The Chief Administrative Officer works closely with all Wheatland County departments to ensure programs and services are delivered effectively and all needs of both Council and ratepayers are fulfilled. The Chief Administrative Officer oversees Corporate and Financial Services, Community and Development Services, Transportation and Agriculture, and People Services.
Wheatland County’s day-to-day operations are led by the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) and carried out by around 130 staff. Operations are divided into departments and underlying business divisions as seen below.
The Community and Development Services Department is comprised of several diverse divisions that provide a wide range of both hard and soft services to the county and region as a whole. Business divisions within the department include subdivision and redesignation, development services, safety codes, emergency and fire services, economic development, community services (parks and recreation), and protective services.
This Corporate and Financial Services Department includes business divisions such as property tax and assessment, utility billing, accounts payable and receivables, IT services, records management, asset management, GIS, and financial reporting. Also included within this department, are staff that manage the main phone line and reception counter at the administration office.
General Manager of Transportation and Agriculture
This is Wheatland County’s largest department. Included in the Transportation and Agriculture Department are the following business divisions: agricultural services, environmental programs, waste transfer site operations, gravel pit operations, facility maintenance, land services, utility and hamlet operations, vehicle and equipment maintenance, and all public works crews (construction, grader, gravel, and surfacing/bridge crews).