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Recruitment officer

Position description

The recruitment officer supports recruitment activities and works in close collaboration with the recruitment supervisor to facilitate the hiring and training of a sufficient quantity of poll workers to run an event.

Key activities

  • Communicate with potential poll workers whose names appear on the lists provided by political entities (or from other sources) to verify their availability and invite them to training sessions
  • Assist with preparing supplies to be handed out to poll workers
  • Obtain as much required information as possible over the phone to fill out the solemn declaration, and encourage future workers to enroll in direct deposit for payroll
  • Perform other tasks assigned by the returning officer



  • Providing general office support
  • Using current office software programs

Knowledge of

  • The electoral district
  • Grammar and spelling rules
  • English and French: If the population using the minority language represents 5% or more of the electors in a polling division, the recruitment officer needs to be bilingual. If it is less than 5% of the electors, he needs to be able to provide bilingual service, at all times, but the service doesn't need to be provided by the recruitment officer
  • A language used by a minority or Indigenous peoples in the electoral district (ED)


  • Effective communication skills to clearly explain the purpose of the call and to obtain required information

Personal suitability

  • Remains impartial in all dealings during electoral event
  • Maintains a professional demeanour and exercise judgment and tact
  • Follows instructions and respect procedures outlined in the Control Sheet to call poll workers
  • Is willing to perform repetitive tasks