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Human Resources Officer, Recruitment
Local Authority: M.D. of Greenview No 16
Location: Valleyview, AB
Closing Date: 11/30/2017

Reporting to the General Manager, Corporate Services the Human Resources Officer, Recruitment is responsible for delivering all facets of recruiting success throughout the Municipality.  This will be achieved through the development of local and provincial recruiting plans, employing traditional sourcing strategies and resources as well as developing new, creative recruiting ideas.  The incumbent will keep in mind the strategic direction and values of the Municipal district in all matters related to recruitment and retention. In addition to the recruitment activities the Human Resources Officer, Recruitment will collaborate with the HR Officer, Generalist to strategically advance the Human Resources function.





  • Develop Municipal recruitment and succession strategies.

  • Conduct full cycle recruitment activities: review applications, conduct prescreening interviews, perform reference and background checks for potential employees, interview and selection of candidates, prepare and send offer packages and complete rejection letters as applicable.

  • Manage the recruitment process for all seasonal staff members.

  • Lead the creation of a recruiting and interviewing plan for each open position.

  • Conduct regular follow-up meetings with managers to determine the effectiveness of recruiting plans and implementation.

  • Communicate with managers and employees regularly to establish rapport, gauge morale, and source new candidate leads.

  • Promote team building with staff and Council.

  • Develop and implement best practices regarding employee retention.

  • Maintain and analyze recruitment and retention data and use data to develop comprehensive district plan.

  • Maintain all pertinent applicant and interview data.


  • Assist in preparing and sending new employee orientation packages.

  • Research and recommend new sources for active and passive candidate recruiting.

  • Build networks to find qualified passive candidates.

  • Network through industry contacts, association memberships, trade groups and employees.

  • Manage the website recruitment page and use social media and professional networking sites to identify and source candidates.

  • Maintain relationships with possible future candidates through regular contact.

  • Manage the use of external recruiters and headhunters when required.

  • Collaborate with Human Resources Officer, Generalist on human resources initiatives at the direction of the General Manager, Corporate Services.

  • Participate in updates of HR policies, HR operating procedures and guidelines.

  • Liaise with Health and Safety Officer to support management with WCB, STD and LTD claims.

  • Support change management initiatives where required.

  • Support HR initiatives and complete special projects as assigned.


  • Provide coverage for Human Resources Officer, Generalist when required.

  • Provide support, and possibly coverage, to the Human Resources Coordinator, Payroll and Benefits as needed.



  • To perform this job successfully, the individual must be able to perform the duties listed above to a high degree of quality, timeliness and precision.

  • Post-secondary education in Human Resource management, or a combination of equivalent education and experience.

  • A minimum 5 years’ experience in Human Resources.

  • Certified Human Resource Professional (CHRP) designation preferred.

  • Thorough knowledge of laws affecting Human Resource administration.



  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Visio.

  • Ability to interact well with, and respond to inquiries from employees, Management, Council and Ratepayers.

  • Basic accounting skills and familiarity with Municipal finances and budgets.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Must be self-motivated, and able to work with minimal supervision.

  • Demonstrated management and organizational skills.

  • Must maintain strict confidentiality.

  • Ability to interpret, implement and adhere to organizational policies and procedures.



  • Extensive use of computer and telephone.

  • Long periods of sitting, good lighting, temperature and noise control.

  • Minimal physical effort; occasional light lifting.

  • Normal working day consists of 7.5 hours; however occasional overtime may be required.



  • All personnel working at the Municipal District of Greenview are governed by the Municipal District Health & Safety Policy.

  • Ensures all operations are conducted in a safe manner and in accordance with Municipal District Policies and Occupational Health & Safety Regulations.

  • Ensure proper ergonomic requirements are met and good ergonomic procedures are practiced.


Note:  The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the incumbent of this job.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and activities required of the position.


 Interested candidates may submit cover letter and resume in one of the following ways:

 By Mail or Drop Off:            Human Resources Department

Municipal District of Greenview No. 16

                                                  4806 – 36 Ave., Box 1079

Valleyview, Alberta T0H 3N0

 By Fax:                                   780-524-4307             OR               

 By E-mail:                    

 This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

We sincerely thank all applicants, however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

This employment opportunity has been circulated by the Society of Local Government Managers of Alberta. The Society has been providing this service to all municipalities and its members since 1993.

The cost for a single job posting is $157.50. If multiple postings are submitted within 24 hours then the cost structure would be:

  • First Post: $157.50
  • Second Post: $141.75
  • Third, Fouth, Fifth, etc. Post(s): $131.25