Administrative Assistant / Payroll & Benefits Administrator, 1-Year Contract

The Township of Hamilton is a rural/urban community nestled between Lake Ontario and Rice Lake in Northumberland County, one hour east of Toronto next door to Cobourg.  With a population of 11,000, the Township offers a delightful blend of the Oak Ridges Moraine, active farms, residential subdivisions and estates, historic villages, waterfronts and tourism.  The Township is currently seeking an Administrative Assistant/Payroll and Benefits Administrator. 

Job Title:

Administrative Assistant / Payroll & Benefits Administrator

Date Posted:

October 05, 2020

Closing Date:

October 19, 2020 - 12:00PM



Reports to:

Chief Administrative Officer (CAO)


$67,814.00 - $79,333.00 annually 


Contract - Full-time (35 hours per week)

Start Date:


Job Summary

Under the direction of the CAO, the Administrative Assistant will assist the Chief Administrative Officer, Council and Clerk in the smooth operation of Municipal Office Administration.  This position is responsible for communications as well as payroll administration and other confidential information.   The Administrative Assistant position is considered to be supervisory level.

For more information and a list of qualifications, please view the full Position Description.



  • 2-4 year of related experience 
  • Post secondary education in Business Administration or equivalent experience
  • Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) or Certified Payroll Manager (CPM) Certification is considered an asset.


Applying to a Job Posting

Applicants are invited to submit a cover letter and resume to no later than 12 noon on October 19, 2020. Please note your full name and the job title in the subject line of your email (i.e. First and Last Name - Job Title). Applicants may also mail or fax their application to: 

Township of Hamilton, Human Resources

P.O. Box 1060, 8285 Majestic Hills Drive

Cobourg, ON, K9A 4W5

Fax:  905-342-2818  



We are committed to inclusive barrier-free recruitment and selection processes. We are pleased to accommodate individual needs. Applicants must advise Human Resources of any requirements if contacted for an interview.


Background Check

A valid and satisfactory Police Records Check will be required prior to start of employment. A Vulnerable Sector Check is required for identified positions.