Compliance Officer - North York, Canada - RPRA

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Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority

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Are you passionate about protecting the environment? Do you go out of your way to reduce, reuse, and recycle? Do you envision a waste-free future?

If you answered yes to those questions, then we'd like to hear from you.

We are the Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority, Ontario's circular economy regulator.

Our vision is a circular economy today for a waste-free tomorrow.

Our mission is to support compliance with individual producer responsibility through education and enforcement to foster Ontario's circular economy, spur innovation, and protect the environment.

We are looking for a talented and committed individual to join us as a
Compliance Officer to support the government's efforts to protect the environment and advance a new economy in which all waste is reused, recycled and reintegrated.

The Compliance Officer is responsible for the successful execution of compliance activities related to:

  • regulations under the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act, 2016, and
- waste diversion programs and industry stewardship plans under the Waste Diversion Transition Act, 2016.

Following appropriate training and evaluation, this will include carrying out the role of inspector as set out in the legislation.

Practically speaking, you will:

Compliance (50%)

  • Reviews and verifies data reported by registrants under the RRCEA (including audits and verification reports) to ensure compliance with relevant regulations, registry procedures and compliance bulletins
  • Conducts inspections to identify potential compliance issues that require follow up and compliance action
  • Performs appropriate compliance actions associated with cases of noncompliance
  • Files, manages and closes appropriate inspection and compliance cases
  • Maintains documentation of compliance activities, e.g., inspection outcomes, followup compliance activities
  • Adheres to modern regulator principles, including communications for compliance
  • Supports regulated community consultations on compliancerelated topics
  • Implements compliance plans based on the Authority's riskbased compliance framework
  • Inspections and compliance cases may be conducted from the desk or on site but are expected to primarily be desk inspections
Registrant Service (35%)

  • Establishes a high level of satisfaction through all contacts, providing resolution of issues in a timely, accurate and professional manner, answering questions, and providing information
  • Assists in the development and provision of materials (e.g., FAQs, Compliance Bulletins, slide decks) for parties regulated to register and report
  • Ensures regulated parties are trained on the relevant systems to register and report
  • Advises regulated parties of their regulatory requirements
  • Makes recommendations on the regulated parties system interface to increase the usability of the system
Reporting and Analysis (10%)

  • Assists in efforts to identify best practices in data processes
  • Executes data processes to ensure data accuracy, consistency, completeness, and reliability
  • Creates, analyzes, and reviews reports for internal and external review and presentation
Administration (5%)

  • Provides administrative support to program committees and projects as required
  • Undertakes research to support program committees and projects as required
Other Duties

  • Perform other duties as assigned

Working with the Resource Productivity and Recovery Authority
This is a permanent full-time role working Monday-Friday from 9:00am-5:00pm, with flexibility as needed.

Our highly attractive total compensation plan includes a competitive salary (commensurate with experience), health benefits, a defined contribution pension, personal days and three weeks of vacation to start.

We work remotely and support flexible work schedules.
Remote work is expected to be completed from a location within Ontario.

Upon our return to the office, we will continue to support flexible work schedules but depending on the job requirements you'll need to be able to commute to our office.

We are conveniently located in North York on the Yonge subway line at Sheppard Avenue.

We are a small team operating in an entrepreneurial environment.

We are looking for team players who know what all hands-on deck means, can hit the ground running, and are ready to make the job their own.

You'll have plenty of opportunities for growth, development, and mentorship as you learn from our talented team. Our hope for you is that you'll be able to fine-tune your skills and move upward in our organization.

You will be a part of a collaborative team doing ground-breaking and meaningful work with a critical environmental and economic mission.



  • Postsecondary education or equivalent work experience


  • Six or more years' regulatory compliance experience considered an as

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