Commissioner, Legislative Services - City of Brampton

City of Brampton

City of Brampton 
Commissioner, Legislative Services

Brampton is a city focused on the future. We serve one of the youngest, fastest growing, most diverse cities in the country. We are a future ready organization with a sharp focus that is aiming high and thinking bigger. We sit at the centre of Canada’s innovation super corridor, encouraging investment and growing our global success. We are building a vibrant community that ignites opportunity and instills pride in the people who live and work here. Brampton is in the midst of transforming, out in front, as a pioneer of suburban excellence. Leaders in our organization understand success requires passion, creativity and agility. We value progress over process. We hold each other accountable. We are a team who is engaged, excited and empowered to deliver results for Brampton, and beyond. See for more information.
Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, the Commissioner, Legislative Services is responsible for providing strategic leadership and oversight for legislative conformance, regulatory compliance and corporate governance for all legislative services and functions. The Commissioner will play a critical role in shaping and achieving the vision and goals to support Council priorities while providing oversight to the corporate Legislative Services Department.  This role will fulfill the related activities and delegated assignments in accordance with the Municipal Government Act and other Provincial and Federal legislation, Council approved By-Laws, directions, policies and strategic plans to ensure corporate accountability, protection of privacy and transparency.
The Department includes the following business portfolios: Enforcement and By-Law Administration; Parking and By-Law Enforcement; City Clerk; Records and Information Management; Accessibility; Court Administration; Animal Services By-Law; Legal Services; Insurance and Risk Management.

Operational Strategy

  • Responsible for the Vision 2040 Strategy as a living document and ensure the legislative services functions are strategically aligned.
  • Provide oversight to ensure legislative conformance, administration and corporate compliance.
  • Collaborate with internal key stakeholders to enable transformation and to drive positive change to ensure a culture of change, innovation and legislative adherence.
  • Direct all activities including corporate governance, legislative compliance, corporate accessibility, record and information management, licensing, enforcement, parking and municipal by-law enforcement, Animal Shelter and Court Administration operations and City Clerk functions.
  • Establish goals, objectives, financial plans, strategy to support the Chief Administrative Office and alignment to Council’s strategic priorities.
  • Comply with all regulatory requirements and ensure rigour in enforcement, delivery and execution of services.
  • Keep abreast of changing priorities, trends and emerging issues and identifies areas of legislative impact to strategic plans, operations and the delivery of services.
  • Ensure quality service delivery encouraging high performance standards and a customer service-orientated approach.

People Leadership

  • Lead a large and diversified division consisting of legislative and enforcement functions.
  • Motivate, encourage and retain multi-discipline teams in the operational activities.
  • Coach, mentor and guide staff in an environment that promotes team building and service excellence.
  • Promote effective employee relations by encouraging increased engagement, integration and productivity.
  • Ability to foster engagement, debate and discuss building of consensus to achieve goals and objectives while respecting the diversity of the workforce.

Relationship Management

  • Liaise with other public, private sector organizations and government affiliations to exchange information, acquire knowledge and enhance legislative services for the community.
  • Collaborate and develop effective partnerships with senior leaders across the corporation.
  • Ensure strong working relationships with government relations, consultants, public and other internal/external stakeholders
  • Ensure the vision; mission and values of the corporation are represented at all levels of interaction between internal and external stakeholders.
  • Demonstrate corporate values at all times and maintain a high level of trust and confidence across all departments.

Corporation Governance

  • Ensure legislative conformance for all enforcement activities to include property standards, parking, licensing by-laws and administration.
  • Provide strategic oversight and management of the Animal Shelter and Provincial Offences Court to ensure operations perform as required by law and meet provincial and municipal legislation standards.
  • Oversee the statutory responsibilities of the City Clerk outlined in the Municipal Act and other relevant legislation are fulfilled and executed.
  • Provide oversight for the administration and compliance of the City’s Record Management Program and compliance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
  • Ensure access and inclusion through transparent accessibility programs are monitored and reviewed.
  • Keep abreast to stay informed and updated about governmental and community affairs and ensure senior stakeholders are aware of significant trends and legislative requirements.
  • Maintain knowledge of all laws and statutes, regulatory, judicial mandates, ordinances, legislative acts, codes and by-laws set out by the Federal, Provincial or Municipal levels of government.
  • Maintain and operate a modern and effective legislative records management system to monitor compliance, actions and legal requirements.
  • Responsible for the legal services division ensuring integrity, strong professional advice and direction to all stakeholders to secure its legal position and compliance with legal obligations.
  • Accountable for the administration of the City’s surplus funds and investment portfolios; oversee the Risk Management program that includes the development of loss prevention and insurance strategies to ensure adequate insurance coverage, cost effectiveness and mitigation of corporate risk.

Budget Management

  • Ensure all financial and procedural requirements (including financial planning, expenditure, and procurement and reporting) are carried out in accordance with corporate financial policies.
  • Use of effective resources and expense management at all times to meet corporate policies and guidelines.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate, assist senior stakeholders, and undertake special projects to support the Chief Administrative Office and Council priorities.


  • Post-secondary degree in Political Science, Business Administration, Public Administration, or other related discipline.
  • Master’s degree in political science, business administration, public administration, or other related discipline is preferred.
  • Minimum of 7 years progressive experience working in a senior management team environment.
  • Visionary and transformational senior leader.
  • Experience in legislation and compliance, field of law, enforcement, municipal Clerk’s office or municipal law.
  • Strong diplomatic, facilitation, influencing, collaborative and consensus-building skills
  • Expert knowledge of municipal, regional, provincial and federal governments, applicable legislation, and awareness of current social, economic and political priorities.
  • Ability to interact with internal and external key stakeholders, community groups, government agencies, public and private sector organizations.
  • Excellent communication skills, decision making, problem solving and conflict resolution skills to deal with senior stakeholders, as well as members of the public and special interest groups.
  • Experience developing strategic vision.
  • Demonstrated integrity and fiscal responsibility.
  • Ability to prioritize highly complex tasks with critical deadlines.
  • Exceptional political acuity and acumen and its interrelation with the Ontario municipal governance and administration
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and SharePoint.     

To apply for this exciting opportunity, email your cover letter and resume by October 1, 2021 to:
Patrick Rowan, Partner
Feldman Daxon Partners
416-515-7600 x254
We thank all of those who apply; however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. The City of Brampton values diversity and inclusion and encourages individuals to apply who can bring the value of their community and professional experiences to support diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Accessibility accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment and selection process. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance. Information collected will be handled in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Organization: City of Brampton
Location: Brampton, ON
Region: Zone 4
Professional Category(s): Business Analysis/Services, Executive / Administrative Management
Posted: September 1, 2021, 12:20 pm
Expires: October 1, 2021, 4:30 pm

Employment Type: Full Time
Employment Length: Permanent
Education Requirement: Bachelor’s degree
Job Experience: 5 years or more

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