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Municipal Clerk

Do you enjoy a balance of leadership and hands on work in a fast-paced office environment? Do you want to be a key part of organizational change and innovation?

The County is one of Ontario’s newest Designated Viticultural Areas. Residents and tourists enjoy artistic and cultural events and activities including food, music, arts festivals and wineries/breweries. The County has been recognized by major publications for its innovative economy, communities and culture, and is looking to fill one of our senior leadership roles to lead and oversee the day to day operations of the Clerk’s Office.

Reporting directly to the Chief Administrative Officer, the Municipal Clerk provides expertise and leadership in managing the various functions of the Clerk’s Office, including but not limited to legislative and secretariat services, vital statistics, municipal elections, archives and records management, and by-law and policy development. The Municipal Clerk is also responsible for the general management of the Clerk’s Office in providing quality service to the Council, advisory board and committee members and the public. 

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • Diploma in public administration, business or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • C.M.O. or A.M.C.T. designation is preferred.
  • A minimum of 5 years senior management experience; preferably in the Clerk’s Office of a municipality.
  • Demonstrated experience in conducting municipal and school board elections is preferred.
  • Experience with municipal records management legislation, programs and procedures.
  • Strong written and verbal communications, as well as presentation and customer service skills.
  • Extensive working knowledge of Municipal Act, Municipal Elections Act, MFIPPA, the Marriage Act, the Vital Statistics Act and other relevant legislation, with the ability to interpret complex legislation and regulations.
  • Proven effective interpersonal, organizational and research skills.
  • Experience in leadership and supervision of both unionized and non-unionized staff.
  • Ability to collect, research and analyze data from a wide variety of sources.
  • Demonstrated ability to take and transcribe minutes, write staff reports, draft recommendations, motions and by-laws.
  • Experience managing departmental budgets.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, data management and other related database applications.
  • Strong time management/project management skills with the ability to manage competing priorities.
  • Broad knowledge of municipal operations, issues, policies and procedures.
  • Political acuity and the ability to exercise tact, diplomacy and good judgment at all times.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including evening work as required for Council, Committee and Board meetings, and during the Election Cycle.

The current annual salary range for this permanent full-time position is $87,794 to $106,676 as per Band 7 of the Non-Union By-Law. Compensation also includes a competitive benefit package and membership in OMERS. Please submit your application prior to 4:00pm on January 29, 2021 to                            

We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. We are an equal opportunity employer and support applicants with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request throughout the recruitment process. Please email your request or call (613) 476-2148 ext. 1042.

The personal information being collected will be used in accordance with The Municipal Act and The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and shall only be used in the selection of a suitable candidate.