to escape, as you're already home, getting to live your dream of working and playing in the Rockies.

    As one of our ten person administration team, and reporting directly to the Town Manager, your primary focus is managing capital projects and the people associated with delivering on time and on budget in this booming Alberta market. Your combination of technical expertise and understanding of a contractor's perspective allows you to align the necessary resources to contribute to Banff's position as a leader in mountain park communities.

    Although the Town of Banff has the standard roadway, sewer system and water supply needs as any municipality in Canada, our location within a national park means we operate in a unique setting, both geographically and politically. This role will test your ingenuity and professional expertise to address the needs of our 8,300 residents and 3 million visitors.

    With the recently approved Banff refreshing project scheduled to begin in April, here is an unmatched opportunity to immediately take the lead of the most significant infrastructure renewal and streetscape improvement project for our town.

    Ideally, your career highlights include success in an influential role in a municipal setting, project management experience and a collaborative leadership style of supporting and encouraging ambition and achievement. Your professional qualifications are a degree in civil engineering or a diploma in engineering technology with eligibility for membership in the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta or the Society of Applied Engineering Technologists and Technicians of Alberta.

    To find out more about this opportunity, or to let us know more about how you are the perfect person to join our administration team, please contact us to apply, no later than February 12, 2007 at:

    Jim Craven
    James R Craven and Associates Ltd.
    P - 250.744.9455
    E – craven@telus.net

    In the meantime, check out www.banff.ca to get a sense of what it is like to live and work and play in Canada's premier national park.
    Location: Banff, AB
    Date Posted: Monday, January 22, 2007
    Posting Expires: Monday, February 12, 2007









    Village of Burns Lake -- Chief Administrative Officer

    The Village of Burns Lake, with a population of 2700, has an opening for a dynamic Chief Administrative Officer. Burns Lake is located in the heart of the beautiful Lakes District and boasts an abundance of outdoor living. Activities such as snowmobiling, cross country skiing and ice fishing are popular pastimes in the winter months while hiking, mountain biking, camping, fishing and hunting balance the year. Burns Lake is nestled in a valley surrounded by lakes and forests and enjoys moderate weather patterns influenced by westerly air flows from the pacific.

    This compact Village offers high quality living within a 3 hour drive to all the facilities of the bustling city of Prince George and a 2 hour drive to the closest commercial airport situated in Smithers. Burns Lake has a number of health facilities including a hospital, medical clinic serviced by five physicians, a long term care facility, a supported living facility, and several seniors housing units. Residents have the opportunity to send their children to relatively new, modern schools and post secondary education is provided by a vibrant proactive College. Burns Lake offers extremely good value for housing making this an attractive opportunity for a seasoned veteran or someone looking for the challenge of a CAO position after serving time as "second in command" with a local government.

    The Mayor and Council are a diverse and talented group seeking an action oriented, self-motivated person to assist them with the challenges of a community undergoing significant change in the economy, a growing aging population, and significant transportation challenges. The successful applicant will be a strong confident professional skilled in collaborating with council, the business community, other government jurisdictions, including First Nations, and will assume total responsibility for the operations of the Village - coaching both council and staff and acting as a trusted partner to a busy Mayor. He or she should have background in any of the following areas: Public Works and Transportation, Forestry, Human Resources, Planning and Development.

    Strong credentials in local government finance and administration, a good track record of sound decisions at a senior level and demonstrated proficiency in mentoring and training staff will be important to the selection committee.

    A recent and detailed job description is available from the consultant.

    A salary range of $90,000 - $95-000 will reflect the level of experience and responsibility. Additionally a comprehensive benefit package is available.

    For further information, please visit the websites of Village of Burns Lake and James R. Craven & Associates Ltd.

    Candidates should make application to:

    Jim Craven
    James R. Craven and Associates Ltd.
    5721 Titan Place
    Sooke, B.C. V0S 1N0
    Closing date: 4:30 pm, January 30th, 2007
    250 - 744 - 9455
    craven@telus.netv Please include 3 references
    Location: Burns Lake
    Date Posted: January 02, 2007
    Posting Expires: February 06th, 2007









    Prince George -- Regional District of Fraser-Fort George -- Chief Administrative Officer

    The Regional District of Fraser-Fort George is seeking a qualified Chief Administrative Officer

    The Regional District's administrative headquarters is in the vital, modern City of Prince George (approx. 80,000), home of the University of Northern B.C. and the Northern Medical Program, College of New Caledonia, a full complement of excellent recreation and cultural facilities including art galleries, museums, libraries, sports facilities, retail shopping, plus a full service Regional Hospital.

    This Northern Central Region of British Columbia has everything for the adventurer - the challenge of unspoiled wilderness, an incredibly diverse topography, a true four season recreational opportunity, clear lakes, great hunting and fishing, alpine and ski country, and the northern Rocky Mountains.

    The ideal candidate will be creative and energetic, an exceptional communicator and a partner to a large, talented and diverse Board - a high energy person with proven management and consensus building skills, who has the ability to lead and to challenge by example an experienced management team. The Regional District's Strategic Priorities (June 2006) establish the vision and objectives concerning regional community interests shared by local governments and First Nations partners.

    We are looking for someone who is excited about the incredible potential of this challenging region and who has a proven track record in local government (particularly with regional districts) preferably at a CAO level.

    Working very closely with the Chair, members of the Board and managers you will assume responsibility for the Regional Districts and liaise regularly with the Electoral Area Directors, Municipal Directors, staff of the member municipalities, and First Nations organizations. The ability to think outside old paradigms is an essential component. Additional skills in planning, engineering, economic development and environmental management will be considered an asset.

    Those wishing to apply should contact:

    Mr. Jim Craven
    James R. Craven and Associates Ltd.
    Tel 250-744-9455 cell
    mailto:craven@telus.net
    3 references please
    Closing date: February 19, 2007









    Cooks Ferry Indian Band -- Administrator / Band manager

    Beautiful desert views of the dry belt of British Columbia. Lonely train whistles, stunning vistas, the beautiful Thompson River, the warm and aromatic scent of pines and sage, hot summers and forgiving winters with lots of sunshine and rolling and wooded hills beckon one to this southern BC desert location. This is a rare and attractive blend of adventure and challenge for someone who enjoys a career of innovation and change. An interest in the local First Nations culture and an awareness of the history of First Nations would be an asset.

    The Cooks Ferry Band is located in Spence’s Bridge and has about 300 members. We are involved in the forest industry, agriculture, private land management, and looking to expand economic development opportunities. We are planning a new subdivision in Merritt and are currently undertaking major capital projects with water system upgrades both on the reserve and with the neighbouring regional district. We are looking to upgrade our internal administrative policies, custom election rules, and on reserve land management systems. Chief and Council are elected for four year terms and the last election was in October 2006.

    The ideal candidate will be a creative and energetic band manager or municipal administrator, who is excited about the ongoing activities and potential of the progressive Cooks Ferry Indian Band, located near Spence’s Bridge near the bustling and full service Town of Merrit (45 minutes) and Kamloops (1.5 hours).

    Working closely with the Chief and Council, and staff the successful candidate will assume responsibility for the operation of the Cooks Ferry Indian Band and its associated functions. The position is comparable to a City Manager of a small size local government, with added responsibilities ranging from managing and leasing lands and overseeing businesses. In addition a variety of services are offered by Cooks Ferry including Education, Social Assistance, Real Property Taxation, Ranch Operations, Elders Care, and Housing.

    The successful candidate will be a coach and facilitator who combines mangerial experience with excellent communication skills and is able to mentor staff and encourage their input and vision.

    The position requires a high level of expertise in government management. The successful candidate will play an integral role in the implementation of self government aspirations in the future. The range of activity will require tact and diplomacy skills and the ability to work with the wider community and the Federal Government in the development of cooperative service initiatives.

    Another important part of the position will be to promote the prosperity of Cooks Ferry Indian Band. The successful candidate will encourage and build on existing sound policies and practices in finances, economics and law recommend revisions as necessary.

    The Chief and Council will be looking for a multi tasker with strong management skills, diverse talents and a proven track record in a similar First Nation or municipality. Additional talents in public works and other practical local government skills would be useful.

    The salary and benefits would be commensurate with the skills and experience of the candidate.

    A job description is available from the consultant.

    Candidates are invited to submit their resume in confidence to:

    James R Craven and Associates Ltd.
    Attention: Jim Craven (250) 744-9455
    craven@telus.net
    Please submit 3
    Closing Date: January 28th, 2007.









    Trail -- Regional District of Kootenay Boundary -- Director of Finance

    October is a great time to view the autumn colorslighting up the beautiful hillsides throughout the REGIONAL DISTRICT OF KOOTENAY BOUNDARY (RDKB).

    The RDKB is located in the awesome southern interior of British Columbia, Canada and contains the eight (8) thriving municipalities of Fruitvale, Grand Forks, Greenwood, Midway, Montrose, Rossland, Trail, & Warfield along with five (5) Electoral Areas.

    The RDKB encompasses 8,300 sq. km. and is home to over 32,000 residents. The current Operating Budget is greater than $22,000,000.

    The Regional District provides a broad range of services within its boundaries. Services provided vary widely and many are partnerships of municipal and non-municipal areas within the region. Only those areas receiving a particular service are taxed for the service.

    Some examples of these services include: solid waste management, general administration, community and regional planning & development, building inspection, sewage collection and treatment, animal control, recreation & culture, libraries, fire protection, economic development, public transit and cemeteries.

    The RDKB is seeking applications from progressive and dynamic professionals for their DIRECTOR OF FINANCE (CFO). Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer of the RDKB, this is the most senior financial position within the Regional District. The CFO performs the statutory duties of the financial officer pursuant to the provisions of the Local Government Act and the Hospital District's Act and provides financial support and fiscal responsibilities for services in all areas of the Regional District and plans, organizes, coordinates and implements accounting systems and programs.

    The candidates should have proven records of leadership within similar positions in the private or public sector with local government experience being a great asset. The successful candidate will possess excellent communication abilities.

    A teamwork approach coupled with a desire to enhance the ambiance of this special geographic area is a requirement. CA or CGA qualifications would be assets. Negotiating skills, thinking in new and creative ways, and a past record of community involvement would be a tremendous asset.

    The RDKB offers a comprehensive benefit package and a salary commensurate with qualification and experience (range: $81,700 - $90,300). Copies of the Job Description, the Management Compensation Policy and other information can be obtained by contacting Jim Craven at craven@telus.net or calling 250-744-9455.

    Qualified applicants are encouraged to submit a detailed resume with references in confidence to:

    James R. Craven and Associates Ltd.
    Attention: Jim Craven
    5721 Titan Place, Sooke, B.C. V0S 1N0
    Closing date: Wednesday, November 15th, 2006 at 4:30 pm
    Please include 3 references.

    We thank all the applicants but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
    Location: Trail
    Date Posted: Wednesday, October 11, 2006
    Posting Expires: Wednesday, November 15, 2006









    Vancouver -- Director of Research and Consulting - Social Planning Research Council of BC (SPARC)

    An exceptional senior professional career position exists with SPARC B.C. to help this provincial organization build a just and healthy society for all through research and advocacy. For over forty years, this non-partisan, independent and charitable organization has developed public education programs, developed social policy, and provided communities and organization with expert support on priority issues such as, community development, income security, accessibility.)

    The Social Planning and Research Council of B.C. is seeking an experienced leader who has both a strong background of social planning and consulting experience and advanced education in social research to join their management team. We invite you to submit your resume so that you may help this successful organization to continue the excellent record of social equity advocacy that it has been able to provide in British Columbia. To obtain additional information and further explore this position, please visit our web site at: www.sparc.bc.ca. Copies of the Job Description can be obtained by contacting Jim Craven craven@telus.net, (250) 744-9455 or by calling SPARC BC at (604) 718 -7733.)

    Qualified applicants are encouraged to submit a detailed resume with references in confidence to:)

    James R. Craven and Associates Ltd.
    Attention: Jim Craven
    5721 Titan Place, Sooke, B.C. V0S 1N0
    Closing date: Monday, October 30, 2006, 4:30pm
    Please include 3 references
    Location: Vancouver
    Date Posted: Tuesday, October 10, 2006
    Posting Expires: Monday, October 30, 2006









    City Of Prince Rupert -- Chief Financial Officer

    Experience the wonder of living in the gorgeous setting of BC’s northwest coast. This majestic “city of rainbows” abounds with natural beauty. An historic city with a current population of 14,000 and a yearly influx of 250,000 visitors, Prince Rupert is a working sea port with a bustling waterfront and charming heritage buildings. Housing value for money spent is extremely positive. Ocean views and all the amenities for quality living are at hand. As one of the world’s largest and technologically advanced shipping ports, millions of dollars in grain, coal and lumber are exported through the Port of Prince Rupert every year. The first phase of development of a new container port is well underway.

    The City of Prince Rupert is seeking an innovative and positive individual for the position of Chief Financial Officer. Reporting to the City Manager, this position directs the overall operation of the Financial Services Department and advises the City Manager on financial and economic matters relating to the long term financial health of the municipality.

    As a key member of the senior management team you will be responsible for the statutory duties of the financial officer as described under the Community Charter/Local Government Act and will spearhead innovative funding strategies and solutions to complex problems. The CFO will provide leadership in the areas of asset management and budget preparation, financial analysis, investment policy and a diversified investment portfolio.

    The City is looking for a dynamic individual who has demonstrated success in senior financial management within a municipal, regional district or similar public sector setting. Along with appropriate qualifications (CA, CGA, or CMA) it is important to have strong oral and written communication skills.

    A detailed job description can be obtained from the consultant.

    Salary offered is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, supplemented by a comprehensive benefit package. More information can be obtained by Contacting Jim Craven at craven@telus.net.

    Please forward a resume in confidence to

    JAMES R. CRAVEN and ASSOCIATES LTD
    5721 Titan Place,
    Sooke, B.C. V0S 1N0

    Closing Date: Monday November 13th, 2006 at 5pm
    Please include 3 references








    CITY OF ROSSLAND Manager of Finance | Engineer | Planner

    The lovely alpine City of Rossland is nestled deep in the heart of the West Kootenays with snowy mountain views and a splendid lifestyle. A recent management review has resulted in the creation of three new and challenging positions - here are the openings:

  • Manager of Finance
  • Engineer
  • Planner

    This town has the advantage of offering small town living (pop. under 4,000) along with opportunities for skiing (continual powder snow conditions in the winter) mountain biking and hiking in the summer.

    The candidates would have proven records of leadership within similar positions and excellent communication abilities. A teamwork approach coupled with a desire to enhance the ambience of this special city is a requirement.

    Negotiating skills, thinking in new and creative ways, and a past record of community involvement would be a tremendous asset. Red Mountain Ventures predicts on-mountain improvements of $30 million with $750 million in residential and commercial development all to occur soon. A Resort and Spa with a championship 18 hole golf course is underway plus over

    $100 million in development and improvements. There will be plenty of opportunity to test the ability of a truly professional team. Council also plans a full rewrite of Rossland's Community Plan over the next years and a half and a feeling of change is in the air.

    The City of Rossland offers a comprehensive benefit package and a salary commensurate with qualification and experience. Copies of the job descriptions and other information can be obtained by contacting Jim Craven ) or calling 250-744-9455.

    Qualified applicants are encouraged to submit a detailed resume with references in confidence to: James R. Craven and Associates Ltd. >

    Attention: Jim Craven,
    5721 Titan Place, Sooke, B.C. V0S 1N0
    Closing date: Monday, October 30th at 4:30 pm.
    Please include 3 references

    We thank all the applicants but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.









    MANAGER OF OPERATIONS - Skeena Queen Charlotte Regional District

    One of the most enchanting and scenic areas of coastal British Columbia has an opening for an energetic and qualified individual. Steeped in an aura of magical misty rainforest and First Nations history, surrounded by the sea and mountains, both the offshore islands and the mainland captivate with a spell of mystery and beauty. The haunting call of the Raven and the Eagle soaring above has attracted people from all over the world. There is a need for both protection and visionary expansion to realize the full potential of the area as the future comes with ever increasing intensity. The Regional District continues a collaboration across a wide spectrum including resource extraction and commercial fishing on one side to First Nations culture and the biodiversity of wilderness parks famous around the world.

    This new position has been created after a Service Review initiated by the Chair and Board of the Regional District. The intent is to consolidate human and infrastructure services so the Administrator can devote more time to strategic and managerial functions.

    It is intended that the incumbent would have direct contact with communities and elected officials to offer succession planning opportunities.

    The Regional District offers a comprehensive benefit package and a salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Copies of the job management review are available from the consultant Jim Craven. Call 250 - 744 - 9455 if you wish the opportunity to discuss the position further.

    Salary range would be $75,000 to $85,000 per annum.

    Qualified applicants are encouraged to submit a detailed resume with 3 references in confidence to:

    James R. Craven and Associates Ltd.
    5721 Titan Place
    Sooke, B.C. V0N 1N0
    Closing date: Tuesday October 24th at 4:30 pm









    CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER - Peace River Regional District, Dawson Creek

    The Peace River country of British Columbia is a vibrant and growing area covering nearly 120,000 square kilometers. The economy is thriving with agriculture, oil and gas, mining, forestry, transportation and tourism all contributing to the rapid growth occurring at this time. The Peace River Regional District consists of seven incorporated municipalities and four electoral areas.

    The Peace River Regional District is looking for a seasoned executive as Chief Administrative Officer to lead the district as new challenges arise regularly.

    Reporting to the Chair and Board, you will assume complete responsibility for the day-to-day management of the District’s affairs, its officers and employees.

    As the ideal candidate you will have a minimum of ten years experience showing increasing responsibility covering the spectrum of activities for managing a municipal / regional government, with sound knowledge of the Local Government Act and other legislation affecting local government. Your background could even include experience in the private sector or other levels of government.

    You 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.

    This is an opportunity to be part of an exciting and growing part of British Columbia.

    Applicants are invited to submit their resumes, complete with cover letter and references - IN CONFIDENCE - to:

    Jim Craven
    James R. Craven and Associates Ltd.
    5721 Titan Place
    Sooke, B.C. V0S 1N0
    Closing date: 4:30 pm, September 15, 2006
    (250) 744-9455
    craven@telus.net
    Please include 3 references
    Location: Dawson Creek
    Date Posted: Friday, July 28, 2006
    Posting Expires: Friday, September 15, 2006








    GENERAL MANAGER - Omineca Beetle Action Coalition -- Omineca Region

    The Omineca Beetle Action Coalition was created by an Act of the Provincial Government of British Columbia in 2005.

    The sum of $800,000 was granted to the Coalition to encourage community partnerships and economic diversification within the Coalition area (all the Highway 16 communities between Prince George and Smithers including First Nations.

    The disbursement/granting of this pool of funding will be solely at the discretion of a Board of Directors but guided by your recommendations. You will be a very important link in the process and accountable for results. There will be a goal of immediate results combined with a need for continued sustainability - you will need to work successfully with this apparent contradiction.

    Ideally this responsibility will combine past successful public/private sector experience, a strong service ethic and enjoyment of the broad spectrum of BC citizens with a demonstrated ability to work with provincial and federal representatives, resource industry executives, and local government officials, both appointed and elected, from all of the diverse communities in the area both rural and urban.

    The successful Manager will be under the direction of a talented and diverse Board composed of local government elected officials, land use planning tables, and local environmental groups and forest companies.

    The office will be located in the region. The Board is seeking an action-oriented person to assist them with the creative challenges this unique organization will present. The fact that the position is brand new provides special opportunities and carries much responsibility.

    The successful applicant will be a strong, confident professional with extensive experience at a senior management level. Preference will be given to a candidate with public/private sector experience. Superb communication and collaborative skills, and a proven track record as an agent of change are essential for this position. Demonstrated abilities in leadership and diplomacy are required. Previous experience in working with and reporting to boards will be an asset.

    Salary range will certainly reflect the high visibility of the position and the level of experience of the successful candidate and will be around $90,000 to $100,000 per annum.

    For further information visit the Province of B.C. website at www.gov.bc.ca.

    Interested parties may apply in confidence to:

    Jim Craven
    James R Craven and Associates
    5721 Titan Place
    Sooke, BC V0S 1N0
    or
    craven@telus.net
    Enquiries: 250-744-9455
    Closing date: 5 pm, September 11th, 2006

    Please include three references.

    Location: Prince George
    Date Posted: Friday, August 18, 2006
    Posting Expires: Monday, September 11, 2006









    DIRECTOR OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES - City of Parksville

    Situated on the east coast of Vancouver Island, just north of Nanaimo, Parksville is a growing community in a beautiful seaside location. Long known as a popular vacation spot, today Parksville is a thriving place to do business, raise a family or retire. Our residents place a high value on their community's spectacular natural setting surrounded by beaches, mountains, lakes, and rivers.

    The City is looking for someone with a special skill to fill the exempt full time position of Director of Administrative Services. This is an interesting job providing support to Council, other staff members and the public in a variety of areas. The Director gives advice and direction on policy development, conducts research, writes reports, and assists with the day to day functions of the Administration Department.

    To succeed in this position you should thrive on a fast pace, tight deadlines, and lots of complex tasks. You need to be detail oriented and have a thorough understanding of the statutory requirements of municipal government, including the Local Government Act and the Community Charter and related laws and regulations.

    A minimum of eight years experience in municipal administration is essential. You must have, or be able to qualify for, a Certificate in either Local Government Administration or in Local Government Management.

    The City offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package.

    For further information, please visit the website at www.parksville.ca

    Candidates should make application to:
    Jim Craven
    James R. Craven and Associates Ltd.
    5721 Titan Place
    Sooke, B.C. V0S 1N0
    Closing date 4:30pm August 18th, 2006
    250 - 744 - 9455
    Email: craven@telus.net
    Please include 3 references
    Location: Parksville
    Date Posted: Tuesday, August 01, 2006
    Posting Expires: Friday, August 18, 2006









    Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw Nation
    (Port Hardy)

    BAND MANAGER

    Eagles are soaring overhead, solitude and seashore, black bears, berry picking, kayaking, hiking, fishing, whale watching, quality living with all amenities readily available on the north end of Vancouver Island. Stillness prevails and the excitement of the future awaits the deft and capable hand.

    Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw Nation is looking for a versatile, openhearted individual who is sensitive to the fragility of the people and their history. A patient, understanding nature balanced with strong decision making abilities is required. Superb communication skills and fair mindedness must prevail. The candidate needs to establish a good rapport with all levels of the community including the elders, the council, the staff and all ages.

    The function of the Band Manager is to translate the relevant goals and objectives as well as policies and procedures of the Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Band Council into programs and services.

    The Band Manager is responsible for the supervision of the Program Managers and the financial management of all aspects of the programs and services. This includes, for example, administration, aqua- culture, health, and housing etc.

    A solid financial background is vital. Priority will be given to applicants with a degree in Administration and/or Financial Management. Certification through AFOA (Aboriginal Finance Officers Association) will be considered an asset.

    Previous experience working with First Nations would be useful as well as a working knowledge in INAC, Native Organizations, Municipal and Regional local governments, Health Canada, Federal and Provincial governments and programs in order to assist and direct the Band Council within the framework of local governance. This also includes knowing how to work with Treaty Negotiations. Individuals with experience as officers in local government would be of interest also.

    The population numbers approximately 784. The Band reveals vitality and growth and is forward looking in its approach to the care of its youth and educational programs. A fine office building is present and a beautiful setting has been established. There is an atmosphere of pride and dedication to the well being of the community as a whole. This is a great opportunity for someone looking for a managerial position with creative and positive challenges.

    Housing costs are relatively low and lovely homes are available on the waterfront or nearby for reasonable prices.

    This is a permanent full-time position. Salary commensurate with experience will reflect the level of responsibility. Includes Pension, Life, Health and Dental Benefits.

    Candidates are invited to apply in confidence to:

    JAMES R. CRAVEN & ASSOCIATES
    5721 Titan Place
    Sooke, BC V0S 1N0
    Attention: Jim Craven 250-744-9455
    E-mail: craven@telus.net
    3 references please
    Closing date: August 11th, 2006 @ 5:00 pm
    Location: Port Hardy
    Date Posted: REPOSTED Oct. 2006









    KWAKIUTL FIRST NATIONS BAND

    Fort Rupert Reserve

    BAND MANAGER

    Superb seaside village with ravens, eagles and all the natural delights and activities that Northern Vancouver Island has to offer describes this First Nations setting adjacent to Port Hardy, BC.

    The position of Band manager has become available and candidates would be required to have experience working with First Nations.

    Qualifications would include:

  • Knowledge of the Indian Act and other relevant legislation
  • Background in Band finances and INAC, Native Organizations, Municipal and Regional local governments, Federal and Provincial Governments
  • Budgeting and financial reporting
  • Fund raising and proposal development
  • ability to direct the Band Council within a framework of Local Governance

    The candidate requires the ability to supervise, coach and mentor with excellent inter-personal skills in all levels of the work place and community including the Band Council, staff, and all ages of citizens.

    The population numbers approximately 350. The cost of housing is very reasonable with lovely homes available. The village is filled with striking Totems and First Nations Art.

    Salary is commensurate with experience and level of responsibility. Pension, Health, Dental benefits come with the package.

    This is an exciting opportunity to be a manager with a close, responsible band in an era of tremendous change and vision for the First Nations and for northern Vancouver Island. See website: www.kwakiutl.ca.

    Candidates are invited to apply in confidence to:

    James R. Craven & Associates
    5721 Titan Place
    Sooke, BC V0S 1N0
    Attention: Jim Craven 250-744-9455
    E-mail: craven@telus.net
    3 references please
    Closing date: August 11, 2006 at 5:00 pm


    Location: Fort Rupert (Port Hardy)
    Date Posted: Friday, July 07, 2006
    Posting Expires: Friday, August 11, 2006









    Village of Pouce Coupe

    CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER

    The Village of Pouce Coupe, (oldest community in the area) has an opening for a Chief Administrative Officer. Pouce Coupe is located in the heart of the beautiful Peace River Region and boasts an abundance of outdoor living with snowmobiling and cross country skiing in the winter months and fishing, hunting, and other outdoor activities the balance of the year. The Village is surrounded by pastures, blessed with abundant sunshine, and enjoys sweeping prairie vistas. Enjoy the chance to keep horses and cattle, canoe big rivers and numerous lakes. Overiding all of this is the excitement of the oil patch which is under rapid development all through this region.

    This compact Village offers high quality living in a beautiful, peaceful and cultured setting within a 15 minute drive to all the facilities of the bustling city of Dawson Creek. Extremely good value for housing and a 4 day week make this an attractive opportunity for a seasoned veteran or someone looking for experience as a CAO.

    The Mayor and Council are a diverse and talented group seeking an action oriented person to assist them with the creative challenges of the Village. The successful applicant will be a strong confident professional skilled in collaborating with Council and Business and Community representatives, who will assume total responsibility for the operations of the Village - coaching both Council and staff and acting as a trusted partner to a busy Mayor.

    Strong credentials in local government finance and administration, a good track record of sound decisions at a senior level and demonstrated proficiency in mentoring and training staff will all be important to the hiring committee. Accounting skills and an interest in civic government would be a strong asset.

    A recent and detailed job description is available from the consultant.

    A salary range of $65,000 - $70,000 will reflect the level of experience and responsibility. Additionally a comprehensive benefit package is available.

    Although the population of the Village is approximately 900 it provides services to a trading area of approximately 15,000. For further information, please visit the websites of www.dawsoncreek.ca and www.pris.bc.ca/prrd

    Candidates should make application to:

    Jim Craven
    James R. Craven and Associates Ltd.
    5721 Titan Place
    Sooke, B.C. V0S 1N0

    Closing date 4:30pm July 4th, 2006.
    250 - 744 - 9455
    craven@telus.net
    Please include 3 references
    Location: Pouce Coupe
    Date Posted: Wednesday, June 14, 2006
    Posting Expires: Tuesday, July 04, 2006