Returning officers play a key role in electing Members of the Legislative Assembly. Returning officers help serve democracy!

Are you recently retired? Do you miss the connection and structure of a work day, but on a casual basis? Perhaps the kids are off to school and you want to give back to your community by working outside the home? Or maybe you just enjoy being part of a dynamic work environment without the full-time commitment?

Returning officers are our field leaders. They manage the election process within their constituency. We need our field leadership team in place now as we prepare for the next general election anticipated for October 26, 2020.

We are still looking to hire a returning officer in 4 constituencies–Kindersley, Lloydminster, Regina Coronation Park and Swift Current.

Click here to see the current list of returning officers now hired for the 2020 general election

These are casual term positions, with minimal work commitment over 2019. In the 9 months leading up to the October 2020 election there will be training events and specific projects to complete. This role ramps up to a full-time, 3-month work-term in summer/fall 2020.

We’re looking for people who are non-partisan with:

  • Strong leadership skills;
  • An ability to manage people and processes;
  • A comfort level with technology;

Be part of a team that supports democratic values and removes barriers for voters.

  • Are you organized?
  • Do you pay attention to the small details that make projects successful?
  • Are you able to establish and maintain strong, effective working relationships with staff and stakeholders?
  • Are you a great communicator and an active listener?

The ideal candidate will have some post-secondary education, or a combination of education and related work experience in a supervisory role. Each returning officer is appointed following an interview process. Their job lasts until six months after the general election.

What exactly does the returning officer do? 
They oversee any provincial event (general election or by-election) in their constituency. Some of their tasks include:

  • hiring workers
  • organizing the returning office
  • finding poll locations
  • dealing with issues
  • overseeing the handing out and counting of ballots

Read the complete returning officer position profile

Click here to see what a returning officer is paid

What do past election workers have to say? Watch our  YouTube video of past worker testimonials.

Click here to see a sample newspaper ad for a constituency returning officer

Not sure what constituency you live in? Type in your address in our Constituency Finder tool here.

Interested in applying? Please email a cover letter and resume to: [email protected]