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Be proud to work for the Town of Hawkesbury

As any municipality, the Town of Hawkesbury offers a wide variety of jobs in different areas. Our job is to provide quality services to our 11,000 citizens. Each employee works in a healthy, safe, productive and harmonious environment.

We offer rewarding career opportunities, jobs that will take into account not only the improvement of your quality of life, but that of our entire community. Your work involvement will help your neighbors, local businesses and visitors, while helping make Hawkesbury one of the best cities of the United Counties of Prescott and Russell in which to live.

Join our team!

Let's be proud to work for our community!

Let's be worthy of the trust of our fellow citizens!

I choose to work for the Town of Hawkesbury

  • To become involved in my community and contribute to its development
  • To tackle stimulating challenges
  • To benefit from attractive career prospects
  • To evolve in an environment that promotes learning and development of expertise
  • To enjoy competitive benefits
  • To be part of a dynamic environment within a human scale

Become an employee of the Town

With some 200 permanent, casual and seasonal employees, the Town of Hawkesbury is one of the most important employers in the United Counties of Prescott and Russell.

What you should know

Criminal record check

You will be required to work with vulnerable groups of the population. Thus, all applicants must provide a criminal record vulnerable sector check on the day of the interview.

To obtain your criminal record check, you must contact your district police. It takes time, thus your request must be made well before the interview.

Documents required at hiring

The following documents must be presented on request:

  • Social Insurance Card
  • Driver’s License
  • Health Insurance Card
  • Criminal record check (dated no longer than 3 months prior to the date when it has been requested)
  • Cancelled cheque (payroll is only done by direct deposit)
  • Copies of Diplomas required mentioned in the job advertised (original documents must be scanned in color and sent with Resume)

Job Postings

Please note that if there are no job postings, there are no opportunities of employment for the moment.

In accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, the information gathered is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, R.S.O. 2001, c. M.25 and will be used to select a candidate.

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, the Corporation of the Town of Hawkesbury agrees to recognize the different needs and to provide an accessible place to all.

The Corporation of the Town of Hawkesbury promotes equal opportunity. The Corporation of the Town of Hawkesbury would like to thank all those who apply. However, only the applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

The masculine form is used without discrimination and refers also to the feminine form.



The Recreation and Culture Department is seeking qualified candidates to fill the position of Aquafitness Instructor to plan and instruct aquatic fitness classes at the Robert Hartley Sports Complex.


  • Variable (weekdays, weeknights)


  • Certification and experience in aquafit
  • Current National Lifeguard Certification, an asset
  • Current General First Aid Certification with CPR-C
  • Available weekdays and week nights
  • Must be fluent in both French and English


According to the Collective Agreement presently in force

Other Details

Unionized position

Part time


The Town of Hawkesbury is currently looking for a Chief Administrative Officer to join its team and contribute their expertise and leadership to the development of the municipality. Under the municipal council, the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) plans, organizes, leads and controls the whole of the administrative activities to ensure the efficient functioning of the Municipality. They ensure the communication between the Municipal Council, the other officials, the employees of the municipality, as well as the different work committees.

 More specifically, the CAO[1]:

 Ensures the management of the organization and employees of the Municipality (approximatively 30 % of the time)

Plays a leading role as a support to the Council (approximatively 20 % of the time)

Ensures municipal development and plays a representative role (approximatively 20 % of the time)

Ensures the management of services to the citizens (approximatively 30 % du temps)

 You are the person we are looking for if you know how to adopt, share and showcase the values of the organisation in a way that reflects a positive image of the municipality which you are representing. You must also have a unifying and solid leadership and know how to be courteous and diplomatic in your communications. You must have great technical knowledge in order to support the municipality and its management level employees in multiple projects. In addition, you must have a creative mind and be able to challenge ideas and take criticism. Finally, you must have good problem-solving ability, excellent planning and organizational skills. Shifting priorities and last-minute turn arounds should excite you rather than scare you. If you are a goal -oriented person and if challenges attract you, this position may be the one for you!  

 Know-how – You have :

  •  An undergrad university diploma in a related field.
  • Experience (8 years) as Chief Administration Officer, and in service and talent development.

  • Work experience in the municipal sector.

  • Experience in economical development (an asset).

  • A deep knowledge of municipal by-laws in Ontario.

  • A great ease in working in French and English, both written and orally.


 How-to-be – You are: h

  • A sociable person who like teamwork and who can quickly establish relationships and build trust.

  • A person who demonstrates a capacity for synthesis and a pragmatic attitude to more efficiently delineate the issues and participate in finding tangible and applicable solutions.

  • A person who has a unifying leadership.

  • A person who is good at looking at the big picture.

  • A person who is professional and fair.

  • A person with a positive attitude at the workplace, who is calm and can tolerate stress, even in difficult situations.

  • A person who holds teamwork in high esteem and includes their teams in solving problems.

  • A person who is flexible and able to work well with different personalities and management styles.

  • A strategic thinker who is innovative, with a critical mind, and who is open to changes.

  • An active person who is engaged in the community.


We offer a competitive salary, OMERS, and group insurance. 

 If you believe you have the necessary qualities, please send your résumé and a detailed cover letter before February 12, 2021, to the attention of Marie-Claude Morin (by email to ). THE FIRST INTERVIEWS WILL BE ON FEBRUARY 22 & 23, 2021. Please do not phone or come to the office without being contacted. Only selected candidates will be contacted.


Note: a criminal record check must be provided only when hired (the criminal record check must be dated within the last three months prior to the date that it is requested by us) and is a condition of employment. In accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, the information is collected under the authority of the Municipal ACT S.O. 2001, ch. 25 and will be used in the selection of candidates. In accordance with the Accessibility of Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, the Corporation of the Town of Hawkesbury is committed to recognizing the diverse needs of employees and to offering an accessible workplace for all. The Corporation of the Town of Hawkesbury is an equal opportunity employer. The Town of Hawkesbury would like to thank everyone who submits an application for this position.



[1] A complete description of the position can be found on the Town of Hawkesbury website.





Technical Services


Under the authority of the Chief Administration Officer, the person fulfilling this position is responsible for the implementation of municipal by-laws and provincial laws related to this sector. They are also responsible for emitting construction and renovation permits and occupation licences, and performing inspections to ensure compliance with the Building Code and established policies and regulations







  • Excellent capacity to communicate orally and verbally in French and English


  • Chief Building Official (CBO) certification under the Ontario Building Code Act

  • Experience in the field of construction and inspection

  • Experience in a supervisory role and in municipal management of buildings

  • Three to five years of relevant experience

  • Extensive knowledge of the Ontario Building Code Act and of the related provincial and municipal regulations 

  • Capacity to read and interpret construction plans and specifications, both residential and commercial

  • Technical knowledge of construction, of trends and good practices

  • Very good knowledge of the Microsoft suite and ability to work in a technological environment.

  • Valid driver’s licence

  • Interpersonal skills, ability to communicate with the public, good judgment





This full time position (35h/week) has an annual pay rate starting at $75,068. The Town of Hawkesbury offers a competitive salary and benefits package.




Please send us your cover letter and your résumé by email no later than January 31, 2021.






The Corporation of the Town of Hawkesbury is looking for a Director of Public Works and Engineering. As a member of the management team, you will be responsible for the strategic and operational management of the Public Works department and for major projects in the municipality. We are looking for an organized person with considerable communication skills in order to interact efficiently with the management team, the municipal council, the operational team, as well as citizens, many varied service providers, and other government authorities. 

In this position, you will be implied in many projects simultaneously and must prepare and manage various budgets and do follow ups in order to respect the timelines of approved programs. This means you will have to plan, submit and do follow ups on different tender processes, applications for projects in your area of expertise and you will act as advisor for requests issued by other departments. 


While looking to find ways to improve operations, you will need to conduct various studies and analyses in order to write reports and give recommendations to establish strategies and execute projects in your department. We are seeking a manager that is known for their positive leadership that will enable them to lead their department in the establishment of best practices.









  • Bilingualism is required, the work environment is mostly French;

  • An undergraduate (bachelor) degree in engineering or a related field;

  • Eight (8) to ten (10) years of relevant experience, including in a management position;

  • Any other related combination of education and experience will be considered;

  • Be a member in good standing of a relevant professional order, an asset;

  • Very good knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite.




This full-time position (40h/week) has an annual pay rate starting at $99 308. The Corporation of the Town of Hawkesbury offers a full and interesting range of benefits.




Please send us your cover letter and your curriculum vitae by email no later than February 17, 2021.






Director of Recreation and Tourism (2020-31-02)


Under the authority of the Chief Administration Officer, the director guides, supervises, controls and evaluates all activities related to the Recreation and Tourism Department. The Director supports the development of cultural, community and sports activities, including special events.

 In view of the directives and goals of the Chief Administration Office and the Municipal Council, the Director is responsible for both strategic and operational management. The Director determines the developmental themes and general strategy for the department. The Director represents the municipality in different community organizations in order to align offered services with the needs of our citizens.

 The Director of Recreation and Tourism also manages the municipal facilities’ staff, and is responsible for the operational management of municipal buildings. The Director must assure that there is a maintenance system in place and must evaluate the priority of recommended needs. They must participate in defining projects and researching financing options, and must supervise related budgets and ensure that continuous communication is maintained.

 Requirements for the position 

  • Must be perfectly bilingual, both written and oral. The work environment is mostly French.
  • An undergrad (bachelor) degree in Leisure studies or equivalent, or in a related field
  • Three (3) to five (5) years of relevant work experience in a unionized setting
  • Strong communications and diplomacy skills
  • Demonstrated ability of liaising with organizations related to sports, community and culture
  • Experience in project management
  • Valid driver’s licence
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office suite and ability to work in a computerized environment.
  • With regards to the relational role, we are looking for someone who has political savvy and exception customer service. 


This full time position (35h/week) has an annual pay rate starting at $86,895. The Town of Hawkesbury offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

Please send us your cover letter and your résumé by email no later than January 31, 2021.









As Fire Chief, you will be a part of the management team of the Corporation of the Town of Hawkesbury and will play a critical role in the municipality by safeguarding the security of the community by managing dispatch services, leading in matters of fire suppression and prevention, safety training and leading the fire department in the planning of emergency measures.


Our ideal candidate must be recognized as a leader in order to determine and accomplish projects that have been identified as priorities in this evolving department. An experienced manager, the fire chief must have previously managed work relations in a unionized environment and must have already planned and controlled budgets as well as presented reports and action plans to municipal and governmental authorities.


As an expert counselor, the successful candidate will review the practices and procedures of the department to continue enhancing their efficiency and increase the safety of the community.  With his or her team, the fire chief will be planning and organizing intervention modes in a way that would permit the optimal deployment of the department’s fighting power while keeping in mind available resources.






  • Must be bilingual (French and English), both orally and written
  • Bachelor’s degree in administration or a related field;
  • Must have NFPA 1021 IFSAC officer certification or Proboard level 4;
  • Must have NFPA 1033 IFSAC certification or Proboard Fire Investigator
  • Must have the necessary Occupational Health and Safety certification with regards to fire safety in compliance with the requirements of the Ministry of Labour;
  • 10 years experience as a senior officer in a structured fire department
  • Experience in managing a department made up of full-time firefighters and volunteer firefighters (an asset)
  • Good knowledge of the rules and regulations related to his field of expertise
  • Have a valid driver’s licence;
  • Good knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite, including Excel
  • Recognized leadership, motivational skills and ability to mobilize resources;
  • Have the following abilities and aptitudes: strategic vision, political savvy, staff management, negotiation, ability to work under pressure, interpersonal skills, rigour, availability, organizational skills and sense of priorities




This full-time position (40h/week) has a competitive salary range. The Corporation of the Town of Hawkesbury offers a full and interesting range of benefits.




Please send your cover letter and curriculum vitae by email no later than February 9, 2021.


The Recreation and Culture Department is seeking qualified candidates to fill the position of Lifeguard to supervised the indoor public pool


  • Variable (days and or evenings and or weekends)


  • Current National Lifeguard Certification
  • Current Standard First Aid / CPR C
  • Current Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Certification, an asset
  • Reliable and responsible
  • Must be fluent in both English and French


According to the Collective Agreement presently in force

Other Details

Unionized position

Part-time position


COMPETITION 2020-15-04

Reporting to the Director of Recreation and Tourism, the successful candidate is responsible for the management of human, financial and material resources under his supervision. He is responsible for the planning and organization of maintenance work for the various municipal buildings and facilities, as well as monitoring the execution and evaluation of the various related programs.


  • Plan, execute and monitor maintenance programs and activities related to the various components of municipal buildings, parks and facilities (exterior shell and interior, plumbing, electricity, splash pads, arena, swimming pool, playground) as well as green spaces, carried out by the Town’s staff or subcontractors
  • Ensure proper operation, repair and improvement of air conditioning, ventilation, refrigeration, heating and computerized remote monitoring, if applicable
  • Solve technical problems related to municipal facilities
  • Manage contracts under his responsibility
  • Participate in the construction, development and renovation projects of municipal buildings and facilities (writing estimates and specifications, reviewing projects, formulating proposals, monitoring implementation, etc.)
  • Prepare the budget for the division and monitor the implementation, in collaboration with the director
  • Research grant opportunities and participate in the application process.


  • Hold a college degree in building mechanics or the equivalent
  • Hold a minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience
  • Must have unionized personnel management experience
  • Hold a valid driver's license at the minimum Class G
  • Be available to answer calls from the emergency service (24/7)
  • Comfortable in a computerized environment
  • Have advanced communication skills
  • Have the skills to cope with tight deadlines


This permanent full time position (40h/week) has a salary range from $64,019 to $77,886 annually. The Town offers a very attractive complete range of benefits.

Send your cover letter and resume by email no later than January 24th, 2021

SCHOOL CROSSING GUARD (external continious posting)

(part time position, on call)

 Competition: BRIG

Reporting to the Deputy Clerk, the school crossing guard ensures the safety and wellbeing of all pedestrians as they cross a street near primary schools in the territory of Corporation of the Town of Hawkesbury.


  • Analyze the environment to determine the danger zone, assess and stop traffic safely
  • Give children safety instructions and ensure they are respected
  • Control dangerous behaviour of children during crossing of the street
  • Collaborate in school safety campaigns
  • Perform any other task related to its function and/or required by its immediate supervisor    (e.g. special events)


  • Bilingualism (French and English)
  • Knowledge of traffic and safety rules
  • Responsible, punctual, cautious and vigilent
  • Excellent visual and hearing acuity
  • Physical condition necessary (standing work)
  • Having one (1) year of relevant experience with such clientele, an asset
  • First aid training, an asset
  • Autonomy


$24.49 hourly


Depending on the street, crossing guards work between 7h30 and 9h00 in the morning also between 14h15 and 16h00 in the afternoon.

Send your cover letter and resume by email and indicate the competition BRIG in the subject matter 


The Hawkesbury Fire Service is in constant search for candidates to fill the positions of volunteer firefighters. We are looking for individuals available, dedicated and ready to serve their fellow citizens. Although this posting is continuous, the Fire Department only conducts episodically hiring processes.

If you meet the requirements and eager to start a highly valued profession serving fellow citizens, submit your application!


  • Variable, depending on calls
  • Mandatory training evenings the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month


  • High School Diploma
  • Valid G driver's licence
  • Valid DZ driver's licence, an asset
  • Physically fit
  • 18 years and older
  • Must be fluent in both French and English


According to the Collective Agreement presently in force

Qualification Process

The Corporation of the Town of Hawkesbury reserves the right to determine whether a candidate's place of residence reasonably permits him or her to respond to a fire call in time so as to ensure that efficient, effective and safe firefighting services are available.

Selected candidates must succeed:

  • Written Exam on general notions pertaining to firefighting
  • Simulations pretaining to firefighting
  • Practical and Physical Ability Testing pertaining to firefighting
  • Interviews
  • Medical Assessment
  • Vulnerable Sector Check
  • Reference Check

Other Details

Unionized position

For more information concerning this posting, contact the Fire Department's Director, Chief Daniel Gascon at (613) 632-1105 or

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