#24-03 Executive Assistant (4 Month Term)

Job Status
Final Process
Closing Date
Corporate Services

Exempt Position - 4 Month Term
Competition #24-03

POSITION TITLE:     Executive Assistant
DEPARTMENT:         Corporate Services
HOURS OF WORK:   35 hours per week
POSTING DATE:       Thursday, March 14, 2024
CLOSING DATE:       4:00pm, Thursday, March 28, 2024
SALARY        $69,025.90 - $81,396.68 Annually


Reporting to the Director of Corporate Services, the Executive Assistant performs specialized and confidential administrative work in the areas of corporate administration and human resources, directly supporting the Chief Administrative Officer and Director of Corporate Services. This is a 4 month term position for leave coverage.


  • Proficient in minute taking and agenda development.
  • Ability to undertake research work requiring close attention to detail and to complete complex assignments to a successful resolution with minimal supervision and direction.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with elected officials, employees, other agencies and the public.
  • Considerable working knowledge of the Local Government Act, the Communitv Charter and Council procedures, parliamentary rules, policies and procedures.
  • Ability to work to frequent and changing deadlines and priorities within short time frames.
  • Proficient in MS Office and other computer applications
  • The ability to exercise tact and diplomacy when dealing with all matters related to the position.
  • Ability to work flexible hours including regular evenings and/or split shifts.


  • High school graduation
  • Two-year Public Administration program (preferred)


  • Five years’ experience in a comparable position preferably in a Municipal or Government setting or an equivalent combination of training and experience may be considered.

Testing may be required during the interview process. Testing will be based on the knowledge, skills, abilities and qualifications outlined in the job descriptions. Please see the full job description here

Qualified candidates may forward their application package including cover letter, resume and three references, quoting Competition #24-03, no later than 4:00 p.m., Thursday, March 28, 2024 to:

Applications may be forwarded to:
Human Resources
Confidential: Competition #24-03
Town of Smithers
Box 879, 1027 Aldous Street
Smithers, BC V0J 2N0

The Town of Smithers thanks all applicants for their interest; however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Town of Smithers is an equal opportunity employer committed to establishing an inclusive, equitable, and accessible environment for all. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or any other basis protected by applicable law.