Employment

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


Public Works Foreman

The Township of South-West Oxford requires a full-time Public Works Foreman. Reporting to the Public Works Superintendent, the successful candidate will be responsible for the following:

  • The operation and maintenance of a range of Township vehicles and equipment;
  • Customer service;
  • Supervision of public works staff;
  • Ensuring all applicable regulations (i.e. Municipal Health and Safety, Minimum Maintenance Standards, Ministry of Labour, Ministry of Natural Resources – Pits & Quarries, etc.) are followed;
  • Patrol roads year-round and call-in works staff as needed;
  • Assign daily work to employees and ensuring that work is properly documented;
  • Pre-arrange services for upcoming construction/maintenance project;
  • plus other duties as outlined in the Public Works Foreman job description.

Education and Experience

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (Grade 12) or equivalent
  • Certified Road Supervisor and/or courses related to road operations and equipment considered an asset
  • Must possess a valid class “AZ” license (or valid “DZ” and obtain “AZ” within 1 year
  • Equipment maintenance experience
  • At least two (2) years experience working with heaving machinery such as road graders, loaders, backhoes
  • At least two (2) years experience CVOR, tandem or tri-axle driving experience.
  • Experience in managing/supervising staff
  • Knowledge of the general management principles that relate to the programs and services provided by a Municipal Works Department.
  • Experiences in road maintenance and construction methods
  • Working knowledge of gravel pits and surface mining is preferred
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (word, excel, email) preferred
  • Proven supervisory and time management skills
  • Understanding of mechanical procedures maintenance and repair procedures to ensure operator safety while working
  • Good communication (both verbal and written), public relations and conflict resolution skills
  • Managing staff and resources to achieve the priorities of the municipality

View the complete job description. The job description outlines the full duties of the position. 

View the complete job advertisement.

The Township offers 40 hours per week with a salary range of $29.57 to $36.96 per hour plus a comprehensive benefits package that will commensurate with your experience and qualifications.

Applicants are to submit their cover letter and resume outlining their qualifications and work experience in confidence by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, November 22, 2019 to:

Brooke Crane, Payroll and Benefits Coordinator
Township of South-West Oxford
312915 Dereham Line, RR1
Mount Elgin, ON N0J 1N0
Email: payroll@swox.org
Phone: 1-519-485-7663 (direct line)

The Township of South-West Oxford is an equal opportunity employer. You are invited to apply for advertised positions which will be posted on this page as they become available. Unsolicited resumes are not retained. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Personal information collected will be used solely for the recruitment and selection process in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Accommodation will be provided in accordance with the Accessibility of Ontarian's with Disabilities Act (AODA) upon advance notice of specific accommodation required.


Public Works Equipment Operator

The Township of South-West Oxford requires a full-time Public Works Equipment Operator. Reporting to the Public Works Foreman, the successful candidate will be responsible for operating vehicles and equipment including road graders, tandem trucks, sanders, front end loaders, backhoes, tractors with various attachments as well as a full range of power tools and equipment. The successful candidate will have the following qualifications and skills:

  • Knowledge of road construction techniques;
  • Equipment maintenance experience;
  • At least two (2) years experience working with heavy machinery such as road graders, loaders, backhoes;
  • Minimum two (2) year CVOR, tandem or tri-axle truck driving experience;
  • Must possess a valid class “AZ” license (or valid “DZ” and obtain “AZ” within 1 year)
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (Grade 12 or equivalent);
  • Good communication skills;
  • Safe and efficient operations of trucks and equipment in all weather conditions

View the complete job description. The job description outlines the full duties of the position.

View the complete job advertisement.

The Township offers 40 hours per week with a salary range of $22.65 to $28.31 per hour plus a comprehensive benefits package that will commensurate with your experience and qualifications.

Applicants are to submit their cover letter and resume outlining their qualifications and work experience in confidence by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, November 22, 2019 to:

Brooke Crane, Payroll and Benefits Coordinator
Township of South-West Oxford
312915 Dereham Line, RR1
Mount Elgin, ON N0J 1N0
Email: payroll@swox.org
Phone: 1-519-485-7663 (direct line)

The Township of South-West Oxford is an equal opportunity employer. You are invited to apply for advertised positions which will be posted on this page as they become available. Unsolicited resumes are not retained.Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Personal information collected will be used solely for the recruitment and selection process in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Accommodation will be provided in accordance with the Accessibility of Ontarian's with Disabilities Act (AODA) upon advance notice of specific accommodation required.


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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