Logos: Ajax, Durham Region, Oshawa, Pickering, Whitby

A group of Durham Region’s municipalities are recruiting experienced professionals to form a roster of eligible members for appointment to their 2022 Municipal Election Compliance Audit Committees.

Compliance Audit Committees are required by the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 to consider applications requesting audits of candidates’ and registered third party advertisers campaign finances. Committees may be required to appoint auditors and determine if legal proceedings are required as a result of the auditors’ reports, or reports from the Clerk.

Applicants with a background in accounting, auditing, law, election administration, and/or public administration are preferred. Applicants should have:

  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of municipal elections, including campaign financing rules;
  • Proven analytical and decision-making skills;
  • Experience working on committees, task forces or similar settings;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of quasi-judicial proceedings;
  • Availability and willingness to attend meetings during daytime and evening hours; and
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Successful applicants who register as a candidate or a third party advertiser, or contribute to or otherwise support a campaign, will become ineligible to serve on Compliance Audit Committees. Applicants also cannot be Members of Council or current employees of the Participating Bodies of the Joint Compliance Audit Committee.

The Committee’s term of office is four years, beginning in November 2022. Successful applicants will receive a retainer of $400 for the four year term which will include one mandatory training session and any preparation/review required, and a per-meeting remuneration of $350 (plus mileage).

Applicants may be required to participate in an interview process.

For further information, visit durham.ca/elections or email clerks@durham.ca

The application deadline was 4:30 PM on April 1, 2022