We invite all qualified individuals to apply; the best way to be considered for a role is to apply for a posted position by submitting your resume and cover letter online. Please visit us regularly for up to date employment opportunities.
*PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO COVID-19, ALL RECRUITMENT IS ON HOLD UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. OUR OFFICES ARE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC, HOWEVER WE WILL ACCEPT ONLINE SUBMISSIONS FOR POSTED POSITIONS FOR FUTURE REFERENCE.*
Current opportunities available with the Town of Sundre:
When applying, cover letter and resume must be submitted in Microsoft word or PDF format.
While we appreciate your interest, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. If the competition is listed on the website the competition will be considered open until a suitable candidate is found.
Accommodations for persons with disabilities will be provided, on request, to support candidates' participation in all aspects of the recruitment process. To request accommodation; please contact Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your personal information is being collected and used under the authority of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. The information you provide to the Town of Sundre on your resume and cover letter will be used to assess your suitability as a potential employee and to create metrics and performance measures to evaluate each candidate.
Our Hiring Process
What You Can Expect
All employment opportunities with the Town are posted on this website, on selected applicable websites, Facebook and through local media including the Sundre Round-up.
The Screening Process
We screen on the basis of the qualifications listed in the job posting. This screening includes a review of the applicant’s:
Applicants who best meet the requirements will be offered an interview.
The Interview Process
You’ve applied for the job and Human Resources Coordinator has contacted you to schedule next steps. This could include:
• Job testing
Some of our job competitions require applicants to complete a job-related test. The results of this testing help the hiring team assess your knowledge, skill and strengths.
Our goal is to learn more about you. Specifically, how you as a person fit with the position and the team.
When selected for an interview you can expect:
• An interview by a panel made up of the hiring manager, a co-worker and a member of the Human Resources team
• To be asked behavioural descriptive questions
• You may also be asked to respond to a scenario.
Behavioural Descriptive Questions
These are questions that ask you to recall a past situation
They usually start with
• Tell me about a time…
• Describe a situation…
Here’s an example:
Tell me about one of the most difficult customer service experiences that you have had to handle.
Responding to Behavioural Descriptive Questions
We want you to respond with a specific example from your past experience. Don’t worry you don’t need to use names. You just have to tell us:
• What the Situation or Task was
• What Action you took
• What the Result was
o The outcome
o The accomplishment
o Something you learned
This is known as the STAR response.
How to Prepare for a Behavioural Descriptive Interview
The job posting has a great list of the skills and knowledge needed for the position. Use this list to think about experiences you’ve had in the past that relate to the requested skills and knowledge on the posting.
You can use examples from previous work experiences, school, volunteering and/or committees you’ve participated on.
There are no trick questions in the interview. We are excited to meet you, and we want to get to know you better. Our hiring panel will do their best to help you relax so you can do your best. One of the easiest ways for you to relax is to be prepared.
What Happens Next
We take hiring very seriously and make a consensus-based decision. As a result, it can take up to two weeks for us to make our decision and track down references. Thanks for your patience. Your recruiter will contact you when the decision has been made.