Human Resources Assistant – City of Surrey

29 June 2023

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City of Surrey

Human Resources Assistant 

(2-year Term) 
Our Human Resources team is looking for an HR Assistant to help us attract and hire the best people for our jobs. Reporting to the Manager, Human Resources & Communications, the Human Resources Assistant plays a critical role in supporting our recruitment efforts and executing on employee related initiatives.
Exempt – Regular Full-Time (2 Year Term)

  • You will work in partnership with the Employment Specialists, HR Advisors and hiring managers to ensure quality and value throughout the hiring process.
  • You will provide support through the entire cycle of recruitment including: preparation of job postings, coordination of testing and interviews, data entry of new employees, onboarding and other related duties.
  • You will respond to employment related inquiries from staff and members of the public.
  • You will assist in the administration of HR projects, programs and initiatives.
  • You will participate in the review of administrative processes and provide recommendations for business improvement.


  • A Diploma in Human Resources or a related field supplemented by office assistant experience.
  • Minimum 2 years’ administrative experience with the ability to work with confidential material in a manner demonstrating sound judgement.
  • Progressively responsible experience providing administrative support in a public sector organization is an asset.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office programs and have some exposure to HR systems (HRM, ATS).
  • Effective communicator, both written and verbally
  • A strong team player that values collaborative relationships with colleagues and customers
  • Customer-focused with the ability to understand and anticipate internal and external customer needs and deliver an exceptional experience
  • A self-starter who can work independently to meet deadlines and follow through on commitments
  • Ability to review and provide feedback to help further advance the operations of the business to better serve customers
  • Knowledgeable of Human Resources foundations and functions
  • This position involves completion of a Police Information Check.