Deputy Corporate Officer/ Executive Assistant


Company Description

Merritt is a small and vibrant City, nestled in the beautiful Nicola Valley. The moderate climate, central location and welcoming community make Merritt a great place to live, work and play.

The City of Merritt’s strategic orientation is to pursue growth as a progressive, attractive, economically viable City that is socially responsible and environmentally sustainable. Our dedicated people work to achieve these goals, guided by our values of respect, collaboration, integrity, service and stewardship.

Job Description

We have an exciting opportunity for a Deputy Corporate Officer / Executive Assistant who will be integral to enhancing the productivity of the senior leadership team and supporting the organization to achieve its goals.

In this role, you will manage corporate records and confidential information, prepare high-level correspondence and communications, record and transcribe minutes for Council and Committee meetings, compile agenda packages and process files and resolutions. You will act as the Deputy Corporate Officer for the City of Merritt and perform the functions of s148 of the Community Charter in the absence of the Director of Corporate Services.

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With a knack for being highly organized, the successful candidate is an efficient manager of resources who communicates with tact and diplomacy. To facilitate the effective day-to-day operations of the City’s corporate administration, you are able to adapt to the needs of multiple internal and external stakeholders.

You are tech-savvy and you demonstrate sound professional judgement, integrity and discretion, communication and problem-solving skills. You will provide clerical support and calendar management to support senior leadership and Mayor and Council and arrange travel and accommodations for conferences and conventions.


As the successful candidate, you hold a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, or a related field supplemented by additional course work that focuses on building skills in related subject areas and five to seven years of related progressive administrative experience.

An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. If you hold a certificate in Local Government Administration or Certified Municipal Clerk, it is an asset to your application. The successful candidate will also be required to provide a police information check as a condition of employment.

Additional Information

The City of Merritt offers a comprehensive Total Rewards package including competitive salary, pension and benefits along with opportunities for professional development and work/life flexibility.

The future is what you make it!  If you are looking for a dynamic, innovative workplace, where people are committed to making a difference, we are interested in hearing from you.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The initial review of applications will begin immediately.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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