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BC Public Service

Chief Civilian Director, Independent Investigations Office of BC

Surrey, BC
Full Time
4 days ago
219,400 to 265,700 per year
Posting Title
Chief Civilian Director, Independent Investigations Office of BC

Position Classification
Associate Deputy Minister


Work Options

Surrey, BC V4P 1M5 CA (Primary)

Salary Range
$219,400 to $265,700 per annum

Close Date

Job Type
Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date

BC Public Service -> Attorney General

Ministry Branch / Division
Independent Investigations Office of BC

Job Summary

Chief Civilian Director
Independent Investigations Office of BC
Ministry of Attorney General
Surrey, BC

The Independent Investigations Office of BC (IIO) is an independent, civilian-led agency with jurisdiction to investigate serious harm and fatal incidents involving police, in order to determine whether or not an officer may have committed an offence. The IIO has jurisdiction over all provincial policing agencies, including municipal police agencies, the RCMP, the South Coast BC Transportation Authority Police Service, and the Stl'atl'imx Tribal Police Service. The IIO's jurisdiction also extends to officers appointed as special provincial constables, municipal constables, and includes on- and off-duty officers.

The Chief Civilian Director of the IIO is responsible under the Police Act for the management, administration, and operation of the IIO and accountable for investigations conducted by the IIO.

Please note: The Chief Civilian Director cannot be a person who is a current or former member of a police force or the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

This is a five-year Order-in-Council appointment, with the possibility of reappointment for up to five years.

This unique role contributes to the maintenance of public confidence in British Columbia's police and law enforcement agencies by effectively managing a civilian-led agency that conducts thorough, competent, timely and unbiased investigations into incidents of death or serious harm that may have been the result of the actions or inactions of a police officer and supports greater transparency on issues of police accountability through public reporting.

This position has statutory authority under Part 7.1 of the Police Act .

The ideal candidate for this role will have an extensive understanding of and depth of experience with Canadian criminal law. They have demonstrated success in a significant leadership position managing the strategic development and evolution of a large and complex organization. They have exemplary skills in verbal and written communication and are a confident public speaker who has experience interacting with the media.

Although never a member of a police force themselves, they have a comprehensive understanding of the role and functions of police in the English Common Law system and the guiding ethics, philosophy and challenges associated with police oversight. A talented relationship builder who leads with notable integrity and diplomacy, they will also understand the impacts of colonialism and systemic racism and how these relate to interactions with the police and the criminal justice system.

A complete role description and listing of qualifications is attached. The appointee will be required to consent to a criminal record check.

The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to reflect the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens.

To apply please email a clear and concise cover letter and resume in one document (.pdf) to Executive Recruitment at: by December 8, 2023. Please note the application document must be in .pdf format. Email Executive Recruitment if assistance is needed. Thank you to all who express interest.

Job Category
Management and Executive