Under the direction of the Manager of Enforcement and Compliance, the Enforcement Officer will play and important role in the Authorities objectives to prevent, eliminate, or reduce the risk to life and property, and to encourage the protection, enhancement and enjoyment of our natural systems. The position entails environmental and construction compliance and protection initiatives, public safety, and community liaison and outreach within TRCA’s jurisdiction. The Enforcement Officer will conduct compliance monitoring and respond to public inquiries and complaints under the Authorities regulatory requirements and permitting processes, liaise and coordinate construction and landholding compliance initiatives, maintain communications with developers, consultants, contractors, special interest groups, stakeholders, and other Authority business units as it relates to planning permits, land management issues and corporate initiatives, and will participate in the Authorities flood watch program.
NOTE: Hiring at TRCA is contingent on the clearance of the Vulnerable Sector Screening. Candidates will be asked for a screening only where they have been selected as the leading candidate.
Conduct regular compliance audits of TRCA Planning and Development permit sites to ensure compliance with site plans, permit conditions, construction techniques and methodology, and environmental controls/ protections.
Identify and effectively address non-compliance issues and environmental concerns associated with approved development sites. Maintain effective client relations with partnering agencies, development industry, and stakeholders. Negotiate compliance and required permit amendments or revisions, and provide accurate information and advice relating to TRCA regulatory jurisdiction, legislation, and policies.
Respond to and address stakeholder concerns associated with unauthorized development activities within TRCA jurisdiction, and coordinate with partnering agencies and TRCA technical, planning, and senior staff to formulate solutions, and to develop compliance strategies.
Patrol TRCA parks and properties and promote appropriate public usage. Conduct inspections and investigations relating to public safety and land use infractions and respond to stakeholder concerns. Evaluate unlawful activities,
Identify infractions and initiate legal action for significant occurrences, when required. Collect evidence, prepare case files, issue offence notices, swear and serve Information’s, prepare Crown Brief, coordinate prosecutions, participate in court proceedings, and supervise execution of remedial works as negotiated through settlement agreement or Court Order.
Document daily compliance activities. Complete inspection reports and occurrence reports, document stakeholder concerns, and prepare summary reports regarding infractions.
Maintain a high level of professionalism associated with compliance principles, personal conduct, legislative knowledge, and attire. Positively represent and promote awareness of TRCA programs, initiatives, and regulatory jurisdiction.
Attend ongoing skills and development, internal and external technical and compliance training, and participate in team meetings regarding compliance trends, program initiatives, policies, procedures, and legislative jurisdiction. Maintain high level of technical knowledge associated with development practices and environmental issues.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Post-Secondary Degree or Diploma in Resource Management, Environmental or Civil Engineering, CET, Police Foundations, and/or related discipline.
Eligibility for appointment as a Provincial Offences Officer, with clean criminal background.
Three (3) years of experience directly relating to major tasks.
Possess a valid Ontario class G driver’s licence and a clean driving abstract.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Demonstrated knowledge of relevant legislation including the Conservation Authorities Act, Trespass to Property Act, Provincial Offence Act, Criminal Code.
Demonstrated knowledge of conflict resolution, negotiation, and procedures of law.
Experience with complex site plan comprehension, best management construction practices, construction methodology, environmental controls.
Knowledge of ecological principles, including ecosystem management, impact assessment, restoration and mitigation techniques.
Excellent analytical, communication, organizational, time management, service delivery and customer service skills.
Possess good judgment and effective solutions oriented decision-making abilities.
Able to maintain a high degree of confidentiality.
Able to work independently with minimum supervision.
Experience with Conservation Authorities Act, Section 28 and 29 an asset.
To apply to this posting, click on the “Apply” icon. Please submit your resume and cover letter quoting job posting #TRCA-127-20 prior to midnight on June 14, 2020.
While TRCA thanks all applicants for their interest, only those under consideration will be contacted for interviews. Please be advised successful incumbent(s) who are not presently permanent TRCA employees may be required to undergo a vulnerable sector and/or drivers abstract check.
TRCA is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive workplace. Our goal is to attract, develop and retain highly talented employees from diverse backgrounds, allowing us to benefit from a wide variety of experiences and perspectives. In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, and TRCA’s Accommodation Policy, accommodation will be provided at any point throughout the hiring process, provided the candidate makes their accommodation needs known to the Authority. We welcome applications from all qualified persons.