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Foothills County is a rural atmosphere, which lends itself to the perfect combination for work/life balance. As a member of our team you will have the opportunity to enhance the well being of the municipality and help shape the future of the County.

Foothills County has a long standing loyal employee base which covers a variety of professional and unique working opportunities; this provides new employees opportunities to receive mentoring from employees that have a great deal of experience to share. Positions range from laborers to chartered accountants and everything in between.

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Elections Workers - Short Term Casual

July 12, 2021

Foothills County
General Municipal Election Workers
(Short term / Casual)

Foothills County is currently seeking workers for the Monday, October 18, 2021, general municipal election and accepting applications for the following positions:

Presiding Deputy Returning Officer (PDRO)

  • Responsible for organizing and supervising the voting station and staff;
  • Answering questions and ensuring election processes are followed;
  • Ensuring proper closing of the voting stations;
  • Returning ballot boxes and materials to Foothills County Office at the end of the night.

Deputy Returning Officer (DRO)

  • Assist the Presiding Deputy Returning Officer;
  • Setting up voting stations;
  • Assisting voters with the registration process;
  • Issuing ballots;
  • Ensuring proper closing of the voting stations.

Front Door Greeters

  • Greeting voters;
  • Ensuring that voters are at the correct voting station and re-direct as required; must be able to read a Municipal Map to provide the best assistance
  • Direct voters and answer questions;
  • Available to assist the PDRO and DRO when needed;
  • Help to sanitize voting stations.

Joint applications for established teams (PRDO & DRO) will also be considered


  • 18 years of age or older;
  • Strong customer service along with the ability to deal tactfully and courteously 
  • with the public;
  • For all positions, prior election experience will be considered an asset but not a 
  • requirement as training will be provided;
  • Strong communication, mathematic and comprehension skills;
  • Ability to perform repetitive tasks and work long hours;
  • Good attention to detail, ability to adhere to directions and learn in a short period of time.

** Applicants must be available to work Election Day, Monday October 18, 2021. Approximate hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. or until the votes have been counted.  In addition, a half day training session in September will be mandatory, with final training date(s) being shared with successful applicants**

Closing Date/Time: August 31, 2021 at 4:30 PM

Qualified candidates are invited to forward their resume
including position(s) of interest to:

Human Resources Foothills County
Box 5605, 309 Macleod Trail
High River, Alberta T1V 1M7

Email:  opportunities@foothillscountyab.ca
This competition closes on Tuesday August 31, 2021 at 4:30 p.m.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those applicants selected for further follow-up questions will be contacted.