|Open Date||Sep 14 2021 - 09:16:00 AM||Close Date||Oct 04 2021 - 11:59:00 PM|
|Position Title||Legislative Specialist – Elections, Policy & Project Management||Posting Type||Full-time|
|Posting Status||Active||Position Length||Permanent|
|Department Group||Hours per Week||35|
|Department||Office of the Chief Administrative Officer||Openings||1|
|Education||Bachelor's Degree||Experience||2 years|
|Salary Range||$79,134 - $93,098 per annum|
In Whitby, we are dedicated to our work, our community, and each other. We work hard, we have fun, and we celebrate our successes.
The Town of Whitby is a community in transformation that is located in the heart of Durham Region in the eastern Greater Toronto Area. Whitby is the second-largest municipality in the region and one of the fastest-growing communities in Canada. Located on Lake Ontario and only an hour east of Toronto, the population of Whitby is expected to grow from 140,000 to more than 200,000 by 2031. Whitby’s Official Plan has been updated to establish new directions for Whitby’s planned growth and development; the protection of our natural and built environments; urban design intensification; sustainability; community improvement; and, new employment within this time frame.
The Town of Whitby combines a small town atmosphere with the sophistication and amenities of a larger urban centre. Whitby boasts two beautiful heritage downtowns, one of the finest recreational harbours with an award-winning marina, year round sports and recreation activities, parks, trails, and a robust arts and culture scene, all of which are part of the extraordinary amenities that Whitby residents enjoy every day.
Whitby has an exciting and aspiring future, with a community that is welcoming, growing and transforming. On our team, you can expect to make a difference through your work and have a direct impact on shaping our growing community. Creating an inclusive environment where employees experience job satisfaction and have rewarding careers is important to us. We live our values and foster a culture of collaboration, accountability, respect and engagement where people enjoy coming to work.
We want to be the preferred employer for the most talented people who care about the Town of Whitby, and are excited and proud to serve our vibrant community.
Let’s grow together.
The successful candidate will have a positive impact on our corporate culture by demonstrating the Town’s CARE core values (Collaborative, Accountable, Respectful, Engaged) through daily interactions with individuals at all levels of the organization, external contacts and elected officials.
By effectively building positive rapport and relationships both internally and externally, the successful candidate will help us achieve our mission that together we deliver services that make a difference in our community.
Reporting to the Town Clerk, the Legislative Specialist serves as a key resource within the Office of the Town Clerk in primarily in regards to elections, policy, and project management, while also supporting to Division’s Council secretariat functions and records/information management and privacy program.
The Legislative Specialist’s primary duties include, but are not limited to:
Our team is looking for an enthusiastic, solutions-oriented team player that takes initiative and thrives on a high performing team. You are self-motivated, self-starting and utilize a proactive approach to work. Your excellent communication and interpersonal skills coupled with your experience promoting and maintaining positive relations enables you to skilfully build, establish and maintain positive working relationships within the workplace.
You are a strategic thinker who is excellent at prioritization and a problem solver. Using your extensive knowledge and experience in the field allows you to navigate through complex problems and recommend innovative solutions. You have the ability to demonstrate tact, diplomacy and sound discretion when working with a broad range of partners.
What You Bring To Our Team
As the successful applicant, you must possess:
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer
At the Town of Whitby, our values guide everything that we do. We celebrate our differences, which is why we are committed to building an inclusive and barrier-free environment for our team. If you need a specific accommodation during the recruitment process, please let us know, and we will be happy to provide. Any information received relating to accommodation will be addressed confidentially.
Acknowledgement will only be forwarded to those applicants who are invited for an interview.
Personal information provided is collected under the authority of The Municipal Act, 2001 and the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
Union Affiliation: No Affiliation
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (thirty-five hours per week), in addition to evenings to attend Council/Standing Committee/Statutory Public Meetings
Work Location; Whitby, ON