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Legislative Assistant - County of Stettler - Apr 6


The County of Stettler has an exciting opportunity, for someone willing to bring innovative and effective legislative assistant skills to our team. As an assistant to Administration you are a highly organized, excellent communicator and a pro-active individual who thrives in a fast-paced, ever-changing political environment. You are a team player and work well and enthusiastically with a wide variety of public and all levels of municipal government and officials. You are resourceful, a self-starter with a customer-orientated mind-set.

Your mandate will involve artfully and thoughtfully managing numerous projects, programs and activities with a high level of professionalism, collaboration and confidentiality.

The successful applicant will assist with all general office duties for the County of Stettler including having a turn in the rotation assisting with phones and front desk traffic at the Administration Building, as well as assisting with payments and walk-in traffic as required. In addition, the Legislative Assistant will:

  • Act as a liaison organizing and managing priorities, business meetings and activities

  • Answer and respond to incoming correspondence, inquiries and phone calls with tact and diplomacy

  • Organize meetings, training session, schedules and reservations

  • Manage and prioritize calendar scheduling, travel arrangements, email requests

  • Process a variety of materials from draft format, and professionally compose letters, briefs, memos, reports and submissions for government using Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook

  • Be available outside of normal working hours to provide support for external meetings and engagement events on occasion

  • Manage special projects as required

Skills should include but are not limited to:

  • Precise and effective writing skills, editing skills and ability to plan and prepare materials for presentation

  • Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to communicate professionally both verbally and in written communications

  • Resourceful with the ability to prioritize, multitask, meet deadlines with minimal supervision

  • Willingness to work in a role that requires a high degree of flexibility in terms of rapidly changing priorities

  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to pay close attention to detail while under deadline

  • Ability to exercise initiative in adapting procedures to address unusual problems and requests

  • Highly organized archiving skills

  • Previous exposure to administrative support responsibilities

  • Post Secondary degree or diploma

  • Legal Secretarial Program, Office Administration Program, Political Studies or equivalent an asset

Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (35 hours/week)

This position is currently a 6-month temporary position, with the possibility of extension to full time.

The County of Stettler offers a competitive salary. The successful applicant will be required to hold a valid Class 5 license and provide a criminal records check. Please respond in confidence with your resume to: County of Stettler No. 6 Attention: Administration Team Email: info@stettlercounty.ca This competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. The County appreciates all applications however only those selected for interview will be contacted.

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