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Recruitment supervisor

Position description

Key activities

  • Recruit election officers
  • Establish training schedule
  • Provide guidance to prospective election officers
  • Supervise the recruitment officer's work
  • Perform other duties as requested by the returning officer (RO)
  • Create a positive atmosphere with potential workers



  • Recruiting and selecting human resources
  • Using Windows-based computer applications

Knowledge of

  • Interview techniques and practices
  • Electoral process and roles of various positions to staff
  • The electoral district (ED)
  • The sources of potential employees
  • English and French: If the population using the minority language represents 5% or more of the electors in a polling division, the recruitment supervisor 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 supervisor


  • Effective listening skills to assess qualifications of potential candidates and to hear and understand the stated requirements of the various managers within the office
  • Effective communication skills to clearly describe the roles, responsibilities and qualifications for various positions to prospective employees or to seek aid from contacts, and to organize training materials
  • Decision-making skills to establish relevance of issues, information and inquiries and to exercise judgment to arrive at conclusions and/or solutions
  • Analytical reasoning skills to understand and synthesize issues, identify relevant information and formulate an opinion
  • Effective computer skills to use and manage the Recruitment Management System (RMS) in the RO office
  • Listening and reading skills to perceive, interpret and/or understand messages, concepts or ideas, written instructions in various manuals/guides and directives from RO, Elections Canada (EC) or others

Personal suitability

  • Remains impartial in all dealings during electoral event
  • Maintains a professional demeanour and exercise judgment and tact when dealing with challenging situations and with people of different social and ethnic backgrounds
  • Seeks innovative and creative ways of finding prospective employees
  • Fosters a level of confidence in the organization and an enthusiasm to work there
  • Works in teams, contribute as a team member or lead teams
  • Completes tasks and assignment while providing regular updates