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:

Economic Development & Tourism Officer

Reporting to the CAO, you will play a key role in the delivery of business retention/expansion and visitor information services.  You will support the Chief Administrative Officer, work with Planning, as well as the Waterloo Region Economic Development Corporation (WREDC) and the Waterloo Regional Tourism Marketing Corporation (WRTMC) on business development and visitor attraction.  You will develop programs to market the Township of Woolwich, develop and support balanced and steady economic growth, implement and manage workshops and training for businesses, and design and implement marketing strategies. You will oversee the development, implementation and management of short and long range economic development and tourism plans, which will include retention, expansion, and attraction strategies by matching interest with local opportunities.        

Complementing your post-secondary education in Economic Development, Tourism or related marketing disciplines you have a minimum of three years of related work experience in a municipal environment.  Economic Development certification is preferred.

Your noted strengths include: a proven track record in business retention/expansion and tourism/visitor services; highly developed interpersonal and communications skills with a proven ability to design workshops and prepare promotional material; exceptional problem solving, organization and computer skills; and being a team player who has the ability to work comfortably and effectively with individuals at all levels within the organization and create strategic and lasting relationships and partnerships with local business and tourism organizations.  A current job fact sheet is available here.

Salary Range: $67,552 - $82,381 (2015)

To apply for this exciting opportunity, please submit your resume by Wednesday, May 4, 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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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 9, 2016 to:

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

Reporting to the Public Works Superintendent, the Township of Woolwich Engineering Operations Division is seeking to fill a summer student position for the months of May - September 2016. The goal of this position is to assist a student in the development of their employment skills and pursuit of their education and career goals. Our mission is to provide an interesting and valuable work experience which in turn benefits the citizens of Woolwich by providing quality service in the planning, maintenance and operation of Public Works.

The position will involve performing general roads maintenance activities on Township roads and roadsides including but not limited to debris pickup, grass trimming with power trimmers, pot hole filling, drainage maintenance, guide rail repairs, minor bridge maintenance, sign maintenance, dead animal removal, yard cleanup, and traffic control duties. 

The work requires manual dexterity and visual attention to detail, standing, frequent bending and lifting of materials and tools up to 50kgs.  You may periodically have to push or pull equipment or materials up to 100kgs.  The work is performed outdoors in varying weather conditions, at times exposing the worker to extreme heat, rain, wind, dust and noise from equipment and vehicular traffic.

The ability to read and understand policy and procedure manuals, traffic control plans, equipment operation manuals, material safety data sheets, product labels as well as basic writing and arithmetical skills is a necessity.  You must have good communication skills to receive and comprehend instructions, interact positively with supervisors, staff and the general public and function as an effective team member.  You must be able to complete applicable vehicle maintenance checklists and maintain a daily log of activities.

Because of the responsibilities this position requires the successful candidate to have a valid (class G or G2) Ontario driver's licence and clean record.

Hours of Work:         7:00am to 3:00pm Monday to Friday Wage Rate:               $12.00 - $13:00

Interested applicants are invited to submit their resume prior to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 4, 2016 to:

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
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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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