BAND 6 – British Columbia Container Trucking Commissioner – Deputy Commissioner – (52513)
Posting Title: BAND 6 – British Columbia Container Trucking Commissioner – Deputy Commissioner
Position Classification: Band 6
Location: Vancouver, BC V8W 2S8 CA (Primary)
Salary Range: $125,000 to $143,000 annually
Close Date: 7/19/2018
Job Type: Regular Full Time
Temporary End Date
Ministry/Organization: BC Public Service -> Other Public Sector
Ministry Branch / Division: Crown Agencies and Board Resourcing Office
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British Columbia Container Trucking Commissioner – Deputy Commissioner
Crown Agencies and Board Resourcing Office
Salary: $125,000 to $143,000 annually
Business and Structure
Established under the province’s 2014 Container Trucking Act, the Container Trucking Commissioner oversees the container trucking industry in the Lower Mainland and enforces compliance with the Act, issues Container Trucking Services licenses within the Truck Licensing System and facilitates ongoing policy and regulatory review. The Container Trucking Commissioner is appointed through Order in Council by the Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, and has accountability to the Minister.
The Commissioner is responsible for providing oversight of Metro Vancouver’s drayage industry through:
Managing the Container Trucking Services License Program;
Investigating, auditing and enforcing compliance with the Act;
Ongoing review of rates, regulations and policy based on consultations with the industry; and
Overseeing the confidential Drayage Complaint Line.
The Office of the BC Container Trucking Commissioner (“OBCCTC”) has an average annual budget of approximately $975,000 and consists of the Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner, Registrar, four to five contracted auditors, and several contracted investigators. The OBCCTC’s offices are located at 1085 Cambie Street Vancouver, B.C. The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure also provides administrative support to the OBCCTC. The OBCCTC’s website is available here: http://obcctc.ca/about-the-obcctc/.
The container trucking sector in the Lower Mainland plays a significant role in the supply chain serving the Port of Vancouver, Canada’s largest trade gateway to North America. A stable and efficient container trucking sector is critical to Port of Vancouver growth and its success as a preferred destination for the increased volume in North American container traffic expected in the years ahead.
The Lower Mainland container trucking sector has had a history of instability, with work stoppages occurring in 1999, 2005, and most recently in 2014. In March 2014, following a 28-day labour disruption at the Port of Vancouver, the governments of Canada and British Columbia and the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority (“VFPA”), together with labour representatives, reached an agreement to resume full operations with the signing of the Joint Action Plan.
Through the Joint Action Plan, the Government of British Columbia committed to support better working conditions for container truckers and to ensure efficient and reliable operations at the Port of Vancouver by providing regulatory oversight of the container trucking industry via the Container Trucking Act and Container Trucking Regulation. The legislation established the British Columbia Container Trucking Commissioner, which oversees the industry and enforces the rate structure contained in the Regulation.
Rates for container truck drives had not changed since 2014 and so as of June 1, 2018 the Province amended the Container Trucking Regulation to provide an interim rate increase of 2.6%. To ensure fair and equitable wages in the sector, the Commissioner has also been directed by the Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure to consult with industry on the sector’s regulated rate structure and other issues that fall outside the scope of the regulated rate structure. The Commissioner will deliver a final report and recommendations to the Minister in the fall of 2018.
The Commissioner has recently begun to expand the OBCCTC’s enforcement capacity by bringing on new auditors and investigators to aid in ensuring compliance with the regulated rates.
The Commissioner is also responsible for administering the Container Trucking Services License program and associated truck tag system which gives container trucking companies and their truck fleets access to port lands. A new Truck Tag Policy was instituted in January of 2018 and the Commissioner is currently monitoring its implementation. If necessary, the Commissioner will consider adjustments to the policy in Fall 2018.
The Commissioner, the Deputy Commissioner and the OBCCTC Registrar comprise the core team that performs the functions and responsibilities of the OBCCTC. The Deputy Commissioner also works closely with Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure staff who are the liaison between OBCCTC and the province, and provide administrative and financial support services for the OBCCTC. Ministry of Attorney General legal counsel also works closely with the OBCCTC, providing legal advice and support.
Responsibilities and Appointment Criteria
Reporting to the Commissioner, the Deputy Commissioner will be responsible for supporting the Commissioner’s oversight of the Metro Vancouver drayage industry, as well as managing day-to-day operations of the OBCCTC and other duties as required.
The Deputy Commissioner’s responsibilities include:
Managing the Container Trucking Services License Program:
Responsible for the development and delivery of policies and procedures for the regulation and licensing of container trucking in the Lower Mainland including: responsibility for the annual license issuance program; developing license reports and recommendations for the Commissioner; management of the OBCCTC’s Truck Tag Policy; and engagement and coordination with the Port of Vancouver on licensing and financial administration issues.
Communications support and stakeholder engagement:
Support the Commissioner, as required in developing OBCCTC communications materials including correspondence, responding to enquiries and providing information for various mediums.
Other responsibilities as directed by the Commissioner:
Oversight of OBCCTC administrative functions including performing due diligence of OBCCTC responses to FOIPPA-related requests, financial administration, procurement, contract management and ensuring appropriate records management systems are in place.
The Deputy Commissioner role provides critical support to the Commissioner, and the position requires a unique set of skills and expertise given the complex regulatory environment within which the OBCCTC operates. The Deputy Commissioner must possess good judgement, strong communication skills, the ability to manage challenging issues, the ability to demonstrate credibility and engender the trust and respect of industry participants, stakeholders and partners.
The ideal candidate for Deputy Commissioner will possess the some or all of the following:
Knowledge of and experience in trucking services operations;
Knowledge of container terminal operations;
Experience in and/or knowledge of government licensing structures;
Experience in issues management across a variety of different types of management/administrative and communications related issues, preferably in a regulatory environment; and
Experience in conflict resolution.
Experience in or knowledge of the Lower Mainland drayage industry would be an asset.
This is a full-time position.
The Term for this appointment is 18 months.
The position is based out of Vancouver. The successful candidate is expected to work out of the OBCCTC offices in Vancouver.
Annual compensation for the Deputy Commissioner is to fall within a range $125,000 and $143,000, per direction from the Appointee Remuneration Committee. As the appointment for this position is by Order in Council, the Deputy Commissioner’s compensation within this compensation range will be determined by the Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure.
Process for Submitting Expressions of Interest
You may submit an Expression of Interest for this position by clicking on the “Apply Online Now” button at the bottom of this page. For more information, refer to the Crown Agencies and Board Resourcing Office website (gov.bc.ca/cabro).
British Columbia Appointment Guidelines
Appointments to British Columbia’s public sector organizations are governed by written appointment guidelines. For more information about the appointment process, and to view a copy of the guidelines, refer to the Crown Agencies and Board Resourcing Office website (gov.bc.ca/cabro).