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Summer Students - Municipal Law Enforcement

The Corporation of the Municipality of Clarington
Legislative Services Department Requires Two
Summer Students for its Municipal Law Enforcement Division

The Municipality of Clarington is pleased to accommodate individual needs in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, within our recruitment process. If you require accommodation at any time throughout this process, please contact the Human Resources Division at

The Legislative Services Department requires two Summer Students in its Municipal Law Enforcement Division. Reporting to the Municipal Law Enforcement Coordinator, the Summer Students will be responsible for the duties including those listed below.


  • Enforcement of regulatory By-laws such as the Clean and Clear By-law, Traffic By-law and encroachments onto municipal property.
  • Enforcement of Region of Durham’s West Nile control regulations.
  • Conduct field inspections and investigations on complaints and alleged infractions.
  • Patrol areas of Clarington and assist in educating members of the public regarding responsible pet ownership.
  • Issue warning to individuals who are witnessed violating municipal by-laws.
  • Prepare written material for corporate records and possible further legal action, and if required, testify in court.
  • Assist in educating members of the public regarding Clarington’s regulatory by-laws.
  • Performs other related duties as required from time to time.


  • Candidates must currently be enrolled and returning to full time studies in a post secondary recognized educational institution on a full time basis and maintaining a course load of 3 or more courses in the fall of 2021, and documentation that provides proof of current enrolment as well as identifying your status in the program must be submitted with your application. Failure to provide documentation may disqualify you from future consideration.
  • Candidates must be enrolled in Police foundations or similar law enforcement program at college or university.
  • Ability to work well in a team environment and work within the policies defined by the Municipality.
  • Intermediate level computer skills preferably utilizing Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word and Microsoft Teams.
  • Ability to deal with the general public in a courteous and confident manner.
  • Good public relations skills with the ability to be a positive ambassador for the Municipality.
  • Minimum 18 years of age.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Detail oriented; capable of conducting inspections and investigations with minimal supervision.
  • Keen sense of accuracy and urgency.
  • Use of own motor vehicle for work.
  • Must provide own safety footwear.
  • Must possess a valid Class G Ontario Drivers Licence, and a satisfactory Driver’s Abstract from the Ministry of Transportation.
  • Flexibility in scheduling and the ability to regularly work weekends is a necessity.
  • Candidates must be available from May 25, 2021 to August 27, 2021.
  • Must be legally eligible to work in Canada.

Rate of Pay - $15.26 per hour plus applicable mileage.

All candidates will be required to provide the following information at the time of interview:

  1. Proof of valid Ontario driver’s license
  2. Proof of current automobile insurance coverage
  3. Current satisfactory driver’s abstract.

The successful candidate will be required to provide a satisfactory criminal reference check prior to commencing employment. Applicants who have been employed with the Municipality within the last year and have provided a CPIC within the last 365 days are exempt.

The interview may include written and oral testing to assist in determining the successful candidate. The passing score will be considered to be 60 per cent on each test with consideration given to the candidate with the highest score.

Applications will be received in confidence until 4 p.m., Friday, March 5, 2021.

Human Resources Division
Municipality of Clarington
40 Temperance Street
Bowmanville, ON  L1C 3A6

Please quote: File #20-21

Emails may be forwarded to; applications will not be retrieved from other sources (file sharing sites – One Drive).

Applicant information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, 2001 to determine employment eligibility with the Municipality of Clarington. Questions about this collection should be directed to the Director of Legislative Services, 40 Temperance St., Bowmanville, ON, L1C 3A6, 905- 623-3379.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.

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