The Legislative and Court Services Department is comprised of three branches; Legislative Services (which includes Council Secretariat, Corporate Mail and Print Services, Vital Statistics and Access and Privacy Services), Court Services (which is responsible for the administration of justice within two court service areas in compliance with the Provincial Offences Act, the Memorandum of Understanding and Inter-municipal Service Agreements) and Enforcement Services which is responsible for administering and enforcing several municipal by-laws including but not limited to regulations related to the parking of vehicles, pet controls, property maintenance, business licensing, and sign placement).
Under the general guidance and direction of the Supervisor of Enforcement Services, the Property Standards Officer provides investigation and enforcement services of alleged contraventions of various property maintenance by-laws, including building interiors and exteriors, pool enclosures, yards, vacant lots and the boarding of vacant buildings. Provides inspection services to confirm compliance with the same property maintenance by-laws pursuant to applications for the registration of two-unit houses or the licensing of businesses and boarding/lodging/rooming houses or the cleanup of dismantled marijuana grow houses or clandestine labs.
Our Culture and Qualifications of the Job:
Your workplace values align with our corporate values of Strive, Share and Care and you want to join us in providing exceptional services and programs to build a prosperous, growing and sustainable community
Two (2) years of post-secondary education related to law administration and enforcement, building design or building construction
Ontario Association of Property Standards Officers Part 1 Basic Level Course. It is expected the incumbent will successfully complete the Intermediate and Advanced Levels of the training program delivered by the OAPSO prior to reaching job rate on the salary scale. CPSO certification from the OAPSO is required.
Three (3) years of experience in the conducting of inspections of buildings to confirm compliance with regulations
Experience with the enforcement of regulations including appearances in court
Physically able to carry out the duties of the position including the climbing of stairs and ladders and the walking over rough terrain
Demonstrated ability to read building plans with respect to structural systems, plumbing systems, heating systems and lot grading.
Excellent record keeping skills in a regulatory enforcement capacity with the ability to submit evidence in court. Must be able to observe, record and recall details when conducting investigations and inspections, including at times of frequent interruptions and distractions.
Computer literacy skills utilizing the Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), Windows-based database software and the internet. Experience with permit and inspection tracking software (such as AMANDA)
Availability to accommodate deadlines, meeting attendance and/or peak period workloads that may extend beyond the normal workday or may occur on evenings/weekends, as may be required.
Conditions of Employment
Valid Ontario Class G Driver’s Licence in good standing with a reliable vehicle to use on corporate business throughout the City, including subdivisions under construction where roads are not yet assumed by the City
Satisfactory Criminal Record Check
Other Important Information:
Location: Enforcement Services Office, 45 Cedar Pointe Drive, Barrie
Hours: The normal hours of work are 35 hours per week in accordance with the Collective Agreement
Wage: This position is within the CUPE Local 2380 Bargaining Unit with the following pay level and 2020 pay range:
Pay Level: Level 7
Yearly Salary: $62,663.49 to $75,086.85 per year
Hourly Pay Rate: $34.43 to $41.26 per hour
Benefits: This position includes a comprehensive union benefit plan, including but not limited to extended health and dental coverage, life and accident insurance, paid vacation and sick days, short/long term disability plans, OMERS pension plan, discounted rate for City Fitness Memberships and much more.