Deputy City Clerk

City of Port Alberni

City of Port Alberni 
Deputy City Clerk

The City of Port Alberni is a community of over 17,000 people.  Located centrally on Vancouver Island, Port Alberni is a well-serviced municipality that offers residents affordable west coast living, as well as proximity to oceanfront, lakes, rivers and mountains.

The City of Port Alberni is looking for a Deputy City Clerk to join a progressive and dynamic organization.  Reporting to the City Clerk, the successful candidate will assist the City Clerk in providing administrative and organizational support to Council, its committees, and to the Clerk’s Department generally.  As a preferred applicant, you must have a sound understanding of public sector management, municipal organization, Robert’s Rules of Order as well as extensive experience working with people. 

In conjunction with the City Clerk, this position oversees the preparation of Council/Committee agendas and minutes, attends meetings, drafts bylaws, policies, and other legal documents, drafts reports, assists with elections and referendums, and performs other duties as assigned.  The incumbent will work under minimal supervision, so independent use of discretionary judgement, exceptional communication and organizational skills, and the ability to work well under pressure is essential.  The incumbent will be required to work outside the normal working hours from time to time and will also act in the absence of the Clerk.

Required Skills, Qualifications & Abilities
Education and experience requirements include an undergraduate degree in Public Administration or a related field, plus a minimum of three years prior job-related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  Considerable knowledge of parliamentary procedures, the Community Charter, the Local Government Act, the Freedom of Protection and Privacy Act, and LGMA Records Management practices is required.  Candidates must have strong oral and written communication skills, as well as exemplary problem-solving, organizational and time management abilities.  Solid working knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite is required. 

Candidates being considered will be required to undergo a comprehensive evaluation process, as well as a police information check.  A competitive salary and comprehensive benefit package is offered for this exempt position.

To Apply:
Please forward a cover letter, resume and copies of qualifications by Monday, August 31, 2020 at 4:30pm:

Attention: Human Resources
By mail: City of Port Alberni, 4850 Argyle Street, Port Alberni, BC   V9Y 1V8
By email: 

We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and advise that only those selected to be interviewed will be contacted.

Organization: City of Port Alberni
Location: Port Alberni, BC
Region: North and Central Vancouver Island / Sunshine Coast
Professional Category(s): Corporate Administration
Posted: July 31, 2020, 9:36 am
Expires: August 31, 2020, 4:30 pm

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