The City of Richmond is a diverse and dynamic community in pursuit of our vision
to be the most appealing, livable and well-managed community in Canada.
Bylaw Liaison Officer 2
Job ID: 2020-0152
The City of Richmond is committed to be the most appealing, livable, well-managed community in Canada, a goal that is only made possible by developing our most valuable asset – our people. This is a great opportunity to join our team and shape our community. The City of Richmond offers competitive pay programs, comprehensive benefits and attractive incentives. If you are looking to make a difference, and to share our vision “to be the most appealing, livable, and well-managed community in Canada”, then please apply.
This position is public relations, technical, regulatory, and enforcement work involving the inspection of various premises and sites in the City of Richmond.
Examples of key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Inspect existing living quarters to determine compliance with zoning, building and related bylaws.
- Inspect businesses and trades operations to determine compliance with zoning, building and related bylaws.
- Inspect, observe and gather evidence in order to initiate appropriate progressive enforcement of related bylaws and regulations.
- Actively conduct Inspections on both a complaint and proactive basis.
- Prepare, maintain and organize bylaw enforcement inspection reports and records for all completed inspections sufficient to the requirements of the department.
- Process tow application permits.
- Conduct dangerous dog investigations.
- Participate in legal action proceedings including preparing legal documentation, delivering summonses and gathering and giving evidence in court.
- Liaise with a variety of internal and external contacts such as other Municipal departments, the RCMP, Richmond Fire and Rescue, Vancouver Coastal Health, related Federal and Provincial Agencies and the local community in interpreting and explaining applicable City policies, bylaws and initiatives.
- Make recommendations for bylaw amendments.
- Participate in and/or promote the community bylaw function in various community and City initiatives.
- This class is distinguished from building, plumbing and public health inspectors by the enforcement of bylaws not requiring journeyman qualifications or public health inspector’s certificate.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
- Considerable knowledge of relevant sections of the bylaws and regulations related to municipal operations such as zoning, unsightly premises, signs, nuisance and other related bylaws, provincial statues, court procedures, and rules of evidence, as well as applicable sections of the Building, Plumbing, Gas and other applicable Acts and related provincial statues.
- Knowledge of the Canadian legal system, court procedures, rules of evidence, related federal acts and provincial statutes.
- Ability to conduct inspections and investigations, interpret and enforce various bylaws and apply the legal processes for progressive bylaw enforcement in a manner that reflects dignity and respect to all involved through the promotion of voluntary compliance and excellent customer service.
- Compose reports, letters, educational materials, bylaw amendments and legal documents.
- Interpret and apply the intent of regulatory instruments using sound, fair and reasonable judgement.
- Ability to communicate effectively, diffuse hostility, determine personal/public risk and take appropriate action, when required.
- Ability to manage a varied case load and multiple files simultaneously.
- Ability to work independently and seek direction when necessary.
- Effective time management and organizational skills.
- Ability to use Richmond Enterprise Document Management System (REDMS) or a similar Records Management System.
- Skilled in the use of software applications and programs required for the work, such as Tempest and Microsoft Office programs including Outlook, Word and Excel.
- Ability to successfully clear a Police Information Check (PIC).
Qualifications and Experience:
- Completion of job related coursework such as bylaw enforcement, inspections, conflict resolution and/or investigations, equivalent to one (1) year post secondary program supplemented by a minimum of two (2) years of related experience is required. An equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience may be considered.
- A valid Class 5 Driver’s Licence for the Province of British Columbia with a safe driving history.
- A second language is considered an asset.
- Flexibility on working hours which may include weekend work.
The work is performed in an environment that involves conducting property inspections without foreknowledge of potential hazards. Required to enter hazardous environments and areas while working in a safe manner. Some exposure to abusive or threatening behaviours. Inspections and investigations are usually done outside in various conditions. Required to operate a vehicle on a regular basis, usually within the municipality.
CUPE Local 718
Position Status Pay Band
Temporary Full Time (18 months) J12
$35.69 – 42.14
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