General Manager, Development and Cultural Services – Norfolk County

The Corporation of Norfolk County
is a single tier municipality of 64,000 located
on the North Shore of Lake Erie in Southwestern Ontario.
Norfolk County offers abundant recreational and lifestyle opportunities.

General Manager, Development and Cultural Services
Permanent Full Time – NU 48.18

Rural by nature, prosperous by design, Norfolk County is located two hours south-west of Toronto. We offer picturesque small town, hamlet and rural living within easy reach of major urban centres such as Hamilton, London, Kitchener-Waterloo and Brantford. With wonderfully varied tourist attractions, bountiful and proven agricultural tradition, and spectacular recreational activities, our exceptional quality of community and family life simply can’t be beat!

This position is accountable for the overall management, financial and fiscal responsibility for the administration and operation of the Development and Cultural Services Division which includes Building and By-Law, Development Engineering, Heritage and Culture, Planning, and Tourism and Economic Development.

The ideal candidate will have an undergraduate degree in Planning, Economic Development, Business Administration, Engineering and/or MBA or equivalent. Must have 5-7 years of progressive management experience preferably in a public sector environment and in a related field. Demonstrated experience as a leader who is a visionary, credible and trusted role model who inspires and challenges others to achieve their full potential. A strong communicator who can present well in front of Council, the general public and the media. Demonstrated success in developing strong relationships with municipal, provincial and federal governments, industry associations and other organizations. Ability to translate strategic vision into practical action. A detailed description of the duties and responsibilities of this position can be found on

Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, the ideal candidate will have demonstrated the following personal attributes: interpersonal skills, leadership, conceptual thinking, diplomacy and tact, personal accountability, self-management, teamwork, problem solving ability, flexibility and decision making. Excellent communication skills and the ability to work effectively in a fast-paced organization are essential. Norfolk County offers a competitive total compensation package, a learning organization philosophy, and the ability to participate in Coaching and Succession Management Programs.

Salary Range: $115,686 – $144,608 per annum (2018) Follow the link below for the application process:

A detailed job description is also available under Job Opportunities on the Norfolk County website. The deadline for completion of the application process is September 21, 2018 at 4:30 p.m.

All applications will be held in strict confidence. We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will be used for employment assessment purposes only.

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