by Heidi Riley
The City of Charlottetown employs over 1,000 people. Public Works is the department with the most staff, with 200 to 225 people employed at one time, depending on the season.
“That number is now increasing with the need for grass cutting and other seasonal work,” says Autumn Evans, Recruitment Coordinator.
In the winter, seasonal positions include the sidewalk crew and plow operators, and in the summer, there is seasonal work for parks maintenance, grass cutting, and arena maintenance.
In the summer, they also hire for several student positions, including Day Camp Counsellor, Parks Maintenance, Nature Education Assistant, and Tourism Operator.
“There will be plenty of jobs posted in the near future,” says Autumn. Some examples include:
- Police Officers and Firefighters
- Sustainability and Civil Engineers for the Public Works Department
- Administrative Assistant and Reception positions.
Jobs hardest to fill
“We are currently recruiting for a Superintendent for our wastewater treatment plant. We have advertised Canada wide – it is a harder job to fill, because of the experience and education required.
“We will be recruiting for a Mental Health and Safety and Policy Development Officer, a position which is a new role for the city. It requires a specialty in Occupational Health and Safety, along with psychological experience and training.
“Crossing Guards are always a bit harder to recruit for because they work a split shift between morning, sometimes at lunch time, and then in the afternoon. The position runs with the school year, from September to June.”
How to apply
“If you would like to apply but don’t see a job posted that matches your qualifications, I would still encourage you to reach out,” says Autumn.