The City of Charlottetown has approximately 600 employees in late summer, the busiest time of the year, and approximately 400 employees in the winter months. Employees can be permanent, seasonal, casual, or work on contract.
The municipality administers the following departments:
- Water & Sewer
- Parks & Recreation
- Public Works
- Planning and Heritage
- Human Resources
Public Works is the largest department, with 125 employees year-round and up to 300 in the summer. The City of Charlottetown has an application form specifically for those interested in seasonal and casual employment. People interested in administrative and other professional opportunities are advised to send a cover letter and resumé.
Applicants may be required to submit a driver’s license or driver’s abstract depending on the job applied for. All successful applicants will be required to submit a criminal background check.
Tips for applying
The city’s Human Resources department stresses that applicants should do their research when applying for a job. They must learn all they can about the city and the job because they will be asked in the job interview about their knowledge of the job and of Charlottetown.
Applicants should dress professionally, show up on time or a few minutes before the interview, make good eye contact, and provide three references. The references should list people whom applicants have worked with and can give a good recommendation.
Applicants must show how their skills and experience fit the position. They can use the STAR method: Situation, Task, Action, Result. This method requires applicants to describe an action they took in a specific situation and the result of this action.
The City of Charlottetown is an equal opportunity employer and is proud to be an inclusive workplace. Applicants may request an accommodation so that we may assist in submitting a timely application to ensure everyone has an equal opportunity to compete for jobs.
Soft skills are important
The City of Charlottetown looks for employees with a positive attitude, willingness to learn, teamwork, good listening and communication skills, and the ability to have good judgment and make good decisions.
For more information on employment with the City of Charlottetown, call the Human Resources Department at 902-566-5548.
The city advertises job opportunities in The Guardian newspaper and at www.charlottetown.ca/employment.
Find the seasonal/casual application form here: www.charlottetown.ca/employment/online_job_application.
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