Thank you for your interest in employment at the City of Barrie! We want you to find your place on our team. Careers at the City of Barrie are open to everyone and offer great benefits, work/life balance and room for growth. Please note we do not accept unsolicited resumes.
Hiring & Recruitment Information
The City of Barrie is an equal opportunity employer which values diversity in the workplace. Service is based on upon the principles of dignity, independence, integration, and equal opportunity. We are happy to accommodate any individual needs in employment activities, in keeping with the Ontario Human Rights Code. Please inform us if you require any accommodations to ensure you can participate fully and equally during the recruitment and selection process. Some examples may include:
- Physical adjustments (i.e. furnishings, workstations, keyboards)
- Technical aids/assistive devices
- Alternate formats for communication material
- Interview scheduling to accommodate a religious holiday
Accommodation inquiries should be directed to Human Resources. Please refer to the Recruitment Accommodation Procedure (PDF) for more information.
All new employees to the City are required to provide a Police Record Check as a condition of their offer of employment. Police Record Checks must be dated within six (6) months of the employment offer to be considered valid. The type of Police Record Check required will be indicated in the job posting. Please refer to the City's Police Record Check Policy for more information.
Should you not meet the key educational qualifications for the position you are interested in but have extensive directly related work experience, please see the City’s Education Equivalency Procedure (PDF) to determine if you may qualify for equivalency.
Special recruitment campaigns such as Fire Fighter Recruitment and Student Opportunities do not follow this process.
1. Application Submission
To be considered for an available employment opportunity, applicants are required to submit their application by clicking the 'Apply Now' button, which can be located on the job posting.
Please note that we do not accept physical copies of applications that are mailed or dropped off at the Human Resources Department.
2. Application Screening
Applications are reviewed by the hiring manager, with oversight provided by Human Resources, to identify the applicants who best meet the qualifications required for the position. Those selected will be invited to participate in the recruitment process with the City of Barrie.
We thank all applicants and advise that only those selected to be interviewed will be contacted.
One or more interviews will be conducted by an interview panel of at least two or more individuals, which will include the hiring manager, and may include another management staff member in their department, a subject matter expert within the department, or a Human Resources representative.
- Interviews are always based on position related criteria.
- Occasionally applicants will be required to provide a portfolio and/or a presentation for the interview panel.
When suitable, candidates may be required to undergo some form of position related testing to ascertain their knowledge and skills. Testing is based on the knowledge and skills required for the position and will be administered to candidates consistently.
5. Decision Making
The interview panel will score, then review the interview and test results (if applicable) to decide on the preferred candidate for the position. The recruitment policy and Collective Agreement are also factors in the decision making process.
6. Reference Checks and Credentials
Human Resources will contact the preferred candidate’s references (with permission from the candidate) in order to gain additional position-related information and verify work history. It is preferred that references include current and past supervisors, where possible.
The preferred candidate will be asked to provide proof of relevant educational credentials, licenses, certifications, etc. before an employment offer can be made.
Interviewed candidates may want to have these prepared in advance so as to not delay the hiring process.
7. Employment Offer
A verbal employment offer will be made by the Human Resources department to the preferred candidate. Once accepted by the candidate, the verbal employment offer is followed by an employment letter confirming the details.
As a condition of employment, the selected candidate will be required to provide an original copy of a recent Police Record Check prior to their start date. Please refer to the Police Record Check Policy for further information.
8. Welcome and Orientation
The new employee will take part in a departmental orientation/onboarding session with their new Supervisor or Manager.
Arrangements will be made for the new employee to obtain a staff ID at the Human Resources Department.
Arrangements will be also be made for the new employee to attend a corporate orientation program and a health and safety orientation program after their start date.
The City of Barrie Human Resources Department is located in City Hall, on the 2nd floor at 70 Collier Street, in Downtown Barrie.
The Human Resources Department hours of operation are 8:30am to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday. We are closed on Saturday, Sunday and on statutory holidays.
Please note that all recruitment processes take place during our normal hours of operation.
Yes, we only accept electronic applications at this time. Physical applications that are mailed or dropped off will not be considered.
Please note that we do not accept unsolicited applications.
We thank all applicants but only those selected to participate in the recruitment process will be contacted.
All inquiries regarding job postings can be e-mailed to email@example.com.
At the City of Barrie, we believe diversity and inclusion is critical to our success as a corporation and as a community. We embrace and encourage different perspectives and believe we are made stronger by our unique combination of culture, race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, physical or mental ability, and work life-situations.
When we embrace and value different thoughts, ideas, experiences, and identities—and the ways in which those differences bring unique ways of working to our organization—everyone stands to benefit.
The corporation's Human Resources department is building inclusive policy, processes, and training opportunities to help employees engage with each other while encouraging positive attitudes and behaviours that support diversity and inclusion.
The City is proud to be an Employer Partner with the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion which provides us with a number of benefits that support us on our diversity and inclusion journey.Image