Employment Standards Officer
Management Band 1
– The starting salary for this position is expected to be $63,000 annually.
– There are currently 5 positions available in Kelowna, Prince George or Richmond. Office location will be determined at the time of offer based on space availability.
– This position is excluded from union membership.
– An eligibility list may be established for all Employment Standards Branch locations: Kelowna, Prince George, Dawson Creek, Terrace, Langley, Richmond, Nanaimo, Victoria
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The Employment Standards Branch is responsible for ensuring awareness of and compliance with all requirements of the Employment Standards Act (the Act) and Regulation and for providing front-line services to employers and employees in carrying out these legislative provisions. This involves interpreting, administering and enforcing the Act and Regulation to determine whether employees are owed wages by their employers.
Employment Standards Officers (ESOs) serve as officers in the Employment Standards Branch. As delegates of the Director of Employment Standards, ESOs educate parties about the requirements of the legislation, and mediate or investigate complaints made by employees against their employers regarding alleged contraventions of the Act. ESOs also initiate investigations or conduct audits on behalf of the Director of Employment Standards. ESOs assist parties to voluntarily resolve complaints, or write decisions consistent with legal requirements within the framework of administrative fairness and natural justice. ESOs are skilled communicators who are responsible for improving awareness and knowledge of employment standards in the Province.
If you are a motivated professional with the communication skills required to effectively promote knowledge of critical employment standards as well as mediate and investigate complaints, consider this challenging and rewarding career opportunity.
For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact ESB.HR@gov.bc.ca. DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. For more information about how to create or update your profile and how to submit your application, please refer to the Job Application page on the MyHR website.
NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific 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:
- A university degree; OR a post-secondary diploma/certificate in a related discipline such as administrative law, investigation and enforcement/compliance, dispute resolution, human resources, labour studies; OR an equivalent combination of three years related education and experience.
- Experience interpreting and applying legislation, contracts, and/or policies.
- Experience analyzing complex issues and composing analytical correspondence and/or reports.
- Experience resolving conflict and dealing with emotionally charged individuals.
- Preference may be given to applicants with experience making and writing decisions as a statutory decision maker or in an administrative law context.
- Preference may be given to applicants who are fluent in a second language.
- Occasional travel and irregular work hours may be required.
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: NO
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: 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.