Town of Birch Hills seeks Office Assistant

Town of Birch Hills seeks Office Assistant

The Town of Birch Hills invites applications for the full-time position of Office Assistant/Recreation Bookkeeper. The successful applicant will be under the supervision of the Town Administrator.

The Office Assistant will be responsible for providing administrative and clerical services. Providing these services in an effective and efficient manner will ensure that municipal operations are well maintained. The position will be three (3) days a week in the Town Office and two (2) days a week in the Recreation Office.

This position will require the applicant to:

  • Provide administrative support to ensure that municipal operations are maintained in an effective, up to date and accurate manner
  • Provide support to Council and various boards to ensure that they are provided with the resources to make effective decisions
  • Provide receptionist services by greeting and assisting visitors, answering phones, responding to inquiries, and processing payments
  • Maintain confidential records and files
  • Maintain records of decisions
  • Research and assist with the preparation of motions, policies and procedures
  • Perform the day to day processing of financial transactions to ensure that municipal finances are maintained in an effective, up to date and accurate manner.
  • Maintain accounts payable and accounts receivable systems in order to ensure complete and accurate records of all moneys
  • Assist with administering employee files and records in order to ensure accurate payment of benefits and allowances
  • Maintain the bi-weekly payroll in order to ensure that employees are paid in an accurate and timely manner

The Town seeks an energetic, ambitious person with a great work ethic and the ability to work independently and as part of a team. The applicant should possess the following knowledge, skills and personal attributes:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Decision making skills
  • Effective verbal and listening communication skills
  • Effective written communication skills
  • Effective organizational skills
  • Time management skills
  • Computer skills
  • Knowledge of office administration and bookkeeping/payroll procedures
  • Knowledge of council and committee systems
  • Be honest and trustworthy
  • Be respectful
  • Be flexible
  • Demonstrate sound work ethics
  • Bondable

This position offers a SUMA Benefits package, Municipal Pension Plan and a salary which is dependent on experience and qualifications. Applicants are asked to submit a detailed resume, by 4:00 p.m. October 19, 2018 to:

Town of Birch Hills
126 McCallum Avenue, Box 206
Fax: 306-749-2545

Town of Birch Hills seeks Recreation Director

Town of Birch Hills seeks Recreation Director

The Town of Birch Hills invites application for the position of Recreation Director.

We are seeking a professional, outgoing individual for a variety of duties including:

    • arts, culture & recreation programming and special events
    • recreational planning, development and operations
    • support to the Town facilities that include a skating rink, curling rink, golf course, ball diamonds and campground.

The Recreation Director will also be responsible for developing long range plans, overseeing maintenance, operating and capital budget preparations, fostering volunteerism and ensuring policies and procedures of the Town of Birch Hills and Recreation Board are carried out.

Qualifications include:

    • Ability and experience working with the pubic
    • Strong written, verbal and interpersonal skills
    • Strong management skills
    • Strong marketing and organizational skills
    • Experience with financial management and control
    • Experience working with youth
    • Experience working with a Board of Directors
    • Post-secondary education in recreation, community development, leisure studies or related field is an asset

This full-time permanent position begins as soon as possible. We offer a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. Salary will be based on level of education and experience.

A detailed resume and cover letter outlining experience, qualifications, education, and references must be received no later than 4:00 pm on October 5, 2018. Please submit by mail, fax or email to:

Tara Gariepy, CAO
Town of Birch Hills
Box 206
Phone: (306) 749-2232
Fax: (306) 749-2545

A job description is available at the Town office by contacting the above.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.

Town Sign Contest

WIN     WIN     WIN

The Town of Birch Hills is having a contest —

FIRST PRIZE – $200.00
1st Runnerup – $100.00
2nd Runnerup – $50.00

We have all seen and admired the signs that towns and cities are putting up to announce and promote themselves.  Some are truly amazing…real works of art!

Well, Birch Hills’ existing sign along the highway is due for a major upgrade and we would like your ideas, contributions, drawings and/or designs.  you can incorporate existing town themes or come up with something brand new.  Your ideas can use rocks, wood, lights, vinyl, brick, or anything else you can think of.  The shape is up to you but your design will need to lend itself to a size large enough to be easily read by passing traffic.

This contest is open to people of all ages and walks of life.  Put on your thinking caps.  We can hardly wait to see what you come up with.  This will be an exciting project for all of us!

Please present your ideas by June 30, 2018 to one of the following:

  1. Drop off at Birch Hills Town Office, 126 McCallum Avenue
  2. Mail to Town of Birch Hills, Box 206, Birch Hills, SK, S0J 0G0
  3. Email to

Note:  upon receipt, submissions become the sole property of the Town of Birch Hills.

Thank you!

A Message From Birch Hills Mayor and Council

Just a friendly but concerned request to those who may find themselves driving a little fast on our newly paved streets:  be aware that our children are drawn to those same streets so please slow down.

And to the parents of children who love to play on our streets:  please discuss with your children the fact that streets are a dangerous place to play, but if they insist on playing there, to be aware of and respect the traffic and to move will out of the way as vehicles approach and pass by.

In this regard, Birch Hills has signs on order, which will be put in place upon receipt.

Thank you.

Street Sweeping

Street Sweeping

Street Sweeping will occur on Tuesday, May 15th and Wednesday, May 16th.
Please keep your vehicles off of the streets on those days to make sure the front of your property gets cleaned.

May 15th & 16th

Driveway Paving

If anyone within the Town of Birch Hills is interested in getting their driveway paved please let the Town Office know as soon as possible.  You will receive a quote before any work will be done.  This is not part of the local improvement and the invoice will be made out to the homeowner.  Thank You.

Fill Dirt – available for sale

The Town of Birch Hills will have some excess clay and dirt from our local improvement project.

If you are interested in some fill dirt, the Town will have some available for sale at $1.00/yard, sold in engineered measured, truck load quantities only.

Please let the Town Office know if you are interested.

Public Information Night

Proposed Poplar Local Improvement Project

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
at the Birch Hills Civic Centre

Members of Council and our Municipal Engineers
will be in attendance.  There will be discussions
regarding the scope of the project and a period
to ask any related questions

All community members are welcome and
encouraged to attend.

Launch of our New Town Website!!

The Town of Birch Hills website requires continuous updating in order to stay current and relevant.  Please let us know if there is anything we have missed or if there is anything out of date.  Your help is appreciated.
We hope everyone finds the new site useful, informative, and user friendly.
We also welcome all feedback and ideas and will be continuously looking for updated picture of Birch Hills.
Hope you enjoy!

2016 Municipal Election Results

Town of Birch Hills 2016 Municipal Election Results.

PRATT, Dale…………………..181
WOJCICHOWSKY, Randy (defeated)….166
BZDEL, Alan (defeated)…………42

STUBBS, Owen………………….319
EVANS, Barry………………….293
ROLFES, Sharon………………..280
HERD, John……………………268
MATHESON, Keith……………….268
TWETEN, Graham………………..266
BRAATEN, Dean (defeated)……….252