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

Building Inspector/Municipal Law Enforcement Officer (Septic Focus)

The Building/Bylaw/Planning Department is seeking a Building Inspector/Municipal Law Enforcement Officer with a focus on Septic Inspections.

This position is responsible for the application and enforcement of the Ontario Building Code, provincial legislation, all Municipal by-laws and other applicable laws in order to ensure compliance.

As a member of CUPE Local 4286, your hours of work will consist of 35/week, with an hourly rate of pay of $26.60. Earnings will be subject to Union dues.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum of Grade 12 is required.
  • Certification in General Legal/Process, and Onsite Sewage Systems as set out by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing and as per the Ontario Building Code is required.
  • Certification in House or Small Buildings or a willingness to obtain, as set out by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing and as per the Ontario Building Code is required.
  • Willingness to complete additional Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing and Municipal By-law certifications is required.
  • Minimum of two (2) years’ experience in construction or a similar, related position.
  • Good understanding and knowledge of the Ontario Building Code and applicable Federal and Provincial laws as they relate to the use of and occupancy of buildings and land.
  • Good understanding of construction techniques and the ability to read and interpret plans and blueprints.
  • Ability to demonstrate skills in resolving contentious issues appropriately and effectively.
  • Communication, interpersonal and customer service skills to address requests, complaints and the ability to handle difficult situations.
  • Possession of and ability to maintain a valid “G” Driver’s Licence is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a three (3) year college diploma program in Civil Engineering
  • Technology or Architectural Technology.
  • Possession of a Certified Building Code Official (CBCO) designation from the Ontario Building Officials Association, in the process of obtaining or willing to obtain.
  • Minimum of two (2) years’ experience as a Municipal Law Enforcement Officer.
  • Municipal By-law Certification.
  • Familiarity with Property and GIS Software.
  • A good understanding of Municipal By-Laws, The Provincial Offences Act, The Canada Evidence Act and The Ontario Courts of Justice Act.

Certification in any of the following as set out by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing and as per the Ontario Building Code will be considered an asset:

  • HVAC – House Building – Services
  • Large Building Building – Structural
  • Complex Building Detection, Lighting and Power
  • Plumbing - House Fire Protection
  • Plumbing - All Buildings

Prior to the final selection for these positions, Candidates shall be required to provide, at their own expense, a Vulnerable Sector Check from the Ontario Provincial Police or appropriate Police Force and Driver’s Abstract.

Please download the Building Inspector/MLEO 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, July 14, 2021 to:

Employment Opportunity - Building Inspector (SEPTIC) 
The Township of Minden Hills
7 Milne St., PO Box 359
Minden, Ontario
K0M 2K0

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

Community Services Department

Operator

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 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 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 July 16, 2021 to:

Employment Opportunity – CSD 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

Operator - Casual Part Time

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 letter of application together with a detailed resume of education and experience, by 12:00 noon July 16, 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

Summer Student PARKS

We are currently accepting resumes for a summer student position for the season until August 27, 2021. The Summer Student provides support and a variety of maintenance operations for the Community Services Department. Preference will be given to those with experience in lawn care, gardening, painting, cleaning or related combination.

Hours will be based on forty (40) hour/week, and involve variable shifts. Rate of pay is $14.25/hour.

This is an open call for submissions until the position is filled.

For a complete list of requirements, job duties and how to apply, please download the employment posting and job description in the links below:

Economic Development and Cultural Centre

Summer Students MHCC (Heritage Interpreters)

We are currently accepting resumes for two (2) summer student (Heritage Interpreter) positions for a sixteen (16) week period from May 4 to August 21, 2021. This is an excellent opportunity for a student sincerely interested in Canadian history. Working directly with Curators, this position will be of superior benefit to anyone who is in museum studies. Duties include (but are not limited to): assisting with developing and delivering public programming, wearing time period clothing while demonstrating living history activities, public speaking while touring, working with the permanent collection, gardening and cleaning.

Students must meet Young Canada Works (YCW) Eligibility Requirements. Preference will be given to those with experience in art, history, museum studies, theatre, tourism, environmental studies or museum/gallery administration or related combination. Good public speaking skills and ability to work independently are required.

Hours will be based on thirty-five (35) hours/week, Tuesday to Saturday, 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM with a 1/2 hour unpaid lunch. Rate of pay is $14.25/hour, pending 2021 budget and grant funding approval.

This is an open call for submissions until the positions are filled.

For a complete list requirements, job duties and how to apply, please download the employment posting and job description in the links below:

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

Operations Manager

The Public Works Department is seeking a full time Operations Manager.

Reporting to the Director of Public Works, the Operations Manager leads the day-to-day operations of the Roads Department. Key areas of responsibility include road and bridge maintenance, fleet management and winter control operations. The Operations Manager plans, co-ordinates and monitors daily operations, ensures supervisory and safety components are met and responds to public inquiries on a regular basis. The Operations Manager is required to be on-call and work unusual/extended hours as required.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Certified Engineering Technician/Technologist (C. Tech./CET) from OACETT or Certified Road Supervisor (CRS-I, CRS-S) from AORS.
  • A minimum of five (5) years’ experience in progressively responsible related positions, including a minimum of two (2) years’ experience in the supervision of unionized staff and the administration of employment policies.
  • Valid “DZ” Driver’s Licence for the Province of Ontario.
  • An excellent knowledge of road infrastructure and maintenance activities.
  • A demonstrated knowledge of Digital Road Patrol software and AVL systems.
  • An excellent knowledge of related legislation, pertinent to roads construction and maintenance such as the Highway Traffic Act, Municipal Act, Technical Standard and Safety Act, OHSA, Minimum Maintenance Standards, Ontario Provincial Standards, Drainage Act, Fisheries Act, and Endangered Species Act.
  • A demonstrated knowledge of CVOR record keeping and renewals.
  • Excellent knowledge of roads department processes, procedures, policies, directives and guidelines.
  • Thorough knowledge of equipment, vehicles and materials used in roads programs and services.
  • A demonstrated management, organizational and leadership ability.
  • Excellent supervisory skills and competence in the interpretation and application of employment policies, regulations, acts, guidelines and a Collective Agreement (CUPE).
  • Proficiency and experience with Microsoft Office Suites and databases.
  • Flexible, adaptive and responsive to change.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A post-secondary education in Civil Engineering or a related field.
  • Certification in; Chainsaw, CPR/First Aid and/or Working at Heights, or a willingness to complete.
  • A knowledge of other Public Works operations.

Salary will commensurate with experience and skills.

Prior to the final selection for this position, the candidate shall be required to provide, at their own expense, a Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check from the Ontario Provincial Police or appropriate Police Force and Driver’s Abstract.

Please download the Operations Manager 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:

This is an open call for applications until the position is filled. Qualified applicants are invited to submit a letter of application together with a detailed resume of education and experience to:

Employment Opportunity - Operations Manager
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)

The Roads Department is seeking a Temporary Full Time Equipment Operator.

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 resume of education and experience by 12:00 noon, Friday July 9, 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)

The Roads Department is seeking a Labourer.

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 nine (9) 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 July 9, 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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