Bylaw Compliance Officer
City of Maple Ridge (BC)
Maple Ridge, BC
Overview

This is inspectional, regulatory and investigational work involving enforcement of Municipal bylaws. The incumbent investigates and processes alleged bylaw violations and takes remedial action as required to obtain compliance, recommends legal action as required, gathers evidence, prepares information for prosecution and represents the municipality in court as a witness for prosecutions. The work entails extensive contact and liaison with the public and although the work is performed within policy, by law and regulation guidelines and limits, employees in positions of this class do exercise independent judgement and action on most assignments. The more difficult problems and policy matters are referred to and discussed with a superior who checks and reviews work performance in terms of conformance to established procedures and practices and for effectiveness of inspectional and regulatory services rendered.
Responsibilities

Considerable knowledge of the by‑laws, statutes and applicable regulations.
Considerable knowledge of the various types of business operations and licensing fees.
Sound knowledge of the zoning bylaw as it relates to the application of the business license bylaw.
Sound knowledge of the geography and street locations in the Municipality.
Sound knowledge of provincial court procedures and rules of evidence.
Ability to investigate complaints and enforce by‑laws and other regulations with tact, impartiality, firmness, and the use of sound judgement.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a wide variety of contacts, to obtain compliance and resolve conflicts.
Ability to prepare concise, factual reports, to maintain appropriate records, and to interpret specific bylaws, regulations and applicable rules to the public.
Ability to make recommendations regarding remedial or legal action concerning the enforcement of certain bylaws.
Ability to gather evidence and prepare information for prosecution and to act as a witness in court.
Ability to work outside in all types of weather, to walk long distances and to climb stairs.
Skill in the use of software applications related to the work.
Requirements

Driver's License - Province of British Columbia.