The Regulations & Enforcement Officer, a key point of contact with the public and stakeholders, is responsible for communicating provincial and Authority policy and legislation regarding development activities regulated under the Conservation Authorities Act (Section 28) through the Development, Interference with Wetlands and Alterations to Shorelines and Watercourses Regulation (Ontario Regulation 167/06).
Primary Responsibilities (This is not an exhaustive list)
1. Implement the Authority’s Section 28, Development, Interference with Wetlands and Alterations to Shorelines regulation by processing applications, legal inquiries and general inquiries in accordance with Authority policy. Conduct meetings within and outside of the Authority and undertake field inspections related to these applications and inquiries.
2. Investigate complaints or violations of O.Reg. 167/06, following accepted standards of investigations, while still attempting to resolve any issues with the landowner without resorting to legal means.
3. Provides Section 28 advice to Authority planners on general planning matters as well as specific applications.
4. Educate the public and respond to requests (e.g., solicitors, real estate agent, consultants, landowners, the general public) regarding development requirements associated with Authority policies and suggest alternatives/options which may be available.
5. Liaise with member municipalities, provincial ministries, the federal government and other agencies as required regarding the Authority’s Section 28 requirements and program.
6. Maintain the Authority Information Management System and electronic filing system for the administration of the planning and regulations programs.
7. Prepare reports for presentation to Executive Committee and Board meetings and attends Executive Committee and Board meetings as required.
8. Liaise with Authority solicitors, prepare and give evidence during court cases, the Ontario Municipal Board, or the proceedings of any related tribunal (e.g. Mining and Lands Commissioner), as required.
9. Remain current in relevant government environmental and resource management policy and legislation.
• Degree or diploma in natural resources, water resource management or a related discipline, or equivalent education and experience with a minimum of three years of relevant experience.
• Eligibility for appointment as a Provincial Offences Officer.
• Demonstrated knowledge of relevant the provincial and federal legislative including the Conservation Authorities Act, the Planning Act/Provincial Policy Statement, Provincial Offences Act, and other relevant federal and provincial legislation.
• Knowledge of current water and environmental management principles and technologies, and municipal planning policy and procedures. Ability to interpret earth processes, natural features and land uses from an extensive variety of maps and plans, use of air photos and interpretation in the field. Must be able to read and comprehend construction plans and technical reports such as Environmental Impact Statements, Stormwater Management Reports, Subwatershed Plans, Geotechnical and Hydrogeological studies, etc., and relate them to current policies and objectives.
• Strong computer skills with experience with Microsoft Word, Excel and Access, along with knowledge of Geographical Information System (GIS) applications and use of a Global Positioning System (GPS).
• Demonstrated ability to write and speak for maximum results by presenting information that will motivate, persuade, engage or influence others.
• Qualification before the OMB, Court, Mining and Lands Commissioner and other tribunals for the giving of evidence and / or expert opinion.
• Valid Ontario Class G driver’s license and clean driving record.
• Criminal Record check
Takes personal ownership and responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work commitments; follows organizational guidelines, professional standards, regulations and principles; demonstrates reliability and integrity on a daily basis; determines what will be accomplished including the required steps and actions that incorporate regulations and principles consistent with organization practices; recognizes errors in processes and practices and recommends corrective action; takes responsibility and ownership of mistakes.
Monitors and analyzes the internal and external environment to identify current and future opportunities, challenges and risks; gather complete and accurate data; reflects on past experience and organizational practices and processes in order to develop consistent action plans; engages others within the workplace and anticipates when situations will require higher level support and involves the right people in addressing needs in order to develop outcomes.
Planning and Organizing
Accurately estimates duration and level of difficulty of tasks and projects and sets goals, objectives and work plans to complete; develops, maintains multiple plans that impact others, aligns necessary resources in order to ensure completion of plans; anticipates obstacles and has contingency plans, demonstrates judgment and flexibility as necessary.
Provides superior service to both internal and external customers; revises approach or actions based on client concerns or additional information; draws on personal experience and knowledge to provide additional added value service by making recommendations for improvements or identifying potential issues and working to resolve issues before they progress.
Works cooperatively and effectively with others to reach a common goal; participates actively in group activities fostering a team environment; communicates effectively to team members regarding job task, responsibilities and project process; shares knowledge and experience with team members and others and solicits input and feedback from others.
• Fatigue resulting from focusing and juggling priorities, concentrated attention, thinking and analysis.
• Combination of outdoor and indoor office environment, including extended periods of time working at a computer.
• Occasionally traverse irregular terrain and/or wet insect infested areas.
• Occasional exposure to inclement weather.
• Occasional travel outside working hours.
• Occasionally extend or modify hours of work to attend meetings, seminars, workshops, respond to emergencies, etc.
Interested applicants should submit a Resume and Cover Letter in one .pdf file by 4:30 p.m. on December 16, 2019 to:
Manager, Corporate Services