The public is advised that the Office of Police Complaint Commissioner continues to fully operate during the COVID-19 Pandemic and related government actions. While we are unable to offer in-person meetings, in order to protect the health and safety of all parties, we have TEMPORARILY restricted access to 947 Fort Street, Victoria, members of the public seeking information and/or making municipal complaints can do so in the following ways:
Online through OPCC website (“Make a Complaint” below)
Telephone: 250-356-7458
Toll Free: 1-877-909-8707

Thank you for understanding. We will be closely monitoring this situation and will reassess these measures as needed.

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Why work at the OPCC?

The OPCC performs a vital and important role in BC by promoting accountable policing within our communities and enhancing public confidence in law enforcement through impartial, transparent civilian oversight.

As an independent office of the Legislature, the OPCC offers excellent benefit coverage, competitive salaries and a healthy work/life balance. The work at the OPCC is both challenging and rewarding.

Our office is centrally located in the capital of BC on Vancouver Island. Victoria boasts beautiful Pacific Northwest coastal views of the ocean and mountains and is the perfect place to consider home.


Current Opportunities

Investigative Specialist
Permanent Full-Time 
Band 3
Salary Range: $76,200.06 – $105,700.02
Victoria, B.C.

Reporting to the Deputy Police Complaint Commissioner, the Investigative Specialist provides expert procedural and substantive advice on complex and sensitive investigations under the Police Act.


Our ideal candidate for the position has the minimum requirements of:

Education and Experience:

  • Extensive knowledge and related experience in the application of the BC Police Act or similar legislation and the Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner or other oversight bodies within Canada or a Common wealth jurisdiction.
  • Considerable knowledge and experience with major case management and principles/techniques of investigations.
  • Extensive experience conducting investigations specifically conducting complex professional standards investigations, regulatory investigations or major crime investigations.
  • Extensive experience drafting complex reports and legal applications. 
  • Minimum three years occupying a supervisory or management position.

For more information on the Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner, please visit

This is a permanent full-time position. An eligibility list may be established to fill future similar permanent or temporary vacancies. This position is excluded from union membership. 

** For this opportunity, please DO NOT apply by submitting your profile/resume on the BC Government Hiring Centre website. Applications submitted through the BC Government Hiring Centre will not be considered. Applications must be made via the directions listed below. **

To apply for this permanent position, you must submit a complete application package which includes two (2) documents:

  • Your cover letter
  • Your resume

Your cover letter and resume must clearly identify how your education and experience meet the position requirements.  In describing your education and experience, please pay particular attention to the job profile, including the selection criteria.

Only those applications received by 12:00 pm PST (noon) on Friday, March 13, will be considered. Your application must be submitted directly to the Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner by email to Incomplete applications or late applications will not be evaluated or acknowledged, and only those applicants who pass all initial screening requirements will be considered for the next step in the selection process.

If you have questions related to the application process, please contact Julia Vossen at

Additional Information: 67808 Job Profile Investigative Specialist

Competition Number: 67808
Closing Date: Friday, March 13 – by 12:00 pm PST (noon)