Property Standards & Municipal Law Enforcement Officer (up to 2)

August 5 2022
Industries Public administration
Categories Govt., NPO, Social & Community Work, IP, Patents, Trademarks, Legal, Paralegal, Legal, Paralegal, Property Management, Real Estate, Property Management, Real Estate, Security, Protective Services, Defence
Kingston, ON

Position Summary

Reporting to the Supervisor, Licensing & Enforcement, the General ByLaw Enforcement Officer is responsible for the enforcement of municipal by-laws and various provincial acts and will resolve complaints and provide information and guidance regarding municipal general bylaw issues.

Inspect properties within the City of Kingston and in accordance with the Ontario Building Code Act to assure compliance to the Property Standards Bylaw and Yards Bylaw.

Investigate, respond to and ensure compliance and enforcement of various provincial acts and all applicable by-laws and relevant legislation with tact, firmness, impartiality and sound judgment;

Enforce the animal control by-law including apprehension of dogs at large and support the Responsible Pet Ownership Program (RPOP);

Communicate with members of the public relating to specific cases, enforcement procedures and education regarding the City’s bylaws;

Serve legal documents, issue warnings, infraction notices and summons’ in cases of non-compliance and conduct follow-up site visits;

Act as an ambassador for the City with residents and visitors;

Responsible for data entry and for providing statistical information and reports;

Collect license fees where applicable;

Work with outside agencies to coordinate efforts relating to City properties;

Prepare documentation and provide evidence in support of charges for Legal Services;

Attend court, tribunals and appeals committee meetings;

Work closely with all members of the department and liaise with other City departments to ensure a cooperative and consistent approach to enforcement;

Make referrals to other departments and agencies;

Assist with general Licensing & Enforcement department duties as required;

Follow the City of Kingston’s policies and code of conduct;

Conduct duties by foot, bicycle or in a vehicle;

Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications, Competencies

2 year diploma in Community and Justice Services, Police Foundations or related;

2 years' work experience in enforcement, community services, or related field;

Ontario Association of Property Standards Officers (OAPSO) training preferred;

Member of the Property Standards Association or willingness to join upon hire;

Preference given to candidates who have completed the MLEO (Municipal Law Enforcement) Part 1;

Completion of MLEO Part 2 an asset;

Must demonstrate corporate competencies: Customer Focus, Results Orientation, Integrity, and Teamwork.

Skills, Abilities, Work Demands

Demonstrated knowledge of City Bylaws, Provincial Offences Act, Municipal Act, Dog Owners Liability Act, Ontario Building Code, Landlord Tenancies Act, Municipal Freedom of Information and Privacy Protection Act and how they relate to the day to day operations of Bylaw enforcement;

Demonstrated public relations skills and able to resolve contentious issues in a professional and efficient manner;

Able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing;

Able to conduct duties with a high degree of tact while exercising sound judgement and discretion;

Able to prepare and give evidence at tribunals, appeals meetings, and in court with a high degree of accuracy;

Able to handle stressful situations on a regular basis;

Able to work in unpleasant environments and small/confined areas, including crawlspaces and basements etc.;

Able to work with minimal supervision;

Must be team oriented, flexible and committed to continuous self-improvement;

Possess basic Microsoft Office skills (Outlook, Word and Excel);

Able to perform the essential duties of the job and be willing to work outside in all environments;

Knowledge of Cityview and other GIS mapping tools an asset;

Must possess and maintain a valid class “G” licence with a satisfactory driver’s abstract;

Must be available to work nights and weekends if required;

Must obtain and maintain a satisfactory criminal record check, including Vulnerable Sector.

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