Deputy City Clerk – City of Nanaimo

29 June 2023

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City of Nanaimo
Deputy City Clerk

Discover Nanaimo – One of the oldest cities on Canada’s west coast, the City of Nanaimo is a growing, livable urban centre that still maintains its historic charm.  Situated between the mountains and the ocean on the east coast of Vancouver Island, Nanaimo is a short ferry trip away from Metro Vancouver, and a 90 minute drive from Victoria. Nanaimo is truly an extraordinary community that is home to Vancouver Island University and is rich in parks, recreational, cultural and social amenities.

Position Overview
The City of Nanaimo is seeking a permanent full-time Deputy City Clerk. Reporting to the Director, Legislative Services, the Deputy City Clerk is responsible for ensuring that the statutory duties and powers of the Legislative Services Department are effectively and efficiently delivered by providing direction and leadership to staff responsible for coordinating all Council and Committee meeting processes and procedures. This position is designated as the Deputy Corporate Officer, as outlined in the Community Charter and the Local Government Act, and is responsible for exercising and discharging the powers, functions, and duties of the City Clerk in their absence.

Applicants must have a university degree and 5 years’ related experience, including proven management supervisory experience in Municipal Administration with sufficient professional qualifications to qualify for a Certificate in local government statutory administration or education and experience in law, preferably related to local government matters. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Additional Information
This is a salaried position, based on a 35 hour work week, and relocation assistance may be provided to the successful applicant.

Shortlisted applicants may be required to undergo a criminal record check and/or a verification of their education credentials.

To apply for this opportunity, please submit a resume and cover letter (.docx or PDF file format) to referencing the specific competition 23-84 by the application deadline.

For detailed information on this position and for more information on our community, please visit our website at

The City of Nanaimo is an inclusive employer and invites applications from all qualified individuals. We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. If you are unsuccessful, please accept our appreciation for your interest. This position is restricted to those legally entitled to work in Canada.

Posting Date June 29, 2023

Application Deadline August 2, 2023 4:30pm

Contact Information
Human Resources
City of Nanaimo
2nd Floor, 455 Wallace Street
Nanaimo, BC  V9R 5J6
Phone: (250) 755-4406
Fax: (250) 755-4449