Job Profile

This position is responsible for providing day-to-day administrative support to all service areas within the Community Services Division. This position also provides front-line department representation when assisting the public and applicants in the community regarding general inquires, complaint intake, and permit & application intake, among other administrative support responsibilities.

This role requires regular interaction with the public and applicants, as well as staff across the Division. As such, exceptional tact and diplomacy are required in this role and the ability to be flexible and adaptive to changing priorities at times is essential to ensure the success of the Division.

Education and Qualifications

  • College Diploma in Office Administration, plus six (6) to twelve (12) months of related work experience; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Skills and Abilities

  • Must be resourceful, an effective problem solver, and highly organized, with a focus on providing professional and efficient customer service.
  • The ability to multitask and manage administrative support among six departments and as part of a team of administrative support staff.
  • Deal tactfully and diplomatically with difficult people in confrontational situations at times.

Additional Details:

This position is represented by CUPE Local 3690 and offers an annual salary of $42,060.20 – $64,719.20 (Group E) based on a 35 hour workweek.

Candidates are invited to submit a resume in confidence to hr@sarnia.ca indicating “2022-39 – Administrative Assistant, Community Services.”

This recruitment will remain open until the position has been filled.

The health, safety and well-being of City of Sarnia employees is paramount, and in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, additional me The health, safety and well-being of City of Sarnia employees is paramount, and in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, additional measures have been implemented throughout the corporation to protect our employees and ensure their continued health and safety. On September 13, 2021, the City of Sarnia implemented a Mandatory Vaccination Policy, which states that new employees to the City are required to be fully vaccinated on their first day of employment.

The City of Sarnia is an inclusive and equitable Corporation that encourages applications from qualified individuals of all genders, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities and Aboriginal persons. Appropriate accommodations will be provided upon request throughout the hiring process as required by the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Information received relating to accommodation and diversity will be addressed confidentially.

Personal information is being collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Privacy Act and will be used for employment assessment purposes only.