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City Clerk

Reference ID: 104520

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  • Come and experience life in Canada's northernmost capital and finish each day knowing you have made a difference! 
  • Competitive salary plus a settlement allowance!
  • Don't miss this challenging and rewarding role for an experienced City Clerk to advance your career!
About The City of Iqaluit

Iqaluit – Inuktitut for "many fish" – is located near the mouth of the Sylvia Grinnell River, which empties into Frobisher Bay. With a population of nearly 8000, Iqaluit is Canada’s smallest capital City. The City is currently experiencing a period of rapid development and population growth.  As the largest community in Nunavut, Iqaluit is a growing community, unique in its role as a major business, transportation, administrative, health and education centre.  Similar to other municipalities in Nunavut, Iqaluit is also a major landowner, responsible for the administration and development of municipal lands, which further creates a unique planning context.

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About the Opportunity

The City of Iqaluit has an exciting opportunity for a City Clerk to join our team in Iqaluit, Nunavut.

Under the direction of the CAO, you will be responsible for the smooth operation of Council proceedings and Council business.

More specifically, you will be responsible for the preparation of council packages and council meetings, municipal elections and coordinating the records management functions of the City as well as draft bylaws, policies and memorandums for Council.

Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Maintaining the City’s electronic records, shaping the City’s accessibility and managing the initiative
  • Researching and writing reports on business relating to legislative responsibilities, interpretation of legislation, meeting scheduling, procedural issues and policy revisions,
  • Regularly review and implement legislation changes applicable to the municipality, and provide oversight and advice in municipal law enforcement and licensing
  • Attending and recording all official meetings of Council, its standing committees and boards as well as at meetings of the City’s senior management team to ensure the proceedings function in accordance with relevant procedures and legislation
  • Ensuring agendas, reports, and follow-up materials are prepared and distributed
  • Providing research and administrative services to Council and City Administration
  • Ensuring that by-laws, policies and memorandums to Council and committee are prepared in a consistent and professional manner

To qualify for this role, you will have an undergraduate degree with a specialization in Public Administration, Political Science, Law, or Business or another related field combined with aminimum of three (3) to five (5) years’ experience of related professional level experience (e.g. legislative operations, municipal governance, records and privacy compliance, etc.).

Municipal or public-sector experience is preferred as is a Local Government Certificate. 

You will also possess:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • A proven ability to communicate effectively with individuals with varying levels of knowledge, skills and responsibilities
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to lead and influence parties to achieve common objectives
  • Demonstrated research, administrative and organizational skills
  • Knowledge of relevant federal, territorial and municipal legislation and by-laws
  • Knowledge of generally accepted rules and procedures governing the conduct of meetings

Our ideal candidate is also required to possess an in-depth knowledge of parliamentary procedures, procedural by-laws and relevant legislation, including the Municipal Act, the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and the Municipal Elections Act.

Finally, the ideal candidate for this role will be excited and up to the challenge of helping to shape and develop the City of Iqaluit during this period of growth and into the future.

Please note the successful candidate must be willing to obtain a Certified Municipal Clerk designation and complete it upon hire.

About the Benefits

The successful incumbent will be rewarded with a salary of $107,416.93 and Housing Settlement allowance of $22,378.25. You will also receive a great range of employee benefits, including: 

  • NEBS – Health and Dental Benefits 50/50 split 
  • RRSP matching plan of 8% of annual salary 
  • Employee Discounts for Aquatic Centre and recreation facilities 
  • Vacation Travel Assistance of $2,000.00 per year/ per eligible person 
  • 3+ weeks of leave and holiday days to start (Prorated based on start date) 
  • 3 weeks lieu - in lieu of Overtime(prorated based on start date) 
If you are looking for a role where no two days are the same, and where you can make a real difference in the lives of others, then this is the role for you. Apply today! 

Posted: November 21, 2018
Closes: January 20, 2019
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