Job Posting #22157

Licensing Enforcement Officer

Closing Date:Wed., Mar. 27, 2019
Department:Administration Corporate Serv
Location:Niagara Falls SAEO Office
Type:Regular Full-Time
Union:CUPE 1287
Salary:$30.50 - $32.26 per hour
Work Hours:40 hrs / week

About Niagara Region

Serving a diverse urban and rural population of more than 430,000, Niagara Region is focused on building a strong and prosperous Niagara. Working collaboratively with 12 local area municipalities and numerous community partners, the Region delivers a range of high quality programs and services to support and advance the well-being of individuals, families and communities within its boundaries. Nestled between the great lakes of Erie and Ontario, the Niagara peninsula features some of Canada's most fertile agricultural land, the majesty of Niagara Falls and communities that are rich in both history and recreational and cultural opportunities. Niagara boasts dynamic modern cities, Canada's most developed wine industry, a temperate climate, extraordinary theatre, and some of Ontario's most breathtaking countryside. An international destination with easy access to its binational U.S. neighbour New York State, Niagara attracts over 14 million visitors annually, as well as a steady stream of new residents and businesses.


Responsible for investigations and enforcement of Regional and applicable local municipal licensing and regulatory by-laws and applicable provincial and federal legislation.

Conducts inspections of licenced industries, businesses, vehicles  and individuals which includes salvage/auto wrecking yards, second-hand shops and dealers, tow truck drivers, vehicles and yards, taxis/transportation service brokers, owners vehicles and drivers, and body rub and adult entertainment parlor owners, operators and entertainers/attendants.

Reads, interprets and applies legislation and direct out of scope occurrences to the appropriate industries and coordinate re-inspection or enforcement actions. 

Prepares audits and recommendations to monitor compliance. 

Issues warnings, certificates of offence, summonses, and subpoenas to violators per guidelines and engages other partners when needed to ensure community protection and public safety and security. 

May issue Work Orders, Orders to Discontinue Activity, search warrants, entry orders and inspection and evidence seizure pursuant to the Municipal Act.


  • Completion of a 2 year college diploma in Police Foundations, Law and Security, or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered


  • Requires 3-5 years’ experience enforcing by-laws in a similar environment
  • Additional training and/or experience in court service procedures and practices evidence collection, preservation and presentation preferred
  • Must be able to be appointed as a Municipal By-Law Enforcement Officer and designated as a Provincial Offences Officer upon hire


  • Must be capable of carrying out all of the duties assigned to a Municipal Law Enforcement, and Provincial Offences Officer and Peace Officer.
  • Must possess details knowledge of legislation (privacy, Ontario Traffic Manual) and be able to keep knowledge related to legislation current
  • Must be able to work without direct supervision.
  • Must be able to remain calm and self-controlled under pressure
  • Must be proficient in using the MS Office suite of software including Excel internal databases, provincial databases and GPS.

Special Requirements

  • Must possess and maintain a valid and unrestricted specified license for the class of the vehicle operated
  • In accordance with the Corporate Criminal Record Check Policy, the position requires the incumbent to undergo a Criminal Records Check and submit a Canadian Police Clearance Certificate.
  • Must sign an Oath of Secrecy and Confidentiality Agreement upon hire
  • Upon hire the employee must successfully complete and maintain Book 7 Certification, Use of Force Certification, De-escalation and Legislative Certification, WHMIS 2015, and Spills Containment and Environmental Hazards Certification
  • Upon hire the employee must maintain memberships with Municipal Law Enforcement Officers Association, Regulatory and Enforcement Directors Council of Ontario and the Associaiton of Municipal Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario
  • Rotational shift work is required including weekends and holidays

Closing Statement

Uncover the wonder of the Niagara Region and join a team dedicated to meeting tomorrow's challenges TODAY!

Let us know why you would be an excellent team member by submitting your online application.

We thank all candidates for their interest however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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