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Tobacco Enforcement Officer, Health Promotion Division, Epidemiology Department, Windsor-Essex County Health Unit

Windsor, Ontario
Deadline November 19, 2010

(Grid Level 601-650) CUPE Local 543.3

Position Summary

Reporting to the Manager of Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention, the Tobacco Enforcement Officer will be responsible for providing education and consultation to support the successful implementation and compliance with the Smoke Free Ontario Act.  The Tobacco Enforcement Officer, in consultation with the manager, will be responsible for activities related to the enforcement of the Smoke Free Ontario Act including: coordinating and implementing unannounced inspections; investigation of complaints, collection and documentation of evidence, issuing of tickets, laying of information and assistance with prosecution as necessary.  Communication and coordination of education and enforcement activities with other enforcement agencies will be required.

Position Responsibilities

  • Provide education and support relating to attaining compliance with the Smoke Free Ontario Act
  • Enforce the Smoke Free Ontario Act
  • Work with other enforcement personnel, municipal staff and Health Unit staff to ensure efficient and effective enforcement
  • Conduct patrols, inspections, investigations and audits; identifies violations; issues notices and tickets; and, lays information related to the Smoke Free Ontario Act
  • Maintain appropriate detailed documentation for all complaints, investigations and charges
  • Prepare reports and issue correspondence related to the Smoke Free Ontario Act
  • Follow Health Unit Policy in dealing with all Smoke Free Ontario Act complaints and investigations
  • Conduct announced and unannounced inspections of places subject to the Smoke Free Ontario Act
  • Attend and give evidence in court as required
  • Use a specialized software program to manage all tobacco related inquiries, investigations, complaints, and enforcement activities
  • Attend local and regional enforcement meetings as required
  • Must work in compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and all policies and procedures of the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit.


The position requires:

  • Minimum OAC and some post secondary courses in law enforcement
  • Municipal Law Enforcement Officer (MLEO) basic training; Municipal Administration Program; Court Preparation Course
  • A minimum of 6 months practical experience in By-law enforcement
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Excellent documentation skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skill
  • A valid Ontario Driver's License and access to a reliable motor vehicle
  • Police clearance.

Assets include:

  • Competence in both official languages.

Application Process

Qualified individuals are invited to forward a resumé and cover letter by Friday, November 19, 2010 to

Nancy Smith, Manager of Human Resources
Windsor-Essex County Health Unit
1005 Ouellette Ave.,
Windsor, ON  N9A 4J8.   
Fax: (519) 258-6003
E-mail: [email protected].

We thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.