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Legislative & Policy Coordinator

Job Type: 
Administrative Support
Town of High River
Job Description : 

Town of High River invites applications for a Permanent, Full-time Legislative & Policy Coordinator

$28.89 to $32.51 per hour

At the Town of High River, people come first. We are looking for a Legislative & Policy Coordinator to join our organization and contribute to our culture focused on accountability, connection, and excellence.

The Community

High River provides the warmth and familiarity of a small town, featuring countless outdoor trails and parks that await your next adventure. Our downtown offers a variety of unique stores and businesses who take pride in fostering connection in our community. High River is a people-first community where families put down roots for generations. Nestled within Foothills County with the Rocky Mountains framing the view to your west, our community of 14,000 is rooted in people and promotes an environment to help you build lasting relationships.

The Organization

Through the dedication and passion of our 150 employees, we deliver important services to the community. Our purpose, or why we do what we do, is because we want to make a difference in our community now and for generations to come (our ‘why’). To achieve this, we inspire and respect one another, we can be counted on, we are better together, and we dare to be different (our ‘how’).

We’ve embarked on a workplace culture journey that has enhanced our commitment to people; both our employees and the community we serve. We have identified three pillars to achieve our workplace culture: Accountable, Connected, Excellence (ACE). 

The Role

The Legislative Service team acts as a key liaison between Town Council, the Chief Administrative Officer, Administration, external government agencies, and members of the public. Reporting to the Manager of Legislative Services, the Legislative and Policy Coordinator will be responsible for preparing Council and Committee related documentation; organizing the appointments to Council Committees and Boards; and overseeing the Town’s Corporate Policy, Procedure, and Bylaw program.

The right candidate will have the National Advanced Certificate in Local Authority Administration – Level 1. Additional education may include a post-secondary education in a related field with preference for certification in local government studies. A minimum of three years experience of legal, legislative, or senior administrative experience is required. High attention to detail, knowledge of municipal government, and the ability to challenge the status quo are vital for this position. The ability to take initiative and work independently on individual projects, as well as the ability to work in a strong team environment are key for success in this public serving role. 

Closing Date: 
February 28, 2020
Application Return: 

To explore this career opportunity please visit our website at www.highriver.ca, and click on our Careers Page. This competition will remain open until February 28, 2020. 

We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.