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How to Apply: Employment Standards Officer

1. Application

Visit the OPS Careers website. Review the job ad and job description to understand the job and duties.  Review the Realistic Job Preview.

To help you decide if you would like to apply for the position of Employment Standards Officer, please complete the Self-Assessment Questionnaire. This questionnaire is for your personal use and is not required to be submitted with your application.

You are required to complete an Employment Standards Officer Application form and email the completed signed form to by the deadline. Late submissions/emails will not be considered. Resumes and other format of information will not be considered for the process.  Be sure to review the instructions for completing the Application Form which is the first page of the Application Form. 

As part of the application process you are required to complete a series of mandatory qualification questions at the beginning of the form and to identify your location preference at the end of the form. If these parts of the form are not complete the application will be considered as incomplete and not included in the recruitment process.  You will receive an acknowledgement within 5 business days of submitting your form.   

If you have applied for the position of Employment Standards Officer in the past you must reapply again to be considered, and indicate on your application that you have applied in the past.

2. Screening

All applications received on or before the closing date are screened and rated against the qualifications outlined in the job ad. Applicants whose form information and answers to the series of questions best demonstrate how they meet the qualifications to do the job will be invited to continue in the hiring process.

3. Invitation to Written Test

You will be invited to complete a written test of up to 1 hour, instructions will be provided at the time of invitation. If you are successful you will be invited to a Behavioural Interview.

4. Invitation to Behavioural Interview

You will be asked questions which will require you to provide examples from your work experience. The interview is scheduled for up to 60 minutes. This Ministry of Labour panel interview focuses on personal suitability for the job.

If you are successful you will be invited to a Technical Interview. 

5. Invitation to Technical Stage (interview and written test)

There are 2 parts to the Technical Stage which will assess your knowledge, skills and abilities:

  1. Oral Interview – Scheduled for up to 1 hour
  2. Final Written Assignment – Scheduled for up to 1 hour

If you are successful a reference check will be completed.

6. Reference Check

You will be provided with a “Reference Check Consent Form” to complete and return at the Technical Interview stage. You will be asked to provide references from current and past employment.

7. Employee Corporate File Reviews (OPS employees only)

If you are successful and are an OPS employee an employee corporate file review will be completed.

8. Enhanced Security Screening Check

In accordance with the Ontario Public Service Employment Screening Checks Policy, the top candidate(s) will be required to undergo an enhanced security screening check. This position requires enhanced-level screening check under the OPS Employment Screening Checks Policy which includes a criminal record check, local police record check, driver records check (at time of hire), and credit check.

You will be responsible for obtaining the criminal record check at your own expense and provide it, along with your written consent, to the Transition and Security Office (TSO), HR Service Delivery Division to evaluate the results. If applicable, the TSO, with your written consent, will request and obtain any additional screening checks as indicated in the Additional Information / Address section above that were not obtained directly by you. (Note: If a Vulnerable Sector Screening/Check is required, it must also be obtained in person at your local police service.)

A record under the Criminal Code and/or other federal offence record(s) does not automatically mean you will be ineligible for the position. The screening check(s) will only be reviewed and evaluated by the TSO for the purpose of making a security clearance decision. The details of an individual's screening check(s) will be considered in specific relation to the duties and responsibilities of the position being filled. Screening check records will be maintained by the TSO and kept strictly confidential.

Please note job offers are conditional upon a successful enhanced security screening check.

9. Offer to the Successful Candidate

If you are the successful candidate, we will contact you with a verbal offer of employment. If you accept, we will send you an appointment letter that will include information such as your start date, position classification and starting salary.

NOTE: New hires undergo a mandatory and intensive three–four month training program in Mississauga/GTA.