Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General

2 positions available in Surrey.

Administrative Hearing Officer

$56,478.64 – $64,337.78 annually

Cannabis legalization represents an historic shift in public policy.  British Columbia has prioritized the goals of protecting children and youth, promoting health and safety, keeping the criminal element out of cannabis, keeping our roads safe, and supporting economic development.

The Administrative Hearing Officer, reporting to the Deputy Director of the Community Safety Unit, will act as a quasi-judicial decision maker under the delegated authority of the Director of the Community Safety Unit. The compliance and enforcement actions of the Community Safety Unit may result in various consequences for offenders, including administrative monetary penalties. The Administrative Hearing Officer will independently review written and oral hearings for those individuals that have been issued noticed of administrative monetary. They must ensure that the hearings are held in a professional and efficient manner, in accordance with the principles of administrative fairness and the relevant law and regulations.

Qualifications for this role include:

  • Post-secondary degree, diploma, or certification in a related discipline such as administrative law, investigation and enforcement, or criminology and a minimum of 1 year demonstrated work experience in writing formal adjudication decisions; OR
  • Post-secondary degree, diploma or certification in an unrelated discipline and a minimum of 2 years demonstrated work experience in writing formal adjudication decisions (for example: writing decisions including analyzing evidence and making findings of fact, or, writing recommendations including setting out options and recommendations)*.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Minimum of 1 year experience interpreting and applying legislation, regulations and policy in complex situations.
  • Minimum of 1 year experience reviewing and evaluating evidence.

*Decisions made in a case management context or to determine eligibility for a benefit or program are not considered equivalent experience to writing formal adjudication decisions.

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