Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Search Begins For Community Services Director

Well, when we hired Greg as our City Manager we new that it was also creating another opening in the organization that would need to be filled. The search for a new Community Services Director is officially underway. From the City Media Release:

"The City of Grande Prairie has begun recruiting for its vacant Community Services Director position.

Responsible for the Arenas Group, Aquatics and Wellness, Community Development, Family and Community Support Services, Heritage Resources, Parks, and Recreation and Culture, the opportunity was made available when former Director Greg Scerbak became City Manager on July 1.

“This is a key position within our municipality,” says Scerbak. “The Director of Community Services has a broad mandate and is responsible for a large number of employees in the organization. That means we are looking for a dynamic, flexible individual who has a versatile background to guide the service areas that comprise Community Services.”

Close date for the position is Sept. 19.

“Community Services is a rapidly changing, fast-paced area and, as a result, the leader needs to be a visionary while having a sense of humour,” says Scerbak. “In fact, this position has been referred to as the Director of Fun.”

The position calls for a Bachelors Degree in recreation, social sciences, or a related field with a minimum five years of senior administrative experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

“Grande Prairie is a growing, vibrant community and the Director of Community Service will have an important role in responding to the needs of this City in the coming years,” Scerbak says. “It will be an exciting time with new facilities such as Hearthstone Manor, the Montrose Cultural Centre and the Aquatics and Wellness Multiplex all coming on stream over the next two years.”

Full details of the position are available at

Media enquiries may be directed to:
City Manager Greg Scerbak

It is a big, diverse job but the person in the position has an opportunity to make a big impact on the organization and the community. Thankfully, filling this position is the responsibility of the new City Manager!

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