Trochu January 8, 2014

January 13 & 27, 2014
Staring at 6 PM at the Town Office

The Council of the Town of Trochu is pleased to announce effectively January 2, 2014 Carl Peterson, the Town of Trochu Director of Operations will assume the interim role of CAO in addition to duties of the Director of Operations until a new CAO is appointed. Other staff members will assist Carl as well. Maureen Chalack retired from the CAO position on December 31, 2013 but she will be returning to do some contract work during the transition. Although Council worked diligently to hire for this position the successful candidate declined Council's offer in late December and Council will be making an announcement regarding the CAO in the weeks ahead.

The Town of Trochu with a population of 1072 is an agriculturally based community with rural oilfield development. The Town is host to a large meat processing plant owned and operated by Sunterra Foods. Trochu is located on Hwy 21, Highway 585 and close to the junction of Highway 27. It is within easy driving distance to major centers such as Olds, Red Deer and Calgary. The Town of Trochu has an excellent working relationship with Kneehill County, the Town of Three Hills and the Villages of Carbon, Acme, and Linden. The Town of Trochu is in the Three Hills RCMP detachment area and hosts a joint School Resource Officer Program with the Villages of Elnora and Delburne. For more information on the community and for a job description, please visit our website at
The Town of Trochu has a total of 12 full-time employees with an experienced support staff in Administration, Public Works, Utilities and Protective Services. The community operates an Arena and Swimming Pool as well as an Arboretum. The ideal candidate will posses:
• A Local Government Certificate and/or a NACLA certificate or working toward a designation however, consideration will be given to an equivalent level of education and experience
• Knowledge of municipal accounting, budget development and financial reporting is essential
• Knowledge of sourcing and securing grants
• Knowledge of Planning and Development Legislation
• Commitment to attraction and retention of Economic Development
• Excellent communication skills and management skills
• Previous experience and capacity providing services to the public
• Previous experience reporting to a Council or Board
• The ability to carry out the CAO duties as described in the Municipal Government Act and as delegated by Council.
• The desire to promote Regional Collaboration and to work cooperatively on joint contracts and projects
Salary is negotiable and will be based on experience and qualifications. A comprehensive benefits package will be provided.
Interested candidates will forward their cover letter and resumes in confidence to Mayor Barry Kletke, Box 340, Trochu, Alberta, T0M 2C0 or by email to and clearly mark their submissions as CAO Position. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. This position will be filled when a suitable candidate is found.