Employment Opportunities

Manager, Governance and Legislative Services


Manager, Governance and Legislative Services


Town Manager


September 12, 2017




Permanent Full Time


Position Summary

The Manager, Governance and Legislative Services is responsible for managing the Town’s governance framework, bylaws, policy development and review, tracking and reporting strategic plan action items, records retention and freedom of information and protection of privacy.  The Manager reports to the Town Manager and will be the primary support person for Council and committee meetings and provides leadership, mentoring and guidance to Council and staff.



Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and manage a Council Governance Framework;
  • Fulfills the traditional duties of a municipal clerk including:
    • Managing meetings of Council ensuring adequate resources and facilities are available to Council and its committees;
    • Ensuring all reports to Council from staff contain the necessary information and recommendations to facilitate Council’s decision-making and conforms to Council policy and relevant legislation, bylaws and resolutions; identifies areas of concern to staff as appropriate;
    • Attending all meetings of Council and standing committees, ensuring the meetings are conducted according to Council’s Procedure Bylaw and produce a record of meeting proceedings;
    • Advising Council of its legisaltive duties for matters related to governance and bylaw enforcement;
    • Carrying out all official correspondence on behalf of Council; and
    • Conducting all municipal elections and referenda.
    • Authority and responsibilty to develop and manage the Corporate Privacy Management program, and advises the Head as provided under The Local Authority Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
    • Oversee the development and management of a Corporate Records Program including the Town’s municipal archives.
    • Develop, manage and maintain the Town’s Municipal Policy Handbook.
    • Oversee the drafting of bylaws and enforcement processes and procedures.
      • Review and reports on the progress of the Town’s strategic action items and provides and annual report to Council and residents.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of The Municipalities Act, The Local Government Election Act, The Local Authority Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and other provincial and federal legislation pertaining to municipalities related to the duties of the position.
  • Knowledge of records management or archival procedures.
  • Knowledge of meeting procedures including Robert’s Rules of Order and experience with the proper conduct of meetings.
  • Ability to draft policies and bylaws.
  • Ability to research, interpret and provide advice and guidance on legislative, legal and administrative matters relating to the duties of the position.
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills to identify competing priorities, analyze problems, organize information and identify causes and develop appropriate solutions.
  • Ability to deal effectively with elected officials, the media, business, citizens, the general public, Town Staff and Council members. 
    • Effective communication, presentation, negotiation, leadership, interpersonal and general management skills.

Education and Experience

  • University degree in Law, Local Government, Political Science, Public Administration or Business Administration and at least 3 years related experience.
    • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.


  • Depending on expertise and experience.
  • Comprehensive benefits package.

This is a management position and is subject to an Employment Contract. 




Water Meter Installers:

The Town of White City is looking for contract water meter installers. Installations to take place, days, evenings, and weekends.
Contact the Town Office for more information. 306-781-2355