Part-Time Municipal Law Enforcement Officer

Municipal Corporation Bowmanville Municipality Of Clarington

The Corporation of the Municipality of Clarington Clerk’s Department
requires a Permanent Part-Time Municipal Law Enforcement Officer I

The Municipal Clerk’s Department requires one permanent part-time Municipal Law Enforcement Officer I.  The duties and responsibilities of the Municipal Law Enforcement Officer I are performed under the direct supervision of the Manager of Municipal Law Enforcement.  The Municipal Law Enforcement Officer I will primarily administer and enforce the Municipal and Regional Parking by-laws, animal-related by-laws and legislation to ensure a safe and sanitary environment for animals and people, and may occasionally be required to investigate clean and clear, minor zoning issues, various regulatory by-laws and trade licensing.  Hours of work will be scheduled by the Manager of Municipal Law Enforcement from Sunday to Saturday and will include days, evenings, nights, and weekends.  The schedule will be shifts totalling up to 24 hours per week.


  • Enforcement and education of Municipal By-laws.
  • The issuance of Parking Infraction Notices.
  • Towing and impounding of vehicles as required.
  • Ensure all parking meters and equipment are in good repair and proper working order.
  • Preparation and maintenance of all necessary parking enforcement records.
  • Attendance at court as required.
  • Preparation of all documents required to establish motor vehicle ownership.
  • Investigations, case file management, inspections to determine compliance with by-laws, preparation of material for court, liaison with various municipal and provincial agencies.
  • Handling of stray/injured/aggressive animals.
  • Responding to Animal-related by-laws.
  • Investigation of dog attacks.
  • Kennel inspections.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • The successful candidate shall be at least 18 years of age and possess a College Diploma in an enforcement related discipline; or possess equivalent qualifications in skills and work-related experience to the satisfaction of the Municipal Clerk.
  • One year of related experience.
  • A working knowledge of the standard practices and procedures of the Ontario Court system, the Provincial Offences Act, the Highway Traffic Act, Building Code Act, the Municipal Act, 2001, the Criminal Code of Canada, the Dog Owner’s Liability Act, Pounds Act, enforcement of Municipal By-laws, as well as the Statutory Powers Procedures Act and other related federal and provincial statutes.
  • Understanding of relevant animal related legislation.
  • Tactical Communications Skills
  • Knowledge and ability to handle and assess all sized breeds of animal, being cats, dogs, livestock, small mammals including wildlife, and reptiles.
  • Demonstrated understanding of domestic animal behaviour, including recognition of posture and situational stimuli affecting behaviours, would be an asset.
  • Strong investigative skills, as well as excellent oral and written skills.
  • The ability to work shifts, including evenings and weekends, is a necessity.
  • The ability to work well alone as well as in a team environment is a necessity.
  • The ability to deal effectively and positively with the public, appointed and elected officials professionally and confidentially.
  • A keen sense of accuracy, urgency, thoroughness and sound judgement.
  • A valid driver’s licence in good standing and use of a reliable vehicle.
  • A clean Criminal record.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and ability working with Microsoft office suite, related software applications.
  • Must be legally able to work in Canada.

Rate of Pay:  $26.12/hour, maximum of 24 hours per week

Mileage:   $ 0.57.5 per kilometre as per the current Canada Revenue Agency rates

The process to determine the successful candidate will include both a written and skills test. A pass will be considered to be 60 per cent on each test with the highest score considered in the award.  Interviews will be granted to those applicants that meet the minimum score requirements during the testing process.

The following is required at the time of interview:

  • Proof of current automobile insurance coverage and a current Driver’s Abstract
  • Valid Ontario Driver’s License

The successful candidate must provide, at their own expense, a satisfactory criminal reference check, from a Canadian Police Information Centre, before commencing employment.   Applicants who have been employed with the Municipality within the last year and have provided a CPIC within the last 365 days are exempt.

Applications will be received in confidence until 4 p.m., Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Please quote File #07-20

Human Resources Division
Municipality of Clarington
40 Temperance Street
Bowmanville, ON  L1C 3A6

Emails may be forwarded to; applications will not be retrieved from other sources (file sharing sites – One Drive).

Applicant information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, 2001 (S.O. 2001, c.25) to determine employment eligibility with the Municipality of Clarington.  Questions about this collection should be directed to the Director of Corporate Services, 40 Temperance St., Bowmanville, ON, L1C 3A6, 905-623-3379.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.

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