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

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.


Equipment Operator

The Township of South-West Oxford requires an Equipment Operator. This full-time position requires a dedicated, customer service and results oriented individual. This position will be part of the team responsible for:

  • The operation of heavy, light and specialized equipment (grader, backhoe, dump truck) for the purpose of road maintenance and construction as well as winter maintenance. 
  • Conducting regular light maintenance on Township vehicles and equipment. 

The preferred candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • Class AZ Driver's License (Class DZ minimum with AZ obtained within 6 months of hire);
  • Experience in the operation of heavy, light and specialized equipment; 
  • Positive communication skills;
  • Availability to work overtime;
  • Availability to arrive at work within 30 minutes of a call-in;
  • Capable of doing physical labour.

Applications shall include a resume of education as well as work and equipment experience. Candidates that make it to the final interview stage wil be tested on equipment usage. The position offers a competitive wage, plus a comprehensive benefit package. A copy of the job descripion is available online. Applicants are invited to submit a detailed resume in confidence no later than 4:30 p.m. on February 20, 2018 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  Email:  payroll@swox.org

View the Equipment Operator Job Posting

View the Equipment Operator Job Description

The Township is committed to meeting the needs of applicants during all phases of the hiring process. If you require special accommodation please let us know. We thank all applicants and advise that only candidates to be interviewed will be contacted. Personal information submitted is collected in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, and will only be used for the purpose of determining eligibility for this competition.

Municipal Contacts
Chief Administrative Officer (CAO)
Mary Ellen Greb
Phone: 519-485-0477 Ext. 225
Email: cao@swox.org
 
Clerk
Julie Forth
Phone: 519-485-0477 Ext. 223
Email: clerk@swox.org
 
Treasurer
Diane Larder
Phone: 519-485-0477 Ext. 224
Email: dlarder@swox.org
 
Revenue Officer
Stacy Weicker
Phone: 519-485-0477 Ext. 222
Email: revenueofficer@swox.org
 
Chief Building Official (CBO)
Aaron Stewardson
Phone: 519-485-0477 Ext. 229 
Email: cbo@swox.org
Building Inspector
Jason Brunt
Phone: 519-485-0477 Ext. 233
Email: jbrunt@swox.org
 
Administrative Assistant - Building
Deb Dawson
Phone: 519-485-0477 Ext. 228
Email: building@swox.org
 
Development Planner
Community and Strategic Planning Office,
County of Oxford

Adam Ager
Phone: 519-539-9800 Ext. 3210
Email: aager@oxfordcounty.ca
By-Law Enforcement Officer
Jason Brunt
Phone: 519-485-0477 Ext. 233
Email: jbrunt@swox.org
 
Drainage
Jason Brunt
Phone: 519-485-0477 Ext. 233
Email: jbrunt@swox.org
 
Treasurer
Diane Larder
Phone: 519-485-0477 Ext. 224
Email: dlarder@swox.org
 
Revenue Officer
Stacy Weicker
Phone: 519-485-0477 Ext. 222
Email: revenueofficer@swox.org
 
Payroll Administrator
Brooke Crane
Phone: 519-485-0477 Ext. 226
Email: payroll@swox.org
 
Administrative Assistant
Phone: 519-485-0477 Ext. 221
Email: generaladmin@swox.org
 
Fire Chief & CEMC
Jeff VanRybroeck
Phone: 519-485-0477 Ext. 257
Email: firechief@swox.org
 
Works Superintendent
Bill Freeman
Phone: 519-485-0477 Ext. 260
Email: bfreeman@swox.org
 
Foreman
Larry Hughes
Phone: 519-485-0477 Ext. 258
Email: lhughes@swox.org
 
Lead Hand
Adam Prouse
Phone: 519-485-0477 Ext. 258
Email: aprouse@swox.org
 
Chief Administrative Officer
Mary Ellen Greb
Phone: 519-485-0477 Ext. 225
Email: cao@swox.org
 
Clerk
Julie Forth
Phone: 519-485-0477 Ext. 223
Email: clerk@swox.org
 
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