ADMN O 21R – Administrative Hearing Officer BC Public Service Canada

The Cannabis Control and Licensing Act (CCLA) established in 2018, sets out a compliance and enforcement regime intended to protect children and youth, prioritize public health and safety, keep our roads safe, keep organized crime out of the legal non-medical cannabis industry and support economic development. The Community Safety Unit, under the Policing and Security Branch of the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General, is responsible for conducting inspections and investigations of illegal cannabis retailers and other 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 work in conjunction with the Deputy Director who 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 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.



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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.

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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:

  • 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.
  • Minimum of 1 year experience in supporting and developing policy.



SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Experience 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).


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 – Enhanced Security Screening will be required.


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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