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What we offer

At the City, we care about employee's overall wellbeing. We offer a range of benefit options to support employees and their families throughout life's various stages. While we have highlighted some benefits here, please note that the benefits available may vary depending on the union membership and employment agreement of each position.

Employee Benefits:

  • Extended health & dental (including vision care, paramedical and travel insurance)
  • Flexible spending accounts (Health Spending and Taxable Spending)
  • Life, accidental death and dismemberment, and dependent life insurance
  • Employee Family Assistance Program

 

Disability Management:

The City's disability program is self-financed by the employer and employees, and it includes a team of in-house specialists who support employees during medical absences and help them return to work. This approach ensures the organization is fiscally responsible and gives employees fast access to medical resources.

 

Pension Plans:

A pension might not be the first thing you think about when looking for a new employer, but a secure pension that is matched (+1%) by your employer is an essential part of planning for your future. City employees who belong to the Local Authorities Pension Plan (LAPP) or the Special Forces Pension Plan (SFPP) which offers a defined benefit pension plan upon retirement. Employees who belong to Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 70 or CUPE Local 70 – Library, will receive pension benefits once the required number of hours are met.

We value and recognize the contributions of our employees by offering various employee benefits and savings. These include discounts with local service providers, recreation facilities and transit fees. Additionally, we offer the option to invest in RRSPs and Tax-Free Savings Accounts.

At the City, we want everyone to flourish, and we understand that some employees produce their best work in a non-traditional office setting. This is why we offer a flexible approach to work that is tailored to employee needs while ensuring we deliver excellent public service and measurable result.

Flexible work options for eligible employees include:

  • Alternate Work Week – We have various options available for work schedules, including a traditional Monday to Friday, 9-5 schedule or an earned day off (EDO) approach.
  • Compressed Work Week - Employees work more hours per day and fewer days in the week, based on operational requirements.
  • Remote Work Arrangements – We offer fixed days in the office or at home, hybrid schedules, and fully remote options for jobs that support these arrangements.

 

Recognizing our employees' outstanding public service is important to us. To show our appreciation, we annually offer Employee Recognition awards, including Best Foot Forward, Public Service MVP and the City Managers award of Excellence. We also hold recognition events for those who reach service milestones or retire from the organization, where they are invited to choose a gift as a token of our appreciation.

At the City, we are committed to fostering the growth and development of our employees and leaders. To support this we provide a variety of opportunities for professional development including:

  • Learning Management System - Offers various courses and certificates for job-related training.
  • Leadership training- In various programs and individual learning opportunities to support career growth, including Cohort Programs, Supervisory Skills, Team Building and Preference Assessments.
  • Financial assistance - For employees looking to continue their growth and development (applications are reviewed on a case-by-case basis to determine eligibility).
  • Job sharing - We encourage employees to explore different roles within the organization by offering job sharing and the opportunity to work at different City locations.

FAQ

Providing a seamless online applications for you, the City operates an online Recruitment system called Taleo. To get started, you'll need to create a Taleo profile which will enable you to save your resume, apply for job postings, and set up notifications. If you're new to the system or facing any challenges applying for postings, please don't hesitate to reach out to us at 311 (If you're outside Lethbridge, dial 403-320-3111) and we'll be more than happy to help you out.

If the next time you apply for a job posting you want to add an updated resume or cover letter, you have to upload them in the "attach resume" and "upload additional attachments" sections of your candidate profile.

Revised answer. Providing a seamless application process for you, The City uses an online system called Taleo to help with talent acquisition and recruiting. Taleo is a cloud-based talent management software vendor. Taleo only stores aggregate data (this includes your first and last name and email address). You can delete your candidate profile whenever you see fit.

We encourage you to apply to a job posting that meets your skills, education and professional experience.  Once you create your candidate profile on our online portal, it is easy to apply for multiple postings.

We are unable to accept general resumes. The best way to be considered for a job posting is by submitting your application online for a posted position that meets your qualifications and experience.

We do not accept applications once the job posting closes. If you have questions about postings that have closed, please contact People & Culture.

Candidates whose qualifications and experience meet the job requirements may be contacted for an interview. Only candidates being considered for the job posting will be contacted.

The interview will be an opportunity for the candidate to learn more about the position and for the interviewers to learn more about the candidate's skills, experiences and past performance.

Some positions will have additional requirements that will be listed on the job posting. This may include things like references, providing a driver's abstract or completing a Police Information Check (PIC).  On average, once a posting has closed, the recruitment process takes about 4 – 6 weeks.

 

If you are selected for an interview, you will receive a call or e-mail from a People & Culture Representative or the hiring manager.

We updated job postings on a regular basis – please check back often!  You can also set up a “job alert” online so that specific types of postings are automatically e-mailed to you.

Our seasonal opportunities are posted year-round. Please note that our spring hiring for outdoor positions usually begins in early March.

We include a contact person on each job posting. You can call them and ask any questions you would like about the content of the posting and the job details.

If you have a question about the application process, please call 311, 403-320-3111 if outside of Lethbridge. 

 

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