Township of Woolwich


  • Employment and Volunteer Opportunities

Discover the charms of the Township of Woolwich, a growing community with a bright, well-managed and well-planned future in the Region of Waterloo. The quality of life in Woolwich is superior and as an employee or volunteer of the Township, you'll play a key role in helping shape the next phase of our growth and development.

The Township of Woolwich has the following positions available:

Roads Patroller - Part Time

Reporting to the Public Works Superintendent, the role of this position is to conduct routine road patrol inspections at designated frequencies, on Township of Woolwich roads and streets as per the Province of Ontario's Minimum Maintenance Standards and to properly document discovered deficiencies on paper and / or in digital form in order to initiate corrective actions where appropriate.

Major Responsibilities

  • Inspect designated road patrol areas on Township urban and rural roads at the Provincially mandated frequency;
  • Inspect for road/infrastructure deficiencies, as outlined in the Provincial Minimum Maintenance Standards, including but not limited to potholes, shoulder drop-offs, cracks, debris, luminaires, signage, bridge deck spalls, surface discontinuities, and safety barriers;
  • Contact Operations Staff immediately if observed deficiencies are significant enough to impact public safety (i.e. missing or damaged stop sign, pothole that could cause a vehicle to lose control);
  • While on patrol, document patrol observations on paper road patrol form;
  • Ultimately be able to document patrol information digitally incorporating a Global Positioning System and Geographic Information System;
  • Generate a summary sheet listing recorded deficiencies including location and severity;
  • Plan route within patrol areas and ensure that all roads are inspected;
  • Answer questions when approached by members of the general public, as appropriate.

Required Skills, Qualifications and Experience

  • Secondary School Diploma or High School Equivalency Certificate;
  • OGRA Training - TJ Mahoney Road School;
  • Five years of directly related experience;
  • Ability to read and understand regulatory, warning, and all other sign classifications as outlined in the Ontario Traffic Manual;
  • A working knowledge of the Highway Traffic Act as it applies to roadway signage and the operation of a motor vehicle;
  • Ability to recognize, identify, and evaluate potential deficiencies in accordance with the Provincial Minimum Maintenance Standards (Regulation 239/02);
  • Ability to testify as necessary in a legal proceeding regarding observations made and actions taken during road patrol activity;
  • Good organizational skills;
  • Ability to work independently and with little supervision;
  • Accuracy in work;
  • Proficient in the use of computers including Microsoft Office;
  • Have basic knowledge and understanding of road construction and maintenance procedures and applications when determining if a deficiency exists;
  • First Aid, WHMIS, and MTO Book 7 training;
  • A valid Class "G" driver's license with an acceptable driving record and the use of a personal vehicle; (Driver's abstract will be required.)
  • Knowledge of Township roads and streets.

Working Conditions

  • Sits for extended periods of time (approximately 7 hours / day) when operating personal vehicle.
  • Combination of vehicle, field inspections, and office environment.
  • Exposure to outside weather conditions in all seasons.


  • Non-union
  • Part time flexible hours (up to a maximum of 24 hours per week)     
  • Annual Contract - March to December (may vary depending on winter season)

Salary Range

  • $22.51 / hour (2015 rate)
  • Mileage is paid at $0.48 / km

Applicants are invited to submit their resume prior to 4 p.m., October 13, 2015 to:

Township of Woolwich
24 Church Street West, P.O. Box 158, Elmira, ON N3B 2Z6;
Fax: (519) 669-9348
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Junior Rink Attendant

Reporting to the Facilities Attendant Lead hand, the Township is currently accepting applications for service oriented individuals to work as Junior Rink Attendants at either the Woolwich Memorial Centre or the Woolwich Township Arena during the current ice season.

In this role, staff will assist Facility Attendants in maintaining the facility to the expectation of the public.  They will do this by performing general cleaning and maintenance such as sweeping, mopping dressing rooms/spectator seating, emptying garbage containers and assisting with set ups/tear downs in all areas of the facility.  They will also assist in maintenance of the ice surface by shovelling, moving nets and operating associated equipment as required. 

Applicants should exhibit excellent customer service, interpersonal and communication skills and be available to work evenings, weekends and holidays, as required.  A valid Standard First Aid and CPR Certification is considered an asset.

Rate of pay for this position is $11.25 per hour for a maximum of 24 hours per week.  A detailed job description is available here.  Interested candidates are invited to submit their resume prior to 4:00 p.m., October 16, 2015 to:

Township of Woolwich 24 Church Street West,
P.O. Box 158,
Elmira, ON N3B 2Z6;
Fax: (519) 669-9348 Email:
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Program Instructors

Reporting to the Recreation Community Development Coordinator at the Breslau Community Centre and/or the Program Coordinator at the Woolwich Memorial Centre, the Township is seeking to fill positions for year round recreational programs. Some positions may involve working outdoors, while others may require specific licenses, certifications, skills or work experience. The following is a list of positions that may be available:

  • Sports Instructors (Touch Football, Volleyball, Soccer)
  • Arts & Crafts Instructor
  • Block Builders (Lego) Instructor
  • After School Leaders
  • Birthday Party Instructors
  • P.D. Day Leaders
  • Cooking/Baking Instructors
  • Fitness Instructors (Bootcamp, Yoga, Kids Yoga)
  • Line Dancing Instructor

Qualifications / Experience:

  • Minimum sixteen (16) years of age
  • Knowledgeable and experienced in program delivery for any of the following demographics: 
     Toddlers/Pre-schoolers, Children, Youth, Adults/Seniors
  • Demonstrated leadership, interpersonal, customer service and dynamic facilitation skills
  • Team player with strong organizational, communication, report writing, presentation, problem solving and conflict resolution skills.
  • Knowledge of applicable provincial/federal legislation, health and safety regulations.
  • Excellent computer skills and knowledge of associated software.
  • Must be prepared to work flexible hours including evenings, weekends and holidays as required, at various locations.
  • Standard First Aid / CPR
  • High Five PHCD (Preferred)
  • Current vulnerable person's police reference check will be required upon hire.

Interested applicants are invited to submit their resume to:

Township of Woolwich
24 Church Street West, P.O. Box 158, Elmira, ON N3B 2Z6;
Fax: (519) 669-9348

Resumes are also accepted at the Breslau Community Centre and Woolwich Memorial Centre.  The Township is committed to meeting the needs of applicants during all phases of the hiring process.  If you require special accomodiation please let us know.  All applicants are thanked for their interest in these positions however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.                                                                                                           
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Volunteer Firefighters

The rewards of being a volunteer fire-fighter are extensive. The work is exciting and challenging. Responsibilities include; fire suppression duties necessary to save life and property; combat, extinguish and/or prevent fires by rapidly and efficiently performing varied duties as required under emergency conditions; provide emergency medical response and aid; perform rescue/extrication operations where necessary to prevent loss of life or further injury; and provide service assistance with respect to the police, paramedics and the public.

Recruitment sessions take place annually in the fall however applications can be submitted throughout the year.

All applicants must be 18 years or older at time of application and have obtained their Ontario Secondary School Diploma (grade 12 OSSD) or equivalent at time of application. Applicants must have a valid G2 Ontario driver's license at time of application. Applicants must live within the "primary response area" of the station of choice, approximately 8 km and within a 5 minute drive.   Unfortunately, if you do not live within the primary response area, your application will be declined.
Volunteer Fire Fighter Application Form.

Township of Woolwich,
24 Church Street West, P.O. Box 158, Elmira, ON N3B 2Z6;
Fax: (519) 669-9348
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The Township offers an accessible work place and is an equal opportunity employer.  We are committed to meeting the needs of applicants during all phases of the hiring process. If you require special accommodation please let us know. We thank all applicants and advise that only candidates to be interviewed will be contacted. Personal information submitted is collected under the Municipal Act, 2001 and will only be used for the purposes of determining eligibility for this competition.  To view our Employee Policies click here.                                                                                                                                               

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