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:

Water & Wastewater Operator (2 Positions)

Reporting to the Water and Sewer Supervisor you will perform a wide variety of operational and maintenance activities on the Township's various water distribution and wastewater collection systems. These duties would include, but not be limited to, water sampling, water meter installation, reading and repair, maintenance and repair of water and sewer infrastructure, sewage lift station maintenance, and the collection and recording of operational data. You will participate in winter control related activities, which will include plowing and sanding.  You will be responding to and investigating concerns from the public and must be willing to work extended hours as well as respond to before and after hours emergency call-outs.  As such, participation on the general and water standby lists is mandatory as per the collective agreement.


  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma or High School Equivalency Certificate.
  • Current MOE Class 1 Water Distribution and Wastewater Collection Operator Licenses.
  • Able to deal effectively and fairly with the public and provide a high level of customer service.
  • Able to communicate effectively, and work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Hold a valid Class "D" with "Z" endorsement driver's license and possess a good driving record.
  • Demonstrate a good work ethic and respect for supervisors and peers.
  • Good record keeping skills.
  • Must have completed training or have had previous experience in the operation of tandem trucks.
  • Physically able to perform the required duties.

These are 40 hour per week unionized positions and the current hourly rate is $26.28 per hour plus shift premiums and comprehensive benefit package.

Applications must be received by 4:30 p.m. on Friday April 24, 2015.  For consideration, please mail or e-mail your resume in confidence 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 2015. 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:               $11.50 - $13:00

Interested applicants are invited to submit their resume prior to 4:30 p.m., Friday April 24, 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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Fitness 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 postions for certified fitness instructors.  The following is a list of positions that may be available:

  • Step
  • Spin
  • Kickboxing
  • Bootcamp
  • Aquafit
  • Zumba Kids

Successful candidates must be minimum sixteen (16) years of age and be knowledgeable and experienced in program delivery for any of the following demographics:

  • Children
  • Toddlers/Pre-school
  • Youth
  • Adults
  • Seniors

Candidates will be able to demonstrate leadership, interpersonal, customer service and dynamic facilitation skills.  The role requires team players with strong organizational, communication, report writing, presentation, problem solving and conflict resolution skills.  The candidates must have knowledge of applicable provincial/federal legislation, health and safety regulations and excellent computer skills and knowledge of associated software.  The position requires the ability to work flexible hours including evenings, weekends and holidays as required at various locations.  Standard First Aid/CPR are considered valuable assets.  A 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
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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 is available here.

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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