Regulations Officer

Job No: MVC10
Location: Carleton Place, Ontario

REPORTS TO: Manager of Planning and Regulations

SUMMARY:  A key member of the Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority (MVCA) team; the Regulations Officer primarily ensures compliance with regulations. Key activities include monitoring work done under permit; responding to complaints; investigating, prosecuting and negotiating; and liaising with a variety of stakeholders. 

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES (This is not an exhaustive list)

  • Conduct investigations and prosecute when necessary to enforce provision of Authority regulations.  Collect evidence and statements.
  • Monitor Section 28 approvals for compliance
  • Prepare evidence, court documents, and briefs.  Attend court and provide evidence at hearings.
  • Respond to public enquiries.
  • Liaise with colleagues, provincial and municipal government staff, and staff of other government agencies.
  • Maintain up-to-date electronic and manual records.
  • Prepare and give reports and presentations at public, municipal and Authority meetings and hearings.
  • Process permit applications to ensure compliance with policy and regulations.
  • Perform work in accordance with the provisions of Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations and all other corporate/departmental policies and procedures.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by supervisor.


  •       Relevant college diploma or university degree (e.g. environmental science, law)
  •         Four to five years of progressive related experience.
  •        Experience and formal training combined with demonstrated performance and ability may substitute for stipulated academic/experience requirements.
  •         Valid Class G Drivers License and access to a personal vehicle.
  •         Completion of Provincial Offences Officer Training


  •         Excellent problem-solving skills, collaborative decision-making and analytical skills.
  •         Strong conflict resolution and negotiation skills.
  •         Strong organizational and project management skills.
  •         Provide excellent service to internal and external clients by working to understand their needs and constraints.
  •         Communicate effectively and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  •         Collect evidence and statements in accordance with provincial regulations.
  •         Make presentations at hearings, tribunals and provincial court.
  •         Comprehensively use software including database, spreadsheet, word-processing, presentation, electronic mail and calendaring.
  •         Demonstrate integrity, creativity and enthusiasm in achieving results.
  •         Succeed in a fast-paced environment.
  •         Work effectively both independently as well as in a team environment.
  •         Direct activities towards timely completion of assigned tasks.
  •         Quickly shift priorities and adapt to changes to meet organizational and department requirements.
  •         Adapt to changes in process, systems and organization structures.
  •         Working knowledge of applicable occupational health and safety legislation; general knowledge of relevant corporate/departmental policies.   


  •         Fatigue resulting from focusing and juggling multiple priorities and deadlines, e.g. last-minute plan review requests; dealing with aggressive applicants.
  •         Fatigue resulting from a very high degree of concentrated attention and focused thinking; especially when conducting investigations and preparing court documents.
  •         Some physical effort when conducting investigations – navigating uneven terrain; loading and unloading boats, all-terrain vehicle.


  •         Work is performed in both an indoor and outdoor environment with occasional exposure to adverse weather conditions.
  •         Frequently exposed to volatile situations when conducting investigations.
  •         Occasionally exposed to insects, or agitated animals.
  •         Travel is normally within the Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority’s territory; however, there may be an occasional requirement for traveling greater distances.
  •         Occasionally required to extend hours of work to meet work demands including occasional peak periods where required to work evenings or weekends.

SALARY RANGE  $63,183 - $78,979 (under review)



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Living in Lanark County

MVCA's office is located in Carleton Place, one of several picturesque waterfront communities in the county including Almonte, Perth, and Smith Falls. All are located within an easy drive of our offices and are known for their beautiful streetscapes, scenic trails, and the friendliness of a small town, which make this area such a wonderful place to live.

A community rich in history, Carleton Place was settled in 1819 and saw a number of influential industries come into operation including a grist mill, lumber mills and the Findlay Stove Company. It was in 1829 that the area became formally known as Carleton Place.

Today, Carleton Place boasts a population of 10,000. It is a family-oriented community with a variety of social and recreation opportunities to suit just about everyone. And, it is a short distance to Ottawa with all that the nation's capital has to offer.

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