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Current job postings

Public Works Technician

Reporting to the Director of Public Works, the Public Works Technician will provide technical and research support for the Public Works department by undertaking and completing various tasks relating to the operations of the department. This includes contract administration and project management. This is a full-time position with 35 hours per week. The compensation range for the position is $30.35 to $35.38 per hour.

Closing date

The closing date for this position is July 14, 2021.


As the Public Works Technician for the Township of Severn, you'll be responsible for the following duties:

  • assists with the development of operating and maintenance contracts, including:
    • road resurfacing
    • guiderail repairs
    • sanitary and storm sewer repairs
    • oil and grit separator device maintenance
    • sanitary sewer cleaning and inspections
    • storm water management pond cleaning
    • watercourse maintenance
    • winter maintenance contractors
    • road sweeping
    • winter sand production
    • grass cutting
    • other operational tasks
  • conducts detailed safety assessments on railway crossings within Severn as per the requirements set out in the Railway Safety Act.
  • assists in research and investigates the effects of proposed changes to relevant regulations and determines the associated operational requirements to ensure that regulations are adhered to and recommends changes when necessary
  • collects, monitors, analyzes and evaluates data pertaining to the operating performance of municipal infrastructure and services for all divisions of the Public Works department
  • reviews and provides operational comments and feedback to external agencies and internal staff regarding design submissions, including subdivisions, site plans, municipal consent, encroachments, building permits and Committee of Adjustment applications
  • provides technical guidance within the department regarding operational issues, infrastructure and regulatory issues


  • the ideal candidate will be a graduate of a community college or related Engineering Technology program
  • eligible for membership from the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists
  • minimum of two years of previous experience with municipal operations and infrastructure
  • knowledge of basic principles of land use planning and transportation engineering principles as well as the ability to analyze the interrelationship of land use planning and transportation engineering considerations to provide conclusions and recommendations regarding applications and engineering submissions
  • valid Ontario “G” driver’s licence and a reliable vehicle to use for corporate business
  • strong analytical, organization and communication skills
  • computer proficiency with a working knowledge of all Microsoft applications, GIS and other municipal related software

Please submit all job applications to Human Resources by the application deadline included with the specific job posting. We thank all applicants that apply. We'll only contact you if you're selected for an interview.

Employment accommodations

We're committed to an inclusive, barrier-free environment. Accommodation will be provided in all steps of the hiring process. Please contact us if you require any accommodations to ensure you can participate fully and equally during the recruitment and selection process.

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