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We are seeking a Chief Administrative Officer

The City of Brampton is the second fastest growing (4.2% per year), 9th largest city in Canada, and the 3rd largest in the Greater Toronto Area, with a population approaching 650,000 and projected to be 900,000 by 2031. Brampton’s population is young (median age is 34.7) and one of the most culturally diverse cities in Canada, with citizens from more than 200 distinct cultures who speak 89 different languages.

The Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) is the most senior administrative leadership position in the City of Brampton and provides objective advice and decision support to the Mayor and Council in developing strategies, policies and services that address the unique needs of the City. The CAO leads the management team in the implementation of strategic initiatives and delivery of responsive services to the citizens and businesses of Brampton.

Specific accountabilities include:

  • Provide objective advice and decision support to the Mayor and Council in developing strategies, policies and services which address current and future needs of the City.
  • Develop a vision and strategy that aligns with Mayor and Council approved Strategic Plan, multi- year business and fiscal plans.
  • Ensure implementation of Mayor and Council endorsed strategic initiatives that addresses challenges such as rapid growth, economic development, transit needs and cultural diversity, concurrent with delivery of efficient and effective services.
  • Lead organization renewal to an open and results focused culture that is characterized by effective stakeholder relationships; transparency, integrity and accountability; engaged Council and employees and service excellence.
  • Advance economic and community development, develop strong public/private partnerships, and building good relationships with all levels of government to support long-term growth.
  • Enhance Brampton’s image as a City that is a great place to live, work, invest and play and the Corporation’s reputation as great place to work with leading business practices and service excellence.
  • Ensure business and financial planning, revenue generation, capital and operating budget and sound stewardship of fiscal, people and physical assets. ​​

Candidate profile summary:

  • Candidates for the role of CAO will possess a post secondary degree/diploma in relevant field (such as Business administration, Political Science, etc.) and have proven ability to engage and sustain effective relationships with Council, staff, public, in addition to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Candidates will have comprehensive experience working with a Council and/or Board of Governors, is a good organizational fit in the corporation and has a strong political acumen in municipal governance.
  • Candidates will have strong business acumen, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and passion for public service.
  • Further, candidates have a proven record of accomplishment as a strategic leader and facilitator of change, with a customer service focus in public, private or not for profit sectors. They will have a values-based leadership approach that is inclusive, positive, and reflects the high level of integrity, trustworthiness and ethical conduct required for success in the role.

Preferred candidates have comprehensive knowledge of the municipal budget process, labor relations, strategic planning, performance management and demonstrated working knowledge of 2-tier municipal governments. In addition, the preferred candidate will have experience working with associated municipal agencies such as police services, social housing, boards, commissions and libraries.

Demonstrated experience working in a culturally diverse environment and experience in the private sector are considered added value.

The City of Brampton is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to inclusive, barrier- free recruitment and selection processes and work environments. The City of Brampton offers competitive compensation along with a benefits plan, pension plan and professional development.

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