Current Opportunities

To apply for a job with Northumberland County, please view our current vacancies below and follow the steps in the attached job posting to submit your application:
Job TitleDepartmentClosing Date
Registered Nurse Golden Plough Lodge Ongoing Recruitment
Registered Practical Nurse Golden Plough Lodge Ongoing Recruitment
Personal Support Worker Golden Plough Lodge Ongoing Recruitment
Senior Technical Support Analyst Information Technology Monday, June 17, 2024
Environmental Services Supervisor Golden Plough Lodge Monday, June 17, 2024
Environmental Support Person Golden Plough Lodge Monday, June 17, 2024
Financial Housing Specialist Finance Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Interested in a position with Northumberland County? Learn more about why you should join our team and the benefits we offer for staff.

The application process

1. Apply

View the job postings above to see a list of our current opportunities. Submit your application following the instructions provided in the job posting to kickstart your journey.

2. Application screening

We carefully review applications to identify top candidates.

3. Interview process

We engage in insightful interviews to assess your fit for the role.

4. Reference checks

We reach out to your references to gain further insights.

5. Offers of employment

Congratulations! Successful applicants will receive an offer to join our team.

6. Welcome, orientation, and onboarding

Settle in seamlessly with our warm welcome and comprehensive onboarding process.
Take the first step towards a fulfilling career with Northumberland County. Apply today and embark on a rewarding professional journey where your goals and aspirations are met with limitless possibilities.

Our commitment to you

Northumberland County is committed to recruiting and selecting individuals who possess the qualifications necessary to excel in each available position. We are committed to:

  • Embracing diversity within our workforce, striving to attract and retain top talent for delivering exceptional customer service.
  • Employing the most suitable candidates based on their relevant education, training, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  • Acting as an equal opportunity employer, promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Ensuring fairness throughout the entire process, adhering to the Ontario Human Rights Code.
  • Proactively removing barriers for individuals with disabilities and those from minority backgrounds.

Through our Human Resources People Plan, we actively nurture and develop talent from within, fostering engagement and support for our employees throughout their careers. We consider internal applicants before seeking external candidates. 

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Disclaimer: Confidentiality is a crucial component of the hiring process. Employee confidentiality extends to protecting candidates’ information to preserve the integrity of our recruiting process. As noted in the Confidentiality Policy (HR 4.3.3) the County of Northumberland requires all employees to confidentially and appropriately handle any and all sensitive information they may gain through their employment.   Throughout the hiring process, you will be given access to information that is of a personal, confidential and/or proprietary nature, for example: personal information such as names, e-mail addresses, addresses, academic and employment information. You must hold all confidential information in trust and strict confidence and agree that it shall be used only for the purposes required to fulfill employment obligations, and shall not be used for any other purpose, or disclosed to any third party. Candidate applications, resume scoring sheet, interview questions and any other sensitive information must not be printed or shared.

Office of the CAO

The Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) is the only employee that reports directly to County Council. The role of the CAO is to provide professional advice to Council, act as the link between Council and staff, and ensure the proper implementation of Council decisions.

Possible positions

  • Chief Administrative Officer (CAO)
  • Executive Assistant to the CAO
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Our Communications team supports fulfillment of the County Strategic Plan and priorities through a coordinated and strategic approach to corporate communications. The goal is to support members of County Council and staff to effectively inform residents and stakeholders about County programs and services, and to foster public engagement with local government to help shape municipal priorities.
Watch a short video to learn more about the team

Possible positions

  • Director, Communications
  • Grant Writer
  • Communications Officer
  • Supervisor, Marketing and Creative Services
  • Digital & Document Accessibility Specialist
  • Student Assistant, Communications
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Community and Social Services

Our Community and Social Services team provides a wide range of programs and services to support residents and strengthen their social and economic well-being within their communities.
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Possible positions 

  • Food Security Services Manager
  • Warehouse Assistant
  • Housing Services Operations Supervisor
  • Data Analysis Coordinator
  • Application Assistance Representative
  • OW Caseworker
  • Children’s Services Caseworker
  • Housing Services Caseworker
  • Community Outreach Worker
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Corporate Services

Our Corporate Services team collaborates with each department to understand their needs and provides excellence in customer service. The department includes:

  • Legislative Services/Office of the Clerk
  • Natural Heritage (Northumberland County Forest)
  • Northumberland County Archives and Museum
  • Health,  Safety, and Emergency Planning
  • Human Resources/Payroll

Watch a short video to learn more about the team

Possible positions

  • Director, Corporate Services
  • Manager, Legislative Services/Clerk
  • Archivist
  • Curator
  • Forest Trails Coordinator
  • Natural Infrastructure Technician
  • Accessibility & Training Development Coordinator
  • HR, Payroll, and Benefits Coordinator
  • Manager, HR and Payroll
  • Emergency Planning Coordinator
  • Health & Safety Coordinator
  • Customer Care Representative
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Economic Development, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives

The Economic Development, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives team provides leadership and support in coordinated economic development and land-use planning activities in a collegial and cooperative manner to secure long-term sustainable benefits for all residents and businesses.
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Possible positions

  • Director, Economic Development, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives
  • Senior Inspector (CBO)
  • Plumbing and Onsite Sewage Inspector
  • Settlement Services Coordinator
  • Planning and Permit Coordinator
  • Senior Planner
  • Manager, Tourism
  • Agri-Food Manager
  • Food Production Worker
  • Business Development Coordinator
  • Entrepreneurship Development Coordinator
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The Finance team is committed to being a key business partner by providing timely and accurate financial information, developing sustainable capital and operating budgets, managing accounts payable and accounts receivable effectively, minimizing expenditures, business case analysis, and mitigating risk.

The Finance department also includes our Court Services team, which acts as a responsive, expert resource to enforcement agencies and the public regarding protocols and processes related to the administration and prosecution of offences under Provincial Offences Act legislation and Northumberland County’s MOU with the Province.
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Possible positions

  • Director, Finance & Treasurer
  • Procurement & Risk Manager 
  • Procurement Specialist
  • Accounts Payable Clerk
  • Accounts Receivable Clerk
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Services/Deputy Treasurer
  • Financial Planning Manager 
  • Financial Officer
  • Court Services Manager
  • Court Clerk/Trial Coordinator
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Information Technology

The Information Technology team is responsible for:

  • Providing strategic technology leadership and guidance to the County;
  • Implementing best practices that optimize the efficiency and effectiveness of IT services to the County
  • Providing high-quality customer services such as helpdesk and technical support
  • Customer relationship management
  • Information Technology project and implementation expertise
  • Ensuring the County’s Cyber Security program is continuously adapting to emerging threats and risks.

Watch a short video to learn more about the team

Possible positions

  • Director, Information Technology
  • Technical Support Analyst
  • Service Desk Analyst
  • Information Management Coordinator
  • Business Application Coordinator
  • Manager, IT Infrastructure
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Legal Services

Our Legal Services team is responsible for providing legal analysis and strategic advice to County staff and County Council, enhancing risk management, carrying out general legal matters, and serving as the liaison with external specialized law firms in order to ensure costs are minimized and risk are mitigated.

Possible positions

  • Municipal Solicitor
  • Prosecutor/Paralegal
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Long Term Care

The Golden Plough Lodge is our municipally-owned and operated long term care home. The Golden Plough Lodge has a long-established history of caring for others. Today, the Golden Plough Lodge serves others whose needs cannot be met in the community and require both personal care and nursing expertise.  In 2024, a new state-of-the-art 180 bed facility will begin operation and replace the currently facility. 
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Possible positions

  • Administrator, Golden Plough Lodge
  • Scheduling Clerk
  • Infection Prevention and Control Coordinator
  • Resident Accounts Clerk
  • Life Enrichment Aide
  • Chaplain
  • Director of Care
  • Registered Nurse
  • Registered Practical Nurse
  • Personal Support Worker
  • Dietary Services Supervisor
  • Lead Hand Cook
  • Dietary Aide
  • Environmental Services Manager
  • Housekeeping Aide
  • Laundry Aide
  • Handy Person
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Northumberland Paramedics

The Northumberland Paramedics team provides emergency land ambulance services to the 90,437 residents of Northumberland and its visitors. Their Community Paramedicine team also provides non-emergency in-home care for vulnerable residents and seniors in the community. Our paramedics aspire to achieve the highest level of patient care using a combination of leadership, critical thinking, teamwork, and best practices in every challenge faced.
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Possible positions

  • Chief, Northumberland Paramedics
  • Deputy Chief, Quality Improvement and Professional Standards
  • Supervisor, Quality Assurance and Training
  • Deputy Chief, Operations
  • Primary Care Paramedic
  • Advanced Care Paramedic
  • Shift Superintendent
  • Logistics Coordinator
  • Community Paramedic Coordinator
  • Administrative Clerk
  • Data Analysis Coordinator, Community Paramedicine
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Public Works

Our multi-disciplined Public Works team delivers a wide range of municipal services with care and support:

  • The Engineering team sets priorities and goals for the management of the Public Work assets.
  • The Major Capital Projects team (MCP) supports large-scale projects along with technical staff such as architects, project engineers and construction inspectors.
  • The GIS and Asset Management team is responsible for managing the County GIS through development and maintenance of the GIS database.
  • Our Road Operations team is responsible for regional road maintenance needs, and for establishing and implementing effective strategies and programs to keep the roadways safe.
  • Waste Services offered by Northumberland County include the collection, processing and transfer or disposal of residential and Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional (IC&I) garbage, organic waste, the composting of yard waste, and the management of household hazardous waste (HHW) and electronic waste.
  • Our Facilities team provides advice and maintenance services to all County departments as well as the Northumberland County Housing Corporation.

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Possible positions

  • Director, Public Works
  • Associate Director, Engineering
  • Supervisor, Fleet Services
  • Mechanic
  • Project Manager
  • GIS Coordinator
  • Asset Management Specialist
  • Project Engineer
  • Engineering Technician
  • Construction Contract Administrator
  • Traffic and ROW Management Supervisor
  • Operator 1 & Operator 2 (Road Operations)
  • Supervisor, Road Operations and Construction
  • Manager, Waste Operations and Resource Recovery
  • Equipment Operator, Landfill
  • Baler Operator
  • Maintenance Lead
  • Transfer Station Attendant
  • Roll Off Driver
  • HVAC Technician
  • Plumbing Technician
  • Building Superintendent
  • Facilities Maintenance Coordinator
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