Special Events Officer EX22-065

Posting date: January 14, 2022

Job Title: Special Events Officer

Number of Vacancies: 1

Posting number: EX22-065

Status: Permanent position

Hours of Work: 70 hours bi-weekly

Shift Work Required: Yes

Range of Pay: $25.28 to $29.59 per hour

Start date: To follow selection process

Initial Reporting Location: Tom Davies Square

Section: Recreation Services
Division: Leisure Services
Department: Community Development                                                                                               

Duties:     Under the direct supervision of the Manager of Recreation Services or designate.        

  1.      Assist in the administration of special events including ensuring insurance requirements are met and the contract has been approved prior to the start of each event.

  2.      Responsible for the monitoring of the events’ operational procedures and performance in accordance with
          applicable legislation.

  3.      Ensure compliance with the Alcohol Risk Management Policy By-Law at all CGS facilities.

  4.      Act as liaison between the Leisure Services Division and citizens, and/or community groups booking CGS
           parks and gazebos.

  5.      Responsible for providing equipment (if available), confirming bookings, assisting in scheduling of the Grace Hartman Amphitheatre Advertising Board, handling administrative and organizational tasks.

  6.      Arrange for security, traffic control, fire precautions, Special Occasion Permits, etc.

  7.      Organize the daily work to be performed by the Special Events Assistant (Summer Student) as directed by the Recreation Co-ordinator.

  8.      Assist and provide relief to the Secretary (Recreation) during periods of vacation, overload or absence.

  9.      Develop and maintain a thorough working knowledge of CGS's Safety Manual and the applicable Provincial Legislation listed therein.

  10.    Perform other related duties as required.


  • Successful completion of Secondary School (Grade XII) Education.
  • Over one (1) year up to and including two and a half (2½) years of directly related experience in facilitating special events, festival planning, and/or leisure services programming.
  • Ability to demonstrate organizational skills.
  • Ability to demonstrate interpersonal skills in dealing with the public in a courteous and effective manner.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Evening and weekend work required.
  • Knowledge of various computer applications including Windows based systems, word processing, computerized spreadsheet applications, files maintenance, information input and retrieval, Internet.
  • Knowledge of the Arts, Cultural, and Non Profit Organizations in the community
  • Excellent use of English; verbally and in writing
  • French verbal and written skills an asset.
  • Satisfactory health, attendance and former employment history.
  • Must be physically capable of operating a vehicle safely, possess a valid driver’s licence, have an acceptable driving record, and personal insurance coverage.
  • Provide at own cost, a Criminal Records Check.

Note: A Criminal Record Check will be requested by the Hiring Manager should you be the candidate of choice.  Please do not submit your Criminal Record Check with your application.

How to Apply:

Résumés quoting EX22-065 are invited and will be received by the City of Greater Sudbury’s Human Resources and Organizational Development Division, by e-mail at hrjobs@greatersudbury.ca or fax at 705-688-3979, for the above noted position until 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 2, 2022.  Any application received after this deadline will not be considered.

All City of Greater Sudbury employees are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of hire in accordance with the City's mandatory Vaccination Policy. Please do not submit your proof of vaccination with your resume. This information will only be required if you are selected as the candidate of choice.

For further instructions on how to apply to this position, please visit our How to Apply section.

All applicants are thanked for their interest in this position.  Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  If contacted, and you require a disability related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process you must advise the Hiring Manager.

The City of Greater Sudbury is dedicated to maintaining a fair and equitable work environment,  and are happy to hire qualified (including education credential) applicants from anywhere. In order to hire a candidate one must be legally entitled to work in Canada, with legally entitled being defined as having all of the necessary paperwork processed, approved and responded to, by way of a work permit being issued and received.  Personal information submitted will be used for the purpose of determining suitability for this competition only in accordance with The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.