The Mattagami Region Conservation Authority (MRCA) is a local watershed management agency located in Northeastern Ontario whose mandate is to deliver services and programs to protect and manage water and other natural resources. As the Regulations Officer you will be responsible for compliance activities of the Conservation Authority Act regulation made under Section 28 for the Mattagami Region Conservation Authority. The position is also responsible for the administration and enforcement of the City of Timmins Site Alteration By-Law. You will work closely with the Conservation Authority Planner and municipal staff and will report to the MRCA General Manager.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Develop and maintain Conservation Authority enforcement guidelines in consultation with staff.
- Develop and communicate outreach activities that generate an understanding of the Conservation Authority Regulations and build support within the municipality for the health and enhancement of our watershed’s natural resources.
- Provide guidance to staff, and others for administration of inspection, investigation or enforcement of the Regulation.
- Review, evaluate and issue permits under the City of Timmins Site Alteration By-law and prepare correspondence to respond to general inquiries.
- Regular review of Site Alteration Guidelines with stakeholder input under the agreement between the MRCA and City of Timmins.
- Provide and present reports to Boards and Municipal Council.
- Attend meetings relating to enforcement of regulations as the Authority representative.
- Liaise with municipalities, provincial and federal agencies, consultants, and the general public to ensure effective communication and information sharing.
Enforcement and Compliance:
- Provide necessary Site Alteration inspections ensuring compliance with legislation.
- Complete Conservation Authority inspections, investigations and enforcement of Ontario Regulation 165/06 the Development, Interference with Wetlands and Alterations to Shorelines and Watercourses Regulation, made under Section 28 of the Conservation Authorities Act. This includes performing site inspections, elevation surveys, attending site meetings, referring to municipal planning documents, ensuring compliance with plans and issuing violation notices to document any deficiencies and variances.
- Consult with landowners on remediation plans, permit applications and recommend a course of action to resolve violations of Ontario Regulation 165/06 and bring the project into conformance.
- Enforcement of Ontario Regulation 165/06, including leading the Conservation Authority process up to and including full prosecution of a violation and court ordered remediation.
- Assist staff and technical experts in the review, preparation or presentation of evidence, position statements or reports related to the enforcement of Ontario Regulation 165/06.
- Liaise with Conservation Authority solicitors, staff and the Board in support of charges; serve summons and subpoenas and appear in court to represent the MRCA.
- Attend as the representative of the Authority at appeals before the Environment & Land Tribunals Ontario, Mining and Lands Commissioner or cases before the Provincial Courts.
Qualifications and Requirements
- Degree in either Law Enforcement, Environmental Sciences, Planning, Physical Geography, Resource Management or a related discipline and 2 to 5 years related work experience.
- Knowledge and experience of legal procedures related to the collection of evidence, inspection procedures and enforcement practices and protocols related to investigations.
- A working knowledge of environmental legislation, permit approval process, planning statements and technical guidelines, i.e., storm water management guidelines.
- Ability to interpret earth processes, natural features and land uses from an extensive variety of maps and plans, use of air photos and interpretation in the field would be considered an asset.
- The ability to interpret construction and grading plans and technical reports such as Environmental Impact Statements, Storm Water Management Reports, Geotechnical and Hydrogeological studies, and relate them to current policies and objectives would also be considered an asset.
- Current designation as a Provincial Offences Officer or eligibility for designation.
- Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
- Strong organizational, time-management and facilitation skills.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office software suite, and use of digital mapping software.
- Knowledge on Conservation Authorities Act and Section 28 regulations.
- Must possess and maintain a valid Ontario “G” driver’s licence.
- A satisfactory Criminal Record Check is required prior to starting in this position.
Salary and Benefits
- 36 hours/week
- $76,185 -$91,437
- OMERS Pension
- Comprehensive Benefit Package
Submit your cover letter and resume as one .pdf document via email to the attention of David Vallier at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please reference “Regulations Officer MRCA-2021” in the subject line.
Friday, June 25, 2021
Accessibility accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process. If you require an accommodation, please make your needs known in advance.
We thank all applicants for your interest, however only candidates under consideration will be contacted.