Liquor and Cannabis Inspector
Administrative Officer R21
An eligibility list may be established.
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This is an exciting time to join the Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch as we continue to work with stakeholders to develop and implement a progressive and balanced regulatory environment for liquor and legal non-medical cannabis.
With staff in Victoria, Surrey, Vancouver and regional offices across the province, the Branch works to protect public safety and minimize the health and social harms of alcohol and non-medical cannabis. The Branch issues licences in B.C. for making and selling liquor and for selling and marketing non-medical cannabis. It currently regulates 10,000+ licensees, including pubs, bars, lounges, stadiums, nightclubs and restaurants, private liquor stores, breweries, distilleries, wineries, UBrews/UVins, and private cannabis retail stores. In addition, the Branch regulates almost 30,000 Special Event Permit events each year, for events like concerts and weddings and more.
The Branch is comprised of four divisions: Program and Strategic Services Division (Communications and Stakeholder Relations, Policy and Legislation, and Business Transformation), Licensing Division (Licensing and Local Government Liaison,) Compliance and Enforcement Division (both regional and HQ) and Management Services (Finance, Administration, Human Resources, and Facilities).
Reporting to the Regional Manager, the Liquor and Cannabis Inspector has responsibility for all liquor and cannabis licensees within an assigned region, less the manufacturing and UBrew/UVin licensees. The Inspector also works under the general oversight of the Regional Inspector (RI) who has an operational supervisory responsibility for Inspectors for compliance and enforcement activities within the Inspector’s one or more assigned area(s) of responsibility.
The Liquor and Cannabis Inspector delivers the compliance and enforcement program throughout that area based on the Inspector analysing compliance and other data and developing strategies to ensure compliance. On occasion, based on operational needs, the Inspector may be required to work in other geographical areas of the province.
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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 Eric.Kerluck@gov.bc.ca. 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 BCPSA.Hiring.Centre@gov.bc.ca, 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:
Bachelor’s degree in social sciences and/or health sciences plus 2 years related experience, OR
Diploma in social sciences and/or health sciences plus 3 years related experience, OR
Secondary school graduation or equivalent plus 4 years related experience.
An equivalent combination of education, training and related experience may be considered.
Related experience for the above criteria must include:
Experience working in an environment requiring regulatory oversite and application of legislation at a federal, provincial, or municipal level, OR
Experience performing duties that include gathering, assessing, and analyzing evidence including taking or recommending enforcement action.
Preference may be given to applicants with the following:
At least two years minimum experience conducting field-based regulatory inspections.
Experience making decisions and recommendations regarding enforcement actions and penalties.
Experience giving direct evidence and withstanding cross examination.
Experience dealing with the public on complex and sensitive issues and dealing effectively with irate and hostile individuals to defuse volatile situations using patience, tact, persuasiveness and diplomacy.
Experience working with internal and external stakeholders.
May be required to travel great distances by car, alone, late at night in remote areas of the province, under a variety of weather conditions.
Willing to work weekends and evenings and travel throughout B.C.
The Liquor and Cannabis Inspector spends a significant amount of time working in the field in a non-traditional work environment. The nature of this works requires the Inspector to do a considerable amount of walking and be able to negotiate movement in busy establishments which can include crowds, dim lighting, stairs and loud noise. The work environment can include outdoor spaces with uneven terrain.
May be required to use a privately-owned motor vehicle for work purposes.
Other mandatory requirements:
Successful completion of security screening requirements of the BC Public Service, which may include a criminal records check, and/or Criminal Records Review Act (CRRA) check, and/or enhanced security screening checks as required by the ministry.
Satisfactory background and security screening to qualify as a Special Provincial Constable.
Required to possess a valid Class 5 driver’s licence.
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.
A Criminal Record Check (CRC) 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.