The Town of Innisfil and Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury are recruiting for two Hearing Officer positions as outlined in the Administrative Monetary Penalties System (AMPS). 

Term

Concurrent with the term of Council, ending November 14, 2026 (or thereafter until a successor(s) is appointed).

About the opportunity

The Town of Innisfil and Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury are jointly recruiting two Hearing Officer positions.

The Hearing Officer provides an independent review of the decision of a Screening Officer as outlined in the Administrative Monetary Penalties System (AMPS) program for by-laws designated by Council. The Hearing Officer is an independent/external, contract position established in accordance with the Screening and Hearing Officer By-laws of the Town of Innisfil and Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury and is not a Town employee position.

Job description

The Hearing Officer(s) will be required to:

  • Conduct hearings in accordance with the Statutory Powers Procedure Act and exercise the power of decision in the review of screening decisions, as set out in the Administrative Monetary Penalty By-Law, for both the Town of Innisfil and Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury
  • Issue oral and written decisions in accordance with the Administrative Monetary Penalty By-law, including decisions on whether to affirm, reduce or cancel administrative penalties and/or extend the time to pay administrative penalties in accordance with associated by-laws and policies
  • Ensure that decisions are independent and free of outside influence. Decisions made by the Hearing Officer are deemed final and binding

Currently, the AMPS program relates only to parking. Should the AMPS program be expanded to include other by-laws in the future, the duties of the Hearing Officer(s) may (at the discretion of each Town) be extended to such matters.

Meetings

The Hearing Officer will conduct hearings 1-2 times per month as required.

Requirements

  • Preferably a member of Society of Ontario Adjudicators and Regulators (SOAR) and/or the Law Society of Ontario (LSO)
  • Formal post-secondary education in Law Enforcement, Regulatory Law, Public Administration, or related field and/or have an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with respect to adjudicative processes, including conducting trials or hearings for Provincial tribunal or courts
  • Experience in interpreting and applying appropriate legislation, including Municipal by-laws, the Municipal Act, the Provincial Offences Act and the Statutory Powers Procedure Act
  • Formal training and experience in mediation and alternative dispute resolution
  • Demonstrated knowledge in use of computer software including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel)
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal, written and presentation), and highly effective leadership and facilitation abilities
  • Ability to formulate reasoned decisions and communicate them clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing; and to deal courteously and effectively with staff, stakeholders, consultants, and the public
  • Good organizational, time management and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated respect for diversity and inclusivity in maintaining a fair and transparent process for all persons, regardless of physical or mental abilities
  • Committed to ongoing professional development to enhance expertise and remain current in the field
  • Flexibility to provide services on an as-needed basis (approximately 1-2 day(s) per month). Hearing schedules will be determined in consultation with both Bradford and Innisfil

Remuneration

Remuneration will be paid at a rate subject to the agreement.

How to apply

If you are interested in this contract for services, please send an expression of interest, including qualifications in a cover letter and resume to mharris@innisfil.ca by 4:30 p.m. on November 30, 2022.

The Town of Innisfil and the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury are committed to diversity and inclusion and thank all applicants in advance. Accommodations are available during all stages of the recruitment process in accordance with the Human Rights Code. We thank all applicants for their interest, however only candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.