Cerk – Severn

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Job Overview


TheTownship Clerk is responsible for all Council/Committee support, by-lawresearch and preparation, records management acts as the “Head” under theFreedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and other statutory dutiesrequired under the Ontario Municipal Act and other Acts. 


Responsible for the preparation of Council and Committee Agendas and prepares resolutions for consideration by Council.

Attends Council and Committee meetings to take minutes and provide information and/or guidance on any matter regarding policy or procedure of Council.  Ensures that meeting information is available for the public in accordance with the Council approved notice procedures.  Completes correspondence as a result of Council decision.

Responsible for researching, drafting and/or reviewing By-laws and agreements regarding and including procedural requirements and changes to legislation.

Responsible for conducting the Municipal election as set out in the Municipal Elections Act.  Duties include preparing election procedures, preparing the voters list, training election staff and monitoring and reporting of election results.

Functions as “Head” under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.  Receives and processes requests under the Act, opens files, researches and prepares decisions.

Administers the Municipal Records System and performs as Records Coordinator responsible for supervising the records management system, including the destruction of files in accordance with applicable legislation.


College Diploma or University Degree in Public Administration or related field.

AMCTO or CMO designation would be considered an asset.

5 to 7 years of current related experience in progressively more senior roles.

Thorough working knowledge of the Municipal Act, the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, the Municipal Elections Act, and other applicable legislation.

Excellent interpersonal and communicative skills, both written and oral.

Superior computer skills including agenda and records management software, Microsoft suite and related office equipment.

Must be able to maintain confidentiality.

Must have knowledge of Municipal policies and procedures.

Excellent organization skills and the ability to manage multiple competing priorities

Compensationfor this position is $48.30 to $56.18 per hour, for 35 hours per week.  Thisis Full -Time position with a comprehensive benefits package. Interestedapplicants are invited to submit their resume (PDF Format only) in confidenceby  February 10, 2020 to Michelle Prophet Healy, Human Resources Officer,Township of Severn, 1024 Hurlwood Lane, P.O. Box 159, Orillia, Ontario,L3V 6J3; or by e-mail to hr@townshipofsevern.com 

Wethank all applicants that apply and advise that only those to be interviewedwill be contacted. The Township of Severn is committed to an inclusive, barrierfree environment. Accommodation will be provided in all steps of the hiringprocess. Please contact the Human Resources department if you require anyaccommodations to ensure you can participate fully and equally during therecruitment and selection process. In accordance, with the Municipal Freedom ofInformation and Protection and Privacy Act, personal information is collectedunder the authority of the Municipal Act, S.O. 2001, c.25, and will be used forthe purpose of candidate selection.
Questions about the collection should be directed to the Freedom of InformationCo-Ordinator at the Township of Severn. 

Job Detail
  • Offered SalaryN/A
  • Career LevelOthers
  • ExperienceLess than 2 years
  • SECTORMunicipal Government
  • QualificationDiploma
  • Application Closing Time10.02.2020 16:36
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