Employment - Governance & By-law Research Intern

Governance & By-law Research Intern

Municipality of the County of Inverness

Full-Time Contract



Department:      Administration

Reports to:         Chief Administrative Officer

Location:             Port Hood, Nova Scotia

Job Category:    Full-time [35 hours per week]


The Municipality of the County of Inverness is seeking an individual to join the Administration Department. The Governance & By-law Research Intern will be responsible for the review and revision of existing municipal by-laws to ensure that they are consistent and align with current legislation and practices. The successful candidate will be analytical in their approach and develop best practices for the research and development of by-law related tasks. The anticipated start date of the Governance & By-law Research Intern is May 2024 and will continue for a period of twelve (12) months.


  •  Review and evaluate current existing municipal by-laws.
  • Analyze available data and other available information for trends to determine recommended revisions.
  • Research by-laws of surrounding municipal units to determine benchmarks and best practices currently in use.
  • Conduct research on topics of interest in support of bylaws and other related policies.
  • Identify issues to be addressed, creating a workflow document to support the resolution of issues.
  • Identify resources of relevant research and information.
  • Develop a variety of by-law options for CAO and Council review.
  • Support the CAO and Council with communications to residents, proprietors, stakeholders, and other interested parties pertaining to by-law information.
  • Collaborate with municipal employees throughout the process of gathering and disseminating information pertaining to by-laws.
  • Delegate and oversee tasks being carried out by Governance & By-law Researchers.
  • Adhere to the Municipality’s policy regarding records management.
  • Participate in various internal organizational committees.
  • Commit to achieving excellence in quality service through high level continuous improvement systems.
  • Adhere to federal & provincial legislation and regulations.
  • Conduct and attend safety, operational and training meetings as required.


  •  Adhere to all policies and procedures set forth by the Municipality of the County of Inverness.
  • Report to the Chief Administrative Officer, all work situations which are suspected of being unhealthy or unsafe.
  • Report to the Chief Administrative Officer any employee whose on-the-job performance or actions contravenes established safety procedures or work practices.
  • Report to the Chief Administrative Officer, all Occupational Health & Safety related injuries or property damage regardless of severity.
  • Submit reports on accidents and other hazardous conditions discovered and promptly attend to all hazardous situations.
  • Report all near-misses and incidents to the Chief Administrative Officer


  • Education in a discipline related to policy review and writing. A background in political science, public administration, law, criminology or by-law related fields is preferred.
  • Extensive proficiency in policy writing and researching preferred.
  • Familiarity with municipal government, by-laws, provincial statutes and regulations.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Excellent written, oral and presentation skills.
  • Ability to maintain and protect confidential information.
  • Ability to self-motivate and adapt to independent work.

The Municipality of the County of Inverness is an equal opportunity employer, welcoming applicants from diverse backgrounds.

Note: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

How To Apply

Municipality of the County of Inverness will be accepting applications for this position via email. Please follow the instructions below carefully. Failure to do so may result in disqualification.

To apply for this position, forward your cover letter and resume in confidence to jobs@invernesscounty.ca. This role will remain open until filled.

Email Address: jobs@invernesscounty.ca Apply here

Intended Audience

This employment opportunity is open for: Canadian citizens, permanent residents, and temporary residents who are able to work for any employer in Canada (study permit, open work permit holders).

Only applicants who are authorized to work in Canada will be considered.

Location Information
Port Hood
Inverness County
Nova Scotia
Opportunity Information
Municipality of the County of Inverness
NOC Code
Experience Required
Available Openings
Pay Type
To be Determined
Pay Period
To be Determined
Remuneration Per Pay Period
Estimated Weekly Hours
Start Date
May 1st 2024
End Date
May 1st 2025
Posted on
March 14th 2024
May 13th 2024