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Administrative Hearing Officer

Do you have extensive experience within a legal or justice environment? Are you looking for casual employment? The County is looking to fill the contract position of Administrative Hearing Officer role within our Development Services Department.

This position will act as a quasi-judicial decision maker, independently reviewing written and oral hearings for those individuals that have been issued notices of administrative monetary penalties while ensuring hearings are held in a professional and efficient manner in accordance with the principles of administrative fairness and the relevant legislation and regulations. Specifically, the Administrative Hearing Officer will research and analyze information provided through the hearing process; engage in consultation with stakeholders; conduct oral and written hearings; render decisions and provide clear, concise reasons for findings in accordance with current law and program standards.

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • Post-secondary degree, diploma, or certification in a related discipline such as administrative law, investigation and enforcement, or criminology and a minimum of one (1) year demonstrated work experience in writing formal adjudication decisions* OR,
  • Post-secondary degree, diploma, or certification in an unrelated discipline and two (2) years demonstrated work experience in writing formal adjudication decisions* 
  • Minimum of one (1) year of experience interpreting and applying legislation, regulations and policy in complex situations.
  • Minimum of one (1) year of experience reviewing and evaluating evidence.
  • Advanced research, analysis and organizational skills.
  • Extensive experience interpreting and applying regulations and policies.
  • Highly effective communication skills, with the ability to engage in collaborative consultation with stakeholders and make progressive recommendations to improve program effectiveness and fairness of decisions.

* Experience in writing formal adjudication decisions must include demonstrated experience analyzing evidence from parties in an adversarial context, assessing credibility, and making findings of fact while taking into consideration applicable legislation, case law, policy, and the principles of administrative fairness (Note: Decisions made in a case management context or to determine eligibility for a benefit or program are not considered equivalent experience to writing formal adjudication decisions).

This contract position will work on an as-needed basis, up to 4 days a month. Compensation will be negotiated, and will include 4% in lieu of vacation. Please submit your application prior to 4:00pm on November 16, 2020 to

We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. We are an equal opportunity employer and support applicants with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request throughout the recruitment process.  Please email your request or call (613) 476-2148 ext. 1042.   

The personal information being collected will be used in accordance with The Municipal Act and The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and shall only be used in the selection of a suitable candidate.