Careers

Why join the Office of Police Complaint Commissioner (OPCC) team?

The OPCC performs a vital role in BC by promoting accountable policing in our communities and enhancing public confidence in policing. We provide impartial and transparent civilian oversight to the police complaints process. You could be part of this valuable service.

We are an independent office of the Legislature and offer excellent benefits, competitive salaries, and a healthy work-life balance. We play an important role in advising, assisting, and informing the public on how to voice concerns about municipal police or department conduct. Your work at the OPCC is both challenging and rewarding.

Our office is centrally located in BC’s capital, Victoria, on Vancouver Island. It offers beautiful Pacific Northwest coastal views of the ocean and mountains. OPCC staff locations are located in Victoria, unless otherwise indicated in the career opportunity posted. We support flexible work options including remote and hybrid work arrangements with formal telework agreements where possible and appropriate.

If you have any questions about opportunities with the OPCC, please contact recruitment@opcc.bc.ca.

Current Opportunities

 

Executive Director, Operations

Band 5

Salary range: $119,600.00 – $152,599.97

Regular, Full-Time

Victoria, BC

The Executive Director, Operations is accountable for leading the planning, delivery and evaluation of the day-to-day operations and key strategic initiatives of the OPCC. The Executive Director will lead the implementation and evaluation of the Office’s strategic plans relating to oversight operations and annual reports including reporting of outcome measures, results and risks; implementing the legislative reform initiatives, and the Informal Resolution and Alternative Dispute Resolution programs; managing relationships with external stakeholders including senior policing officials; and providing strategic planning and operational advice to the Police Complaint Commissioner and Deputy Police Complaint Commissioner.

The Executive Director is a senior and strategic leader that oversees oversight operations while implementing change initiatives and projects that support the Commissioner’s vision for the office. The position provides leadership within the OPCC by proactively leading new operational policies or procedures and the change management associated with each.

The OPCC seeks to foster an inclusive work environment that values diversity, equity, inclusivity and respect. It is our goal to have a workforce that reflects the British Columbians we serve. To support employment equity and diversity in the workplace, we welcome applications from people who self-identify as First Nations, Métis, Inuit and/ or Indigenous, Black or racialized, women, 2SLGBTQ+, people with diverse gender identities or expressions, and/or people with disabilities.

Qualifications

This position will be of interest to applicants who demonstrate the following:

Required Qualifications:

• Equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

• A university degree in social sciences, economics, public administration, criminology, sociology, psychology, law, or other relevant area.

• Relevant experience leading or overseeing investigations in a regulatory or criminal context (e.g., police agencies, crown counsel, professional investigative or regulatory bodies).

• Experience in effectively supervising and developing professional staff and building an organizational culture that promotes high performing professional staff and a diverse and inclusive work environment.

• Experience managing complex projects, change management and/or issues management.

• Demonstrated experience building effective working and collaborative relationships with internal and external partners and stakeholders.

• Experience consensus-building and negotiating complex issues amongst diverse stakeholder groups. • Experience in the development of strategies that improve the long-term effectiveness of the organization.

• Experience providing advice to senior level professionals and officials.

• Successful completion of Enhanced Security Screening will be required.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Over five years of management experience in a regulatory or civilian oversight body.

• Over five years of management experience at progressively more senior levels in a justice sector organization.

• Master’s degree in social sciences, economics, public administration, criminology, sociology, psychology, law, or other relevant area.

Preference may also be given to:

• Applicants who self-identify as First Nations, Métis, Inuit and/or Indigenous, Black or racialized, women, 2SLGBTQ+, people with diverse gender identities or expressions, and/or people with disabilities. Please indicate in your cover letter if you belong to equity-deserving groups.

Complete qualifications, including competencies, are outlined in the job profile, which can be found linked at the bottom of this page.

This posting is for one permanent full-time position. An eligibility list for similar temporary or permanent future opportunities may be established. This position is excluded from union membership. Travel may be required.

TO APPLY:

Your application package must be submitted by email to Recruitment@opcc.bc.ca, quoting the competition number 113232 in the subject line.

To apply for this position, you must submit a complete application package, which includes:

1) Your cover letter

2) Your resume

Your application package must clearly demonstrate how your education and experience meet the qualifications for the position. You must identify which positions you are relying upon to meet the criteria of relevant experience and how the position meets that criteria. In describing your education and experience, please pay particular attention to the position description, including the competencies and qualifications. The OPCC recognizes unique styles, perspectives, beliefs and creativity that support a diverse, respectful, inclusive and collaborative work environment.

Following the instructions above, only those applications received by 12:00 pm PDT (noon) on Monday, June 24, 2024 will be considered. 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. Your resume and cover letter may be evaluated as part of the screening process with respect to the position requirement to be able to communicate in writing in an effective and clear manner. Candidates may be required to complete a written assignment or other assessment(s) as part of the selection process and may proceed to an interview as part of the final selection process.

Applicants who identify as Indigenous may choose to seek assistance with their application by accessing the Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service available through the BC Public Service.

NOTE: To apply for this position, you must be eligible to work in Canada. You must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada or authorized in writing to work in Canada under the federal Immigration Act. For further information, please refer to the BC Public Service website.

If your degree was obtained outside of Canada, you will need to confirm it has been assessed for equivalency through a recognized Canadian Credential Evaluation Service. Education credentials may be subject to verification before an offer of employment is made and will be requested if required.

If you have questions related to the application process, please email the HR team at Recruitment@opcc.bc.ca, quoting the competition number 113232 in the subject line.

By submitting your application, you confirm that you have worked on it independently and you have not used AI technology or paraphrasing technology to prepare it.

Executive Director, Operations Job Profile

 

Investigative Analyst
Band 2

Salary range: $74,300.00 – $105,000.04

Regular Full-Time
Victoria, BC

Are you looking for a role dedicated to serving the public and strengthening police accountability? Do you operate with honesty, integrity, and want to be part of a growing and dynamic team?

British Columbia is undergoing significant policing oversight reform and it is an exciting time to be a part of this change and the future of civilian oversight of police.

The Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner (OPCC) is an impartial oversight agency which reviews the conduct of municipal police officers and departments in British Columbia and is independent of police and government.

We are currently seeking an Investigative Analyst (IA), a role that is a cornerstone of our mandate and centres on the principles of accountability, professionalism, and fairness. We offer a supportive and inclusive work environment of continuous learning and career growth opportunities. If you are dedicated, principled, and committed to building public trust, the IA role may be an excellent fit for you.

Reporting to a Team Leader, the IA is responsible for ensuring investigations conducted by professional standards investigators are thorough, professional and impartial; this will include providing advice to investigators and engaging in the analytical review of the investigative materials and decisions. The IA offers advice to executive management, including at the Assistant Deputy Minister and Deputy Minister levels, and provides advice and recommendations to support principled decision-making with respect to substantive issues under the Police Act process.

IAs are assigned matters involving a broad range of complex issues which require the application of relevant legislation, an understanding of police operations and fairness principles, and a demonstrated commitment to supporting accessibility to the complaints process for all. IAs possess effective communication skills, both in writing and verbally, and can successfully communicate with a variety of diverse parties involved in the complaints process.  

Qualifications

This position will be of interest to applicants who demonstrate the following:

Required Qualifications:

  • A university degree in a relevant field such as law, criminology, sociology, psychology, public administration, or social sciences; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • An equivalent combination of education includes successful completion of post-secondary courses in a relevant field and a minimum of three [3] years’ experience summarizing and analyzing large volumes of complex information in a legislative, policy, law enforcement, or regulatory environment.
  • Experience applying an analytical framework to complex information in a legislative, policy, or regulatory environment.
  • Experience preparing written analyses of complex issues.
  • Experience making verbal presentations or providing briefings.
  • Successful completion of security screening requirements of the BC Public Service, which may include a criminal records check, and/or Criminal Records Review Act (CRRA) check, and/or enhanced security screening checks as required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference may be given to applicants with (within last ten years):

  • A Bachelor of Law (LLB) or Juris Doctor (J.D.).
  • Experience working with vulnerable and/or marginalized populations (e.g., complex health and social challenges).
  • Experience or training in trauma-informed and culturally safe practices. 
  • Fluency in more than one language.
  • Experience working with legal principles and procedures, such as administrative law or criminal law.
  • Experience in and understanding of current investigative practices and procedures, and major case management principles or conducting investigations in a regulatory setting.

Preference may also be given to:

  • Applicants who self-identify as First Nations, Métis, Inuit and/or Indigenous, Black or racialized, women, 2SLGBTQ+, people with diverse gender identities or expressions, and/or people with disabilities.

Complete qualifications, including competencies, are outlined in the job profile, which can be found linked at the bottom of this page.

This posting is for two (2) permanent full-time positions. An eligibility list for similar temporary or permanent future opportunities may be established. This position is excluded from union membership. Travel may be required as part of job duties. The OPCC is located in Victoria and the Lower Mainland. 

The OPCC seeks to foster an inclusive work environment that values diversity, equity, inclusivity and respect. It is our goal to have a workforce that reflects the British Columbians we serve. To support employment equity and diversity in the workplace, we welcome applications from all groups. This includes women, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of diverse sexual orientation, gender identity or expression (LGBTQ2S+), and others who may contribute to diversity in the BC Public Service. Qualified applicants from under-represented groups are encouraged to apply and to indicate in your cover letter if you belong to one of the designated groups.

Applicants who identify as Indigenous may choose to seek assistance with their application by accessing the Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service available through the BC Public Service.

TO APPLY:


Your application package must be submitted by email to khogan@opcc.bc.ca, quoting the competition number 113004 in the subject line.

To apply for this position, you must submit a complete application package, consisting of:

  • Your cover letter
  • Your resume

Your application package must clearly demonstrate how your education and experience meet the position requirements and preferred qualifications. You must identify which positions you are relying upon to meet the criteria of relevant experience and how the position meets those criteria. In describing your education and experience, please pay particular attention to the job profile, including the competencies and qualifications. The OPCC recognizes unique styles, perspectives, beliefs and creativity that support a diverse, respectful, inclusive and collaborative work environment.

Following the instructions above, only those applications received by 12:00 pm PST (noon) on Friday, June 28th, 2024, will be considered. 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. Your resume and cover letter may be evaluated as part of the screening process with respect to the position requirement to be able to communicate in writing in an effective and clear manner. Candidates may be required to complete a written assignment or other assessment(s) as part of the selection process.

To apply for this position, you must be eligible to work in Canada. You must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada or authorized in writing to work in Canada under the federal Immigration Act. For further information, please refer to the BC Public Service website.

NOTE: If your degree was obtained outside of Canada, you will need to confirm it has been assessed for equivalency through a recognized Canadian Credential Evaluation Service. Education credentials will be subject to verification before an offer of employment is made and will be requested if required.

If you have questions related to the application process, please email the HR team at khogan@opcc.bc.ca, quoting the competition number 113004 in the subject line.

By submitting your application, you confirm that you have worked on it independently and you have not used Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology or paraphrasing technology to prepare it.  The use of AI technology as described above during the recruitment process will result in disqualification from the competition.

Investigative Analyst Job Profile

Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner

 

Effective and accessible civilian oversight that builds trust in police accountability. 

www.opcc.bc.ca

 

 

 

 

Thank you for checking our Careers page. Please come back often for updates.