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By-law enforcement officers

OaSIS code 43202.02

By-law enforcement officers enforce municipal and provincial regulations.

Overview

Also known as

  • By-law enforcement officer
  • Property standards inspector

Main duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:

  • Enforce municipal and provincial regulations
  • Investigate complaints
  • Issue warnings and citations to commercial and residential property owners and occupants.

Additional information

  • By-law enforcement officers may specialize in the enforcement of one specific by-law.

Similar occupations classified elsewhere

Exclusions:

  • Employment insurance and revenue officers (12104)
  • Occupational health and safety specialists (22232)
  • Police officers (except commissioned) (42100)
  • Sheriffs and bailiffs (43200)

NOC hierarchy breakdown

NOC version

NOC 2021 Version 1.0

Broad occupational category

4 – Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services

TEER

3 – Occupations usually require a college diploma or apprenticeship training of less than two years; or more than six months of on-the-job training

Major group

43 – Assisting occupations in education and in legal and public protection

Sub-major group

432 – Assisting occupations in legal and public protection

Minor group

4320 – Assisting occupations in legal and public protection

Unit group

43202 – By-law enforcement and other regulatory officers

Occupational profile

43202.02 – By-law enforcement officers

Work characteristics

Work characteristics gathers the various components describing the work environment of each occupation, such as employers, work activities, and the work context. Each category displays up to 10 descriptors in descending order based, firstly, on their attributed ratings by the level of complexity (for Work Activities) or other measurement dimensions (for Work Context), and secondly, in alphabetical order. The whole list of descriptors and their ratings can be expanded at the bottom of each page.

Work Activities

Proficiency or complexity level
Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance
4 - High Level
Performing for or Working Directly with the Public
4 - High Level
Analyzing Data or Information
3 - Moderate Level
Applying New Knowledge
3 - Moderate Level
Clerical Activities
3 - Moderate Level

Work Context

Structural Job Characteristics

Structured versus Unstructured Work
Degree of freedom to determine tasks and priorities
2 - Low amount of freedom
Work Week Duration
Worked hours in a typical week
2 - Between 35 to 40 hours

Physical Work Environment

Physical Proximity
Physical distance from others
4 - Close (at arm’s length)

Physical Demands

Sitting
Duration
4 - More than half the time
Standing
Duration
2 - Less than half the time
Bending or Twisting the Body
Duration
3 - About half the time

Interpersonal Relations

Contact with Others
Frequency
4 - Every day, a few times per day
Duration
5 - All the time, or almost all the time
Work with Work Group or Team
Importance
3 - Important
Frequency
4 - Every day, a few times per day

Workplaces/employers

  • Municipal and provincial government agencies
  • Municipal governments
  • Provincial governments

Skills and abilities

This section displays the various competencies required for an occupation. Each category displays up to 10 descriptors in descending order based, firstly, on their attributed ratings by the level of proficiency (for Skills and Abilities) or importance (for Personal Attributes) and secondly, in alphabetical order. The whole list of descriptors and their ratings can be expanded at the bottom of each page.

Abilities

Proficiency or complexity level
Speech Recognition
4 - High Level
Auditory Attention
3 - Moderate Level
Colour Perception
3 - Moderate Level
Deductive Reasoning
3 - Moderate Level
Depth Perception
3 - Moderate Level

Skills

Proficiency or complexity level
Decision Making
3 - Moderate Level
Evaluation
3 - Moderate Level
Learning and Teaching Strategies
3 - Moderate Level
Monitoring
3 - Moderate Level
Oral Communication: Active Listening
3 - Moderate Level

Personal Attributes

Importance
Adaptability
4 - Highly important
Analytical Thinking
4 - Highly important
Collaboration
4 - Highly important
Concern for Others
4 - Highly important
Independence
4 - Highly important