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ADMN O 21R – Investigator

Job Information
Author ahnationtalk
Date September 4, 2019
Deadline Open
Type Full Time
Company BC Public Service
Salary $58,629.96 - $66,726.25 - Annual
Location Prince George, BC
Category Miscellaneous
Client BC Public Service
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ADMN O 21R – Investigator

Posting Title: ADMN O 21R – Investigator
Position Classification: Administrative Officer R21
Union: GEU
Location: Prince George, BC V3L4J8 CA (Primary)
Salary Range: $58,629.96 – $66,726.25 annually
Close Date: 9/29/2019
Job Type: Regular Full Time
Temporary End Date
 Ministry/Organization:BC Public Service -> Public Safety & Sol General
Ministry Branch / Division:Community Safety Unit, Policing and Security Branch
Job Summary:

Administrative Officer R21
2 positions are available in Prince George.
An eligibility list may be established.

As of November 27, 2018, an annual lump sum retention incentive of up to $5,000 is available to regular permanent positions in the following roles and classifications in the Community Safety Unit, Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General working in investigations related to the Cannabis Control and Licensing Act:

  • Administrative Officer 21 – Investigator
  • Administrative Officer 24 – Senior Investigator

An excellent opportunity to apply your analytical expertise

The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

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 Community Safety Unit’s team of investigators conducts inspections and investigations that may result in regulatory action, including the issuance of administrative monetary penalties or recommendations for provincial or criminal charges to Crown. Investigators are responsible for ensuring that their duties are conducted in a professional manner and in accordance with the principles of administrative fairness and consistent with the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, so that the objectives of the legislation are upheld, including protecting public health and safety, preventing young people from accessing cannabis, and deterring criminal activity.

With over 200 different occupations available in 280 communities across the province, we offer exciting opportunities for your career. Come be a part of the BC Public Service, a Top 100 Employer that embraces diversity, health and career growth. For more information, please see What We Offer.

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile.  For specific position related enquiries, please contact DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS.  For more information about how to complete your job application, add/edit your resume and for more useful tips when applying for jobs, please refer to the Your Job Application page on the MyHR website. If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.

NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the competition.

In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:

  • Diploma, certification or equivalent in a related discipline such as administrative law, investigation and enforcement, or criminology.
  • A minimum of three years (within the past five years) experience in a compliance and enforcement environment.
  • A minimum of three years (within the past five years) experience in conducting inspections or investigations.
  • Experience producing written fact-based evidentiary reports of a complex and technical nature while maintaining confidentiality.

Preference may be given to someone with the following: 

  • Experience with covert operations and surveillance;
  • Recent policing experience (within the last three years);
  • Experience utilizing Major Case File Management;
  • Experience with regulatory inspections or investigations in the Provincial government; and
  • Experience writing, preparing and organizing search warrants, sometimes involving multiple agencies.

Special Requirements: 

  • Satisfactory background and security screening to qualify as a Special Provincial Constable;
  • May be required to travel alone, late at night in remote areas of the province, under a variety of weather conditions;
  • Required to work weekends, evenings, on a flexible schedule;
  • Must have the ability to sit for long periods in poor conditions while carrying out surveillance;
  • Must be able to respond to provocation, threats and intimidation tactics in a professional manner;
  • Valid BC driver’s licence required;
  • Required to work in locations that may pose a variety of risks/hazards (e.g. weapons, drug use, prostitution, organized crime, remote locations, poor weather, etc.).

Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting.

Enhanced Security Screening will be required.


Cover letter required: NO – Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.

Resume required: YES – A resume is required as part of your application, however, it may not be used for initial shortlisting purposes.

Questionnaire: YES (COMPREHENSIVE) – As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. Please allot approximately 60 minutes to complete the questionnaire.

IMPORTANT: Comprehensive questionnaire responses will be used to shortlist applicants against the job requirements. Please ensure you include all relevant information about your educational accomplishments and employment history including job titles, start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and your accountabilities and accomplishments.

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