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The Town of Petawawa is currently seeking an experienced professional to fulfill the full-time position of Clerk.  Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer the Clerk will execute the statutory and advisory duties of the Clerk as provided for in Provincial Legislation as well as perform a wide variety of functions.  The Clerk provides advice/guidance/interpretation to Council, the public, and various statutory bodies on procedural matters and legislative requirements.  The Clerk is responsible for the provision of Council and Committee secretariat services by attending all Council meetings and accurately recording the minutes of procedures and resulting decisions; preparing and distributing agendas, minutes of meetings and general correspondence arising from these minutes.  The Clerk fulfills the duties of the Returning Officer for municipal elections, and is responsible for all aspects of conducting the municipal election and any by-elections.  The Clerk oversees the By-law Enforcement and Animal Control functions of the municipality.  The Clerk acts as Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act Coordinator; Division Registrar under the Vital Statistics Act and Marriage Act; Secretary for the Petawawa Police Services Board; Lottery Licencing Officer; and alternate Community Emergency Management Coordinator.

Applicants will possess a degree or diploma in Public Administration, Political Science or related discipline; a related mix of education and experience may be considered.  A minimum of five years’ experience in a municipal management position, including significantly demonstrated management experience and understanding of local government and municipal administration; a professional designation of AMCT or CMO; and a Diploma in Municipal Administration or Management are preferred.  Completion of the Basic Emergency Management Course and the Community Emergency Management Coordinator Course are assets. 

A detailed job description is available at

Compensation is based on qualifications and experience.  The current salary range for this position is $39.76 to $46.78 an hour for a 35 hour work week.  The Town offers an excellent benefits package.

Qualified candidates are invited to submit a cover letter and resume in confidence by 12:00 noon local time on Friday, May 7, 2021 to the attention of:

Town of Petawawa
1111 Victoria Street
Petawawa, ON   K8H 2E6

The Town of Petawawa is an equal opportunity employer.  We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.  In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, the Town of Petawawa will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.  If selected to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please inform the Town of Petawawa of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation.  All personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.


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