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Jun 14 2019

Recruitement Officer

CERF Niagara

Job Description


Federal Election Canada are seeking to hire bilingual to ensure services are provided in both official languages. We have many positions to fill. Normally we hire at least three people to cover the period when we are open to public.

The Returning Office will be open the 2nd week in September through to the end of October 2019.

The recruitment officer manages the recruitment of advance and polling day workers and the training logistics; must be available at issue of writ to start setting up and training before candidates provide list of poll officials by Day 24.

195 hours – $25.69 per hour

Position description:

Key activities:

  • Recruit election officers
  • Establish training schedule
  • Provide guidance to prospective election officers
  • Supervise the assistant recruitment officer’s work
  • Perform other duties as requested by the RO
  • Create a positive atmosphere with potential workers.


  • Recruit election officers:
    • Contact potential election officers from lists provided by political parties, candidates or any other sources to determine availability and to invite them to training sessions
    • Draw up and manage list of potential election officers using automated tools
    • Obtain the necessary information over the telephone to fill out the Appointment and Oath as completely as possible and encourage prospective workers to register for direct deposit
    • Coordinate completion of the Appointment and Oath using ROPS/SITES with the financial officer
    • Recruit election officers and additional staff as needed
  • Establish training schedule: with training officer, assign training sessions to election officers, and secure training space and essential documents
  • Provide guidance to prospective election officers
  • Supervise work of assistant recruitment officer
  • Perform other duties as requested by the RO
  • Create a positive atmosphere with potential workers



  • Recruiting and selecting human resources
  • Using Windows-based computer applications

Knowledge of:

  • Interview techniques and practices
  • Electoral process and roles of various positions to staff
  • The ED
  • The source of potential employees
  • English and French: If the other official language is spoken by more than 5% of the population, the recruitment officer needs to be bilingual. If it is less than 5%, he needs to be able to provide service, at all times, but the service doesn’t need to be provided by the recruitment officer


  • Effective listening skills to assess qualifications of potential candidates and to hear and understand the stated requirements of the various managers within the office
  • Effective communication skills to clearly describe the roles, responsibilities and qualifications for various positions to prospective employees or to seek aid from contacts, and to organize training materials
  • Decision-making skills to establish relevance of issues, information and inquiries and to exercise judgment to arrive at conclusions and/or solutions
  • Analytical reasoning skills to understand and synthesize issues, identify relevant information and formulate an opinion
  • Effective computer skills to use and manage the Recruitment Management System (RMS) in the RO office
  • Listening and reading skills to perceive, interpret and/or understand messages, concepts or ideas, written instructions in various manuals/guides and directives from RO, EC and others.

Personal suitability:

  • Remain impartial in all dealings during electoral event
  • Maintain a professional demeanour and exercise judgment and tact when dealing with challenging situations and with people of different social and ethnic backgrounds
  • Seek innovative and creative ways of finding prospective employees
  • Foster a level of confidence in the organization and an enthusiasm to work there
  • Work in teams, contribute as a team member or lead teams
  • Complete tasks and assignment while providing regular updates.

How to Apply

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Job Categories: Office Staff. Job Types: Bilingual. Salary: $25.69/hour. Job expires in 26 days.

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