By-law Toronto (Posting)

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By-law Toronto (Posting)

Postby mleo87 » Sat Aug 08, 2015 9:34 pm

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Job Classification Title MUNICIPAL STANDARDS OFFICER 1
Job ID # 2147752 X
Division Municipal Licensing & Standards
Section Investigation Services & Bylaw Enforcement
Work Location 433 EASTERN AVE.,ETOBICOKE CIVIC CENTRE, 2 CIVIC CENTRE COURT,NORTH YORK CIVIC CENTRE, 5100 YONGE ST,SCARBOROUGH CIVIC CENTRE, 150 BOROUGH DRIVE
Job Stream Bylaw/Law Enforcement
Job Type Permanent, Full-Time
Salary/Rate $36.85 - $40.37 / Hour
Hours of Work (bi-weekly) 70.00
Shift Information Various Shifts
Affiliation L79 Full-time
Number of Positions Open 13
Posting Date 24-Jul-2015
Closing Date 10-Aug-2015
Job Description

Major Responsibilities:

Carries out the legislated and legal requirements of a Provincial Offences Officer and/or Municipal Law Enforcement Officer, including the interpretation and application of a broad range of City of Toronto Municipal Code chapters, City bylaws and provincial statues, in a manner that ensures the integrity of law enforcement activities to be independent, neutral and impartial
Conducts proactive and reactive inspections and investigations of industrial, commercial, institutional and residential properties and vehicles, in the case of mobile businesses, in accordance with organizational standards and legislative requirements to ensure compliance with the City of Toronto Municipal Code, such as fences; property maintenance; graffiti; noise; waste collection, litter and dumping; adequate heat; abandoned appliances; and vital services.
Conducts inspections and investigations of licensed businesses and permit holders in accordance with organizational standards and legislative requirements to determine compliance, including those related to sign, café and marketing permits.
Conducts inspections and investigations into complaints related to zoning matters, pursuant to the Planning Act, including review of all related documentation.
Initiates and conducts joint inspections and/or investigations with City Divisions, law enforcement agencies, other municipalities, and provincial and/or federal governmental organizations
Maintain City records in the appropriate data management systems, and the required confidentiality related to the investigation process
Issues Notices of Violation, Orders, Part I and Part III processes of the Provincial Offences Act for non compliance of the Toronto Municipal Code, City of Toronto Act, Planning Act, Building Code Act and other City bylaws.
Employs appropriate investigative techniques to gather and analyze evidence and develop and implement investigative plans, including: conducting interviews of complainants, offenders, witnesses and others having relevant information, conducting surveillance, and seize, collect, document and properly store all evidence, including photographic and video evidence
Monitors remedial work of contractors to ensure compliance with contractual terms; provides contractor with written confirmation of work performed, including seizure of vehicles, equipment, signs, merchandise and goods, waste and other things that are in contravention of the bylaws; coordinate the recording, storage and release of such seizures in accordance with bylaw requirements and procedures.
Prepares correspondence and reports for management, Committees, Licensing Tribunal and briefs for prosecution.
Attends court and other quasi-judicial bodies to provide evidence such as: Committees of Council, Property Standards Committee, Licensing Tribunal and the provincial Residential Tenancy Tribunal.
Communicates orally and in writing with various stakeholders to meet the needs of diverse audiences.
Applies a customer service approach in interactions with others and, when problem solving and addressing bylaw infractions, utilizes alternate dispute resolution and/or mediation.
Represents the Municipal Licensing and Standards Division at various meetings with the public, elected officials, other Divisions and external organizations.
Interacts with the public, other law enforcement agencies, property owners, tenants, solicitors, City and other government officials/agencies.

Key Qualifications:

Your application must describe your qualifications as they relate to:

Experience in municipal or other regulatory enforcement environment, interpreting and applying by-laws/regulations, conducting investigations and taking appropriate enforcement actions required to obtain and ensure compliance or a combination of other relevant experience.
Experience in researching, analyzing and preparing documentation to address complicated issues.
Post secondary education in Security/Law Enforcement, Criminology or other discipline pertinent to the job function or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience in dealing with the public in dispute management or conflict resolution situations.
Must possess and be able to maintain a valid Province of Ontario Class “G” Driver’s License and must qualify for the City’s equipment operating permits and requirements.

You must also have:

Excellent interpersonal skills when dealing with the public, council members and staff in other service areas.
Ability to use a computer and utilize a variety of software applications such as Microsoft Office and case management systems.
Ability to write in a clear, concise and legible manner.
Ability to organize fieldwork, exercise initiative and independent judgment and work with minimal supervision.
Thorough knowledge and understanding of the by-laws and legislative requirements relating to the division’s core functions.
Ability to read and interpret related documents, e.g. Engineering plans, architectural and landscape drawings and legal documents.
Ability to work rotating shifts (day, afternoon, night, weekend and holidays) independently, in an outdoor environment which can include extreme weather conditions.
Must have use of a car, be properly insured, and be able to maintain same.
Ability to lift objects (weighing up to 20 kgs into box of pick-up truck).
Experience or knowledge of presenting evidence in court or other discovery proceedings, would be an asset.

Note:

Selected internal candidates may be required to provide a current Police Reference Check as a condition of employment for this position. For external candidates being considered further, you will be required to provide a current Police Reference Check as a condition of employment for this position.
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Re: Municipal Standards Toronto (Hiring)

Postby Stephan 416 » Tue Sep 01, 2015 10:55 am

Hi All

I applied on Aug 10th ... anyone get a call or e-mail yet? Also what is the normal amount of time before getting a response from a job application with the city if they are interested in you?

Thanks for any info provided.

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Re: Municipal Standards Toronto (Hiring)

Postby Irfanali Gulamhusein » Tue Sep 01, 2015 3:44 pm

Stephan 416 wrote:Hi All

I applied on Aug 10th ... anyone get a call or e-mail yet? Also what is the normal amount of time before getting a response from a job application with the city if they are interested in you?

Thanks for any info provided.


Where was the job posting for this position?

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Re: Municipal Standards Toronto (Hiring)

Postby Stephan 416 » Wed Sep 02, 2015 8:34 am

It was on the City of Toronto website under Jobs.

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Re: Municipal Standards Toronto (Hiring)

Postby mleo87 » Thu Sep 03, 2015 12:54 pm

Stephan 416 wrote:Hi All

I applied on Aug 10th ... anyone get a call or e-mail yet? Also what is the normal amount of time before getting a response from a job application with the city if they are interested in you?

Thanks for any info provided.


As far as I know testing has not happened yet.
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Re: Municipal Standards Toronto (Hiring)

Postby Stephan 416 » Fri Sep 04, 2015 11:56 am

mleo87 wrote:
Stephan 416 wrote:Hi All

I applied on Aug 10th ... anyone get a call or e-mail yet? Also what is the normal amount of time before getting a response from a job application with the city if they are interested in you?

Thanks for any info provided.


As far as I know testing has not happened yet. After the test there are 2 interviews and then you are required to pass the training course which is approx 3 months before you are officially %100 hired and receive your designation/sworn in as a Provincial Offices Officer/MLEO.



Hey thanks for the response

Did you apply? or did you apply before?
Do you know how long it normally takes to get a response?

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Re: Municipal Standards Toronto (Hiring)

Postby mleo87 » Fri Sep 04, 2015 5:29 pm

Response time can vary, it's still a government job and takes on average twice as long as a private sector job call. From the day you submit your application to the day you start training I have heard that it's anywhere from 4-8 months, but could be less or could be more.
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Re: Municipal Standards Toronto (Hiring)

Postby RemingtonSteel » Fri Sep 04, 2015 9:19 pm

They offered me a spot last time but I ended up going elsewhere. I believe it was 4 months or so after applications closed before calls went out for testing, then another month or two after testing for interviews, then after that it was another month or so for them to start background checks and references...... be patient.

Toronto overall seems like a good outfit to work for though. The thing about By-law is that depending on your employer and specialization, the job can be either a really awesome law enforcement job, or a really boring regulatory one.

Myself, I've been fortunate and I really enjoy doing DOLA dog attack investigations, taxis, gaming compliance, land encroachments, after hours noise at bars/clubs etc. I really don't care for doing fence heights or illegal billboard signs.
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Re: Municipal Standards Toronto (Hiring)

Postby mleo87 » Sat Sep 05, 2015 9:07 am

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Re: Municipal Standards Toronto (Hiring)

Postby Stephan 416 » Tue Sep 29, 2015 11:16 am

Has anyone heard anything yet?

Also does anyone know if the testing they do for this is very job specific or if it is more of a general aptitude test? I have been searching for examples but no luck. Any info on this would be great.

Thanks

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Re: Municipal Standards Toronto (Hiring)

Postby mack_silent » Tue Sep 29, 2015 9:01 pm

I would like to know the same. Should I be studying up City of Toronto bylaws?
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Postby mleo87 » Sun Oct 04, 2015 7:56 am

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Re: Municipal Standards Toronto (Hiring)

Postby mack_silent » Sun Oct 04, 2015 10:26 am

Thanks!

Testing is later this week.
I've already created a study guide that focuses on learning ALL the bylaws and prov offences for our province.
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Re: Municipal Standards Toronto (Hiring)

Postby adeboy » Mon Oct 05, 2015 9:42 am

How many people from the applicant pool usually write the assessment?
Also, in terms of the assessment, how many multiple choice questions does it consist of?

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Re: Municipal Standards Toronto (Hiring)

Postby mleo87 » Mon Oct 05, 2015 3:11 pm

adeboy wrote:How many people from the applicant pool usually write the assessment?
Also, in terms of the assessment, how many multiple choice questions does it consist of?


The exact number of applicants from the pool who are invited to write an assessment doesn't really matter it's irrelevant. If you are properly qualified and didn't lie on your application, or do not have a criminal history than you can bet that you will be assessed. The only people who would know that information would be HR rep's themselves. I have no idea if that number of applicants has increased or decreased, these days I'd bet it's increased.
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