Requisition ID: 3120
Number of Vacancies: 2.00
Department: Legal (20000045) – Legal (30000077)
Salary Information: $75,602.80 – $94,494.40
Pay Scale Group: 08SA (CAN/S/J/08SA)
Employment Type: Regular
Weekly Hours: 35
Posted On: March 30, 2021
Last Day to Apply: April 13, 2021
Reports to: Associate General Counsel
The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) is North America’s third largest transit system and has been recognized as one of the top places to work in the GTA. Guided by a forward-thinking strategic plan, the TTC’s vision is to be a transit system that makes Toronto proud. The TTC’s recruitment efforts are directly aligned to its mission of providing “a reliable, efficient, and integrated bus, streetcar and subway system that draws its high standards of customer care from our rich traditions of safety, service and courtesy.”
Coordinates, administers, and conducts court prosecutions for charges laid by TTC Special Constable Service, Revenue Protection Department or by Toronto Police Services Officers, if required. The role is responsible for representing the TTC in court (provincial, and by-law) and before administrative bodies. The role processes, reviews, and files statements of claim and defense, including related forms and documents.
Key Job Functions
- Co-ordinate, conduct and oversee the administration of court prosecutions and charges laid on behalf of the TTC by Fare Inspectors, Special Constables and Toronto Police Services Officers;
- Prosecute charges under the Provincial Offences Act for violations of TTC By-Law #1 and provincial statutes;
- Prepare cases, witnesses and legal research;
- Review and evaluate all prosecution files to determine that there is sufficient evidence to proceed with charges before the court, identify issues and determine strategy and procedures;
- Effectively conduct Early Resolutions hearings;
- Prepared to attend court daily to conduct trials, early resolutions and/or appeals;
- Represent the TTC in provincial and by-law courts as well as attending judicial pre-trials and preparation of written materials;
- Conduct and commence or respond to court motions before a Justice of the Ontario Court;
- Prepare, process and/or review various forms/documents/correspondence relating to the work performed (e.g. provincial summonses, disclosure requests/materials, subpoenas, probation orders, offence notices, etc.) for provincial and by-law offences;
- Liaise with court personnel to obtain court dispositions and other information for TTC related cases; evaluating and responding to Court decisions as required
- Deal with inquiries from the public respecting court procedures;
- Develop and maintain a good rapport with court personnel and ensure that they are aware of TTC operations and policies
- Participation in the TTC Customer Service Ambassador Program
- Promotes a respectful work and service environment that supports diversity, inclusion, and is free from harassment and discrimination. Provides leadership in the development and implementation of inclusive and accessible policies, programs and/or services for employees and customers in accordance with TTC’s commitments and obligations under the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC) and Related Orders, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), and TTC’s policies.
- Demonstrate specialized expertise and knowledge in the assigned field
- Communicate in a variety of mediums
- Understand and apply relevant laws and regulations
- Apply analytical skills
- Understand and apply administrative policies, processes, and procedures
Education and Experience
- Post-secondary education in a legal program, combined with several years of directly related work experience
- Courtroom experience in the prosecution of municipal and/or provincial offences in the Ontario Court of Justice
- Ability to deal appropriately with contentious situations and to exercise discretion, judgment, diplomacy and confidentiality Sound judgement, well developed organizational, analytical and problem solving skills
- Strong verbal and written communication skills are required in order to effectively prosecute or defend situations
- Extensive knowledge and understanding of the jurisdiction, procedures, practices and operations of the Provincial Offences Court;
- Strong organizational skills and a working knowledge of computers;
- Excellent oral and written communication skills combined with tact, persuasiveness and integrity to work effectively with the judiciary, other prosecutors, defence counsel, enforcement department and the public
To find out more about the TTC and to apply online, by April 13, 2021, please visit www.ttc.ca/jobs, click on “current employment opportunities” and enter Requisition ID 3120 in the search field.
We thank all applicants for their interest but advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
The TTC is committed to fostering a positive workplace culture with a workforce that is representative of the communities it serves. Committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion, the TTC encourages applications from all qualified applicants. Accommodation is available for applicants, including those with disabilities, throughout the recruitment process. Please contact Human Resources – Employment Services at 416-393-4570.
The TTC’s Employment Policy prohibits relatives of current TTC employees from being hired, assigned, transferred or promoted into positions, where there is a conflict of interest due to relationship. Should you be selected for an interview, you will be required to disclose the name, relationship, and position of any relative who is a current TTC employee.