Clerk/Treasurer – Amaranth

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Job Overview


The Township of Amaranth, a rural municipality located in Dufferin County, containing some of the best farmland in Southern Ontario, invites applications for the full-time Clerk/Treasurer. The Clerk/Treasurer, reporting directly to Amaranth Council, is responsible for overseeing many of the major activities of the Township. The Clerk/Treasurer provides leadership and oversees the efficient operation of the municipality’s administration and operations in accordance with all municipal legislation/regulations and Amaranth’s bylaws, policies and plans. The Clerk/Treasurer administers and attends all regular and special meetings with Council in addition to representing the Township at local meetings with other municipal governments as directed by Council. The Clerk/Treasurer shall perform all statutory duties as defined in the Municipal Act and Other Acts of Legislation. For more information about our municipality and this role, visit our website at www.amaranth.ca.

Application Criteria:

  • Education: Degree, diploma or certificate in municipal management desirable. Willingness to pursue one or more of these certifications highly desirable.
  • Experience: Minimum of 10 years relevant experience including staff supervision, policy interpretation, budget management, meeting management, public relations and advising senior staff.
  • Personal Qualities: Integrity, fairness, honesty and uncompromising ethics. Adaptability and openness to acquiring knowledge and skill sets that will enable an organization to function with maximum flexibility and efficiency.
  • Competencies:
    • Interpersonal and communication skills: listening, public speaking, consulting, letter writing and response.
    • Analytical skills to initiate and execute programs, to identify and resolve problems and to formulate policies and procedures.
    • Learning skills to enable ongoing upgrading of knowledge in municipal law, planning, accounting and human resources legislation.
    • Flexibility in dealing with issues from simple to complex and an environment where priorities change rapidly and with little notice.
    • Ability to develop, interpret and apply health and safety policies.
    • Leadership and the ability to create and foster a productive teamwork environment.
    • Coordinate, with input from Council, all hiring, performance evaluation, performance improvement, promotion and termination of employment.
    • Compensation and benefit administration.
    • Monitoring, coaching and development of staff.
    • Management of public/customer relations in an environment where outcomes may differ from expectations or desires.
    • Ability to interpret legislation and policy in order to assist in sound decision making. Assisting in the creation of sound policy.
    • Budgeting skills including forecasting, tracking, management and audit of finances for a multi-million-dollar enterprise.
    • Meeting management, both procedural and administrative.


Job Detail
  • Offered SalaryN/A
  • Career LevelManagement
  • Experience10 Years +
  • SECTORMunicipal Government
  • QualificationDiploma
  • Application Closing Time01.10.2019 18:56
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