Director of Finance and Administration
Permanent Full Time Job Posting
The Municipality of West Hants, a growing and vibrant community located just 30 minutes from the provincial centre, is seeking an experienced professional for the position of Director of Finance and Administration.
Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, the Director of Finance and Administration has overall management and direction of the financial affairs for the municipality and provides strategic advice to the CAO and Council. The Director will lead a team of staff who administer and deliver customer service, finance and accounting services for the municipality.
Upon appointment by the CAO, the Director of Finance and Administration will perform the duties of the Treasurer of the Municipality as required under the Municipal Government Act.
The preferred candidate will hold post secondary qualifications in commerce or related business field, an accounting designation and a minimum of five years accounting related experience, three in a supervisory capacity. Municipal experience will be considered an asset.
Accounting, financial statement preparation, financial controlling, strategic planning and budgeting are key technical requirements. The successful candidate should also possess strong inter-personal and excellent communication skills.
The Municipality of West Hants offers a competitive compensation package. A complete copy of the job description can be obtained at the Municipal Office or Director of Finance Job Description (467.38 kB)
Personal information collected through the recruitment process will be used solely to determine eligibility for employment and handled in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, Nova Scotia.
Qualified applicants are invited to summit their CV or resume with cover letter, to the attention of the undersigned, no later than Monday, August 11, 2014 at 4:30pm
Cathie Osborne, CGA
Municipality of West Hants
PO Box 3000, Windsor, NS B0N 2T0
TENDER CALL – PW 14-40
Hants County Courthouse Roof Re-shingling
The Municipality invites tenders for re-shingling of the Hants County Courthouse roof located at 240 Kings Street, Windsor.
Tenders must be received no later than 2:00 p.m., local time, Thursday August 7, 2014. Late tenders will be returned unopened. Public tender opening will follow at 2:15 p.m.
Director of Public Works
July 22, 2014 Committee of the Whole Meeting - Time Change
Please be advised the public portion of the Committee of the Whole meeting scheduled for Tuesday, July 22, 2014 will begin at 7:00 p.m. due to an in camera session being held from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
TENDER CALL # PW 14-39
Snow & Ice Removal Operations 2014 – 2015
Public Works invites tenders for snow and ice removal at the following locations during the winter of 2014-2015:
-Local Municipal Streets
-West Hants Municipal Complex
-Hants County Courthouse
-Falmouth Sewage Treatment Facility
-Falmouth Water Treatment Plant
Tenders must be received no later than 2:00 p.m., local time, Thursday August 14, 2014. Late tenders will be returned unopened. Public tender opening will follow at 2:15 p.m.
New Water Utilities Rates and Regulations
As of July 1, 2014 the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board has approved new schedules of rates, as well as a new schedule of rules and regulation for the Falmouth Water Utility and the Three Mile Plains-Wentworth Water Utility.
New water rates will be affective July 1, 2014; April 1, 2015 and April 1, 2016.
The schedules can be viewed by clicking on the Public Works link or on the following:
Master Budget 2014
Please be Advised that the Council meeting scheduled for July 2nd at 7:00 has been cancelled.
Municipality of West Hants & Windsor Fire Department Agreement
The Municipality of West Hants and the Windsor Fire Department have reached an agreement that will prevent a fire service interruption. The Windsor Fire Department membership had passed a motion to suspend service on June 30th if an agreement had not been reached.
Interim payments, accepted by both parties, will be made by West Hants to the Windsor Fire Department to secure service through upcoming mediation. Planning is underway for the next phase of discussions.
Both parties are pleased with the outcome of negotiations that have taken place this week. They would like to thank staff for their tireless efforts and the community for its support and understanding.
June 24th Committee of the Whole Meeting Postponed
Please be advised that the Committee of the Whole meeting scheduled for Tuesday June 24, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. has been postponed due to recent internal circumstances.
Camp Mockingee's 65th Anniversary
The Rotary Club of Windsor invites you to come celebrate Camp Mockingee's 65th Anniversary. For a special treat Peggy Kochanoff will lead a nature walk around the Blue Trail, a beautiful forest walk. Games, swimming, hot dogs and s'mores around the campfire if weather permits, otherwise in our newly renovated dining hall. Campers who stayed in the original 6 unheated cabins - well, you should see us now!
Sunday, June 22, 4 to 7 pm at Camp Mockingee. 160 Smeltzer Road off highway 14 (Chester Road)
Bulk Water Station - Token Cost Increase
Please be advised, effective July 1, 2014 the cost of a token for the Bulk Water Station will be $7.50.
West Hants Recreation Summer Program 2014
Our weekly summer camps are packed full with fun activities for everyone, including: theme days, sports, crafts, games, day trips and more! Summer camps are open to all children attending elementary school in the fall ages 4-11 years. Registration is limited & is on a first come first served basis. Call 798-6939 to register!
When you need help with a problem that involves community or social services, it isn't always clear who to contact. Now the answer is as close as your telephone or computer because you can call 211 or visit ns.211.ca to find out.
211 is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year and has information on over 4,000 services provided by non-profits, community groups and government departments.
Search for information on:
- food banks
- employment training
- child care
- recreation programs
- mental health support
- seniors' services and home care
- and many more...
211 is here to help you find the right community and social services.
Financial Condition Index
The Financial Condition Index helps municipal councils and Nova Scotians make sense of municipal financial information by providing a variety of sources of information in a single document. The index is organized into three financial dimensions that focus on where municipalities get their revenue, how they spend their money, and how they manage their finances.
To view the Municipality of West Hants' FCI follow this link: