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Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General

2 positions available in Surrey.

Administrative Hearing Officer
$58,629.96 – $66,726.25 annually effective April 14, 2019

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 Community Safety Unit, operating within the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General, is charged with the responsibility of conducting inspections and investigations of illegal cannabis dispensaries and related operations to ensure compliance with federal and provincial cannabis laws.

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 notices of administrative monetary penalties. 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. The work performed by the Administrative Hearing Officer will help ensure that the objectives of the legislation are upheld, including protecting public health and safety, preventing young people from accessing cannabis, and deterring criminal activity.

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 (SEE SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS); OR
  • Post-secondary degree, diploma, or certification in an unrelated discipline and 2 years demonstrated work experience in writing formal adjudication decisions (SEE SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS).
  • Minimum of 1 year experience interpreting and applying legislation, regulations and policy in complex situations.
  • Minimum of 1 year experience reviewing and evaluating evidence.

Special Requirements:

  • Experience in writing formal adjudication decisions must include demonstrated experience analyzing evidence from parties in an adversarial context, assessing credibility, and making findings of fact while taking into consideration applicable legislation, case law, policy, and the principles of administrative fairness (Note: 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).

For more information and to apply online by April 26, 2019, please go to: https://bcpublicservice.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/59757