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Ministry of Finance
Tax Compliance and Benefits Division - Compliance Branch
Hamilton, London, North York, Oshawa
Job Term:
8 Temporary assignment/contract for up to 18 months with the possibility of extension
Job Code:
05933 - Fuel & Tobacco Tax Inspector
$1,078.80 - $1,287.24 Per Week*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Job ID:
Are you a team player who is committed to your community through public service? Do you have an interest in public education and performing inspections? Then this is the opportunity for you.

Effective January 1, 2020, the correct salary range for this position will be $29.47 to $35.16 per hour/week in compliance with current OPSEU collective agreement provisions.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role, you will:

• conduct inspections and perform compliance reviews in a variety of settings including: fuel and tobacco retailers and distributors, tobacco farming and processing operations, as well as commercial motor vehicles and inter-jurisdictional transporters
• provide education on legislative requirements with the Fuel Tax Act, Gasoline Tax, Act, International Fuel Tax Agreement, Tobacco Tax Act and applicable regulations
• review documents, permits, licenses, contracts and applicable inventories
• identify illicit products and transactions
• calculate tax liabilities and/or issuance of penalty assessments and other sanctions

Please note: This position is available in multiple locations. When applying, please choose all of the locations that you would consider working from.

How do I qualify?


• You have a valid Ontario class 'G' driver's licence or equivalent, as recognized by the Province of Ontario, in order to travel extensively throughout the province, most often driving a ministry vehicle.
• You are able to work irregular hours.
• You are able to pass colour vision screening (being able to distinguish hues and colour markings).

Communication and interpersonal skills:

• You have very strong verbal communication and interpersonal skills to deal with operators, drivers and business owners in an assertive but respectful and supportive manner.
• You have proven oral and written communication skills to prepare clear and concise reports.
• You are able to effectively represent the Ministry in public awareness programs.

Technical knowledge:

• You have knowledge of and the ability to interpret and apply relevant legislation, policy and procedures.
• You have knowledge and/or experience in regulatory compliance and Ontario Court proceedings to gather evidence, provide testimony and provide support to prosecutions.

Analytical and judgment skills:

• You have strong analytical and evaluation skills to conduct inspections, examine records and assess compliance.
• You have sound judgment and take initiative to assess compliance in potentially difficult or contentious situations.

Additional Information:

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  • 3 Temporary, duration up to 18 months, 667 Exeter Rd, London, West Region, Criminal Record Check
  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 18 months, 5 Park Home Ave, North York, Toronto Region, Criminal Record Check
  • 3 Temporary, duration up to 18 months, 33 King St W, Oshawa, Central Region, Criminal Record Check
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Inspections and Investigations
Posted on:
Friday, December 13, 2019
  • In accordance with the Ontario Public Service (OPS), Employment Screening Checks Policy (ESCP), the top candidate(s) may be required to undergo a security screening check. Refer to the above to determine the screening checks that are required for this position.

    You will be responsible for obtaining the criminal record check at your own expense and provide it, along with your written consent, to the Transition and Security Office (TSO), Talent Acquisition Branch (TAB), HR Service Delivery Division (HRSDD) to evaluate the results. If applicable, the TSO, with your written consent, will request and obtain any additional employment screening checks that were not obtained directly by you. (Note: If a Vulnerable Sector Screening Check is required, it must also be obtained in person at your local police service).

    A record under the Criminal Code and/or other federal offence record(s) does not automatically mean you will be ineligible for the position. The employment screening check(s) will only be reviewed and evaluated by the TSO for the purpose of making a security clearance decision. The details of an individual's employment screening check(s) will be considered in specific relation to the duties and responsibilities of the position being filled. Employment screening check records will be maintained by the TSO and kept strictly confidential.
Please be advised that the results of this competition may be used to form an eligibility list of qualified candidates to potentially fill future vacancies represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU). In accordance with the Collective Agreement, eligibility lists are shared with OPSEU representatives. By applying to this competition, you are providing consent that your name may be shared with OPSEU representatives.
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 as applicable 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 being offered a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from being offered 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 Sunday, January 19, 2020 11:59 pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted.

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