Job Opportunity: Compliance Officer

Bring your analytical and compliance skills and experience to serve democracy in British Columbia.
Join an innovative and recognized leader in electoral administration. 

Compliance Officer
Competition #EBC2023:05
One Permanent and One Temporary opportunity
Permanent staff hired under the Public Service Act – Administrative Officer 21
Temporary staff hired under the Election Act – Project Officer $34.74 per hour 
Victoria, B.C.

Posting close date: April 3, 2023

The Compliance Officer is responsible for delivering electoral finance program operations and developing effective working relationships with stakeholders and other Elections BC program areas. The work is diverse in nature and includes assessing financial reports, drafting letters, gathering and reporting statistics, IT/systems tasks, analyzing legislation, developing processes, and providing continual learning opportunities.

Our ideal applicant finds significance in the democratic process, educating external stakeholders and explaining policy in plain language. If you are seeking a role that values collaboration, offers meaningful and varied work, and emphasizes teamwork, integrity, creativity, and respect, we look forward to your application.

About Elections BC

Elections BC is the independent Office of the Legislature responsible for administering provincial elections in British Columbia. We also administer other events like referenda, and oversee campaign financing rules for local elections.

We are a learning organization where teams collaborate and innovate to find the best possible solutions. We value accountability, impartiality, transparency, innovation, respect, service and integrity, and strive to recognize individual ability and creativity.

What we offer

Our team makes a difference for voters in British Columbia. We work to ensure an accessible and inclusive democratic process for all eligible voters in the province.

As an independent and non-partisan Office of the Legislature, our permanent, excluded employees receive the following Public Service benefits:

  • 35 hour work week
  • Earned days off
  • Collaborative and supportive team environment
  • High-performing leadership team
  • Experience challenging, dynamic work
  • Overtime pay
  • Public Service Pension and seniority
  • 4+ weeks paid vacation
  • Flexible health care and dental benefits
  • Employee and Family Assistance program
  • Professional development

Elections BC has a hybrid work model where staff are supported to work part of their time in the office and part of their time from home, when operationally feasible. All staff work in office during electoral events. We believe that flexibility in where we work supports our culture of community and work-life balance, while maintaining productivity, engagement and collaboration.

Job Requirements

To be considered for this opportunity, you must be immediately eligible to accept permanent employment in Canada.

Education and experience

  • An under-graduate degree, diploma or certificate in public administration, business administration or a related field and up to one year of recent (within five years), related experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Experience must include:
    • Analyzing and interpreting legislation and regulations
    • Assessing financial statements for compliance with regulations, procedural or policy requirements
    • Providing expert advice, guidance and assistance to stakeholders or members of the public, by phone and in writing
    • Managing the delivery of projects or initiatives

    Preference may be given to applicants with:

    • Previous experience working for Elections BC, and/or related experience in electoral administration
    • Experience facilitating and presenting to a variety of stakeholders
    • Supervision/peer leadership experience
    • Project management and/or business analysis experience
    • Fluency in additional languages (fluency in English is required)

    To apply for this opportunity:

    • Review the job description and organizational chart.
    • Prepare your resume and cover letter detailing your relevant work experience and qualifications.
    • Before clicking “Apply Now” below, ensure your application clearly shows how you meet the job requirements as described above.

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    • Elections BC is committed to the health and safety of our employees and takes every reasonable precaution against the hazards of COVID-19 in our workplaces. Employees will be required to confidentially provide proof that they are fully vaccinated for COVID-19. New hires must satisfy the COVID-19 verification requirements as a condition of their employment offer prior to their start date. Details about the COVID-19 verification process will be provided at the time of offer of hire.
    • The results of this competition may be used to staff similar positions within Elections BC. An eligibility list may be established for future vacancies. Lesser qualified applicants may be appointed at a lower level.
    • The recruitment process for this competition will take place virtually.

    Elections BC is committed to fostering a respectful workplace and welcoming diversity and inclusion throughout our organization.

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