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Thank-you for your interest in employment with the Township of Puslinch.

The Township of Puslinch is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity in the workplace.

With a wonderful community of residents, it's no surprise that the Township is considered to be a vibrant and dynamic community and a great place to live, work, and play. If you're team-oriented and possess outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, the Township could be a great place of employment for you!

Some benefits of working for the Township include:

  • A great work environment.
  • A focus on maintaining a healthy work-life balance.
  • An opportunity to work within a community dedicated to providing quality service to residents.
  • Competitive compensation and benefits.

Employment Opportunities:

 No current employment opportunities.
Public Works and Parks
No current employment opportunities. 
 Building Department
 No current employment opportunities.
 Finance Department
 No current employment opportunities.
 Firefighter Recruitment

Next projected firefighter recruitment: Fall 2020/2021

Details will be posted to the website when a recruitment begins.

In the meantime, submit a resume to and you will be contacted when the next recruitment starts. 

For information about the Puslinch Firefighter recruitment process, a copy of the previous recruit package with instructions and qualifications is available for viewing below: 

Firefighter Recruitment Manual 

 Fire Department

 Public Fire and Life Safety Educator 

The Township has an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated, energetic and dynamic leader to fill the position of Public Fire and Life Safety Educator.

The major responsibilities include:

  • Safe and efficient co-ordination, creation, direction, planning, delivery and support of all fire department public education functions and programs
  • Prepare and present public information sessions to promote fire safety
  • Respond to emergency calls
  • Assist with fire code inspections on all types of new and existing buildings
  • Assist with investigations and enforcement compliance of the fire By-laws, codes, regulations and standards

Other Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Safe and efficient co-ordination, creation, direction, planning, delivery and support of all fire department public education functions and programs.
  • Develop and implement public relation and education programs. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public and allied agencies.
  • Inspect and conduct investigations on all types of new and existing buildings to ensure conformity with applicable By-laws, Codes and Regulations
  • Respond to complaints and inquiries from the public, staff, outside agencies and other enforcement or inspection units regarding fire related matters.
  • Investigate complaints and conduct site inspections.
  • Collect evidence, obtain statements from witnesses, prepare and swear to information, affidavits, subpoenas and summons.
  • Follow up on investigations within established standards, issue tickets, summons and lay charges in accordance with the Provincial Offences Act
  • Testify as a witness for the Township at court, hearings or appeals.
  • Prepare and present seminars on fire prevention and safety
  • Ensure timely responses to department inquiries from Council and the public.
  • Represent the Department and/or Township with residents, community groups and/or associations, consultants and vendors as required.
  • Perform additional duties and special projects as required.
  • Respond to emergency and non - emergency incidents as needed during scheduled work time.
  • Participate in training on firefighting, emergency medical aid, emergency procedures and related subjects.
  • Work in compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations, the Township of Puslinch Occupational Health, Safety and Workplace Violence Policy and Procedures, as well as established industry guidelines.


  • Minimum 5 years related experience
  • Knowledge of Ontario Fire Code, Fire Protection and Prevention Act and Municipal by-laws
  • First Aid/CPR Certificate
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Superior interpersonal skills and customer service skills including the ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Ability to handle matters of a confidential or politically sensitive nature
  • Computer proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) and database applications
  • Must have a valid class DZ license with satisfactory driving record
  • NFPA 1001 Fire Fighter Level 2 certified or equivalent
  • Possess or willing to work towards NFPA 1035 Public Fire and Life Safety Educator and NFPA 1031 Fire Inspector certification.


2019 Step One Hourly Rate is $28.10 (8 hours/week), plus training and emergency responses.

Interested applicants are invited to send a detailed resume and cover letter by no later than 4:30 p.m. January 17, 2020 to the Fire Chief, Township of Puslinch, 7404 Wellington Rd 34, Puslinch, ON N0B 2J0 email:


If you need an accessible format, please email or call (519) 763-1226 ext.100.  If you are contacted regarding this position, please advise of any accommodation measures you may require during our selection process. Information received relating to accommodation needs of applicants will be addressed confidentially.

The Township is an equal opportunity employer.  We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those qualified applicants will be contacted. Applicant Information is collected in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will be used only for candidate selection.”