Leduc County

Careers

Leduc County provides competitive wages, learning and development opportunities, an incentive bonus and the opportunity to work with people who are committed to providing quality municipal services to the residents of Leduc County.

For further information on career opportunities with Leduc County, please contact our human resources coordinator at 780-979-2392.

Applications for open positions will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. on the closing date. 

Position

Closing Date

Jul 27, 2018 Apply

The PARENT MENTOR is responsible for providing prenatal and parenting support, education and case management through intensive, long-term home visitation services to first-time parents and at-risk families within Leduc County’s Home Visitation program with the goals of improving family functioning, promoting child health and development, and improving parent and child outcomes.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Promotes positive and healthy parenting, and supports the prevention of child abuse and neglect:

  • Builds a trusting relationship with family members using a respectful, friendly, non-judgmental approach;
  • Empowers and encourages parents in their parenting roles;
  • Identifies and shows evidence of changes in skill levels of children and parents;
  • Recognizes and promotes awareness of family strengths and achievements utilizing the Developmental parenting framework; and supports families to build on their strengths;
  • Increases parental awareness in areas such as child development, basic child care, life skills, social skills, healthy functioning, and stress management;
  • Works with parents to foster healthy bonding
  • Enhances parent-child interaction and fosters child growth and development through role modeling.

2. Supports family functioning in areas such as social skill development, social supports, and use of community resources:

  • Provides relevant and current information and referrals to community resources;
  • Assists families in connecting with appropriate programs/agencies;
  • Advocates for and with families where appropriate and necessary;
  • Assists families to overcome barriers and stigma when necessary;
  • Encourages and supports family involvement in community activities; and follows-up regarding family involvement in community activities.

3. Supports community development:

  • Maintains contact and collaborates with Family Connections partners and referral service agencies; and
  • Promotes Family Connections program within the service area.

4. Performs administrative duties:

  • Maintains client files, statistics and case notes using department and organizational guidelines and tools;
  • Ensures reflective supervision and intake/case conferences with Early Years and FASD Coordinator occur on a regular basis;
  • Keeps accurate and up-to-date written records of plans, visits, observations, and evaluations;
  • Provides information for reports to the Early Years and FASD Coordinator;
  • Informs the Early Years and FASD Coordinator of any requests for changes to plans, concerns, issues regarding children, parents and/or community; and
  • Assists the Early Years and FASD Coordinator as required.
  • Attends all Home Visitation team and FCSS staff meetings.

5. Adheres to guidelines as set out in the Human Resource Policy Manual.

6. Participates in the County Health, Safety, and Wellness Program as required.

7. Performs related duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS, ABILITIES AND SKILLS:

A diploma in the human services, early childhood development or social sciences discipline is required.  Knowledge of child development and family dynamics, combined with experience working with families in a community-based setting is required.  Strong relationship-building and interpersonal skills are required in order to establish therapeutic alliances with families on behalf of children.

The incumbent must be able to work with families in their own environment throughout the County.  Flexibility to work on occasional evenings and weekends will be necessary.  A valid Class 5 Alberta driver’s license and reliable personal vehicle is required.

Manager of Communications #1912

Department: Administration

Aug 20, 2018 Apply

The MANAGER OF COMMUNICATIONS provides strategic advice to the organization and leadership to the communications team in developing and implementing the corporate communications strategy for Leduc County.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Oversees the development, implementation, maintenance and measurement of Leduc County’s communications program, strategies and tools by identifying opportunities and using best practices.
    • Ensures the initiation, development and delivery of appropriate communication strategies to align with the organization’s strategic plan and departments’ operational plans.
    • Assists with environmental scanning to forecast emerging issues to mitigate negative impacts and maintain or enhance confidence in the organization.
    • Recognizes and leverages communications opportunities with that of partner organizations.
    • Acts as an intergovernmental advisor to the organization.
    • Researches, implements and evaluates opportunities to foster internal and external communications.
    • Oversees the management of the county’s website and social media platforms.
    • Oversees the corporate visual identity of the organization to ensure appropriate use and consistency in messaging.
  2. Advises and supports the public engagement processes for the organization.
  3. Advises and supports economic development, marketing and tourism activities for the county.
  4. Leads the communication team to achieve communication goals.
    • Leads communication team to create and execute effective corporate and departmental communication plans to meet the business needs and service level requirements of the organization.
    • Provides supervision, mentorship and support to the communication team in providing strategic communication support and services to departments.
  5. Provides advice and assistance in relations to issues management and communication support to the county manager’s office and council.
    • Monitors and identifies issues affecting the county and recommends and develops communication plans and key messages in response to emerging issues, opportunities and reputation management.
    • Provides support and advice in delivering messages to stakeholders.
    • Drafts speeches, key messages and written materials for council.
  6. Acts as the primary communication contact for Leduc County.
    • Serves as the primary media contact for the county; establishes and maintains media relations.
    • Prepares and approves media releases and statements for council and the county.
    • Acts as the primary Public Information Officer on the Emergency Management Team and ensures communications are managed in accordance with the emergency management plan.
  7. Develops and monitors the communication budget.
    • Ensures organizational and departmental expenses align with strategies and budget restraints.
  8. Adheres to guidelines as set out in the Human Resource Policy Manual.
  9. Participates in the county Health, Safety, and Wellness Program as required.
  10. Performs related duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS, ABILITIES AND SKILLS:

A degree and/or designation in the areas of communications, journalism, public relations or related field and ten (10) years of progressive experience is required. Proven senior leadership skills and the ability to engage and motivate team members is required.  Excellent written and oral communication skills, interpersonal skills, and proficient experience and use of relevant software, media tools and channels are required.  Attention to detail is critical. A good understanding and knowledge of municipal government and rural issues is a strong asset.

The ideal candidate will be highly-motivated, self-directed, and enthusiastic, with a positive, can-do attitude; and enjoy working in a collaborative, fast-paced, and deadline-oriented environment.

County Fire Chief #1911

Department: Fire Services

Aug 10, 2018 Apply

The COUNTY FIRE CHIEF provides leadership and management for fire and rescue services and emergency preparedness within Leduc County and the region to assure effective service delivery in emergency situations.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Manages fire services:
    • Administers County Fire and Rescue Services in accordance with legislated requirements and the strategic objectives and policies of Council.
    • Provides leadership and support to Fire Services administration and staff.
    • Seeks opportunities to improve fire service operations, through efficiencies and regional partnerships.
    • Develops and prepares annual operational plans and budgets.
    • Develops and implements policies, procedures, and regulations.
    • Prepares reports and recommendations for Fire/Emergency Services Committee and council.
    • Liaises with County staff, other emergency services, municipal authorities, and fire district advisory boards and committees.
  2. Administers and leads a risk management approach in the region.
    • Administers Leduc County’s commitment to a regional municipal emergency plan.
    • Ensures regional response, adequate mutual aid and other emergency relationships are in place through contracts, agreements and partnerships.
    • Directs emergency response when necessary.
  3. Under the direction of the Director of Emergency Management, provides leadership, administration and oversite to the emergency management program:
    • Prepares the annual operating budget for disaster services.
    • Advises and ensures emergency and disaster preparedness for the organization through direction and support of the emergency management team in the evaluation and review of emergency operations and training programs.
    • Ensures County Municipal Emergency plans are maintained and that staff are prepared to implement in the event of emergency or disaster through regular communication and training.
  4. Adheres to guidelines as set out in the Human Resource Policy Manual.
  5. Participates in the County Health, Safety, and Wellness Program as required.
  6. Performs related duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS, ABILITIES AND SKILLS:

A degree/diploma in business administration or related discipline, and certification as an Alberta Safety Codes Officer Level 2 Inspector and Level 2 Investigator and a minimum ten (10) years in a senior officer position in fire/rescue services; completion of accredited fire protection courses; supervisory and project management experience; and experience with senior municipal management teams, councils, boards, commissions, and volunteer organizations is required.  Extensive fire, emergency management and municipal governance education or experience is a strong asset.

The position requires proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and experience and skills in budget/financial and office management.   Reporting directly to council and senior administration, excellent communication (oral and written) and report-writing skills are required. The demonstrated ability to initiate and manage change and work cooperatively in a team environment at a variety of levels is required. Familiarity with County structure, operations, and knowledge of rural communities is an asset, as is membership in the Society of Local Government Managers.

A valid Alberta Class 3 driver’s license with air brake endorsement and the ability to obtain high security clearance is required.

We thank everyone for your application; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.