The City of Clarence-Rockland is recruiting for Hearing Officers.

A Hearing Officer is an independent/external, contract position established in accordance with the Hearings Officer By-law of the City of Clarence-Rockland and is not a City employee position.

As a Council-appointed Hearing Officer, the successful candidate will review decisions made by Screening offices in relation to municipal by-law penalties issued as part of the City’s Administrative Monetary Penalty System (AMPS). 

All decisions made by the hearing Officers are deemed final and binding.  They may be conducted in person or virtually.  Members of Council, their relatives and persons indebted to the City are not eligible to apply.


Conduct hearings in accordance with the Statutory Powers Procedure Act and exercise the power of decision in the review of screening decisions, as set out in the AMPS By-law;

Issue oral and written decisions in accordance with the AMPS By-law, including decisions on whether to affirm, reduce or cancel administrative penalties and/or extend the time to pay administrative penalties in accordance with associated by-laws and policies;

Ensure that decisions are independent and free of outside influence.  Decisions made by the Hearing Officer are deemed final and binding;


Demonstrated knowledge and experience with respect to adjudicative processes, including conducting trials or hearings for provincial tribunal or courts;

Demonstrated knowledge and experience in interpreting and applying appropriate legislation, including Municipal by-laws, the Municipal Act, the Provincial Offences Act and the Statutory Powers Procedure Act;

Demonstrated knowledge and experience in mediation and alternative dispute resolution;

Demonstrated knowledge in use of computer software including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel);

Excellent communications skills in both official languages, French and English (verbal, written and presentation), and highly effective leadership and facilitation abilities;

Ability to formulate reasoned decisions and communicate them clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing; and to deal courteously and effectively with staff, stakeholders, consultants, and the public;

Good organizational, time management and interpersonal skills;

Demonstrated respect for diversity and inclusivity in maintaining a fair and transparent process for all persons, regardless of physical or mental abilities;

As this position is on an as-needed basis, the successful candidate must have the flexibility to provide services on a part-time basis, as hearings are held. 

A criminal record check must be provided upon hiring only (must be dated less than three months prior to the requested date.) This is a condition of employment.


Successful applicants will receive a retainer of $400 and $100 per hearing.

Interested applicants may forward a PDF copy of their cover letter and resume to the attention of the Clerk at no later than October 3, 2023 at 4:00pm.  We thank all applicants however only those selected for an interview will receive a response.

In accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection Privacy Act, the information gathered is collected pursuant to the Municipal Act, 2001, as amended. The City of Clarence-Rockland is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes. If contacted for an employment opportunity, please advise the Clerk if you require accommodation.