Community Safety Officer – City of Nanaimo

16 June 2023

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Community Safety Officer

Discover Nanaimo – One of the oldest cities on Canada’s west coast, the City of Nanaimo is a growing, livable urban centre that still maintains its historic charm.  Situated between the mountains and the ocean on the east coast of Vancouver Island, Nanaimo is a short ferry trip away from Metro Vancouver, and a 90 minute drive from Victoria. Nanaimo is truly an extraordinary community that is home to Vancouver Island University and is rich in parks, recreational, cultural and social amenities.

Position Overview
The City of Nanaimo is seeking a permanent full-time Community Safety Officer to join our Community Safety Team. Under the general direction of the Director, Bylaw Services, the incumbent investigates complaints from the public, City departments, Council and other government agencies with respect to alleged infractions of the City’s regulatory bylaws and undertakes appropriate action to gain compliance by negotiation, Council or Court actions. This position focuses on providing municipal supports and responses to the community and vulnerable citizens on issues including public disorder, homelessness, addictions and mental health challenges. Incumbents will conduct highly visible day and nighttime patrols, including bike patrols, throughout the community with emphasis in the downtown area, involving extensive contact and liaison with the business community, first responders, public safety, service organizations and unsheltered citizens.

Qualifications
Applicants must have Completion of Grade 12, Bylaw Compliance, Enforcement and Investigative Skills 1 and 2 from the Justice Institute of BC, and a valid Class 5 BC Driver’s Licence. A minimum 2 years’ directly related experience in the enforcement of municipal bylaws or clinical experience working in crisis response and homeless outreach and is required for this position. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Additional Information
This is a unionized position. $38.19 per hour – after Probation (Jan 2022 Rate), based on a 40 hour work week. The wage level for this position is subject to confirmation under a union/management jointly negotiated job evaluation plan.

Shortlisted applicants may be required to undergo a criminal record check and/or a verification of their education credentials.

To apply for this opportunity, please submit a resume and cover letter (.docx or PDF file format) to employment.opportunities@nanaimo.ca referencing the specific competition 23-69 by the application deadline.

For detailed information on this position and for more information on our community, please visit our website at https://www.nanaimo.ca.

The City of Nanaimo is an inclusive employer and invites applications from all qualified individuals. We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. If you are unsuccessful, please accept our appreciation for your interest. This position is restricted to those legally entitled to work in Canada.

Posting Date June 15, 2023

Application Deadline July 6, 2023 4:30pm

Contact Information
Human Resources
City of Nanaimo
2nd Floor, 455 Wallace Street
Nanaimo, BC  V9R 5J6
Phone: (250) 755-4406
Fax: (250) 755-4449