Working for the County of Newell

The County of Newell employs a variety of skilled employees ranging from equipment operators to administrative staff and professionals.  

General resumes can be emailed to hr@newellmail.ca or faxed to 877-208-4022, mailed or dropped off personally at the County office. General resumes are kept on file for one (1) year for all positions

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Salary/Wage Administration 
The County of Newell has permanent, seasonal and term employees. Employees are paid by direct deposit on a bi-weekly basis.

Permanent employees are paid a salary or an hourly wage. Salary employees are placed on a six-step grid according to their skills, knowledge, and education. Salaries are adjusted annually based on the council approved Cost of Living Allowance.

Hourly permanent employees have a four-step wage grid which is adjusted periodically based on the council agreed Cost of Living Allowance.

The grids are designed to allow a fully-trained employee with above-average performance to obtain the last grid step by year five.

The County of Newell periodically conducts a salary review to compare our salaries to other municipalities and adjusts salaries accordingly.


Where overtime is applicable, it's calculated as set out in the Employment Standards Regulations for Alberta.

Annual Vacation

All full-time permanent employees receive annual vacation with pay, based on the following schedule:

< 1 year up to 1 week
1 year 2 weeks
2 years 3 weeks
6 years 4 weeks
14 years 5 weeks
20 years 6 weeks
All seasonal part-time and temporary employees are provided with vacation pay in addition to their regular wage each pay period, based on the following schedule:

< 1 year 4%
1 year 6%
6 years 8%
14 years 10%
19 years 12% 


The premiums for the following benefits are currently paid 100% by the County:
  • Basic Group Life (2 times annual salary)
  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment (2 times annual salary)
  • Dental (100% Basic Coverage; 50% Major Restorative)
  • Extended Health Care (100% Reimbursement)
The premiums for the following benefits are currently paid 100% by the employee:
  • Short Term Disability
  • Long Term Disability

Health & Wellness

Each year, Employees eligible to participate in the County’s Benefits Plan are allotted a $1,100 credit. Employees can choose to allocate the credits between the Health Spending Account (HSA) and Life & Wellness Spending Account (Wellness). 

  • Health Spending Account (HSA)

The Health Spending Account is used to pay for eligible medical and dental expenses beyond those covered by the supplementary health care (SHC) and dental care plans.

  • Life & Wellness Spending Account (Wellness)

The Life & Wellness Spending Account can be used to cover the cost of personal wellness-related expenses such as, but not limited to, fitness class, sports & recreation membership such as curling, skating, hockey, golf, health clubs, dance, swimming, and cost of fitness equipment.  

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