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  1. 10 reasons why you should work for the Township of Champlain
  2. Employment opportunity

10 Reasons Why You Should Work for the Township of Champlain

The Township of Champlain is a charming historical community surrounded by beautiful agricultural landscapes along the Ottawa River. Francophone and Anglophone culture mixes together over food, breweries, markets, and activities of all kinds. Working in rural areas means a peaceful, traffic-free commute giving you more opportunities to discover cycling, pottery, and paddleboard; isn’t achieving work-life balance what you always wanted? Champlain is the perfect place to live, work and play because we focus on the quality of life of our employees and our community!

  1. We match employee contributions to one of the best defined benefit pension plans (OMERS) and offer early retirement options.
  2. We offer our permanent employees a comprehensive group insurance program to meet your individual or family needs.
  3. We have an established salary structure that allows for continued salary progression as you acquire experience.
  4. We offer several sick days each year in addition to annual vacation.
  5. Our employees are our most important asset. We invest energy and resources in their development and growth.
  6. We offer job stability despite the ups and downs of the economy.
  7. You will join a multidisciplinary, progressive and open-minded municipal team that has a tangible impact on the Municipality's future and on thousands of residents' quality of life.
  8. Our employees are empowered, and initiative is strongly encouraged.
  9. You will enjoy multifaceted challenges that match your ambitions.
  10. You will be involved in the Municipality's strategy through various development and service improvement projects.

Employment Opportunities 


Payroll and Utility Billing Clerk

Responsible for the administration of the accounting duties related to the billing and collecting of utilities in accordance with the Municipality’s by-laws and internal policies, as well as processing payroll.

General Duties and Responsibilities


  1. Responsible for receiving, verifying, and entering timesheets for all municipal staff in the accounting software. Calculate all necessary deductions, issue pay stubs to all employees.
  2. Create and maintain employee profiles and records.
  3. Process Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) information relating to payments.
  4. Prepare WSIB, Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS) and Employer Health Tax (EHT) monthly remittances, as well as prepare federal deduction remittances.
  5. Reconcile banked time, sick leave, and vacation leave entitlement.
  6. Prepare year-end employee tax slips or forms, submit filing to government as per deadline. Prepare record of employment as required.
  7. Update database with new deduction rates as required.
  8. Respond to employees’ questions regarding payroll and personnel matters such as leaves (sick leave and vacation), benefits, pension plan or other concerns.
  9. Prepare various reports at the request of the Deputy-Treasurer or Treasurer.

Utility Billing:

  1. Responsible for the creation and maintenance of water and sewer accounts includes but not limited to e-billing program, change of address, change of water meter, rates, etc.
  2. Responsible for the quarterly utility billing process: coordinate water meter reading process with other departments, update water meter readings, prepare estimates, calculate billing, verify water consumption, print, and mail all utility bills.
  3. Prepare various post-billing reports.
  4. Calculate, prepare, and issue various adjustments to ratepayer accounts.
  5. Identify and track unusual meter readings, make arrangements with the contractor to repair defective meters and contact customers to notify of repair work to be done. Make any necessary adjustments and changes to the customer account following a change of meter.
  6. Receive requests for final meter readings, create and send work orders to staff, issue and send final bills.
  7. Manage the pre-authorized payment program for utilities.
  8. Follow-up on overdue accounts, calculate penalty, send reminder notices, and follow collection protocols in accordance with internal policy.
  9. Reconcile receivable sub-ledger to general ledger on a monthly basis.
  10. Answer ratepayers' inquiries at the counter, by phone or by email promptly and professionally.


  1. Responsible for all aspects of accounting for the Joint Recycling Committee including but not limited to processing of accounts payable invoices, issuance of payment, bank reconciliation, statistical reports, year-end journal entries.
  2. Reconcile general bank accounts.
  3. As required, fill in for the other clerical positions in the finance department for lunch, breaks, vacation, sick days, etc.
  4. During an emergency, declared or otherwise, staffing requirements can be critical. The employee will be available to work irregular hours performing normal tasks or others, as assigned.
  5. Ensure that own work is performed in a safe manner according to health and safety guidelines and procedures.
  6. Perform other administrative duties as required.


  • Strong interpersonal communication and public relations skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Must be fluently bilingual.
  • A sound working knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite and accounting computer software.
  • Experience in municipal government would be an asset.
  • High degree of integrity due to exposure to confidential and sensitive information.
  • Solid knowledge of relevant legislation, policies, and regulations.
  • Advanced math skills.
  • Must be detail oriented.

Required Education and Experience

  • College certificate in office administration or accounting or a combination of education and work experience.
  • Two (2) or more years of experience in an accounting environment.

Working Conditions

  • The annual salary range is $54 233 to $64 562, based on qualifications, experience, skills and knowledge.
  • This position is full-time, with a regular schedule of 37.5 hours per week. Office hours are generally Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. But this schedule may vary.
  • Tools and equipment used: personal computer, software such as Word, Excel, Outlook and VADIM, telephone, and photocopier.
  • Lift and move objects weighing up to 4.5 kg (10 lb).
  • Visual abilities required for this position include close vision and the ability to focus attention.
  • Work is carried out primarily in an office at City Hall. The noise level in the work environment is generally moderately quiet. 


Qualified candidates are invited to apply through our online application form.

Deadline: April 19, 2024

Job Status : As soon as possible. 

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Junior Administrative Clerk (Summer Student)

Reporting to the Deputy-Treasurer, the Junior Accounting Clerk acts as a back-up cashier and back-up receptionist for the municipality. The position requires to perform secretarial, accounting, and clerical duties for the Administration Department.

General Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Act as a back-up cashier, processing daily receipts, including all types of revenue payments.
  2. Act as a back-up receptionist in dealing with phone inquiries.
  3. Prepare bank deposits and corresponding reports. The Junior Accounting Clerk may be asked to go to the bank to make deposits.
  4. Perform clerical and administrative duties for the Administration Department. Duties include, but are not restricted to, composing and typing routine correspondence or memos, inputting data in spreadsheets, photocopying and distributing materials, etc.
  5. Perform duties related to document archiving such as labelling and indexing of documents, reviewing existing file content and ensure proper documents are included, and assist in organizing documents for destruction.
  6. As required, supporting the other clerical positions in the Administration Department for lunch, breaks, vacation, sick days, etc.
  7. Providing other administrative and clerical duties, as required


  • Must have strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Must be able to communicate in French and English (orally and in writing).
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, Outlook).
  • Attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Reliable and able to work independently or as part of a team.

Required Education and Experience

  • High School Diploma.
  • Must be enrolled in a post-secondary education program with the intent to return full-time in September 2024.

Working Conditions

  • Hourly rate: $19.25 to $22.92
  • This position is based on a 37.5 hour per week, Monday to Friday.
  • May encounter irate/unpleasant members of the public.
  • Work is performed primarily in an office setting at the Municipal Town Hall.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately quiet.
  • May occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
  • Must meet some deadlines with frequent interruptions


Qualified candidates are invited to apply through our online application form.

Deadline: April 19, 2024

Job Status : Student (May to August 2024) 

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Bartender (Casual, as required)

The Township of Champlain is seeking charismatic and organized individuals to join the bartender on-call list with the Parks and Recreation Department. The work location is most often the Vankleek Hill Community Centre.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensure compliance with Ontario liquor legislation and regulations.
  • Serve and/or mix alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
  • Collect cash and card payments from customers.
  • Maintain a clean and welcoming work area.
  • Provide courteous and timely customer service.
  • Possess basic knowledge of beer, wine and spirit preparation.
  • Follow internal procedures.


  • Must be the legal age to serve alcohol in Ontario (minimum 18 years of age).
  • Completion of secondary education is considered an asset.
  • Completion of or willing to complete Smart Serve Ontario training.
  • Previous bartending experience is considered an asset.
  • Strong customer service and effective communication skills.
  • Bilingualism is considered an asset.

Working Conditions

  • The salary for this position is $16.55 per hour (plus tips).
  • This position is a casual and as required role.
  • Frequent and regular contact with members of the public.


Qualified candidates are invited to apply through our online application form.

Deadline: On-going

Start date: As needed

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 Become a Volunteer Firefighter

What is a volunteer firefighter?

Volunteer firefighters are an important asset of Champlain Township. They work in our two fire halls and respond to emergency calls. It is a challenging and demanding job. It requires a willingness to attend numerous training sessions and to devote time and energy to respond to emergencies. Being a volunteer firefighter is a very rewarding experience, as you contribute to the safety of the whole community.

Make a difference, save lives and get:

  • A skill set that you will carry with you for life;

  • Personal growth, training and development;

  • A team spirit and lasting friendships;

  • A tremendous sense of accomplishment and pride.

  • Volunteer firefighters perform firefighting and emergency response duties under the general supervision of the Captains and Director of Fire Services. Mandatory training, drills and other optional training are an integral part of the position.

Types of emergencies where volunteer firefighters may respond:

  • Fires

  • Vehicle accidents

  • Structural or vehicle fires

  • Medical assistance

  • Water rescue

  • Hazardous materials or carbon monoxide events

  • Community Assistance

  • Outdoor fires (grass, brush...)

  • Transportation incidents involving vehicles, trains, aircraft and boats

Requirements to be a volunteer firefighter:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older and bilingual

  • Must be a resident of Champlain

  • High school diploma or its equivalent

  • Provide a criminal record check (Vulnerable Sector Check).

  • Valid Ontario Class G driver's license with a good driving record

  • Pass the physical fitness test related to the physical requirements of the position

  • Excellent communication skills, strong interpersonal skills and the able to stay calm during a crisis


The recruitment process includes several steps: interviews, physical abilities tests, health and medical tests and documents required. 

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The Township of Champlain is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from women, indigenous individuals, members of visible minorities, ethnic minorities and persons with disabilities. During the recruitment process, our selection tools can be adapted to the needs of persons living with limitations who so request. Rest assured that this information will remain confidential. Champlain adopts a broad and inclusive definition of diversity that goes beyond applicable laws. We encourage all persons, regardless of their characteristics, to apply.

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The information collected will be used in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for the purpose of screening applicants.

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