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Job Posting - Police Services Board Administrator, City of Barrie

Job Posting #2018-001

Police Services Board Administrator

City of Barrie


Located on the western shore of Lake Simcoe in the central portion of Southern Ontario approximately 90 km north of Toronto, the City of Barrie is a beautiful lakefront community and one of Ontario’s fastest growing cities. Acclaimed as the Safest City in Canada in 2015, the city’s vision is to be progressive, diverse and prosperous with opportunities for all citizens to build a healthy and vibrant community. The City itself is expected to grow to a population of 210,000 by the year 2031.  For more information on Barrie, visit

The Barrie Police Service has been in existence since 1853 and enjoys the distinction of being the second oldest active police service in the Province of Ontario. With 342 full-time staff including 237 sworn members, the Barrie Police Service has a vision of policing excellence to ensure a safe and secure community, and a mission to serve, protect and enhance our community by providing professional, accountable and sustainable police services.

The Barrie Police Services Board (BPSB) is currently accepting applications for the position of Board Administrator. The incumbent oversees the day-to-day operations of the Board business, keeping in mind provincial statutes, collective agreements, and the necessity of maintaining confidentiality in the working relationship with the Board. The role of the Administrator is to assist the Board in fulfilling its civilian governing function by being responsible for the efficient and effective management of the administration, including acquiring and developing the necessary resources to support the policy making, complaints, and managerial functions of the Board. This is a part-time position (approximately 20 hours per week).

The successful candidate will possess a community college diploma or equivalent in business, administration or legal studies as well as a minimum of two to three years of related administrative experience and the following KSA’s:

  • Experience with Board protocols, policies, bylaws, governance, records management, etc.
  • Strong human relations and communication skills to enable tactful, diplomatic, and professional interaction with members of the BPSB, the Service, government officials, and the public to determine customer needs and provide assistance and information
  • Critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Excellent computer literacy and data entry skills (as a minimum: Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, research, organizational abilities
  • Ability to work under stress
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple concurrent projects/tasks
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality and discretion in dealing with sensitive or confidential information
  • Proficiency in recording and producing minutes of proceedings and official correspondence without direction or review
  • General knowledge of policing terminology would be an asset
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret agendae, staff reports, memoranda, and to remain informed on matters and initiatives affecting the BPSB and the Service

In accordance with the policy of the Barrie Police Services Board, all candidates must conform to the Barrie Police Service’s values modelling the principles of Professionalism, Respect, Integrity, Diversity and Excellence (PRIDE) through their actions and dedication. The Board will conduct a comprehensive background investigation of all candidates under consideration.

Interested candidates are invited to submit a complete application package, in confidence, including a letter of interest, resume, and three references not later than 3:00pm on January 26, 2018 to:

By Mail:    Barrie Police Services Board
                    c/o Barrie Police Service
                    29 Sperling Drive
                    Barrie, ON L4M 6K9
                    Attn: Stephen P. Bound, Human Resources Manager

              By Email:

The Barrie Police Services Board is committed to the principles of equal opportunity. We thank all applicants, however, only candidates selected to participate in the interview process will be contacted.

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), the Barrie Police Services Board strives to ensure that all hiring practices and processes are non-discriminatory and barrier-free. If you are contacted in regards to this competition, please advise of any accommodation measures you may require during our hiring process.

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