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:


The Township is now accepting applications for the position of Manager of Revenue/Tax Collector.  Reporting to the Director of Finance & Treasurer, you will coordinate the tax billing and collecting process and ensure the collection of all accounts receivables owing to the Township.  This position also maintains and supervises tax records and water accounts i.e. assessment roll changes, mailing address and ownership updates.  You will manage all write-offs and supplementary taxation, payment-in-lieu taxation, charitable rebates and other miscellaneous invoicing including vacancy rebates and capping.  This position is also responsible for overseeing the billing and collecting of water & wastewater user accounts.

Our ideal candidate will have a post secondary education in Business/Commerce or Accounting, complimented by a thorough knowledge of municipal taxation, assessment practices and procedures, including the Municipal Act, 2001 and municipal financial operations/administration in general.  A minimum 5 years of relevant experience is required as is previous supervisory experience in a municipal setting.  The successful applicant will possess superior written and organizational skills and attention to detail.  Above average computer skills in MS Excel and Word, and knowledge of Financial Information systems software are required and experience with USTI's asyst financial software would be an asset.  Excellent customer service, interpersonal and communication skills will allow the successful candidate to interact effectively with a wide variety of individuals and groups including staff, Councillors and the public.

This is a salaried position working 35 hours per week with a wage range of $67,552 to $82,381 per annum (2015). 

A complete job description is available here.  To apply for this exciting opportunity, please submit your resume by 5:00 p.m. Tuesday August 9, 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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Reporting to the CAO and Director of Finance, you will play a key role in the delivery of human resources and payroll/benefits administration.  You will provide support to the CAO regarding health and safety, job equity/evaluation, recruitment and on-boarding of new staff, succession planning and the HR policies and procedures.  You will provide support to the Director of Finance in terms of the maintenance of the payroll system, benefits and pension administration and related financial entries and processing required on a bi-weekly, monthly and annual basis.        

Complementing your post-secondary education in Human Resources, Payroll/Benefits Administration or related disciplines you have a minimum of three years of related work experience preferably in a municipal environment.

Your noted strengths include: being a self-starter with effective organizational skills with the ability to balance and co-ordinate multiple demands and timelines; solid problem solving and good conflict resolutions skills; a team player with demonstrated customer service/interpersonal skills; excellent familiarity with payroll systems and related computer work; in-depth knowledge of applicable legislation/regulations such as ESA, OHSA, Pay Equity, labour relations etc. as well as understanding the importance of confidentiality and the security of personnel records.

Salary Range: $45,914 - $55,992 (2015)

A detailed job description is available here.  To apply for this exciting opportunity, please submit your resume by 4:00 p.m. Friday, August 5, 2016 to:

Human Resources, Township of Woolwich,
24 Church Street West, P.O. Box 158, Elmira, ON N3B 2Z6;
Fax: (519) 669-1820;
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The Township is seeking Part Time 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

Resumes are also accepted at the Breslau Community Centre - 100 Andover Drive, Breslau                         back to top


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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