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Communications Officer
Communications Officer

Communications Officer

Company : City of Hamilton
Salary : $44.76 - $52.35 an hour
Location : Ontario

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About the City of Hamilton

Contribute to the City of Hamilton, one of Canada’s largest cities - home to a diverse and strong economy, an active and inclusive community, a robust cultural and dining scene, hundreds of kilometres of hiking trails and natural beauty just minutes from the downtown core, and so much more. Join our diverse team of talented and ambitious staff who embody our values of sensational service, courageous change, steadfast integrity, collective ownership and being engaged empowered employees. Help us achieve our vision of being the best place to raise a child and age successfully. #BeTheReason


JOB ID #: 18313

Communications Officer
City Manager's Office
Communications & Strategic Initiatives
Lister Block, 28 James St. N

NUMBER OF VACANCIES: 1 Full-Time Regular

UNION/NON-UNION: Non Union Management Professional

HOURS Of WORK: 35 per week

SALARY/HOUR: $44.762 - $52.350 per hour
  • Note: See appropriate Collective Agreement or the Non Union Salary Range for details.

STATUS/LENGTH: Full-time Regular

Job Description ID #: 2232

Vaccine Verification – As a condition of employment you are required to provide proof that you are fully vaccinated or provide proof of valid exemption satisfactory to the employer prior to your start date. You must acknowledge and agree to comply with any future vaccine policy requirements as an ongoing condition of employment at the City of Hamilton.


The position is part of the City of Hamilton’s Communications & Strategic Initiatives Division and reports to the Senior Communications Officer, Healthy & Safe Communities. This position will provide business and communications support, strategic counsel and tactical support to the Healthy & Safe Communities Department. This position will also support various corporate communications work, as required.


Develop and deliver communication plans for departmental initiatives and associated programs while addressing communication needs through a variety of methods. Work closely with the project team to ensure that communications are timely, informative, effective and efficient.

Assists in the development and maintenance of communication policies and procedures to ensure that all communications and public relations activities within Healthy & Safe Communities are delivered consistently, and assist in building positive relations with internal and external stakeholders.

Provides advice and counsel to the project team on matters of communication, web presence, advertising, public affairs and media relations from a strategic point of view consistent with corporate communications.

Interview stakeholders, research and write a comprehensive community project history.

Ability to work with a high degree of independence to initiate and complete work assignments and to work on multiple tasks and set priorities.

Formulates and implements communication plans to support Healthy & Safe Communities’ efforts in building effective relationships with its internal/external clients and stakeholders.

Write content, enhance and maintain Healthy & Safe Communities program web pages for the internet/intranet.

Takes initiative and is proactive in delivering quality services in a timely and cost-effective manner with a customer service focus.

Facilitates all phases of public relations required to reach internal and external target audiences.

Coordinates projects and events that require the collaboration of a variety of internal resources.

Researches and writes program reports, Communication Updates, newspaper articles, speeches, web content, blog postings and presentations upon request.

Assists outreach and education groups within Healthy & Safe Communities with business promotions and marketing.

Works in accordance with the provisions of applicable Health and Safety legislation and all City of Hamilton corporate and departmental policies and procedures related to Occupational Health and Safety.

Performs other duties as assigned that are directly related to communication efforts within Healthy & Safe Communities and the Communications & Strategic Initiatives Division.


Demonstrated experience in public relations or in a communications environment normally acquired through the completion of a Degree or Diploma in Public Relations, Journalism, a related discipline or an equivalent combination of education and related work experience.

Demonstrated experience with audience analysis, communication theory and development of communication strategies for internal and external audiences.

Superior written English and editing skills with a high standard of accuracy. Sound knowledge of communication theory and design. Ability to translate complex or technical ideas or information in simple terms. Experience in writing for diverse audiences.

Proficiency required across a broad range of communications and public affairs disciplines including internal communications, employee and community relations, issues management, strategic communication planning and implementation, advertising, media relations, presentations and speech writing, event coordination and promotion.

Superior skills in verbal and written communication, delivering presentations, interpersonal communication on project teams and when providing technical consultation.

Experience with the following is an asset:

  • Public sector and/or municipal government environment
  • 24/7 operation, where some employees work remotely

Capable of working independently as well as part of an interdisciplinary team and of building strategic relationships both within and outside the organization.

Excellent computer skills and knowledge of web-based applications an asset.

Ability to balance a number of tasks simultaneously and to meet deadlines is essential.


Be advised that Human Resources frequently audits resumes of internal/external applicants to ensure/validate information provided is consistent and trustworthy. Falsification of information provided at any time throughout the recruitment process may be grounds for disqualification, and for internal applicants, subject to discipline up to and including termination.


The City is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes. Consistent with our Values and Corporate Culture Pillars, the City of Hamilton is committed to providing equitable treatment to all with respect to barrier-free employment and accommodation without discrimination. The City will provide accommodation for applicants in all aspects of the hiring process, up to the point of undue hardship. If you have an accommodation need, please contact Human Resources as soon as possible to make appropriate arrangements.

We invite you to visit the departmental webpage to obtain further information on the culture and business of this department.

The incumbent shall comply with all Health and Safety Policies and Practices for this position and the workplace.

It is the responsibility of the applicants to ensure that their application reaches Human Resources by the closing date or they may not be considered. It is also the responsibility of applicants to supply qualifications, licences and related experience relevant to the qualifications outlined above for this competition as directed. On the basis of the criteria set out above, this posting is open to all applicants

The statements made by me are true, complete and correct to the best of my knowledge. I understand that any falsification of statements, misrepresentations, deliberate omission or concealment of information may be considered just cause for discipline, up to and including termination for internal applicants and disqualification for external applicants.