City Clerk

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Job Title:
City Clerk
Job Number:
Job Code:
Job Category:
Public Administration
Office of the City Clerk
Bargaining Unit:
Job Type:
Full Time
Employment Type:
Number of Positions:
Hours of Work:
35 hrs/wk
$127,218.00 - $158,977.00/Year
Date Posted:
May 10, 2023
Closing Date:
June 17, 2023

Opening Statement

We acknowledge that the City of Kingston is situated on traditional Anishinabek (Ah- nish-in-ah-bay), Haudenosaunee (Ho-den-o-show-nee) and Huron-Wendat (huron-wen·dat) territory and is the home of many Indigenous peoples. We are grateful to reside and work on this land.

Kingston is a smart, livable city in the heart of eastern Ontario. Its stable and diversified economy includes global corporations, innovative start-ups and all levels of government. Kingstonians enjoy a high quality of life with access to world-class education and research institutions, advanced healthcare facilities, affordable living and vibrant entertainment and tourism activities.

We take our core values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Pride seriously and apply these standards to everything we do. We foster a working environment that reflects our community’s diversity and respects people’s dignity, ideas and beliefs. The City of Kingston views diversity as its strength and encourages people from all backgrounds, including but not limited to women, racialized groups, Indigenous peoples, Persons with Disabilities and persons who identify as members *2SLGBTQ+ communities, to apply.

Position Summary

Work for the organization that makes Kingston one of the best places to live in Canada.

As the City Clerk, you play a key role in managing and ensuring fair and transparent decision-making processes for the local government. You will set the vision for, and lead all operations of the City Clerk's Department, ensuring the effective management of resources and compliance with government regulations and policies.

As a member of the Corporate Services Group, you provide strategic leadership and oversee the development and implementation of innovative short and long-term strategies for the Department that align with divisional and corporate goals and priorities. You will also have the opportunity to act as Kingston’s Returning Officer, responsible for conducting elections for the municipal government and school boards.

Qualifications, Competencies

As an ideal candidate, you have a university degree in a relevant discipline (Public Administration, Political Science, etc.) combined with 7+ years of recent and relevant management experience, preferably in a municipal environment.

Strong knowledge of municipal policies, procedures, applicable legislation and regulations, relevant industry standards, and by-laws is essential. An Association of Municipal Clerks and Treasurers Ontario (A.M.C.T.O.) MAP Program certificate or designation or a Certified Municipal Officer (CMO) designation are assets.

You are a collaborative and persuasive communicator skilled at influencing and building trust and credibility in a politically sensitive role with competing demands and priorities. The City will benefit from your excellent customer service skills and ability to promote effective teamwork while coaching, mentoring, and developing employees in a dynamic and complex unionized environment. Proficiency in both of Canada’s official languages is an asset.

Skills, Abilities, Work Demands

Strong knowledge of municipal policies, procedures, applicable legislation and regulations, relevant industry standards, by-laws, and acts (municipal, provincial, and federal)

Ability to balance objectives with current organizational needs

Proficient skills in MS Office

Ability to build trust and credibility in a politically sensitive role with competing demands and priorities

Excellent communication skills with the ability to influence others

Bilingual language skills (English/French) would be considered an asset

Ability to coach, motivate and develop employees

Required to obtain and maintain a satisfactory criminal record check

Closing Statement

Please apply to Career Opportunities at:
Please inform us of any accommodations we need to make to ensure a barrier-free recruitment experience. Accommodations are available in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC)and Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) at any stage in the recruitment process. We’re happy to provide more information if you email us at

Your resumé must demonstrate how you meet position requirements. Please upload to your profile any educational Degrees, Diplomas and/or Certificates that are relevant and required for the position. We thank all who apply, however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. Information collected will be handled in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

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