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Deputy City Clerk

Job Type: 
City of St. Albert
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Job Description : 

As Alberta's 'Botanical Arts City', St. Albert is a community renowned for its botanical arts, its commitment to a green lifestyle and cultivation of activities that provide for a well-rounded quality of life. Our employees provide over 66,000 residents with high-quality programs and services and are proud to contribute to making St. Albert one of the best places to live in Canada. 

Our Legal & Legislative Services department is recruiting for a Deputy City Clerk to join their team. Deputy City Clerk is a management position overseeing a branch of 4 staff and is primarily responsible for: planning, organizing and administering the secretariat function for City council, committees and tribunals; overseeing policy reviews by responsible departments; census and municipal elections; and other functions and projects related to good governance and legal compliance.

Reporting to the Director, Legal & Legislative Services, the Deputy City Clerk oversees all aspects of the secretariat function for Council and for all council boards and committees (including acting as clerk to the City’s quasi-judicial tribunals). Advises and informs Council, Committee chairs, City employees and the public on legislative processes and policies. This position also oversees internal procedures in support of agenda development, agenda review, meeting management, and follow-up action items.

The Deputy City Clerk oversees key aspects of the City’s governance framework (bylaw and policies) and supervises the Legislative Initiatives Coordinator. The incumbent is responsible for implementation and training on Granicus software products. The Deputy City Clerk also oversees all aspects of planning and execution of the municipal census and municipal and School Board elections. 

The individual we are looking for is diplomatic, has strong interpersonal skills and enjoys working in a collaborative team environment. This position will draw on a candidate’s ability to multi-task, negotiate, educate, and deliver great service to council, colleagues, committee and resident stakeholders. An analytical person with great verbal communication, strong writing and presentation skills, excellent work ethic, and initiative will be a great fit for this role.


  • Undergraduate degree or diploma in Public Administration, Political Science, Law, Business or related degree, combined with a minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible work experience in municipal government.  An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Prior experience supervising staff is required.
  • Experience in conducting elections and census, and familiarity with the legislation governing these activities, is required.
  • Experience in drafting or reviewing bylaws, policies and/or procedure documents is preferred. 
  • Familiarity with FOIP legislation, processes and procedures is preferred.
  • Must be proficient using Microsoft Office.
  • The incumbent is required to have sufficient aptitude to cover for the Director during short absences.
  • Local Government Certificate or National Advanced Certificate in Local Authority Administration or equivalent would be an asset.
  • A valid Class 5 Drivers License and a personal vehicle for work use is required. 

We offer a compressed work schedule of 72 hours bi-weekly (Monday - Friday, 8:00 – 5:00 with a regular day off every two weeks).  Please note that this position requires the incumbent to work extended hours to attend evening meetings, and/or address urgent requirements.

$85,767 – $104,349 per annum. In addition, the City of St. Albert offers a generous and comprehensive benefit package.

The successful applicant will be required to obtain a satisfactory police information check.

Closing Date: 
July 23, 2019
Application Return: 

Applicants are invited to submit their cover letter and resume via the City of St. Albert employment website www.stalbert.ca/employment

We wish to express our appreciation to all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position. However, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.