Presentation on theme: "1 Career Opportunities in Local Government. 2 SERVICE DESIRED SERVICE DELIVERY COUNCIL CAO RESIDENTSRESIDENTS STAFF Relationship Model."— Presentation transcript:
1 Career Opportunities in Local Government
2 SERVICE DESIRED SERVICE DELIVERY COUNCIL CAO RESIDENTSRESIDENTS STAFF Relationship Model
3 Which Level of Government? Sports arenas Citizenship Labour Water Foreign policy Health Money Education Fire service Child welfare Police service Transportation National defense Sidewalks Postal service Libraries
4 Local Government Services Airports Animal control Building codes Bylaw enforcement Cemeteries Community services Cultural facilities Disaster services Electrical distribution Fire protection Garbage collection Natural gas distribution Parks and facilities Planning / development Police / ambulance Public housing Public transport Recreation programs Roads, walks, lighting Sewage / storm sewers Water supply Weed control
5 Local Government: True or False? 1. The mayor/reeve is the sole decision maker for a municipality. 2. One municipality can take land from another municipality.
6 Local Government: True or False? 3. There are approximately 125 municipalities across Alberta. 4. A municipal council can create bylaws, such as a curfew on teenagers, for the municipality.
7 Alberta Boundary Map
8 Local Government: True or False? 5. A municipal council decides where residential and commercial properties can be built. 6. Municipalities get all of their funding from the provincial government.
9 Expenditures – Where your money goes Municipal Affairs, 2006
10 Sources of Revenue Municipal Affairs, 2006
11 Local Government: True or False? 7. People with any type of degree or diploma can work in local government. 8. Salaries of some senior positions in local government can exceed $100,000 per year.
14 Career Opportunities Recreation and Culture – Recreation Director – Library Clerk – Lifeguard Family and Community Services – Counsellor – Youth Programmer – Family Support Worker
15 Career Opportunities Public Works – Engineer – Electrician – Grader Operator Utilities – Refuse Collector – Water Plant Operator – Recycling Coordinator
16 Career Opportunities Financial Services – Finance Officer – Assessor – Tax Officer Human Resource Services – Human Resource Director – Payroll and Benefits Coordinator – Human Resources Assistant
17 Career Opportunities Administration – Communications Officer – Business Analyst – Lawyer – Economic Development Officer – Administrative Support Staff – Chief Administrative Officer
18 Finding a Job Association websites Municipality websites Alberta Municipal Affairs website Government of Alberta website Alberta Learning Information Services website
19 Municipal Internship Program For recent college or university graduates: – 12- or 24-month paid position – Rotate through key departments – Starts in May each year
20 Municipal Internship Program
21 Municipal Internship Program
22 Municipal Internship Program
23 Municipal Internship Program
24 Rewards Working for a government that most closely affects people Working for the betterment of your community Fast-paced job with lots of variety Can work in the office, the field, or both Transferable skills to anywhere in Canada