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Director of Corporate Services & Assistant Director of Engineering and Public Works Open

New Glasgow, Nova Scotia

Director of Corporate Services 

The Town of New Glasgow is a charming riverside community nestled in Northern Nova Scotia. With nearly 9,500 residents calling this town their home and serving as the commercial-service hub for the larger region of Pictou County and Northern Nova Scotia, which boasts a population of approximately 43,000, this is an exciting opportunity to make a real impact. 

On their behalf, we are seeking a seasoned public-sector financial professional to take on the role of Director of Corporate Services. As Director of Corporate Services, you will play a crucial role in managing and directing the financial affairs of the Town. You will have the opportunity to provide strategic financial advice to the Chief Administrative Officer and Council, influencing key decisions that shape the future of the community. 

As a senior leadership team member, you will lead a dedicated staff who are responsible for administering and delivering exceptional customer service, finance, payroll, and accounting services. Your expertise and guidance will be instrumental in ensuring the smooth operation of their municipal financial systems. 

What qualities do we seek in an ideal candidate? 

We are looking for an accomplished, dynamic professional who holds a CPA accounting designation and possesses post-secondary qualifications in commerce or a related business field. Municipal accounting-related experience in a supervisory capacity is essential for success in this role. 

Your comprehensive technical skill set will include expertise in accounting, financial statement preparation, financial and internal controls, budgeting, payroll and benefits, insurance, pension management, financial staff supervision, and banking. Your ability to analyze complex financial data and provide strategic insights will be highly valued. 

In addition to your exceptional financial acumen, you are highly self-motivated, with a strong focus on people and relationships. Your outstanding interpersonal and communication skills will allow you to build effective partnerships with stakeholders and inspire your team to achieve excellence. 

Experience with Microsoft Dynamics Great Plains Software experience will be considered a valuable asset, further enhancing your ability to excel in this position.    

A copy of the job description can be found here.

If you are passionate about making a tangible difference in a dynamic and growing community, and if you possess the skills and experience required to thrive in this role, we strongly encourage you to apply. Please forward your resume and a cover letter outlining your qualifications to Gerald Walsh Associates Inc. at apply@geraldwalsh.com, quoting project number 1975 in the subject line. 

We look forward to welcoming an exceptional individual who shares a commitment to fostering the prosperity of the Town of New Glasgow.  

We welcome applications from all qualified candidates, including Indigenous persons, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, and persons of a minority sexual orientation or gender identity.


Assistant Director of Engineering and Public Works 

We are also seeking an exceptional engineer and leader to join the Town as their Assistant Director of Engineering and Public Works. In this role, you will lead the New Glasgow Public Works team, ensuring seamless operations, effective planning, and unwavering commitment to our level of service parameters.  

Reporting to the Director of Engineering and Public Works, you will oversee the Transportation, Environmental Services, and Mechanical (Fleet) divisions, serving as the key interface for all public works services. Your responsibilities will encompass performance management, hiring and training, people management, project planning, and budget maintenance. Additionally, you will play a crucial role in asset management, climate action, and compliance with the Nova Scotia Accessibility Act. 

What qualities do we seek in the ideal candidate? 

To thrive in this position, you hold a degree in civil engineering (P.Eng. designation preferred) or a relevant engineering discipline, such as CET. Your practical engineering and construction experience, coupled with your direct responsibility for the design and construction of municipal public works assets, will set you apart as a highly qualified candidate. Your significant supervisory experience has equipped you with the necessary skills to effectively lead a team of approximately 40 unionized employees and supervisory staff. 

As an accomplished engineer, you possess exceptional time management and project management skills. Your understanding of engineering design principles, civil and municipal standards, and best practices will guide you in delivering excellence in every aspect of your work. Proficiency in public works infrastructure design and maintenance, codes and regulations, GIS, CAD, and surveying is essential for success in this role. 

Your strong presentation and customer service skills, combined with excellent verbal and written communication abilities, will be crucial in building strong relationships with all stakeholders, including staff, the public, contractors, and consultants. 

Demonstrated competency in vehicle and equipment maintenance is considered a definite asset, further enhancing your ability to excel in this position. 

A copy of the job description can be found here.

If this position aligns with your qualifications and aspirations, we invite you to submit your resume and a cover letter highlighting how your background and experience meet the needs of the Town of New Glasgow. Please email your application to Gerald Walsh Associates Inc. at apply@geraldwalsh.com, quoting project number 1976 in the subject line.  

We welcome applications from all qualified candidates, including Indigenous persons, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, and persons of a minority sexual orientation or gender identity.