Consider joining the Town if you want to be part of:
- A safe and healthy workplace;
- An organization committed to teaching, developing, and enhancing employee skills; and
- A high-performing and approachable team striving for organizational excellence.
The Town is an equal opportunity employer. If you require accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact Human Resources.
Frequently Asked Questions
The Town accepts job applications, preferably electronically, through our Employment Opportunities page.
All applicants can apply through the website at the Employment Opportunities page, in person at 32 Mill Street, Thornbury, ON, by email, or by fax: (519) 599-7723 Attention: Human Resources
After you submit your resumé online, you will receive an email to confirm that we received it and that your information is now in the system. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please reach out to HR to confirm your resume has been received by emailing Human Resources or calling (519) 599-3131 ext. 265.
Once the posting closes, your resume will be reviewed by the hiring manager and a representative from HR. Should we find that your resume matches our needs for the position, someone from HR will reach out to you by email to schedule an interview. If your experience is not in line with our current needs, your resume will be kept on file. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
The Town recruits for summer student positions in Operations and Community Services, starting late January and continuing until positions are filled. You can follow our Facebook page or subscribe to our Employment Opportunity notifications on this page to be made aware of upcoming opportunities.
Whether in person or virtual, the interview will take approximately 30 minutes to one hour, depending on the role, and will be a combination of behavioural and technical questions. You will meet with a panel of 1-3 relevant stakeholders from the department you’re applying to, as well as a representative from Human Resources. Depending on the level of the position, in addition to stakeholders from the department you’re applying to, your interview panel may include a member of the Town’s management or senior management team.
In order to fully answer the interview questions to the best of your ability, ensure you are answering questions using the STAR method:
- Situation: Set the scene and give the necessary details of your example.
- Task: Describe what your responsibility was in that situation.
- Action: Explain exactly what steps you took to address it.
- Result: Share what outcomes your actions achieved.
Some positions with the Town allow for a hybrid work schedule. Ask the hiring manager or Human Resources for more information prior to your interview.
Absolutely! You can apply to a specific opportunity that you feel matches your experience, or you can submit your resume to Human Resources. You can also use our online Submission Form to let us know you're interested in working for the Town. Additionally, you can subscribe to our mailing list to be notified of employment opportunities with the Town.
Continue to watch the Employment Opportunities page for recruitment postings. Recruitment typically happens each fall, with the posting going up in August.
Please note: Preference will be given to candidates with Firefighter certification that are within a 3-5 minute response time to Station 1 or 2.
Visit the Firefighter Recruitment page for more information.