City of Toronto Bylaw Officer Temporary in Toronto, ON

City of Toronto

Branch Toronto ON CA

Bylaw Officer
Toronto, ON

Uses a number of City databases and information sources, both electronic and hard copy including electronic map viewer programs and data entry programs….

Major Responsibilities:

  • Conducts environmental related field sampling, inspections and investigations of: industrial, commercial, institutional and residential properties, mobile and non-mobile businesses and operations, sewers and watercourses to ensure compliance with City of Toronto by-laws and applicable environmental regulations
  • Observes and investigates potential infractions of statutes, environmental regulations and by-laws regulating the use of Sewers By-Law (Municipal Code Chapter 681-Sewers) and the Water Supply By-Law (Municipal Code Chapter 851) to determine whether infractions have occurred. Assesses the infraction and initiates corrective action
  • Collects and documents evidence, takes photographs and detailed, precise and accurate written notes maintained in a city issued log/note book
  • Inspects wastewater/water systems for evidence; issues infraction warning notices, letters by registered mail, Orders and tickets; conducts telephone and in person conversations and follows up to determine whether infraction has been corrected
  • Installs, maintains, retrieves and calibrates field monitoring instrumentation; and downloads and/or reviews field data, compiles and calculates and interprets all field monitoring data
  • Interacts with the general public, property owners, tenants, Fire and police officials, prosecutors, City and other government officials to resolve problems
  • Uses a number of City databases and information sources, both electronic and hard copy including electronic map viewer programs and data entry programs
  • Attends Provincial court, Committees of Council and Tribunals to give evidence
  • Issues Part I ticket offences and Part III Summons. Prepares written and concise documents for legal proceedings pertaining to violations of the City’s environmental By-Laws. Attends court, swears information before the Justice of the Peace. Reviews case briefs with prosecutor and presents evidence; makes recommendations on fine to be issued
  • Prepares correspondence and reports for Management, Committee, Tribunals and briefs for prosecution
  • Completes written inspection reports and manual entry into databases within specified timeframes
  • Conducts on-line research and field investigation of property information to ascertain compliance with City environmental by-laws/regulations and to notify owners of violations
  • Issues notices, Orders, certificates, tickets and summonses and effects service of same
  • Examines plans, drawings and reports from industrial, commercial and institutional properties and clients
  • Conducts educational and outreach programs with members of the public and business/industry associations
  • Trains new staff and summer students regarding proper wastewater and water sampling and compliance inspections and enforcement actions
  • Responds to public complaints and emergencies involving Toronto’s sewer system and watercourses
  • Follows direction of Manager and Supervisor and interacts with all members of the Unit


  • Secondary school graduation diploma or an equivalent combination of education, experience and training in the field of Environmental Compliance and enforcement
  • Experience or equivalent post-secondary educational training in Environmental Law and Case Law pertaining to the interpretation and application of environmental by-laws and in conducting inspections, taking detailed notes, investigations and appropriate enforcement action to obtain and ensure compliance.
  • Experience or equivalent educational courses in interpreting wastewater and water analytical data and understands industrial processes which generate wastewater.
  • Experience in dealing with the public in dispute management or conflict resolution situations.
  • Possession of a valid Ontario Driver’s License Class “G” and the ability to pass the test for and be qualified to receive a City Equipment Operator’s License and meet all conditions set out in the City of Toronto’s Drivers Manual.
  • You must also have:

    • Advanced knowledge of environmental sampling procedures and techniques.
    • Knowledge of chemistry and chemicals used in industrial processes and how the chemicals can be generated from the process.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills when dealing with the public, Council members, and staff in other service areas.
    • Ability to write in a clear, concise and legible manner.
    • Ability to plan, prioritize, organize and work independently.
    • Ability to independently organize, prepare and carry out tasks efficiently to meet deadlines and metrics.
    • Ability to read and interpret plans and drawings.
    • General knowledge of wastewater treatment processes and industrial unit processes.
    • Ability to compile accurate information and prepare effective written reports and correspondence using a computer.
    • Thorough knowledge and understanding of the by-laws and related legislation governing environmental matters.
    • Ability to lift objects and equipment weighing up to 20kg into a vehicle or other location.
    • Ability to work rotating shifts (day, afternoon and night), independently in an outdoor environment which can include extreme weather conditions

    Police Reference Check:

    Selected candidate will be required to provide a current Police Reference Check as a condition of employment

    Number of positions Open and Work Location:

    • Two (2) permanent vacancies located at 30 Dee Avenue.
    • Two (2) temporary vacancies located at 30 Dee Avenue.

    or proceed with Standard Application Form.

    Employment Type: Temporary
    Location: Toronto, ON, CA
    Posted on: 2016-11-01
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