Special Assistant – Position Overview

The Office of Mayor Jim Watson is hiring a Special Assistant.

The ideal candidate:

  • Is highly organized, motivated, punctual, and able to work well under pressure;
  • Has strong interpersonal skills including tact, diplomacy and the ability to interact well with people;
  • Is required to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends;
  • Will staff the Mayor at community events throughout the city;
  • Possesses a valid Ontario Driver’s License (Class “G” unrestricted);
  • Collaborates well with others and has a strong sense of accountability;
  • Is social media savvy and has a general understanding of website management;
  • Possesses excellent writing and editing skills;
  • Must have an interest in municipal affairs and the ability to engage with residents on their issues and concerns;
  • Undertakes other duties as assigned including providing general clerical support, and preparing correspondence and outreach regarding resident inquiries and various municipal issues;
  • Bilingualism (English and French) is an asset.

Please send your resume in complete confidence no later than October 28th 2019

James Armbruster, Special Assistant – Community Relations

Office of Mayor Jim Watson / Bureau du maire Jim Watson

City of Ottawa / Ville d’Ottawa

110 Laurier Ave. West / 110 ave. Laurier Ouest

Ottawa, Ontario K1P 1J1

E-mail : james.armbruster@ottawa.ca


We are grateful for all applications submitted. Given the high volume of applications received, we are only able to acknowledge those applicants who are retained for an interview.‎