Endroit: Ville de Pickering, ON
Site web: http://www.mpac.ca
Date de publication: 28 feb 2018
Date limite: 14 mar 2018
MPAC Recruiting
Posting Date: February 28, 2018
Closing Date: March 13, 2018
Legislation Specialist (LEG)
$76,056 per annum
The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation, Legislation & Policy Support Services department has an excellent opportunity for one Legislation and Policy Analyst. Reporting to the Manager, Legislation & Policy Support Services, the successful incumbent will provide legislation and policy support to senior management, head office and field office staff and to other Provincial Government Ministries, municipal clients and the public.
The incumbent will:
  • Support the development of government legislation on proposed legislative changes and regulatory provisions necessary to implement property assessment and tax reform, and ongoing government initiatives;
  • Provide ongoing legislation support to MPAC senior management, head office and field office staff, municipalities, municipal associations, taxpayers and professional associations, private sector and other jurisdictions;
  • Provide policy support and interpretation to the President and C.A.O., management and field offices, other Ministries, municipalities, municipal associations, taxpayers and professional associations, private sector, and other jurisdictions. Conduct review and research of established and proposed assessment policy to determine feasibility and measure impact.
  • Prepare policy statements and issue policy directives to regional assessment office staff for implementing government policy and legislation changes;
  • Research and prepare correspondence and briefing material to be signed by the President and C.A.O. and senior management. Participate and represent the Corporation on interministry committees and coordinate and participate in Corporate committees.
  • Liaise and consult with Ministry of Finance staff, staff in other Ministries and stakeholders on legislation and policy issues. Communicate assessment policy and legislation initiatives through directives, guidelines, responses to enquiries and presentations to assessment staff and stakeholder groups;
  • Manage assessment legislation and policy-related projects, including planning and researching, assembling project team members and preparing business cases;
  • Manage court case decision process, including reviewing and summarizing decisions and advising MPAC staff about precedent-setting court decisions for court preparation.
  • Manage the legal opinion process, including reviewing incoming requests and background material, researching legislation and regulations, existing legal opinions and court decisions; identify and establish procedures. Issue direction on legal issues which have general application.


LOCATION: MPAC Head Office, Pickering, Ontario



  • Completion of relevant post-secondary education in property assessment, law, political science, economics, public policy administration or related field;
  • Minimum 5 years progressive in-depth knowledge and experience with policies and procedures, legislation, and precedent-setting court and tribunal decisions, preferably in the property assessment and taxation field;
  • Good knowledge of recent amendments to the Assessment Act and Municipal Act;
  • Good knowledge of property class regulation and other regulations required to implement property assessment and taxation reform;
  • Good understanding of appraisal techniques, including the three established methods for valuing property - market, income and cost;
  • Accreditation with Institute of Municipal Assessors and/or Appraisal Institute of Canada is an asset;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with ability to exercise tact and diplomacy;
  • Sensitivity to confidential information;
  • Excellent research and analytical skills to identify issues and problems, conduct research, analyse information and make recommendations; and
  • Ability to use a personal computer including a working knowledge of MS Word, Excel and related assessment tools (IPS, AIM, etc.)




To apply, please click on this link followed by the “Apply Online” icon below. Please use the Applicant Tracking System to create your Candidate Profile, upload your Resume and Cover Letter and apply to the posting by March 13, 2018. Please note, only applications submitted through the Applicant Tracking System will be accepted.


While MPAC thanks all applicants for their interest, only those under consideration will be contacted for interviews. Please be advised successful incumbent(s) who are not presently permanent MPAC employees may be required to undergo a criminal and drivers abstract check.





The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) is an independent, not-for-profit corporation funded by all Ontario municipalities. Our role is to accurately assess and classify all properties in Ontario, and with more than 1,700 employees in offices across the province, our assessors are trained experts in the field of property valuation. At MPAC, we know that maintaining work life balance is the key to fostering employee health, happiness and productivity. We offer generous vacation allowances, a self-funded leave program and flexible work arrangements to help ensure employees’ unique needs are met both at work and at home. For more information visit mpac.ca or aboutmyproperty.ca.


In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, and MPAC's Accessibility Standards for Ontarians with Disabilities Policy, accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.