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General Manager, Infrastructure & Planning

Town of Edson

Town of Edson
General Manager, Infrastructure & Planning

Job Type: 
Executive Opportunities

Organization: 
Town of Edson

Competition Number: 
EDSOM-202002

Job Description : Wanted: Cultural Champion
…in the role of General Manager, Infrastructure & Planning

Certain blood types are incompatible with others. Before performing a transfusion, doctors must ensure that both donor and patient are a match.  If not, the results could be disastrous. 

What’s our point?
Workplace culture functions much in the same way. If your professional values and disposition don’t match our cultural imperatives and we hire you anyway, we would be setting both you and our organization up for disappointment. Your skills, abilities, education and experience – as important as those things are – won’t make you successful here if our work cultures don’t match. 

What’s OUR culture type?
Our culture is driven by our unrelenting, Unapologetic, unmitigated commitment to the ratepayers of Edson. We want to make a difference with the provision of excellent service and first-rate public stewardship.

This passion has not led us to be your run-of-the-mill public bureaucracy. On the contrary, it has given us an entrepreneurial spirit and an environment that increasingly fosters:

  • Open dialogue,
  • Evidence-based decision-making,
  • Team thinking,
  • A marathon mentality, AND
  • A healthy risk-tolerance


Have we ‘arrived’ at our cultural destination yet? Nope, but we’re getting there, and we’re on the same page. This is what we want; and this is why we need a cultural champion.

What’s YOUR culture type?
If you are to be successful with the Town of Edson, you must be comfortable with discomfort, with asking and answering challenging questions, with rethinking processes, procedures, and even your own point of view, each and every week. You must have a healthy distrust for easy answers, a keen eye for team wins and a consistent bias for action.
If this doesn’t describe you, no problem! Just don’t apply! There are no “right or wrong” work cultures, only matches and mismatches. There is no shame in not having a matching blood type with a potential donor and none in not being a cultural fit for the Town of Edson. We wish you all the best.

If this does describe you – and if you have that requisite combination of education and experience that we seek – we’d like to hear from you. We’d like to hear what you bring to the table and how you can help us achieve our objective of providing the residents of Edson the level of service excellence that they deserve.

Now without further ado…

The Job

Salary Range: $130,000-150,000/annum

We seek a competent, effective and unique leader to guide our team of highly qualified professionals in facing the considerable challenges that lay ahead.
In addition to the cultural advocacy that we require (did we mention that yet?) our ideal candidate has significant experience in a complex setting and commensurate knowledge in municipal planning, infrastructure, capital projects or, ideally, all three. S/he doesn’t need to be a subject matter expert in any one these areas, but will have enough comprehension to effectively manage those who do.

S/he may come from a variety of different backgrounds and hold a P.Eng, RPP and/or a PMP, and will likely hold a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree.
We’re not asking for much, just a highly skilled, self-motivated, broadly experienced, evenly-tempered, intellectually astute, technically gifted, detail-oriented big-picture thinker and take-charge collaborator with excellent people skills, unparalleled leadership qualities and a strong political acumen.

Is this you?
Send us a resume and a cover letter that clearly answers the following questions (in one page or less – because you’re gifted like that):

  • Why public service?
  • Why this job?
  • How would you establish credibility in your first sixty days on the job?


If we consider your application, you’ll need to be prepared for a rigorous process that includes at least two interviews, a tour of our facilities, a thorough background check and a challenging homework assignment.

This competition closes on July 30, 2020. Please note, due to COVID 19 we are on a 0.9 work and pay schedule for the duration of 2020.

Closing Date: 
July 30, 2020


Application Return: 
For now, send your cover letter and resume to:

Email:  [email protected]

Visit our website at:  www.edson.ca/jobs  

Be sure to quote Competition Number: EDSOM-20200


Organization: Town of Edson
Location: Edson, AB
Region: Banff / Jasper / Rocky Mountain House
Professional Category(s): Planning & Development
Posted: June 30, 2020, 10:03 am
Expires: July 30, 2020, 4:30 pm

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