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Intergovernmental Liaison

Surrey, BC
Full Time
3 days ago

As one of the fastest growing cities in Canada, City of Surrey is a globally recognized leader in building vibrant, sustainable communities through technology and innovation. City of Surrey employees are talented innovators, inspired by meaningful work and the opportunity to drive our city-and their careers-forward. Build a City. Build a Future at the City of Surrey.

Employment Status

Exempt - Regular Full-Time


The City of Surrey has an exciting opportunity for an experienced intergovernmental relations professional with excellent communications skills who is looking for a new challenge.

Reporting to the General Manager, Investment and Intergovernmental Relations and working with a team of dedicated professionals in the Investment and Intergovernmental Relations Department, you will support the City's ongoing efforts in building relations with all orders of government, and securing funding and other support for key City projects and initiatives.

This role will require you to perform work that is both complex and sensitive. Within a strategic framework, you will meet a variety of challenges to help ensure the City's vision and support requirements are both communicated and understood across a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders; serve as a liaison between the City and other orders of government; review legislation and recommend actions to further City interests; coordinate relationship building activities; and support key City initiatives.


The Intergovernmental Liaison is responsible for the following:
    • Supports Intergovernmental Relations activities and services, including assisting in the development and implementation of goals, objectives and priorities. • Researches and tracks Federal and Provincial funding opportunities for the City. • Serves as a liaison; develops and enhances positive, effective relationships with other orders of government, agencies and elected officials. • Coordinates, develops and assists with strategies on legislative and regional issues in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders. • Maintains awareness of legislative activities affecting City operations and the potential impact on City operations; tracks Provincial and Federal legislation; anticipates legislative issues and identifies opportunities to influence policy and decisions to best meet the needs of the City and the City's residents. • Helps develop policy positions on government affairs and legislative issues. • Researches legislative and government affairs issues and helps prepare information for the General Manager, Investment and Intergovernmental Relations, City Staff, Council and Committees. Interprets government reports/legislation and summarizes data for Council and staff. • Under the direction of the General Manager, Investment and Intergovernmental Relations, composes responses to intergovernmental correspondence in a professional, insightful and clear manner.


Our ideal candidate shares our City values of Community, Innovation, Integrity, Service and Teamwork and can demonstrate the following qualifications:
    • The successful candidate will have a Bachelor's degree in Political Science, Public Administration, Communications or another relevant field, with a minimum of 3 years of related work experience. • You will have demonstrated flexibility, significant work capacity, the ability to thrive in a team environment • You are politically astute. • You have excellent writing and research skills and are technically competent. • Able to interact professionally and diplomatically with people at all levels of an organization and with multiple external stakeholders. • Upholds strict confidentiality and understands the seriousness of any such breaches • Possesses exemplary communication skills, both written and oral • Previous work experience in the political realm is important. • Indigenous relations experience is an asset as is experience working in municipal government.

Conditions of Employment

This position requires completion of a Police Information Check.

Successful applicants must provide proof of qualifications.

Closing Date

This job will be posted until filled.

Our Values

Integrity - Service - Teamwork - Innovation - Community