Employment Details

Regulations Officer

Posting: 20210407
Date Posted: April 7, 2021
Closing Date: April 21, 2021

Regulations Officer
12-month contract - Full Time

Conservation Halton was created to protect, restore and manage the natural resources in our watershed but we have grown to become so much more. Today, we protect our communities and conserve our natural environment through planning, education and recreation and to support our partners in the creation of sustainable communities within our watershed.

We believe that diverse backgrounds and unique perspectives make us stronger. Conservation Halton is committed to be an equal opportunity employer, creating an inclusive work environment and encouraging employees to be their most authentic self, no matter their ethnic background, religious beliefs, age demographic, gender expression, sexual orientation, physical ability, mental health or general appearance. We also expect our employees to embrace and embody these values in all aspects of their work.

Four years ago, Conservation Halton started a process of transformation through our strategic plan, Metamorphosis. That strategic plan was an important first step for us to better understand the needs of our community and lay the groundwork for what needed to be done. Metamorphosis has now reached its end, but it is more important than ever for us to plan for the future. Our new strategic plan, Momentum, positions us to use the improvements and achievements we have made to carry us into the future for a more green, resilient, connected tomorrow. We are looking to build our team with the kind of inspired, ambitious, and strategic people that are not satisfied with the status quo, are excited by the opportunity in every challenge and are driven by meaningful, measurable results. If you are looking to join an environmentally-focused and socially-conscious community organization, then we are looking for you!

Your Opportunity

Reporting to the Manager, Regulations Program, the Regulations Officer is responsible for review, file administration and correspondence for:

  • Permit applications and approvals under Ontario Regulation 162/06
  • Communicate with private landowners, municipal, provincial, and federal partners, consultants, and other related stakeholders concerning lands subject to Ontario Regulation 162/06
  • Lead file review and coordinate internal comments into clear and concise external communications
  • Compliance and legal enforcement activities including site inspections
  • Negotiating with landowners to resolve complaints and violations

Your responsibilities include the administration of files concerning the regulations enacted under Section 28 of the Conservation Authorities Act. You will represent Conservation Halton at Tribunals and Ontario provincial offences court; and participate in corporate and inter-agency projects and studies that might be impacted by Conservation Halton’s regulations.

Do you believe in continuous improvement? We do – and our Regulations team is waiting for a solutions-oriented person who will lead the administration of files, including inspections and compliance under Ontario Regulation 162/06 and Conservation Halton’s Policies and Procedures, and will participate in regular internal meetings, develop, and maintain permit application databases, and prepare and develop guidelines and tools to help streamline application review.

Your Qualifications

  • A minimum 3 years work experience in a related field is required
  • Working knowledge of the Conservation Authorities Act, Section 28 regulations under the Conservation Authorities Act, Provincial Offences Act as well as other related provincial and federal legislation, protocols and agreements
  • Ability to read and comprehend construction and grading plans, as well as technical reports, and relate them to current Conservation Halton policies and objectives
  • Working knowledge of legal procedures related to the collection of evidence, enforcement procedures and protocols
  • Ability to provide fair and consistent application of Conservation Halton regulation policies
  • Strong problem solving, analytical, negotiation, organizational, collaborative and facilitation skills
  • A clear Criminal Record Check is required
  • A team player, capable of self-directed, independent work
  • Excellent problem solving, dispute resolution, negotiation and organizational skills, patient and professional
  • Ability to provide fair and innovative methods of program delivery
  • Solid time-management skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of stakeholders, including individual landowners and their agents, external agencies, government agencies, the development community and the public at large
  • Build, foster and sustain positive public and corporate image

Your Reward

  • Starting at $41.41 per hour (based on skills and experience)
  • You will work in an inspiring setting with views of the Niagara Escarpment and no traffic lights for several miles
  • You will work with a creative, talented, and solutions-focused team
  • You will work for an organization that provides flexible work arrangements and places tremendous value on professional development and wellness of its employees
  • Free access to Conservation Ontario parks
  • Season passes and lift tickets for the Glen Eden ski and snowboard area
  • Discounts on Conservation Halton services, food, and merchandise

Our Core Values

Be Respectful: Respect one another, celebrate diversity, and embrace new ideas.
Be Adaptable: Change is constant. Channel your passion, be innovative, and focus on results.
Be Collaborative: Share your knowledge, listen to understand, and always communicate clearly.
Be Sustainable: In everything you do, think conservation.
Be Accountable: Uphold your integrity, demonstrate measurable progress, and strive for excellence.

To Apply

Please email your application to careers@hrca.on.ca by April 21, 2021

Your application should include:

  • Your resume and cover letter in one pdf document
  • Reference your name and the position title in the subject line
  • In the body of your email, please indicate where you heard about this opportunity
  • We thank all applicants for their interest however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

    Conservation Halton is an equal opportunity employer in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Conservation Halton will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. Personal information provided is collected under the authority of The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

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