Career Opportunity - Chief Administrative Officer
Career Opportunity - Chief Administrative Officer

The Wild’s Calling…Dare to Answer.
We’re on the lookout for an adventurous spirit to add to our herd:

Are you a leader of the pack, able to lure others to your quest while maintaining control in the den? Extremely adaptable to the challenges of your territory and able to strategically and progressively lead the pack? If you’re an alpha wolf, seeking mountainous opportunities, then we are looking for you.

Hear the howls? The District of Elkford invites you to respond to our call of the wild.

For a full description of this exciting opportunity, click here.

Located in the Elk Valley in the southeastern corner of British Columbia, Elkford is a picturesque Rocky Mountain town that was founded in 1971 as a home for miners working at the newly-established Fording Coal Operations. From its early days as a collection of temporary homes, a one-room school, and a single general store, Elkford has grown to its current population of approximately 2,500 residents.

When you find Elkford on a map, you might think it is simply the end of the road, but spend some time here and you’ll soon realize it’s the beginning of something special. Elkford is largely undiscovered by lovers of backcountry recreation. Pristine natural wilderness is highlighted by proximity to the Elk Lakes Provincial Park, Koko Claims snowmobiling area, world class fly-fishing on the Elk River, a local ski hill, golf course, and a full range of community recreational amenities usually only found in much larger centres.

Elkford remains a place where nature prevails, and where humanity borrows a bit of space. "Wilderness" remains core to what the community is and wants to be; the start of active adventure and the passive pursuit of a serenity as big as the mountainous expanse that surrounds all at the end beginning of the road.

The Chief Administrative Officer is the chief appointed officer of the District and is responsible for the overall management of the District, for coordinating District functions to ensure the efficient and effective operation of the District, for ensuring that the policies, programs and other directions of Council are implemented, and for advising and informing Council on the operation and affairs of the District.

Interested applicants should forward their resumes in confidence,
on or before 4:30 pm on July 2, 2019, (the previous deadline of June 28, 2019 at 4:30 pm has been extended) local time, to:

District of Elkford, Corporate Services
744 Fording Drive
P.O. Box 340 · Elkford, BC · V0B 1H0
Fax: 250.865.4001 · Email:

We thank all interested individuals for their applications for this position; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.