Ministry of Public Safety & Solicitor General – Surrey

Administrative Hearing Officer
$57,480.47 – $65,417.88 annually

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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 notice 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.

The BC Public Service is an inclusive and accessible employer. Please advise the hiring manager if any accommodations are required to assist you to ensure equitable participation.

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.

For more information and to apply online by March 12, 2019, please go to:

Attention: only applications submitted through the BC Public Service’s employment website (see link above) will be accepted.