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Ethics Commissioner

Surrey, BC
Full Time

The City of Surrey acknowledges the traditional territories of the Semiahmoo, Katzie, Kwikwetlem, Kwantlen, Qayqaytand Tsawwassen First Nations.

The City of Surrey is one of the fastest growing, culturally diverse cities in Canada. The City's collaborative and innovative approach to providing municipal government services to residents and business has made it a globally recognized leader in building vibrant, sustainable communities. Guided by the core values of Community, Integrity, Teamwork, Innovation and Service, the City of Surrey is committed to open, transparent and accountable government.


The City of Surrey is the first municipality in British Columbia to establish the position of Ethics Commissioner. As an independent officer, the Ethics Commissioner will perform advisory, investigative, educational services to best support fair and transparent governance. In addition, the Ethics Commissioner will report on findings and make sanctions or disciplinary recommendations to Council, as a mechanism for risk management and resolution of inquiry.

The successful candidate will have senior-level management, municipal, legal, judicial and/or quasi-judicial experience with demonstrated understanding of the principles and practices related to local government legislation, municipal bylaws, policies and procedures. The successful candidate will have deep knowledge of investigatory processes, superior interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to exercise ethical and sound judgement with discretion and confidentiality.

The Ethics Commissioner will be retained by the City of Surrey for a fixed term, with the possibility of extension. The Ethics Commissioner will have the ability to maintain confidential records and an independent budget. It is integral that the successful candidate have no perceived or actual conflict of interest with the City, including, but not limited to, official dealings or employment, financial interest, or any involvement in City political campaigns and/or endorsements.

Other Information

Should you be interested in learning more about this unique opportunity please contact Carol Robinson at 604-998-4032 or forward your resumé, a letter of introduction and the names and contact information for three references, in confidence, to

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. We will respond to all who express interest.

Closing Date

This job will be posted until filled.

Our Values

Integrity - Service - Teamwork - Innovation - Community