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At the City of Owen Sound, we hire professional and passionate people who want to help shape our community. We truly believe Owen Sound is where you want to live, work and play!

Current Job Postings and Employment Opportunities:

The City of Owen Sound is seeking a dedicated professional to fill a permanent full-time role of Manager of Water and Wastewater. The position is responsible for providing the overall strategic leadership in the management, operations, and maintenance of the Water and Wastewater Systems.  This involves budget and capital project development and oversight, effective planning and co-ordination of manpower, equipment, repairs and service.  To ensure the adequate delivery of water for domestic use and for fire protection in Owen Sound, to ensure adequate capacity and treatment for all customers and adequate wastewater collection systems are in place for all customers, while ensuring a healthy and safe work environment for staff.

Permanent full-time

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The City of Owen Sound is seeking experienced and qualified applicants for the role of Engineering Technician/Technologist: Traffic and Capital Construction. This position is responsible for the performance of traffic controls including monitoring and maintaining the City’s traffic signal system and equipment through a contract service provider. Duties also include system design, installation projects and troubleshooting. Other duties include traffic signage compliance. This position supports the City’s capital and construction program by planning, managing and overseeing the design and construction of primarily traffic-related infrastructure (streetlights and traffic signal systems), and may support other capital projects related to roads and sidewalks, water distribution, wastewater collection, stormwater collection and drainage systems. 

Permanent Full Time - 35 hours per week 

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The City of Owen Sound is seeking motivated individuals to fill a Water Distribution Operator role.  The principal function of the position is to provide safe drinking water by proper operation and maintenance of the water distribution system. The Operator is accountable to the Water Distribution Superintendent and receives daily direction and instructions from the Water Distribution System Lead Hand.

Permanent Full-time - 40 hours per week 

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The City of Owen Sound is seeking applicants for the Seasonal Parks & Open Space Attendants role. Under the guidance of the Parks and Cemetery Supervisor, the Seasonal Parks and Open Space Attendant – Maintenance positions are responsible for performing duties related to the maintenance of all parks trails, Cemetery, downtown core, ball diamonds, and other maintained open spaces throughout the City. Typical assignments include cleaning washrooms and buildings, campground maintenance, providing customer service, turf maintenance, ball diamond preparation and grooming, horticulture support, and other general maintenance duties. This position may work independently and as a team, so a strong work ethic and drive to complete tasks is an asset.

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The City of Owen Sound is seeking candidates for the contract Intermediate Planner role. The Intermediate Planner is responsible for assisting the Planning Division in carrying out the duties, responsibilities, and workplan of the Planning & Heritage Division within the Community Services Department with a focus on the review and processing of development applications made under the Planning Act.

13- month Contract 

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Our Staff:

City of Owen Sound employees are our greatest asset.

Owen Sound employees are guided by the City's core values:

  • Caring
    • We care about our community.
    • We are a welcoming, inclusive, and age-friendly City.
    • We strive for positive change and are committed to continue working in a collaborative fashion towards the City’s vision of being “Where You Want To Live.”
  • Creativity
    • We are a creative community that embraces innovation to find solutions with the greatest benefit for Owen Sound.
    • We are resourceful and creative in order to thrive, regardless of external pressures.
  • Integrity
    • We demonstrate integrity by being open, transparent and communicative.
    • We believe that continuing to communicate in an honest and informative way will lead to more fruitful two-way conversations.
  • Sustainability
    • We demonstrate sustainability by acting in a financially, environmentally and socially responsible manner.

 We are proud to support our valued staff with the following:

  • Flexible working arrangements for a balanced home/work lifestyle (where appropriate)
  • Continuous learning and training development opportunities
  • Employee social events, wellness days and casual Fridays
  • Competitive compensation
  • Comprehensive benefits package and pension plan


In addition to base salary, we offer the following benefits:

  • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance benefits
    • Includes massage, physiotherapy, chiropractic and osteopathy care
  • Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS) pension plan
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Vacation entitlement
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Service awards

Please note that these benefits are primarily based on full-time permanent employment.

Our employees are our most valuable asset, and we are committed to providing our staff with training and educational opportunities to help them reach their career goals.

To help you reach your career goals, we provide:

  • Continuous learning
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Performance reviews
  • Functional, skills-based and leadership training

We are committed to providing all employees with a healthy, safe, inclusive, accessible and supportive workplace. We provide this environment through legislative compliance, joint health and safety committees, ongoing training and health and safety programs.

Employees have the opportunity to participate in different wellness initiatives throughout the year and are encouraged to find their work/life balance.


The City of Owen Sound is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing accommodation in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, throughout its recruitment and selection processes as well as during employment.

In the 2022 Employee Engagement Survey, staff were asked to tell us one thing that makes the City of Owen Sound a great place to work.  Here are a few answers:

  • "The opportunity every day to positively impact the lives of people that live, work or visit the City."
  • "There are many highly dedicated employees who approach their work with respect and care."
  • "Nice community and a great area with plenty of recreational, cultural and social opportunities."

Our organization's greatest strengths identified by current staff are Co-worker Relations & Safety Practices.

Our City:

Owen Sound: where you want to live.

Contact Us

808 2nd Avenue East,
Owen Sound, ON
N4K 2H4
Phone: 519-376-1440
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