City Clerk

City of Burnaby

City Clerk

Competition No.: 2020-134
Duration: Regular Full Time
Salary: $, plus competitive benefits
Last Updated: 7/28/20 8:25 AM

As the third largest City in British Columbia, the City of Burnaby is committed to creating and sustaining the best quality of life for our entire community.  As a City, we provide facilities and services that support a safe, connected, inclusive, healthy and dynamic community.  With this in mind, comes great responsibility – we seek likeminded individuals who are passionate about the community, work with integrity and respect, and are innovative when it comes to the work and services Burnaby provides to our citizens.

Reporting to the Director, Corporate Services the City Clerk is a specialized management and administrative position with duties set out in the Local Government Act for British Columbia and the procedural bylaw. An incumbent has responsibility for directing and providing administrative and secretarial services required by Council for regular Council and Special Meetings, Public Hearings, and for Committees of Council, manages the City elections as Returning Officer. The City Clerk establishes and maintains a relationship of trust with both Council and the public and conveys a visible sense of fairness and neutrality, particularly as it relates to the election process. Assignments are received from Council, the City Manager and Director Corporate Services. Considerable independent action, judgement and initiative are exercised with a fairly broad latitude in carrying out the work. Manages the City Clerk's Department, ensuring that all of the needs of Council and senior staff are met in a timely and accurate way. Provides direction and advice for Council on procedural matters; interprets legislation, policies, regulations and bylaws for Council. Manages the election process, including preparing and maintaining Annual List of Electors; prepares for and conducts the City Election and the Enumeration of Electors. Establishes and maintains effective relationships with a wide variety of internal and external contacts; fosters harmonious relationships with fellow staff and Council; conveys a visible sense of fairness and neutrality to the public. Performs related work as required.

University degree in Public Administration, preferably a Master’s degree, completion of a Certificate in Local Government Statutory Administration and 5 years of senior management experience in municipal work plus supervisory experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience. This role requires thorough knowledge of: the Local Government Act, Community Charter, FOIPP Act, other statutes, City Bylaws, policies and regulations governing the operation of the City Clerk’s Department; Council, Committee and related official body practices, procedures and functions and of the functions and operations of internal departments; record management practices and legal requirements. The role also requires the ability to: resolve matters where conflicting directions have been given; record the proceedings of Council and other meetings; carry out a City Election; prepare and administer budgets; prepare correspondence, records and reports related to the work; communicate effectively orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective relationships with senior managers, Council and staff; organize and determine priorities and deadlines; manage, direct and review the work of subordinate staff. The role also requires skill in the use of computer software applications and social media. Driver’s License for the Province of British Columbia is required.

Please submit your application no later than Monday, August 10, 2020.

Copies of relevant professional certificates or degrees will be required at the time of the interview.

We thank all candidates for applying, but only those short listed will be contacted.

Please contact Human Resources at 604-294-7303 if you do not receive a confirmation email within one hour of submitting your application online.

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Organization: City of Burnaby
Location: Burnaby, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Category(s): Corporate Administration, Corporate Services
Posted: July 28, 2020, 10:11 am
Expires: August 10, 2020, 4:45 pm

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