Employment Opportunities

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:

Water Distribution Superintendent - Permanent Full Time - Closing date Wednesday, October 18, 2023

The City of Owen Sound is seeking a dedicated professional to fill a permanent full-time role of Water Distribution Superintendent. The position is responsible to maintain the City’s water distribution system and ensure it operates in a safe and efficient manner. This position is responsible for the direct supervision and scheduling of the staff in the Water Distribution Division. This position provides input and feedback relating to operating issues, capital needs, and other issues related to the City of Owen Sound’s provision of potable water.

Permanent Full Time
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Public Works Administrative Assistant - Eight (8) month Contract - Closing date Monday, September 25, 2023

The City of Owen Sound is seeking experienced and qualified applicants for the contract role of Public Works Administrative Assistant.  The position will provide administration and technical support, to the Public Works division and provide backup support to the other administrative positions within the Public Works & Engineering Division.  

Eight(8) month Contract 
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Our Staff:

City of Owen Sound employees are our greatest asset.

Core Values

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.
Rewards and Benefits
 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.

Professional Development and Advancement Opportunities

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
Health, Safety and Wellness

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 Their Own Words

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.


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