We're HiringThe Township of Minden Hills is a culturally active community of 6,600 permanent residents, serving as the gateway to the Haliburton Highlands known for its lakes and rivers, forest fall colours, outdoor recreation opportunities and its arts community. We are a vibrant tourist destination located centrally within ‘Cottage Country’ half way between Peterborough and Huntsville. Residents here enjoy a quality of life of a well serviced small town that is easily accessible to/from the bigger city centres of the GTA within 1.5 to 2 hours.

We are continually growing, with the development of its economic development and community improvement plans and construction of the new S.G. Nesbitt Memorial Arena and Community Centre, inclusive of an NHL size ice surface complete with full size gym, indoor walking track and fitness room, scheduled for completion in the spring of 2020.

We offer many benefits including enrollment in a comprehensive benefit package for health, dental, long-term and short-term disability, an Employee Assistance Plan, life insurance coverage, annual personal health coverage allowance, enrollment in the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS) pension plan, vacation, float and sick time entitlements as well as opportunities for training and development.

To support this growth, we are seeking multiple positions within the Township:

Administration and Finance Department

There are no employment opportunities for the Administration or Finance Departments at this time.

Building, Bylaw, Planning Department

There are no employment opportunities for the Building/Bylaw/Planning Department at this time.

Community Services Department

Manager of Parks, Recreation and Facilities

Reporting to the Director of Community Services, the Manager of Parks, Recreation, and Facilities is responsible for the administration, operations and management of departmental buildings, facilities, parks, cemeteries, and recreation programs and services.

Responsibilities include performing diverse, specialized, and complex work involving significant accountability and decision-making responsibility. The Manager organizes and oversees day-to-day activities and is responsible for providing department-level support to the Community Services Director in a variety of areas.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A minimum of five (5) years’ of relevant progressive experience in a Municipal facilities, parks, recreation, and cemeteries is required, including a minimum of three (3) years’ supervisory experience in a unionized environment is preferred
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, Facility Management and Administration certificates through Parks Recreation Ontario, Ontario Parks Association and/or Ontario Recreation Facilities Association
  • Basic Arena Refrigeration certification
  • Valid standard First Aid & CPR/AED certification
  • Valid “G” Driver’s Licence for the province of Ontario
  • A good understanding of all policies, procedures, by-laws, Ministry guidelines, regulations and legislation related to the operation of facilities, parks, programs, and cemeteries and equipment, and maintenance is required.
  • Proven leadership abilities, excellent communication, interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Good understanding and experience with Microsoft Office Software programs.
  • Strong planning/time management and organizational skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Post-secondary education in related fields such as Recreation, Facilities and Parks
  • Familiarity with Facility Scheduling, Recreation and Cemetery software

Salary will commensurate with experience and skills.

Prior to the final selection for this position, the candidate will be required to provide, at their own expense, a Vulnerable Sector Check from the Ontario Provincial Police or appropriate Police Force as well as a clean Driver’s Abstract.

Please download the Manager of Parks, Recreation and Facilities Position Description for further requirements and accountabilities, or contact the Deputy Clerk at sprentice@mindenhills.ca or 705-286-1260 ext. 513.

How to Apply:

Qualified applicants are invited to submit a letter of application together with a resume of education and experience by 12:00 noon, November 1, 2021 to: 

Manager of Parks, Recreation and Facilities Employment Opportunity
Township of Minden Hills

7 Milne St, PO Box 359
Minden, ON
K0M 2K0 

Attention: Shannon Prentice, Deputy Clerk
Email sprentice@mindenhills.ca

Operator

We are currently accepting resumes for an Operator in the Community Services Department.

Reporting to the Director of Community Services, or designate(s), the Community Services Operator is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the community recreation facilities, parks, and cemeteries.

This is a full time, union position, based on a forty (40) hour work week, being variable shifts, including days, evenings, weekends and Statutory holidays as required. The current rate of pay is $24.60/hour as per LOCAL 4286 Collective Agreement. Earnings will be subject to Union dues. 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum of Grade 12.
  • Minimum of two (2) years’ experience in a Municipal recreation facilities, parks, and cemeteries environment, including a minimum of six (6) months to one (1) year experience operating an Ice Resurfacer and related parks equipment.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, the following certifications are required: Basic Refrigeration, Propane Handling & Safety, Chainsaw Safety Awareness and Fall Protection Awareness.
  • Thorough knowledge of equipment, vehicles, materials and processes used in operating Municipal facilities, parks, and cemeteries.
  • Possession of a valid “D” Driver’s License for the Province of Ontario.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ontario Recreation Facilities Association and/or Parks & Recreation Ontario coursework completion certificate(s).
  • Good understanding of all policies, procedures, best practices, by-laws, Ministry guidelines, regulations and legislation related to the operation of facilities, parks, and cemeteries and facilities equipment and maintenance.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Outlook.

The position requires the operation of equipment and undertaking of construction and maintenance projects in variable weather conditions as well as moderate to heavy physical demands related to manual labour with regular exposure to dirt, dust, oil, grease, noise, vibration, weather conditions, hazardous materials, chemicals and waste.

Upon final selection, the successful candidate will be required to provide, at their own expense, a clean Vulnerable Sector check from the Ontario Provincial Police or appropriate Police Force and a clean Driver’s Abstract.

Please download the Operator Position Description for further requirements and accountabilities, or contact the Deputy Clerk at sprentice@mindenhills.ca or 705-286-1260 ext. 513.

How to Apply:

Qualified applicants may submit a cover letter and a detailed resume of education and experience, no later than 12:00 noon October 1, 2021. The Township may begin the process of reviewing and selecting applicants for an interview at any time during this recruitment period.

Employment Opportunity – CSD Operator
Township of Minden Hills

7 Milne St., PO Box 359
Minden ON  K0M 2K0

Attention: Shannon Prentice, Deputy Clerk
Email sprentice@mindenhills.ca

Casual Operator

Reporting to the Director of Community Services, the Casual Operator is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the parks, cemeteries and facilities.

This is a non-union position, based on a maximum of 24 hours/week to a maximum of 48 hours every 2 weeks as well as for occasional special projects, with hours being variable shifts. The rate of pay for this position is $18.22/hour.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Basic knowledge of equipment, vehicles and materials used in municipal parks, cemeteries and facilities.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, the following certifications are required: Basic Refrigeration, Propane Handling & Safety, Chainsaw Safety Awareness and Fall Protection Awareness.
  • Possession of a valid “G” Driver’s License for the Province of Ontario is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A minimum of one (1) year experience in general grounds, building and equipment maintenance and six (6) months to one (1) year experience operating related parks equipment is preferred.
  • Ontario Recreation Facilities Association and/or Parks & Recreation Ontario coursework completion certificate(s) is preferred.
  • A good understanding of all policies, procedures, by-laws, Ministry guidelines, regulations and legislation related to the operation of parks, cemeteries and facilities equipment and maintenance and familiarity with Microsoft Outlook is preferred.

The position requires the operation of equipment and undertaking of construction and maintenance projects in variable weather conditions as well as moderate to heavy physical demands related to manual labour with regular exposure to dirt, dust, oil, grease, noise, vibration, weather conditions, hazardous materials, chemicals and waste.

Upon final selection, the successful candidate may be required to provide, at their own expense, a clean Vulnerable Sector check from the Ontario Provincial Police or appropriate Police Force and a clean Driver’s Abstract.

Please download the Casual Operator Position Description for further requirements and accountabilities, or contact the Deputy Clerk at sprentice@mindenhills.ca or 705-286-1260 ext. 513.

How to Apply:

Qualified applicants are invited to submit a cover letter and a detailed resume of education and experience, no later than 12:00 noon October 1, 2021 to:

Employment Opportunity – CSD Casual Operator
Township of Minden Hills

7 Milne St, P.O. Box 359
Minden ON  K0M 2K0

Attention: Shannon Prentice, Deputy Clerk
Email sprentice@mindenhills.ca

Student Arena Attendants

We are currently accepting resumes for Student Arena Attendants for the Minden Hills Community Services Department.

These NEW positions provide support and a variety of maintenance operations for the department. The positions are wide ranging, encompassing all areas of the recreation facility with the exception of the Ice Plant. Duties and responsibilities may include:

  • Assisting in cleaning, sanitizing and monitoring dressing rooms, hallways, stands, end zones, lobbies, Community Hall and Gym
  • Assisting in pre-flooding and post-flooding duties
  • Assisting in cleaning, setting up and taking down of Community Hall and Gym
  • Performing skate patrol during public skating
  • Assisting in the supervision and monitoring of public skating programs

Hours will be based on a maximum of twenty-four (24) hours per week, being evenings and weekends. The rate of pay is $14.35/hour.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of Fifteen (15) years of age
  • Enrolled in, or returning to High School, or a Post-Secondary Institution
  • Knowledge of hockey and ability to skate is preferred
  • Experience working with children is an asset
  • Current Standard First Aid/CPR (Level C), or a willingness to complete
  • Demonstrated good communication, attitude, skills and knowledge for the position

Upon final selection, the successful candidate(s) will be required to provide, at their own expense, a clean Vulnerable Sector Check from the Ontario Provincial Police or appropriate Police Force.

Please download the Student Arena Attendant Position Description for further requirements and accountabilities, or contact the Deputy Clerk at sprentice@mindenhills.ca or 705-286-1260 ext. 513.

How to Apply:

Qualified applicants are invited to submit a letter of application together with a resume of education and experience by 12:00 noon, October 8, 2021 to by email or mail to:

Employment Opportunity – Student Arena Attendants
Township of Minden Hills

7 Milne St, PO Box 359
Minden, ON K0M 2K0

Attention: Shannon Prentice, Deputy Clerk
Email: sprentice@mindenhills.ca

 

Student Recreation Attendant

We are currently accepting resumes for a Student Recreation Attendant for the Minden Hills Community Services Department.

This NEW position is responsible for assisting in developing and delivering recreation programs and initiatives in the Township of Minden Hills. Duties and responsibilities may include:

  • Assisting with day-to-day administration and delivery of recreation programs and services
  • Assisting with new programming opportunities, program planning, implementation and evaluation
  • Responding to program related inquiries and providing appropriate feedback
  • Assisting in developing and distributing marketing materials for programs and camps

Hours will be based on a maximum of twenty-four (24) hours per week, being days, evenings and weekends. The rate of pay is $14.35/hour.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of sixteen (16) years of age is preferred, and enrolled in or returning to High-School, or Post-Secondary Institution is required
  • Highly motivated with the ability to work independently, as well as in a team environment
  • Proven leadership, customer service & communication skills
  • Attention to detail is critical for this position along with the ability to complete work in a timely manner
  • Possession of a valid “G” Driver’s License for the Province of Ontario and access to a vehicle is required
  • Current Standard First Aid/CPR (Level C), or willingness to complete
  • Holds a valid certificate in HI-FIVE, or willingness to complete

Upon final selection, the successful candidate will be required, at their own expense, a clean Vulnerable Sector Check from the Ontario Provincial Police or appropriate Police Forces, and a clean Drivers Abstract.

Please download the Student Recreation Attendant Position Description for further requirements and accountabilities, or contact the Deputy Clerk at sprentice@mindenhills.ca or 705-286-1260 ext. 513.

How to Apply:

Qualified applicants are invited to submit a letter of application together with a resume of education and experience by 12:00 noon, October 8, 2021 to by email or mail to:

Employment Opportunity – Student Arena Attendants
Township of Minden Hills

7 Milne St, PO Box 359
Minden, ON K0M 2K0

Attention: Shannon Prentice, Deputy Clerk
Email: sprentice@mindenhills.ca

Screener

We are currently accepting resumes for Screeners at the Minden Hills Community Centre and SG Nesbit Memorial Arena Complex (Complex) for a period of 3 to 6 months with a possible extension. Hours are based on a maximum of twenty-four (24) hours per week, being evenings and weekends. The rate of pay is $14.35/hour.

This is an open call for applications until the position is filled. The Township may begin the process of reviewing and selecting applicants for an interview at any time during this recruitment period.

Reporting to the Director of Community Services, the Screener greets all visitors, staff, and community members as they enter the Complex. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Screeners administer COVID-19 screening protocols to all persons entering the Complex and track statistical information related to their screening duties.

Duties may include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Greet people entering the Minden Hills Community Centre and SG Nesbitt Memorial Arena Complex
  • Check proof of Vaccination and valid identification
  • Review, understand, and actively apply the Township of Minden Hill’s screening standard (ie. process) that assesses persons for signs/symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Actively listen, reflect, and respectfully resolve complaints from customers or the public.
  • Track visitor statistical information and perform other screening and/or clerical duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Completion of secondary school or equivalent.
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills; can communicate instructions or directions in a clear, kind, and authoritative manner.
  • Superior interpersonal skills and ability to interact well with all levels of staff and the community; ability to maintain polite and courteous manner in stressful situations.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a self-directed manner as well as collaboratively within a team.

Upon final selection, the successful candidate(s) will be required to provide, at their own expense, a clean Vulnerable Sector Check from the Ontario Provincial Police or appropriate Police Force.

Please download the Screener Position Description for further requirements and accountabilities, or contact the Deputy Clerk at sprentice@mindenhills.ca or 705-286-1260 ext. 513.

How to Apply: 

Qualified applicants are invited to submit a letter of application together with a resume of education and experience to by email or mail to:

Employment Opportunity – Screener
Township of Minden Hills

7 Milne St, PO Box 359
Minden, ON K0M 2K0

Attention: Shannon Prentice, Deputy Clerk
Email: sprentice@mindenhills.ca

Economic Development and Cultural Centre

There are no employment opportunities for the Economic Development/Cultural Centre Department at this time.

Minden Hills Fire Department

Volunteer Firefighters

The Township of Minden Hills is accepting applications for Volunteer Firefighters. When openings become available, applications will be reviewed and successful application candidates will be invited to interview.

Applications will be retained for a period of 12 months from the date of submission.

Qualified applicants are invited to submit a letter of application together with a detailed resume of education and experience to:

Mail or in person:

Employment Opportunity
Volunteer Firefighter
Township of Minden Hills
7 Milne Street, PO Box 359
Minden ON K0M 2K0

 or email: sprentice@mindenhills.ca

The Posting and Application Forms can obtained in person at the administration office, 7 Milne Street Minden, Monday to Friday, 8:30 - 4:30 (excluding statutory holidays), by emailing sprentice@mindenhills.ca or download by clicking the links below:

Public Works Department

Equipment Operators (Full Time)

Reporting to the Director of Public Works, the Equipment Operator provides a variety of construction activities, snow/ice removal, maintenance and repair services to roads, bridges, culverts, drainage and other road works maintenance for the Roads Department.

These are Union, full time positions, based on a forty-two (42) hour work week, with hours subject to change seasonally. The current rate of pay is $25.24/hour as per the LOCAL 4286 Collective Agreement – Schedule “A”. Earnings will be subject to Union dues.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Grade 12.
• Minimum of two (2) years’ experience operating at least two (2) of the following: Backhoe, Loader, Grader, Excavator in addition to either a Tandem axle truck or Single axle truck
• Thorough understanding of road construction and maintenance procedures
• Possession of and ability to keep a class D’Z’ Endorsement Driver’s License

Preferred Qualifications:

• Minimum of two (2) years’ experience operating a grader, or willingness to complete the required training
• Preference will be given to those candidates whose experience includes tandem axle truck.
• Familiarity with Microsoft Outlook (email)
• TJ Mahoney Road School coursework certificates
• Surface Miner training (or willingness to obtain)

The following are considered Assets for the position:

• Chainsaw training.
• Certification in the Ontario Traffic Manual Book 7.
• First Aid & CPR/AED.

The position requires the operation of equipment and undertaking of construction and maintenance projects in extreme weather conditions as well as moderate to heavy physical demands related to manual labour with regular exposure to dirt, dust, oil, grease, noise, vibration, weather conditions, hazardous materials and chemicals.

Applicants may be required to complete written, practical and/or technical testing as part of the interview process.

Upon final selection, the successful applicant will be required to provide, at their own expense, a Criminal Record and Judicial Matters check from the Ontario Provincial Police or appropriate police force as well as a clean Driver’s Abstract.

Please download the Equipment Operator Position Description for further requirements and accountabilities, or contact the Deputy Clerk at sprentice@mindenhills.ca or 705-286-1260 ext. 513.

This is an open call for applications until the positions are filled. However, the Township may begin the process of reviewing and selecting applicants for an interview at any time during this recruitment period.

How to Apply:

Qualified applicants may submit a cover letter and a detailed resume of education and experience to:

Employment Opportunity - Full Time Equipment Operators
Township of Minden Hills
7 Milne St, PO Box 359
Minden, ON K0M 2K0

Attention: Shannon Prentice, Deputy Clerk
Email sprentice@mindenhills.ca

Equipment Operator (Temporary Full Time)

Reporting to the Director of Public Works, the Equipment Operator provides a variety of construction activities, snow/ice removal, maintenance and repair services to roads, bridges, culverts, drainage and other road works maintenance for the Roads Department.

This is a Union position.

This is a temporary, full time position, based on a forty-two (42) hour work week, with hours subject to change seasonally. The current rate of pay is $25.24/hour as per the LOCAL 4286 Collective Agreement – Schedule “A”. Earnings will be subject to Union dues.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Grade 12.
  • Minimum of two (2) years’ experience operating at least two (2) of the following: Backhoe, Loader, Grader, Excavator in addition to a Tandem axle truck or Single axle truck.
  • Thorough understanding of road construction and maintenance procedures.
  • Possession of and ability to keep a class D’Z’ Endorsement Driver’s License.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum of two (2) years’ experience operating a grader, or willingness to complete the required training.
  • Preference will be given to those candidates whose experience includes tandem axle truck.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Outlook (email).
  • TJ Mahoney Road School coursework certificates.
  • Surface Miner training (or willingness to obtain).

The following are considered Assets for the position:

  • Chainsaw training.
  • Certification in the Ontario Traffic Manual Book 7.
  • First Aid & CPR/AED.

The position requires the operation of equipment and undertaking of construction and maintenance projects in extreme weather conditions as well as moderate to heavy physical demands related to manual labour with regular exposure to dirt, dust, oil, grease, noise, vibration, weather conditions, hazardous materials and chemicals.

Applicants may be required to complete written, practical and/or technical testing as part of the interview process. 

Upon final selection, the successful applicant will be required to provide, at their own expense, a Criminal Record and Judicial Matters check from the Ontario Provincial Police or appropriate police force as well as a clean Driver’s Abstract.

Please download the Equipment Operator Position Description for further requirements and accountabilities, or contact the Deputy Clerk at sprentice@mindenhills.ca or 705-286-1260 ext. 513.

How to Apply:

Qualified applicants are invited to submit a letter of application together with a detailed resume of education and experience by 12:00 noon Friday October 15, 2021 to:

Employment Opportunity - Temporary Full Time Operator
Township of Minden Hills

7 Milne St, PO Box 359, Minden, ON K0M 2K0

Attention: Shannon Prentice, Deputy Clerk
Email: sprentice@mindenhills.ca

Labourer (Short Term)

Reporting to the Director of Public Works, the Roads Labourer provides support and a variety of maintenance construction activities, snow/ice removal, maintenance and repair services to roads, bridges, culverts, drainage and other road works maintenance for the Roads Department.

This is a Union position, for a temporary term to a maximum of five (5) months. Hours are forty-two (42) hours/week, with hours subject to change seasonally. The current rate of pay is $23.01/hour as per the LOCAL 4286 Collective Agreement – Schedule “A”. Earnings will be subject to Union dues.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Grade 12.
  • Minimum of two (2) years’ experience in a related position is required.
  • A general knowledge of vehicles, equipment and materials used in the Roads Department sheds/buildings/office is required.
  • Demonstrated good communication and public relation skills.
  • Possession of and ability to keep a valid “DZ” Driver’s Licence, or ability to obtain, is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A good understanding of all policies, procedures, by-laws, Ministry guidelines, regulations and legislation related to the operation of road equipment, construction and maintenance.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Outlook (email).

The following are considered Assets for the position:

  • Surface Miner Training Certificate
  • Certificate in Ontario Traffic Manual Book 7
  • Chainsaw Training
  • Valid standard First Aid & CPR/AED certification

The position requires the operation of equipment and undertaking of construction and maintenance projects in extreme weather conditions as well as moderate to heavy physical demands related to manual labour with regular exposure to dirt, dust, oil, grease, noise, vibration, weather conditions, hazardous materials and chemicals.

Applicants may be required to complete written, practical and/or technical testing as part of the interview process. 

Upon final selection, the successful candidate may be required to provide, at their own expense, a clean Criminal Records and Judicial Matters Check from the Ontario Provincial Police or appropriate Police Force and a clean Driver’s Abstract.

Please download the Labourer Position Description for further requirements and accountabilities, or contact the Deputy Clerk at sprentice@mindenhills.ca or 705-286-1260 ext. 513.

How to Apply:

Qualified applicants are invited to submit a letter of application together with a detailed resume of education and experience by 12:00 noon Friday October 15, 2021 to:

Employment Opportunity - Roads Labourer
Township of Minden Hills

7 Milne St, PO Box 359
Minden, ON K0M 2K0

Attention: Shannon Prentice, Deputy Clerk
Email: sprentice@mindenhills.ca


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