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

Manager of Economic Development #4198

Department: Planning and Development

Oct 15, 2018 Apply

The manager of economic development provides strategic advice and leadership to the organization to administer and manage the corporate economic development strategy for Leduc County.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Provides strategic advice and leadership:
    • Creates and initiates the implementation of strategic plans for economic development in the Leduc Region in accordance with Council’s Strategic Plan and the Planning & Development department’s Business Plan. Develops performance measurement criteria for the economic development function in the County and evaluates attainment.
    • Provides expertise and leadership in representing the interests of Leduc County and the Leduc Region to develop and maintain positive working relationships with Regional partners and other stakeholders as directed and established in the Edmonton Metropolitan Region, ie: Edmonton International Airport (EIA) and Edmonton Global.
    • Participates in intermunicipal initiatives related to economic development on behalf of the County, including the Inter-Jurisdiction Cooperation Accord and Aerotropolis implementation.
  • Provides subject matter expertise and coordinates site selection processes related to external inquiries with Edmonton Global as applicable.
  1. Grows the employment base in the Leduc region:
  • Engages in business retention & expansion activities to proactively support the existing businesses through direct programming such as BR&E visits, inter-business networking, hosting workshops for businesses, informational/web tools, promoting grant programs and partnering with Regional partners as appropriate.
  • Engages in investment attraction by working with target developers, builders, and end users; ensures open and transparent working relationships exist between the business community and County administration.
  • Acts as a clearing house for leads and works with Edmonton Global to locate leads in Leduc County and represents Leduc County as a deal closer where appropriate.
  • Works with urban municipalities within Leduc County`s boundary on rural community economic development initiatives.
  1. Oversees the development and implementation of Leduc County’s economic development programs, strategies, tools and resources:
  • Leads Leduc County’s economic development initiatives, such as economic diversification strategies, change initiatives, work force transition approaches, and pursues grant opportunities from senior orders of government.
  • Performs community needs assessments and feasibility as required to advance the County’s economic development objectives.
  1. Works collaboratively within the organization to ensure a customer centric approach is taken to planning and development activities:
    • Works with the Manager of Development Services to support ongoing customer service and process improvements in the Planning & Development Department.
    • Liaises with the development community, business customers and the Planning & Development Department to assist clients in navigating development approval processes.
  2. Adheres to guidelines as set out in the Human Resource Policy Manual.
  3. Participates in the County Health, Safety, and Wellness Program as required.
  4. Performs related duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS, ABILITIES AND SKILLS:

The minimum level of education required by this position is a degree in business, economic development, urban and regional planning, or equivalent discipline, and a professional designation in economic development. Experience working in a municipal government setting is a strong asset.  The incumbent must have a minimum five years of relevant experience; and have experience with senior management municipal teams, councils, boards, and commissions.

The position requires superior communication and presentation skills, strong leadership skills, and the ability to synthesize and analyze data. Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, experience and skills in office and financial management, experience in staff/project supervision, excellent communication skills (oral and written) and report-writing skills are required. Familiarity with County structure, operations, and knowledge of rural communities is an asset.

Oct 08, 2018 Apply

The manager of financial services coordinates the budget process, oversees the utility, accounts payable and financial system administration functions within the Finance department.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Coordinates the development, preparation, distribution and maintenance of operating and capital budgets.
  2. Oversees the Utility functions within the Finance department.
  3. Oversees the Accounts Payable functions within the organization.
  4. Prepares Internal and External Financial Reporting.
  5. Supervises staff in the function areas of responsibility.
  6. Oversees the financial system administration for the department.
  7. Provides Finance support to all departments in the organization as needed.
  8. Drafts, recommends and reviews Finance policies, procedures and council reports.
  9. Provides back-up and support to other Finance Department Manager and Director as required.
  10. Adheres to guidelines as set out in the Human Resource Policy Manual.
  11. Participates in the County Health, Safety, and Wellness Program as required.
  12. Performs related duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS, ABILITIES AND SKILLS:

The education required for this position is a professional accounting designation (CPA Chartered Professional Accountant) combined with a minimum of five years experience in a municipal setting. Strong management, budgetary and financial reporting skills and supervisory experience are required. Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications and financial accounting software are required, along with strong interpersonal and communications skills and the demonstrated ability to work cooperatively in a team environment.

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