The Municipality of Kincardine seeks to attract, develop, and retain individuals who bring energy, respect for their colleagues and a passion for their work. We value diversity in the workforce and focus on attracting and retaining employees who can work together effectively to meet the needs of our great community.

As an employee of the Municipality of Kincardine, you will be provided with challenging work opportunities in a healthy and safe work environment. We are proud to offer our valued employees the following:

  • Competitive salaries
  • Full benefits and pension plan for eligible employees
  • Development and training opportunities in support of career goals
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for employees
  • Support a Healthy Work-Life Balance
  • Opportunity to work with great people in a supportive and fun environment

Current Job Opportunities

Parks Attendant - Horticulture Focus (7 Month Contract)

The Park Attendant - Horticulture will be responsible for designing, building, and maintaining flower beds throughout the Municipality of Kincardine. Work is primarily focused on horticulture activities including greenhouse operations, flower program and garden maintenance but may also be responsible for participating in general park and property maintenance.

Reporting To: Parks Supervisor

Responsibilities:

  1. Maintain all municipal flower beds including planting perennials and annuals, pruning shrubs, edging, mulching, adding soil, weed control, leaf raking etc.
  2. Schedule and maintain the watering and fertilization of municipal parks, hanging baskets, barrels and flower beds.
  3. Design new annual, perennial and shrub beds, parkettes and landscape features with hardscapes and softscapes.
  4. Create planting plans for annual beds to distribute to volunteers and seasonal staff.
  5. Make recommendations on planting plans and species selection for installation; calculate plant material required for garden beds and submit purchase orders.
  6. Tour public areas to identify insect or disease infestations and take corrective actions.
  7. Maintain logs regarding pesticide applications.
  8. Meet with community volunteers and provide direction on annual plantings for garden beds.
  9. Will provide instruction and guidance to seasonal and student staff as required.
  10. Liaise with internal and external stakeholders to respond to inquiries, provide information, and resolve issues.
  11. Assist with general outdoor maintenance of public parks and facilities as required - i.e. cleaning bathrooms, pick-up garbage, cut and trim grass, clear debris, lay sod, etc.
  12. Ensure the health and safety of workers and members of the public around work areas.
  13. Comply with Municipality of Kincardine policies and procedures.
  14. Complete other duties as assigned by Management.

Education & Experience Requirements:

  • Post-secondary education in Landscape Design, Horticulture or a related field
  • Minimum 3 years of experience related to horticulture operations
  • Possess a valid Ontario Class G Drivers License

Required Knowledge, Skills & Competencies:

  • Demonstrated working knowledge of municipal parks and property operations, associated materials, health and safety regulations and maintenance procedures.
  • Ability to assign work to others and oversee the work being completed
  • Strong time management skills and flexibility in adjusting between a variety of duties.
  • Ability to take initiative, work with minimal supervision and as part of a team
  • Demonstrated commitment to workplace safety
  • Excellent customer service skills with ability to deal tactfully and politely with the public
  • Must be physically capable of manual labour
  • A demonstrated work history that highlights teamwork and a positive attitude

Employment Information:

  • 7 Month Contract - expected to start immediately
  • 40 Hours per Week
  • Participation in On-Call Schedule may be required
  • Group 3 (Step 1 $22.79/hr - Step 5 $27.98/ hr)


Qualified candidates are invited to submit their application no later than April 19, 2024 at 4:30pm.

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Building Inspector (Casual Contract)

The Building Inspector will be responsible for performing the legislative duties in relation to the administration of the Ontario Building Code and relevant municipal by-laws; and to protect and promote public safety as it relates to the Building Code Act, Ontario Building Code, and the built environment.

Reporting To: Manager of Development Services / Chief Building Official (CBO)

Responsibilities:

  1. Process applications for building and septic permits, including the review of drawings to ensure compliance with the Ontario Building Code, Municipal By-laws, and all applicable laws
  2. Examine plans, drawings, and site layouts for new buildings, building renovations and other proposed structures and inspect all buildings during construction to ensure compliance with the approved plans, Ontario Building Code, Municipal By-laws, and other applicable laws
  3. Conduct all inspections and issue orders or notices relating to terms of permits and/or regulations violated, in accordance with established procedures and legislation
  4. Evaluate existing structures for Ontario Building Code compliance, health and safety issues and change of use
  5. Research and respond to inquiries from stakeholders regarding the Ontario Building Code, Municipal by-laws for interpretation and enforcement and ensure accuracy
  6. Conduct plan reviews; process building permits in accordance with all applicable legislation including the Building Permit By-law and established procedures
  7. Liaise with the Chief Building Officer for issuance of permits or prepare refusal of permit documentation
  8. Adhere to Municipality of Kincardine corporate policies and procedures
  9. Complete other duties as assigned

Education & Experience Requirements:

  • Post-Secondary Education in Building Sciences, Engineering or Architectural Technology, or completion of an Apprenticeship Program in the building trades field with system related experience
  • Completion of the Ministry of Municipal Affairs administered provincially mandated examination program, BCIN Building Code Certification Number would be considered an asset
  • Certification in the Ontario Building Officials Association
  • 5 years of work experience in building or construction industry, preferably in a municipal environment
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Ontario Building Code, the Ontario Building Code Act, Fire Code, and applicable Municipal, Provincial and Federal laws
  • Possess a Valid Class G Ontario Driver's License

Required Skills & Competencies:

  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills and the ability to deal effectively with key stakeholders - residents, architects, engineers, government agencies and contractors
  • Ability to read and interpret construction drawings
  • Excellent organization and time management skills
  • Ability to exercise good judgment in decision-making
  • Demonstrated work history that highlights teamwork and a positive attitude
  • Established computer skills and experience in using relevant software applications

Employment Information:

  • Casual Contract - Terms to be discussed and determined with successful candidate
  • Hours of Work Will Vary
  • Group 10 (Step 1 $36.85/hr - Step 5 $45.25/hr)

Qualified candidates are invited to submit their application no later than May 3, 2024 at 4:30pm.

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Outside Operations Student

The Outside Operations Students will assist with various duties in the operations department related to maintenance of roads, cemetery, grass cutting & trimming, watering & maintenance of new sod and trees, and related infrastructure.

Required Education, Experience & Skills:

  • Post-secondary Education
  • Valid Ontario Driver's License
  • Demonstrate Initiative
  • Customer Services Skills
  • Ability to Work in a Team Environment
  • Safety Conscious

Employment Information:

  • Starting Wage: Minimum Wage + $1.00
  • Hours of Work: 40 Hours per Week
  • 4 Month Position - May 2024 to Labour Day
  • Monday - Friday schedule

This position will be open until filled.

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 PLEASE NOTE: Applicants will receive a confirmation of receipt of their application. If you experience issues with the Career Application Form or need to submit your application in a different format, please contact the Human Resources department at 519-396-3468 x 7108 or hr@kincardine.ca for assistance.

We appreciate the interest of all applicants, however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.

The Municipality of Kincardine is an equal opportunity employer committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environments in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require an accessibility accommodation throughout any stage of the recruitment process, please contact the Human Resources department at 519-396-3468 x 7108 or hr@kincardine.ca for assistance.

In accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, personal information collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, 2001 will only be used for the purpose of candidate selection.

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