City of Vancouver hiring over 1,500 people to help with this year's municipal election

May 5 2018, 4:29 am

Looking for work? Want to be a part of democracy in action? Then a series of job postings on the City of Vancouver website might be just what you’re looking for.

Specifically, the city is seeking to fill a number of positions connected to this fall’s municipal election, which takes place on October 20.

Applications opened this week, and depending on which job you’re looking for, close between June 30 and August 7.

For example, if you’re seeking a position as a Presiding Election Official (PEO), you have until June 30 and to apply for this job, you must:

  • Have previous experience as a managing election official in a municipal, provincial, or federal election
  • Be at least 18 years old

The same date applies if you’re planning to apply for the Alternate Presiding Election Official (APEO) post. To apply for this job, you must:

  • Have strong managerial and organization skills with previous experience supervising approximately six to 20 staff
  • Be at least 18 years old

However, if you’re looking to apply as either a Registration Clerk (RC) or a Registration Official (RO), you have until July 27 to apply, and must be at least 16 years old. Some of the qualifications these jobs require include:

  • Previous experience as a municipal registration official (RC)
  • Being at least 16 years old
  • Having good demonstrable, practical computer skills

If you’d like to work during the election as a Voting Coordinator (VC) you have a little more time – until August 8, in fact – to get your application in. The qualifications for this post include:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and patience when interacting with a variety of people
  • Being at least 15 years old

You must be legally entitled to work in BC for all of these positions, and for those hired, mandatory training sessions will be held between September 8 and October 4.

During the election, Advance Voting will take place from October 10 to 17, from 7 am to 10 pm.

On election day, the polls are open from 7 am to 10 pm.

More information on the positions and the application process is available on the city’s website.

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