Employment Opportunities

Deputy Chief Administrative Officer - Town of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia

The Town of Lunenburg is located along the scenic south shore of Nova Scotia, about one hour from Halifax and the international airport. This historic town was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995 for its unique architecture and civic design. It is often referred to as the most beautiful small town in Canada and each year attracts many thousands of visitors to its cultural sites, museums, restaurants, and galleries. The Town is also home to numerous businesses where high-tech companies work alongside traditional fishing and manufacturing companies.

On their behalf, we are seeking a Deputy Chief Administrative Officer (full-time, permanent). Responsibilities include:

  • ensuring efficient and accessible local government through the development and implementation of policies and programs;
  • public procurement management;
  • Town Council and Committees coordination and communication; and
  • Strategic Plan and budget implementation.

Applicants with a degree in Public or Business Administration, Human Resources, Law or a related discipline and demonstrated project development and collaborative leadership experience are encouraged to submit their resume and cover letter to Gerald Walsh Associates Inc. at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., quoting project number 1719 in the subject line.

Summer Student Labourer

The Town of Lunenburg requests applications for a summer student labourer (must be returning to school fall 2017) to assist in the maintaining Town property including streets, sidewalks, parks and other general duties as required. Applicants must be able to work in all weather conditions. Please submit your resume by 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 21, 2017, to Jamie Burgess, Asst. Town Engineer, Town of Lunenburg, PO Box 129, Lunenburg, NS, B0J 2C0, (902) 634-8992 ext. 3/(902) 634-4416 fax/This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


A Special Election to fill one vacancy on the Town of Lunenburg Council will be held on Saturday July 29, 2017. There will be an Advance Poll on Thursday, July 20, 2017 and on Tuesday July 25, 2017.

Five Deputy Returning Officers (DRO) and five Poll Clerks are required for four regular Polls and one mobile Poll on Election Day. A separate DRO and Poll Clerk are required for Advance Polls.


  • is in charge of a particular polling station on election day
  • has the custody of the voting materials and is responsible for setting up the poll prior to the beginning of voting on election day
  • is responsible for closing the polling station and for counting the ballots
  • reports the results to the returning officer
  • ensures the safe return of the voting materials to returning officer when the court of ballots is finished

The Poll Clerk

  • keeps a written record of the voting at the polling station by making the appropriate entries in the poll book and crossing names of voters off the list of electors
  • must be able to assume the role of the DRO should that person not be able to either assume or continue his/her duties

Remuneration for these positions has been set by the Council of the Town of Lunenburg.

Previous election experience, although not necessary, would be an asset.

All those who are interested in applying for the position of DRO or Poll Clerk may submit an application to:

Patrick A. Burke, Q.C.
c/o Burke, Macdonald &Luczak
28 King Street
P.O. Box 549
Lunenburg, Nova Scotia
B0J 2C0
Phone: 902-634-8354
Fax: 902-634-4226
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Town of Lunenburg Returning Officer

Application forms are available at the office of the returning Officer or click here for Application Form.