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EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS OFFICER (RECRUITMENT POOL)
Organization:    Ministry of Labour
Division:    Operations Division
City:    Various Locations - Central, Various Locations - Toronto
Job Term:    Permanent
Job Code:    5523 - Employment Standards Auditor 2
Salary:    $1,321.19 - $1,624.55 Per Week*
Posting Status:    Open
Job ID:    49003
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Fairness in the workplace is the right of all Ontarians.

Employment standards are enforced under the Employment Standards Act, 2000, which sets out the rights and responsibilities of both employees and employers in Ontario workplaces.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this position, you will administer, enforce and obtain compliance with the Employment Standards Act, 2000, Employment Protection for Foreign Nationals Act and related legislation by:
• conducting workplace inspections
• investigating complaints of alleged violations
• exercising quasi-judicial powers
• rendering written decisions based on established standards
• issuing orders, notices and penalties
• issuing certificates of offences, developing crown briefs and laying charges as described under the Provincial Offences Act
• delivering educational seminars to various stakeholders

Available locations include: Mississauga, Newmarket, North York and Scarborough

How do I qualify?

Mandatory
• you hold a valid class “G” driver's licence or equivalent as recognized by the Province of Ontario to travel throughout the designated service area

Enforcement experience:
• you have experience interpreting, applying and enforcing legislation
• you have experience auditing records, gathering evidence and making decisions based on established standards
• you have experience conducting inspections and investigations to identify non-compliance
• you have knowledge of court procedures (e.g. for filing documents, serving as a witness in court proceedings, etc.)
• you have experience with issuing Certificate of Offences and Part III prosecutions

Knowledge of employment standards legislation and related regulations:
• you have knowledge of the Employment Standards Act, 2000
• you have knowledge of the Employment Protection for Foreign Nationals Act
• you have knowledge of other relevant provincial and federal legislation (e.g. Provincial Offences Act, Employment Insurance, Business Corporations Act, Insolvency and Bankruptcy Act, etc.)

Communication skills:
• you have oral communication skills to interview parities, serve as a witness in court and deliver presentations and educations seminars to internal and external stakeholders
• you have written communication skills to prepare orders, notes, reports, crown briefs, decisions and various other correspondence
• you have mediation, conflict resolution and negotiation skills to effectively impact and influence the actions of others when there are differing opinions and conflicting interests
• you have interpersonal skills to sustain positive relationships with businesses, employees and other relevant parties in potentially adversarial and emotional situations

Other important skills:
• you have organizational, planning and time management skills to deliver on performance objectives
• you are proficient with a variety of common office software (e.g. databases, word processing, spreadsheet, email, internet, etc.)

Additional information:

Address:  
  • Permanent, Various Locations - Toronto, Toronto Region
  • Permanent, Various Locations - Central, Central Region
Compensation Group:   Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Schedule:   6
Category:   Inspections and Investigations
Posted on:   Monday, December 10, 2012
 
Note:
  • Prior to the offer of employment, in accordance with the Ontario Public Service personnel screening checks policy, the top applicant(s) will be required to undergo personnel screening checks, which includes a police records check.
  • The number of positions to be filled has not been identified at this time. This competition will be used to create an eligibility list to fill upcoming opportunities within the next twelve months.
  • As part of the application process, a necessary first step is to complete a series of questions. These questions must be completed at the time of application. Please allow sufficient time to complete these questions when submitting your application. Your responses will be used to help determine those who will be selected for further screening or an interview.
All external applicants (including former employees of the Ontario Public Service) applying to a competition in a ministry or Commission public body must disclose (either in the cover letter or resume) previous employment with the Ontario Public Service. Disclosure must include positions held, dates of employment and any active restrictions from being rehired by the Ontario Public Service. Active restrictions can include time and/or ministry-specific restrictions currently in force, and may preclude a former employee from applying and/or accepting a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from applying and/or accepting a position with a specific ministry (either for a pre-determined time period or indefinitely). The circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment.
 
Remember: The deadline to apply is Thursday, January 3, 2013 11:59 pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.



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*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
 
 
 
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