Tobacco Enforcement Officer

Posting Number: 
August 19, 2016 04:30 PM
Job Type: 
Part Time Permanent

Reporting to the Manager, Health Protection Programs, the successful candidate will be responsible for the enforcement associated with the Smoke-Free Ontario Act and Regulation, within the jurisdiction of the Board of Health for Elgin St. Thomas Public Health. 

As the successful candidate, the Tobacco Enforcement Officer plays a critical role by completing regular inspections, investigation of complaints, collection and documentation of evidence, laying charges, legal/prosecution activities, coordination activities with other enforcement agencies and education of premise operators.


  • Successful completion of an Ontario Secondary School Diploma  or equivalent as recognized in the province of Ontario
  • Successful completion of a post secondary diploma with concentration in the field of security and law enforcement.
  • Qualifications in good standing to be designated a Provincial Offences Officer
  • In depth knowledge of Ontario Public Health Standards, Health Protection and Promotion Act and Smoke-Free Ontario Act and Regulation.
  • Knowledge, skills and a up to two (2) years of recent and relevant experience. 
  • Must be capable of establishing positive interpersonal relationships and able to manage premise operator complaints in a non-confrontational manner.
  • Effective documentation skills and ability to write clearly and concisely in preparing court documents and other reports.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational, critical thinking and problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrated initiative and ability to work both independently and as an effective team member.
  • Demonstrated excellent computer skills in MS Office and database systems.
  • Valid Ontario Driver’s license and consistent access to a reliable vehicle
  • A criminal reference check completed within the last six (6) months from a Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC), inclusive of vulnerable sector screening, will be required of the successful candidate.

Please submit your resume and cover letter to by August 19, 2016. 

Elgin St. Thomas Public Health strives to meet the standards set out in the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) Customer Service Regulation, and will support candidates to modify our recruitment and selection process, should there be a need to modify or remove barriers in order to accommodate those with disabilities, if requested. Should a candidate be contacted and require accommodation at any point throughout the recruitment and selection processes, please notify the Human Resources representative who has contacted you.

For further information about Elgin St. Thomas Public Health and the community we serve, please visit us at,

Derek McDonald, Manager, Human Resources

Elgin St. Thomas Public Health

Your interest in this opportunity is appreciated.  Only those under consideration will be contacted.