STO 18R – Bylaw Enforcement Officer

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City : Victoria

Category : Other

Industry : Government

Employer : BC Public Service

Bylaw Enforcement Officer
Scientific Technical Officer R18

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Located in Coast Salish territory, the Islands Trust is a federated body responsible for protecting the unique amenities and environment of 13 major gulf islands and more than 450 smaller islands and surrounding waters in the southern Strait of Georgia and Howe Sound. Created by the Province via the Islands Trust Act, Islands Trust plans and regulates local land use, advocates on key environmental issues impacting the area, and protects land through the Islands Trust Conservancy. Islands Trust works closely with other government agencies and First Nations to accomplish its mandate.

Working independently, and reporting to the Bylaw Enforcement Manager, this position provides professional bylaw investigation services throughout the Trust Area. Specific responsibilities include: receiving and processing complaints, investigation of complaints, interpreting bylaws, and permits, establishing and communicating requirements for compliance to property owners, planners and local trust committees, monitoring and reporting enforcement status of all active files, preparing evidence for use in court cases and maintaining detailed, up to date, confidential records.

The BC Public Service is an award winning employer and offers employees competitive benefits, amazing learning opportunities and a chance to engage in rewarding work with exciting career development opportunities. For more information, please see What We Offer.

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. 

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.

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

  • Bachelor’s degree or 4 years post-secondary education relevant to the position or an equivalent combination of education and direct work experience may be considered.
  • At least three years’ experience in law, private investigations or bylaw enforcement together with practical experience in preparing cases for prosecution or administrative processes.
  • Experience applying Acts such as the Local Government Act, Community Charter, Islands Trust Act, Land Title Act, Interpretations Act, Agricultural Land Commission Act, Condominium Act, Highways Act, Liquor Control and Licensing Act, Forest Act, Land Act, Heritage Conservation Act, and associated regulations.

Preference may be given to candidates with the following:

  • Bylaw Compliance, Enforcement and Investigative Skills Certificate; Investigation & Enforcement Skills Certificate from the Justice Institute of BC; or other accredited school.
  • Education or experience with community planning.


  • Must possess and maintain a valid Class 5 B.C. driver’s license.
  • Must be prepared to travel extensively within Islands Trust Area.

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. 


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

Resume: YES - Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.

Questionnaire (COMPREHENSIVE): YES - 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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