Investigator - Unauthorized Practice

Burnaby, BC
Date Posted:
October 21, 2019
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled
Full-time, Permanent

What is the Job?

Reporting to the Staff Lawyer, Regulatory Affairs (the “SLRA”), the Investigator - Unauthorized Practice, works independently to investigate and resolve concerns that unlicensed individuals are engaged in engineering or geoscience or are representing themselves as engineers or geoscientists. The Investigator - Unauthorized Practice, will take responsibility for new complaints, open files, gather necessary evidence, draft demand letters, and communicate with the target of the file in an attempt to resolve the concerns. The Investigator - Unauthorized Practice, must have advanced ability to assimilate large amounts of information and write clear and concise chronologies and summaries of evidence.

The job duties of the Investigator - Unauthorized Practice, include the following:

  • Monitor new unauthorized practice and misuse of title complaints from the public and open new files.
  • Take responsibility for unauthorized practice and misuse of title files by gathering the necessary evidence and communicating directly with the target of the concern in order to bring the target into compliance with the governing legislation.
  • After communication with the target, monitor for compliance and assess if file has been resolved and can be closed or if further action is required.
  • Research people and issues that arise during the course of an enforcement investigation. Interview witnesses and complainants by telephone or in-person and identify documents that would be valuable to the investigation and make document requests from external sources.
  • Locate and retain external experts to assess whether there has been a contravention to the governing legislation.
  • Act in a fair and unbiased manner and conduct a professional enforcement investigation at all times.
  • Identify and escalate high risk enforcement files to the SLRA. Continue providing key support in resolving complex files.
  • Perform other tasks at the request of the SLRA and/or the Director, LEC, to advance the overall goals of the department and to handle overflow work within the department.

Who Are We Looking For?

The successful candidate will have a university degree and may have experience at a regulatory body and/or in a legal environment or have a mix of education and experience that would make the candidate suitable to fulfill the duties of the position. The successful candidate will have 5–7 years of experience including:

  • Experience conducting investigations, preferably in a law firm, legal department, professional regulatory body or similar organization.
  • Strong research, analytical, and project management skills and knowledge required to successfully manage files.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work well as a member of a team.
  • Ability to liaise with subject matter experts.
  • Ability to uphold confidentiality and manage sensitive situations.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Products: Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint.
  • Knowledge of engineering or geoscience is an asset but not required.

Who Are we?

Engineers and Geoscientists BC is responsible for the licensing and regulation of BC’s professional engineers and geoscientists. With over 37,000 members, we are the second largest regulatory body in the province. We offer a compensation package that includes a competitive salary, generous benefit program including a group health program, group retirement program, generous vacation allowances, and a Flex Day Program that offers compressed workweeks that result in paid days off for the extra time worked.

To apply for this position please send your cover letter and resume in one PDF document to Human Resources at [email protected].
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