The City of Ottawa is hosting a special career showcase on Friday, June 8, from 9 am to 1 pm, at Ottawa City Hall’s Jean Pigott Place: “Connections: ottawa.ca/careers Showcase.”
City employees: JJ, Vinh, Christine, Ian, Harmony and Stephanie
Over the next five years, the City will see 30 per cent of its workforce either retiring or being eligible to retire. As a result, the City wants to connect with the community to promote its respectful, inclusive and collaborative work environment that brings people with diverse backgrounds and talents together to deliver important services and programs – making it a workplace of choice.
The event will feature information booths where visitors can come and meet representatives from all of the City’s departments to learn about the various career choices and areas of expertise, including:
- Accounting / Finance
- Community and Social Services
- Planning and Engineering
- Human Resources
- Information Technology
- Operations and Trades
- Recreation and Culture
- Transportation Services
- Emergency Services
- Municipal Elections
In addition, people can register for and attend several helpful employment workshops, such as:
- How to create an online profile and apply for positions on ottawa.ca/careers
- Learn effective resume writing and interview skills
- Hear from employees from diverse backgrounds as well as local community members.
Since available spaces at the workshops are limited, people are encouraged to reserve their spot at ottawa.ca/careers. Persons requiring disability related accommodations may indicate their needs at the time of the registration, or by calling 3-1-1 by Friday, June 1. After that date, staff will work with participants to provide possible supports.
People planning to attend are reminded that hard copy resumes will not be accepted at the event. However, people who are planning to attend the online profile development workshop can bring a listing of their experience on a USB stick to assist them in creating their ottawa.ca/careers profile.
Paid parking is available on site, but space is limited. As City Hall is also centrally located to transit services, visit octranspo.com to help plan and determine the best routes.
Vinh has held a number of positions over his close to 15 year career with the City of Ottawa. He currently works as a Business Consultant with the Community and Social Services Department.
JJ uses his computer and technology talents as an IT Service Desk Analyst to support City of Ottawa employees with their IT needs.
Stephanie is a long time employee of the City of Ottawa. She specializes in Organizational Health in Human Resources.
Harmony is new to the City of Ottawa. She is Program and Project Management Officer in Business Support Services.
Christine is a specialist with the Equity and Diversity Unit in Human Resources and has worked with the City of Ottawa for nearly a decade.
Ian joined the City of Ottawa last year. He is a Media Relations Officer with Public Information and Media Relations.