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


Administrative Assistant Finance - Temporary

The Township of South-West Oxford requires an Administrative Assistant Finance on a temporary full-time basis. Reporting to the Treasurer, the successful candidate will provide exemplary customer service in carrying out the following key responsibilities:

  • Process accounts payable; electronically filing of A/P correspondence, follow up WSIB for vendor contracts, entering data into system, printing and mailing cheques and processing EFT payments for vendors and preparing accounts payable report for Council agendas:
  • Assist with year-end procedures;
  • Assist with accounts receivable;
  • Data entry, photocopying, filing;
  • Ordering of supplies, mail, bank deposit preparation, issuing licenses (lottery, dog tags, etc.);
  • Answering and directing phone calls, faxes, general email & social media requests from the public and assisting the public at the front counter;
  • Collection of taxes – receipting interim, final and supplementary taxes;
  • Customer Service – handling cash receipts and appropriate journals; assisting tax payers with basic assessment inquiries, answering lawyer and mortgage company inquiries;
  • Assisting with the completion of bank deposits, processing internet/telephone and electronic transfers, reconciling and preparing pre-authorized payments to bank;
  • Strong analytical, organizational and time management skills for this deadline-oriented position;
  • Other administrative duties as assigned.

The ideal candidate will be a college graduate in accounting (or equivalent work experience) with a minimum of one (1) year customer service work experience. Thorough working knowledge of MS Excell and Word as well as proficiency in Accounting Software (Diamond Municipal Accounting Software currently used by the Township). Working knowledge of Adobe as well as Laserfiche is preferred. 

Working hours are Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. $23.03 per hour. 

View the complete job description

Qualified candidates are invited to submit a resume by noon (local time) on Wednesday, February 26th, 2020 to:

Brooke Crane, Payroll/Benefits Administrator

Township of South-West Oxford

312915 Dereham Line, RR #1

Mount Elgin, ON  N0J 1N0

payroll@swox.org (email)

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 purposes of determining eligibility for this competition.


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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