Career Opportunities


Chief Administrative Officer – Town of Foam Lake

The Town of Foam Lake is a vibrant, progressive, family-friendly community with a proud history and an exciting future. Foam Lake is located on Highway 16 just 90km west of Yorkton. This community has a population of just over 1,100 and amenities that appeal to a variety of lifestyles including healthcare, education, recreation, and community facilities.

Foam Lake’s Town Council is currently seeking a dynamic individual for the role of Chief Administrative Officer (CAO).  The ideal candidate must have a proven track record of leadership, financial acumen; be politically savvy, and have the ability to work collaboratively with elected officials, staff, citizens, government, and other community partners.

Position Summary:

  • The CAO reports directly to Council and is the senior administrator for the Town of Foam Lake providing information, advice, and recommendations to Council on issues that affect the municipality in order to ensure that Council makes informed decisions
  • The CAO is a motivational leader who guides a team of Managers overseeing the human, financial, and physical resources of the municipality to ensure that Council’s policies and directives are carried out and exceed the legislated public service needs

Core Competencies:


  • Recognizes and honours staff as the most valued asset of the organization
  • Demonstrates authentic leadership by providing guidance and support, mentorship and positive role modelling
  • Demonstrates a take-charge attitude in order to achieve results
  • Handles conflict and crisis effectively and remains calm under pressure
  • Demonstrates empathy and emotional intelligence with the ability to bring diverse individuals, departments and program initiatives together

Management Skills:

  • Has a proven record of being able to inspire, direct and evaluate the people and activities of the municipality
  • Seeks out, appreciates, and acknowledges input from others
  • Takes ownership and responsibility for their actions

Financial Management, Corporate and Strategic Planning:

  • Leads with a strong sense of service, urgency and accountability in all financial planning, budgeting, and management reporting
  • Understands and interprets social, economic and political trends and issues facing the municipality
  • Is open minded and innovative to explore “out of the box” thinking and approaches
  • Has the ability to seek future development and growth for the community

Strong Communication and Interpersonal Skills:

  • Builds trust through clear, concise and positive communication, possessing an honest, open and consistent approach to working with people
  • Works collaboratively with others and is sensitive to the diverse needs of staff, Council and the community
  • Possesses the ability to communicate professionally, respectfully, knowledgeably, and tactfully

Key Roles and Responsibilities:

The CAO will support the Municipality, its Council, staff and residents in realizing the Town’s full potential by providing leadership in the following areas:

  • Acts as counsel to the elected Mayor and Council on a wide range of municipal matters and supports the implementation of Council-related priorities within the municipal framework
  • Provides leadership to ensure that all Town policies and programs of the municipality are efficiently coordinated, implemented and delivered in a responsive way consistent with Council-identified priorities
  • Ensures an effective governance framework which provides appropriate direction and parameters for operational systems, practices and procedures ensuring compliance with legislation, regulations, municipal policies, procedures and guidelines
  • Responsible for the annual operating and capital budget preparation process. Defines appropriate long-term financial objectives and goals for the municipality
  • Effectively communicates and demonstrates the vision and values to all employees. The CAO serves as a role model of these values and creates and builds a culture of trust and integrity throughout the organization

Education and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate is a proven leader, with relevant post-secondary education and senior management experience
  • A minimum of 3 years intermediate/senior management experience, preferably in municipal government
  • A Certified Local Government Administration (LGA) designation is desirable, however, other combinations of experience and credentials will also be considered. Certification must be obtained within two years


  • Salary competitive with or exceeding UMAAS Salary Guidelines
  • Attractive health and fitness benefits, as well as an Earned Days Off program option
  • Further details will be discussed in a personal interview


Please submit your resume and cover letter addressed to the Town of Foam Lake, c/o Hiring Committee to Position to commence as soon as possible. Only those selected for interviews will be notified.