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)