Director of Corporate Services/Clerk

United Counties of Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry
Job Overview

The United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry (SDG) is located along the St. Lawrence River in the south-eastern corner of Ontario.  SDG is “Where Ontario Began”, and is rich in heritage, tradition, and culture with an abundance of historical sites, great events, and beautiful attractions.  With a population of 65,000, SDG is primarily rural yet close to urban centres such as Cornwall, Ottawa, and Brockville.

The County is presently accepting applications for the full-time senior management position of Director of Corporate Services/Clerk.  Reporting directly to the Chief Administrative Officer, the successful candidate will lead a key County Department.

Main duties include but are not limited to: 

  • Responsible for overseeing and managing the legislative processes and related activities for Council, standing committees and ad hoc committees.
  • Ensures that Council’s decisions are communicated promptly with all applicants, petitioners and to persons, agencies and other interested parties required to be advised of decisions and/or proceedings.  As required, disseminates corporate information to County departments, the public, external agencies, and other levels of government.
  • Participates as a member of the Management Team providing input on corporate planning or strategic initiatives; attends Director’s meetings, lead and/or participates in project teams as assigned by the CAO.
  • Works with County Directors to manage and coordinate Council packages, complete agenda preparation, and attend all Council meetings as required.
  • Researches and analyzes policy and By-law development and oversees all matters pertaining to the conduct of effective Council meetings.  Ensures issuance of required public notices.
  • Within the Corporate Services Department, manages/supervises the Emergency Management and Training Coordinator, the Corporate Communications Coordinator, and the Alarm Coordinator.  This includes responsibility for ensuring the effectiveness/efficiency of the emergency management, health and safety, and communications services of the County, staff development/training, performance management, etc.
  • Coordinates all Council/Committee appointments as required.  Coordinates all requests for delegations before County Council.
  • Responsible for the development and management of the County’s Records Management System, including, but not limited to, retention schedules/By-laws, needs assessment, policy development/implementation, archival selection, and destruction.
  • Communicates effectively, professionally and courteously with all levels of staff, elected officials, other levels of government and the general public, both verbally and in writing.
  • Maintains a thorough knowledge of trends and developments in legislation, provincial policy directives and other legal and economic matters that impact the County.
  • Provides administrative support to the Warden organizing and planning special events.
  • Prepares and monitors various annual budgets including Corporate Services, Policing, Council and Committees.
  • Maintains corporate records including but not limited to policies, By-laws, resolutions, minutes, agendas, action requests, etc.  Ensures secure storage of critical record and confidentiality of sensitive data.
  • On behalf of the County, administers the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
  • Fosters good rapport and cooperative business relationships; develops and maintains a contact network with professionals in the field and counterparts in other municipalities.
  • Participates in programs, attends conferences and courses which foster professional or technical development where applicable and approved.
  • Functions as the Secretary to the Police Services Board; coordinates the SDG Accessibility Advisory Committee.
  • Follows all Health & Safety policies and procedures and report any non-compliance or any possible safety risks.


  • Degree/Diploma in Public/Business Administration, CMO or equivalent designation or equivalent combination of education/experience.
  • Five to eight years of progressively responsible experience, preferably in a municipal environment.
  • Thorough working knowledge of the Municipal Act as well as other relevant legislation/regulations.
  • Superior communication skills, strong organizational, leadership, and analytical skills are required.


2020 Salary Range: $90,668 to $103,621 with full benefit package and pension

Location: County Administrative Office, 26 Pitt Street, Cornwall, ON

Interested and qualified candidates are invited to visit our website at www.sdgcounties.ca to obtain the complete instruction package on how to apply. Applications will be received by e-mail until 12:00 noon on Friday, October 16, 2020. 


We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Personal information received in this application will be used solely for employee selection purposes and will be handled in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. We will accommodate the needs of applicants under the Human Rights Code during the hiring process.


Job Detail
  • Offered Salary$90,000+
  • Career LevelSenior Management
  • Experience5 Years +
  • SECTORMunicipal Government
  • QualificationDiploma
  • Application Closing Time16.10.2020 12:00
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