The Township of South-West Oxford is an employer you will be proud to work for.

We offer rewarding careers and opportunities to enhance the quality of life of the whole community. Working for the Township will benefit neighbours, local businesses and visitors alike by helping make the Township one of the best places in the world to live. Join us and experience the satisfaction of seeing the results of your work in real-time as you take part in building our small rural community.

Message from Mary Ellen Greb, Chief Administrative Officer

We are fortunate to share a unique environment here at The Township of South -West Oxford, with a dedicated, skilled workforce that has a proven foundation built on mutual respect. Each of us brings unique skills and can make a measurable and essential contribution to help achieve our common goals. Above all, while working safely, we must focus on continuously achieving quality standards in everything we do in order to meet and even exceed peoples' expectations.

The keys to our ongoing growth, competitive advantage, and success in the future are:

  • Supporting a work environment that thrives on innovation to identify new solutions to current and future challenges;
  • Ensuring the work we do, and that of our fellow employee, is performed safely;
  • Continuously striving for new and more efficient methods and processes within our Township to maintain quality and decrease costs;
  • Developing and implementing initiatives to reduce waste, maximize the recycling of materials and reduce energy consumption;
  • Reviewing and enhancing our internal and external partnerships to strive for greater productivity.

The Township consistently endeavours to follow our terms and conditions of employment and will continue to address our concerns for the future.
Our strength is based on open communication and cooperation.

Join the team! We are always looking for creative and innovative individuals who share our commitment to excellent service and to an inclusive, vibrant, safe and caring Township for all.

Current Openings

Current Openings

Administrative Assistant to Protective and Health Services (full-time)

The Township of South-West Oxford is seeking an energetic and self-motivated individual to accept the challenge of this diverse entry level position. You will be provided with an opportunity to work in a positive team environment across numerous departments while gaining extensive experience in the workings of municipal government including finance, emergency services, building services; health services, parks and recreation and administration.

Your established skills in customer service and Microsoft Office plus your ability to learn and expand on the uses of software related to fire (FirePro), building (Amanda), electronic records and workflows (Laserfiche) and finance (Great Plains/Microsoft Dynamics) will assist in the streamlining of work processes.

Your positive attitude and proactive approach in serving our community combined with your willingness to engage in team development will assist the municipality in realizing its’ goal to develop and deliver municipal services for the growth and well-being of our community.

General Responsibilities: Under the guidance of the Treasurer the successful candidate will provide support to Building, Emergency, Finance, Health and Parks & Recreation Services. The job description is currently under review.


  • Completion of a three (3) year college or specialized program in Business, Accounting or related discipline is preferred; or equivalent work experience;
  • Excellent interpersonal and public relations skills;
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving skills; 
  • Good attention to detail and strong organizational skills;
  • Computer skills in Microsoft Office (Excel and Word); 
  • Experience with FirePro, Amanda, Laserfiche software (Township is willing to train the successful candidate); 
  • Displays strong oral and written communication skills;
  • Ability to provide an appropriate criminal records check;
  • Ability to work with and contribute positively to a service-oriented team where team members feel involved, included and supported.

Wages & Benefits: Grade 3 on 2020 Township Grid - entry level position. Annual Salary (35 hours per week): $41,914.60 to $52,397.80 (2020 grid) plus a comprehensive health benefits package and OMERS pension plan. 

View the detailed job description.

Interested applicants are invited to apply in writing outlining their qualifications and experience no later than 4:30 p.m. (local time) on Friday, July 31st, 2020 to:

Brooke Crane, Payroll & Benefits Administrator
Township of South-West Oxford
312915 Dereham Line, Mount Elgin, ON N0J 1N0
Phone (519) 485-0477 Fax (519) 485-2932 or Email: payroll@swox.org

The Township of South-West Oxford is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an inclusive, barrier-free environment. Please advise the Township's Human Resource Department if you require any accommodations to ensure you can participate fully and equally during the recruitment and selection process. We thank all applicants who apply for this position, but only those selected for interviews will be contacted. In accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, 2001, S.O. 2001, chapter 25, as amended, and will be used for the purpose of candidate selection only. 

Volunteers are always needed! 

Many community volunteers work hard to provide programs and special events throughout the Township. If you are interested in getting involved in your community and would like more information about the volunteer opportunities that are available, please contact Julie Forth at 519-485-0477 ext. 223 or clerk@swox.org. Staff will put you in contact with our local Hall, Parks and Recreation Committees. 

Municipal Contacts

Township of South-West Oxford

Located in South Western Ontario, in the South West section of Oxford County and serves as a regional centre for industry, commerce and recreation.

The Township oversees 87,588 acres with a population of 7,544 and we have Canada’s busiest highway in our front yard! With a rich agricultural heritage, please stop by and enjoy our diverse Township. 

The Township’s mission is be "a leader in the development and delivery of municipal services for the growth and well being of our community"

Contact Us

312915 Dereham Line
Mt. Elgin, On N0J 1N0
Hours: Monday – Friday 
8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Phone: 519-877-2702 / 519-485-0477
Fax: 519-485-2932

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