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Current job postings

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.

Night Patroller

We're searching for a contract Night Patroller for the 2021/2022 winter season from November 15 to April 15. Regular hours of work are 10:30 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. with a rotating shift of 36 hours per week and nine hours per shift. The compensation for this position is $24.45 per hour.

The Night Patrollor can be stationed out of either the:

  • North Yard (2068 North River Drive)
  • South Yard (4251 Burnside Line)

Duties

The Night Patroller will be responsible for the following duties:

  • patrolling the roads within the municipality and checking for road conditions, such as snow and/or ice accumulation, potholes and flooding in accordance with the minimum maintenance standards for municipal roadways
  • calling in staff when and where required according to Township procedures for winter control operations

Closing date

The closing date for this position is September 24, 2021.

Deputy Treasurer

We're searching for a Deputy Treasurer to join our team. Reporting to the Director of Finance / Treasurer, the Deputy Treasurer is responsible for the administration of municipal accounting activities to ensure accounting procedures are:

  • within generally accepted accounting practices
  • in accordance with the statutory requirements set under applicable legislation and regulations

This is a full-time position with 35 hours per week. The compensation for this position ranges from $45.98 to $53.80 per hour plus a comprehensive benefits package.

Closing date

The closing date for this position is September 16, 2021.

Duties

As the Deputy Treasurer for the Township of Severn, you'll have the following duties:

  • responsible for the day-to-day operations of the municipality’s accounting functions, including:
    • accounts payable and receivable
    • payroll
    • taxes
    • water and/or sewer billing
    • revenue collection
    • compliance with legislation and approved policies
  • prepares financial reports in accordance with all accounting standards for internal and external purposes
  • maintains the general ledger system, including:
    • posting journal entries
    • balancing and reconciling various accounts
    • distinguishing between the separate municipal funds
  • responsible for the supervision of outstanding receivables and works in conjunction with the Revenue Officer regarding tax registrations and tax sales in accordance with legislation
  • responsible for the supervision of tax billing systems, including:
    • master file updates
    • collector roll
    • tax billing setup and billing month end reconciliation
    • tax arrears
    • penalty and interest updates in absence of the Revenue Officer
  • assists in the preparation of annual budget(s) and monitors actuals versus estimates throughout the fiscal year
  • prepares the year end working papers, draft financial statements and Financial Information Return in conjunction with the Municipal Auditor
  • responsible for other statutory filings
  • responsible for overseeing three Finance staff
  • alternate on the Emergency Management Committee

Qualifications

  • degree in Business or related degree
  • possesses or is actively working toward membership as a Chartered Professional Accountant
  • valid and current class “G” driver’s licence
  • minimum three to five years of progressively responsible financial experience in a municipal or professional financial institute
  • solid management and leadership skills
  • able to respond to multiple priorities
  • excellent organizational, analytical, report writing, project management, confidentiality, judgment, communication and interpersonal skills
  • proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite

Planner

We're searching for a Planner to join our team. The Planner will provide frontline customer service for the Planning division as well as professional planning review, coordination and analysis on planning and development applications and proposals under the Planning Act and related legislation and policy. The Planner acts as the Deputy Secretary-Treasurer to the Committee of Adjustment.

This is a full-time position with 35 hours per week. The compensation for this position ranges from $33.72 to $39.44 per hour plus a comprehensive benefits package.

Closing date

The closing date for this position is September 16, 2021.

Duties

As the Planner for the Township of Severn, you'll have the following duties:

  • provides excellent customer service by responding to written, telephone and counter planning inquiries from the public, landowners, development industry, solicitors, consultants and staff
  • coordinates, prepares for and attends pre-consultation meetings
  • acts as the Deputy Secretary-Treasurer for the Committee of Adjustment, including site visits, meeting preparation, drafting of notices, planning reports and decisions
  • performs zoning compliance analysis on Building Permit applications and assists the Building division as required
  • assists with compliance letters for the Planning and Development department, including compiling zoning and building/septic information
  • under the guidance of the Senior Planner, responsible for the processing, review and analysis of applications under the Planning Act, including:
    • preparation of notices
    • by-law amendments
    • coordination of comments
    • report writing
    • appearance/testimony before the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal

Qualifications

  • degree in Urban Planning, Geography, Environmental Studies or related discipline
  • actively working towards membership in the Ontario Professional Planners Institute and Canadian Institute of Planners
  • valid and current class “G” driver’s licence
  • minimum one to three years of progressively responsible planning experience in a municipal or professional planning environment
  • sound knowledge and understanding of the Planning Act, provincial policies, local government function, Official Plans, Zoning By-laws, and planning principles/practices
  • excellent organizational, analytical, report writing, project management, confidentiality, judgment, communication and interpersonal skills
  • proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • working knowledge of Geographic Information Systems, including the ability to undertake mapping and act as the municipal contact for liaising with the County of Simcoe

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.

Privacy statement

Information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act. Information collected will be used and managed by the Township of Severn in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy ActIf you require additional information, please view our Freedom of Information and Routine Disclosure Policy.

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