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Current job postings


The Labourer will provide assistance for maintenance, repair and operational activities at Township owned facilities and job sites. As part of the Utilities division in the Public Works department, you'll assist Operators with manual tasks.

This is a six-month contract position with an anticipated start date of May 10, 2021. The compensation for this position is $24.45 per hour for 40 hours per week, plus four percent vacation pay.

Closing date

The closing date for this position is April 21, 2021.


As a Labourer in our Utilities division, you'll have the following duties:

  • assists Township staff with maintenance within the Utilities division
  • assists with cleaning and maintaining operating equipment and facilities, including heavy lifting, shovelling and various maintenance duties
  • cleans and flushes sewer mains
  • repairs and inspects manholes
  • acts as a traffic controller during works on municipal roads
  • performs general maintenance when required, such as paining, cleaning and small repairs
  • assists with property maintenance which includes grass trimming, painting and small repairs
  • assists with operational maintenance work, such as pulling pumps, etc.
  • works in compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act, corporate Health and Safety Policy and all other corporate policies, procedures and operational guidelines
  • responsible for assisting in the maintenance of a positive team-oriented work environment by:
    • working cooperatively with other employees
    • using the appropriate process for handling problems
    • helping to motivate and encourage peers
    • contributing ideas
    • assisting others where necessary
  • promotes a high standard of customer service to the public as well as to all internal customers
  • other duties as assigned


Review the minimum qualifications for this position:

  • secondary school graduate
  • at least one year of labourer experience
  • computer skills
  • unrestricted Ontario “G” driver’s licence
  • interpersonal skills necessary in daily contacts with fellow works and supervisory staff
 Septic Inspector

The Septic Inspector inspects septic system construction in Severn, in compliance with the provisions of the Ontario Building Code, municipal by-laws and other applicable regulations and standards. In this role, you'll oversee both the provincially mandated septic re-inspection program as well as our municipal discretionary septic re-inspection program.

This is a contract position for up to 18 months with an anticipated start date of May 17, 2021. The compensation for this position is $33.72 per hour for 35 hours per week, plus four percent vacation pay.

Closing date

The closing date for this position is April 21, 2021.


As the Septic Inspector in the Planning and Development department, you'll have the following duties:

  • responsible for the municipal re-inspection program, which includes completing onsite visual property inspections and compiling data
  • ensures follow-up inspections, meets with homeowners/contractors and provides pre inspection and post inspection information and directions
  • conducts mandatory and discretionary on-site septic system re-inspections in collaboration with other regulatory agencies
  • responsible for the review, verification and approval of all sewage system designs submitted and inspection thereof to ensure compliance with Part 8 of the Ontario Building Code, the intent of which applies to the construction, operation and maintenance of sewage systems
  • responsible for the investigation of sewage system complaints regarding malfunction and contamination of the immediate environment, including the remedy for immediate repair or replacement
  • issues the appropriate orders in the event of non-compliance with the Building Code and departmental policies
  • provides technical support to the public on the requirements of Part 8 of the Ontario Building Code, relevant municipal by-laws and other applicable legislation
  • provides research and assists in the preparation of reports and recommendations as directed
  • attends building/development community and other meetings as required


Review the minimum qualifications for this position:

  • Building Inspection Technician program graduate or equivalent discipline
  • two years working knowledge of Part 8 of the Ontario Building Code Act and Regulations
  • unrestricted Ontario "G" driver's licence 
  • computer proficiency working knowledge of Microsoft Office products and other municipal related software
  • ability to prioritize workload and work effectively and efficiently with minimum supervision
  • excellent verbal, oral and written communication skills


You'll need provincial designation as a Qualified Inspector with the following categories of qualifications:

  • General Legal / Process for Inspector
  • On Site Sewage

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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