The Legislative Division is seeking a motivated self starter to join our team. The primary duty of this position is providing support to Council committees including attending meetings, taking minutes, and providing accurate procedural advice in a public setting. You will also spend time providing a full range of legislative and administrative services to assigned committee(s), responding to a variety of enquiries regarding bylaws/policies, and Council/committee decisions.
The ideal candidate thrives in a fast paced environment where accuracy is essential, deadlines are met, and much of the work follows legal/legislative mandates. Essential requirements include a comprehensive knowledge of corporate administrative practices, bylaws and legislation, the ability to problem solve, excellent communication skills, political acumen, and the ability to build positive relationships. A strong customer focus and the ability to be flexible in a changing work environment are equally important. Also required are a certificate in local government administration, public administration or related discipline; a minimum of three years related administrative experience and a minimum of two years experience acting as a committee secretary in a local government setting; proficiency in keyboarding (minimum 60 wpm) and advanced level word processing; and shorthand or other form of speedwriting.
The successful candidate will be required to work Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (25 hours per week) and must also be able to attend meetings outside these regular working hours.
*Testing will be conducted, however, applicants must provide proof of typing speed from a recognized educational institution or hiring agency.*