Regulations Officer Watershed Management

Full Time Permanent – OPSEU Union Position

The Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority (NPCA) is a community-based natural resource management agency that works to protect, enhance, and sustain healthy watersheds. With 60 years of experience, the NPCA offers watershed programs and services that focus on flood and hazard management, source water protection, species protection, ecosystem restoration, community stewardship, and land management.
The NPCA is one of 36 Conservation Authorities in the Province of Ontario. With 41 Conservation Areas within the Niagara Peninsula watershed, the NPCA manages lands that are held in public trust for recreation, heritage preservation, conservation, and education. These natural and shared greenspaces marry nature, culture and adventure to create limitless opportunities for discovery.

Summary of Duties
The Regulations Officer is responsible for compliance and enforcement functions pursuant to Ontario Regulation 155/06 (as amended) and the Conservation Authorities Act, implementing education and compliance strategies, following enforcement protocols as related to legal/prosecution activities, ensuring proper record keeping, reporting and documentation, and responding to regulation inquiries. The Regulations Officer works with internal and external clients to protect people and property from regulated hazards throughout the watershed and provides excellent customer service through effective communications.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responds to and investigates complaints (from the public, municipalities, other agencies/stakeholders) related to applicable regulations and policies
  • Conducts site inspections or investigations as required to ensure compliance with NPCA work permits, conditions and mitigation measures.
  • Resolves issues and violations with a primary focus on voluntary compliance.
  • Conducts site inspections and investigations as required.
  • Consults with technical staff as required, incorporating recommendations on compliance and violation concerns.
  • Implements enforcement procedures when opportunities for compliance are not successful or possible, including proper investigation, documentation and case preparation.


  • Diploma from a recognized college in Engineering, Environmental Studies/Sciences or related discipline
  • Currently designated as a Provincial Offences Officer or be eligible for designation
  • A satisfactory Criminal Record Check
  • Five (5) years’ experience in a Conservation Authority, municipal or government organization or similar environment, responsible for enforcement and compliance
  • Working knowledge or and related experience with Microsoft Office and use of digital mapping software
  • Effective conflict resolution skills
  • Detailed knowledge of applicable environmental legislation
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills with the ability to prioritize workloads

Location: NPCA Main Office – 250 Thorold Rd, Welland (hybrid work option available) with additional
travel within the watershed
Salary Range: $34.79 - $40.93/hr (35 hours/week – Union Grade 5 - 2021 rate)
Application Deadline: Wednesday, June 1st - 4:00pm

The NPCA is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity in the workplace. We do not condone or tolerate discrimination on the basis of citizenship, race, place of origin, ethnic origin, colour, ancestry, disability, age, creed, sex, gender identity, gender expression, family status, marital status, sexual orientation, or record of offence. Our hiring policies help ensure a consistent, diverse and objective hiring process that is non-discriminatory in nature, and compliant with the Employment Standards Act, Human Rights Code, Occupational Health & Safety, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disability Act as well as any other related legislation ensuring equal employment opportunities.

We can provide accommodation for a disability in all employment activities, in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. If you require an accommodation, please contact

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