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:

Part Time/On Call Facility Attendant - Recreation & Facilities Services

The Township is seeking Part Time/On Call Facility Attendants to assist in the overall maintenance and operations of the Breslau Community Centre, Breslau Memorial Park and Maryhill Heritage Community Centre.  Hours will range between 3 - 24 hours per week, Sunday through Saturday including evenings, weekends and holidays.

Responsibilities for this position include:

  • General maintenance of facilities including vacuuming, sweeping mopping floors, walls, litter pick up and emptying of trash containers, painting, changing burnt out light and lamps etc.
  • Working on ball diamonds and soccer pitches including diamond grooming, grass cutting, lining, weeding, general repairs, etc
  • .Assisting with set ups/tear downs in all areas of the facility
  • Weekend work as required assisting with opening and closing of park pavilion for sporting tournaments, picnic, rental groups and events.

Rate of pay for this position is $14.00 per hour.  A detailed job description is available here.  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

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 Administrative & Technical Assistant - Engineering & Planning Services

 Reporting to the Administrative Coordinator / Planning Assistant as well as the Manager of Engineering, the Administrative and Technical Assistant will provide administrative and technical support for water, wastewater, stormwater, roadways, and sidewalks. Major responsibilities of the role include preparing correspondence, responding to telephone and counter inquiries relating to the Engineering Section.  The Administrative & Technical Assistant performs administrative and clerical duties for the Engineering Section and provides back-up to others Sections within the Engineering and Planning Services Department.  Strong computer skills are a requirement as this individual is responsible for maintaining website information for the Engineering Section and social media information for the Engineering and Planning Services Department.  This role is also responsible for obtaining and distributing training and related course information for Engineering Section staff as well as maintaining overall records of completed courses and hours for all water distribution and wastewater operators.

The preferred candidate will have at a minimum, a post secondary certificate in business administration or environmental studies along with 1 year of related experience.  Knowledge of Ministry of Environment and other water related regulations, legislation, guidelines, standards, procedures, inspections, including the Drinking Water Quality Management System is a requirement of the position.  Computer related skills needed would include an excellent working knowledge of ESRI, working knowledge of WorkTech, experience in database, spreadsheet and word processing software, in order to gather and analyze program data and prepare reports.

Hours of work will be 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m..  This position offers an annual wage of $40,789 to $49,742 (2015).  A detailed job description is available here.

Interested applicants are invited to submit their resume prior to 5:00 p.m. May 20, 2016 to:

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


(Approx. 14-Month Maternity Leave Contract)

The Township of Woolwich is seeking an energetic and organized individual to assist with an upcoming maternity leave in the Council and Information Services Department.  This opening is for an up to 14-month contract position commencing in July of 2016 and ending on August 31, 2017.  The successful applicant will be responsible for:

  • preparing electronic agendas and minutes, schedules of meetings, by-laws, resolution letters for Council, Committee of the Whole, and other committees as assigned;
  • recording and transcribing minutes of Council and Committee meetings as required;
  • assisting with Clerk's division departmental projects, as assigned, including participation on the Township's Sign Committee and records management system assistance;
  • updating and maintaining the legal agreement database;
  • issuing marriage, lottery and vendor licenses; serves as Council appointed Licensing Officer;
  • assisting enforcement services with issuing kennel licences;
  • assisting members of the public, staff and members of Council to obtain information as needed;
  • keeping the by-law and resolution index updated;
  • ensuring that Council and Information Services information, by-laws, agendas, minutes and notices are kept up to date on the Township's website;
  • by-law research and preparation; assisting with by-law updates as required;
  • preparing correspondence on behalf of Council; tracking incoming Council correspondence and ensuring that all correspondence is reviewed by Council and that the author of the correspondence is made aware of any actions or comments of Council concerning the correspondence;
  • other duties as assigned.

Required Skills

  • Secondary School Graduate Diploma plus a 2-year Community College diploma in a related field of study such as Public Administration, Office Administration or Executive Administrative Assistant.
  • Ability to follow instructions, problem-solve when needed, and to follow through on tasks.
  • Knowledge of office and administrative procedures normally acquired through related office experience.
  • Knowledge of filing systems and training in records management procedures.
  • Working knowledge of the Municipal Act, Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and be able to interact well with members of the public, staff and Council.
  • Must be able to handle confidential and politically sensitive matters.
  • Highly skilled in operating a personal computer and in the use of software programs such as Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint.
  • Ability to learn new software quickly.  Experience with electronic agenda and document management software is an asset.
  • Excellent literacy is required for the preparation of reports, correspondence, minutes, etc. that become part of the public record.  Understands issues discussed at Council and Committee meetings and is able to paraphrase the verbal word into written form.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and to prioritize effectively.

The successful applicant will work at the Township's Administration Office, 24 Church Street West in Elmira.  Typical office hours are 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday to Friday (35 hours per week) and the position also requires attendance at 2-3 evening meetings per month.  Annual rate is $40,789.

Interested candidates are encouraged to send a cover letter and a detailed resume by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 27, 2016 to:

Human Resources, Township of Woolwich
24 Church Street West, P.O. Box 158, Elmira, ON N3B 2Z6;
Fax: (519) 669-9348
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14 Month Full-Time Contract Starting On or About July 4, 2016

The Enforcement Division within the Council and Information Services Department of the Township of Woolwich requires a Junior Municipal Law Enforcement Officer on an interim basis.  The successful candidate will be responsible for all aspects of parking enforcement in the Township which will include evening and weekend shifts as well as occasional pick-up of stray dogs.  The incumbent will assist the Senior Enforcement Officer with investigations and complaint resolution.  The successful candidate must be able to issue accurate Provincial Notices, Parking Infractions and Notices of Compliance and will have above average customer service, project management and conflict resolution skills.  Candidates must accommodate overnight enforcement of the winter parking ban between December 1 and April 1.  Salary is commensurate with experience.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Post secondary education in Law and Security or Police Foundations;
  • Minimum of three years experience in Municipal Law Enforcement preferred;
  • Preference will be given to applicants actively working towards certification through the Municipal Law Enforcement Officers' Association of Ontario and/or the Ontario Property Standards Officers Association and applicants with Court experience;
  • Knowledge of Provincial Legislation including the Provincial Offences Act, DOLA, Municipal Act, Highway Traffic Act;
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Computer literate with emphasis of all programs within the Microsoft Office suite;
  • A satisfactory Police Records Check, valid Class G Drivers Licence and a clean driving record are conditions of employment.

To apply for this exciting opportunity, submit your resume by 5:00 p.m. Friday, May 20th to:

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

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
Email:                                                                                                                           back to top

The Township of Woolwich is committed to diversity and inclusion and offers an accessible workplace.  We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to meeting the needs of applicants during all phases of the hiring process.  This document is available in alternate formats or with accessible communication supports upon request.  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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