Employment Opportunity - Chief Administrative Officer (CAO)

Chief Administrative Officer (CAO)
Town of Trenton, Nova Scotia

The Town of Trenton is found on the northeastern coast of the Province of Nova Scotia. Along the Shores of the East River and mere minutes from the Northumberland Strait, here you will find the warmest waters within the Province perfect for fishing and a vibrant tourism industry. With a population of 2,500 and close connections to neighboring townships and Pictou Landing First Nation within Pictou County, Trenton offers endless opportunities for personal and community growth. 

Settled in 1773, Trenton holds a strong industrial history and sense of community. With an active culture of participation, education, and recreation with access to local trails, an arena and 565 acres of beautiful, designated parklands, Trenton is a great area to raise a family and feel part of a community. The Town of Trenton is seeking a seasoned professional leader to assume the role of Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) and facilitate the continued growth and revitalization of our community.

Qualifications & Application Process: 

As the CAO, you will be the administrative lead for the Town of Trenton, overseeing the established senior management team and activities of the Town in accordance with the Municipal Government Act of Nova Scotia. 

Reporting to the Mayor and Council of the Town of Trenton, the CAO is responsible for providing guidance with supportive data and, under Council direction, to ensure all services, programs, policies, and objectives are performed and carried out effectively and efficiently to meet the needs of residents. Your role will also include developing meaningful relationships with other levels of government, neighbouring municipal units, and key stakeholders.

The ideal candidate will be a seasoned local government administrative professional, with suitable academic and professional credentials and be familiar with issues facing municipal units in Rural Nova Scotia. Consideration will also be given to other professionals with experience in a diverse leadership capacity.

All applicants are required to demonstrate in their cover letter a solid track record with building consensus among stakeholders and/or other working groups, strong problem-solving abilities, and a desire to build relationships with residents, and work positively with and for the public.

The Town is offering an excellent compensation package along with comprehensive health coverage and Town sponsored pension plan. The Town Hall is currently closed to public access. Candidates are asked to submit a cover letter and resume using one of the following methods:

Town of Trenton
Attn: Deputy Clerk
P.O. Box 328, Trenton, NS, B0K 1X0


FAX:(902) 752-0090

The deadline for receipt of applications is Friday, May 21, 2021 at 4:00pm.

The Town of Trenton is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.