College of Applied Biologists
August 23, 2023
#210 - 852 Fort St., Victoria
Job Type
Application Deadline
September 17, 2023
British Columbia


Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Manager of Compliance is a critical member of the College of Applied Biologists’ (the College) team. The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting the effective and efficient development and implementation of the College’s compliance programs, including the complaints and investigation process, the discipline process, reserved title and practice infringement compliance, and the College’s compliance with the Professional Governance Act (PGA).

The starting salary range is $86,900 to 94,500 per year, and the College offers a competitive compensation package that includes flexible working conditions, extended health benefits, and enrollment in the provincial pension plan. The College’s office is located in Victoria, B.C., and the preference is for the employee to be based in the greater Victoria area; however, remote work option may be considered.

Core duties

  • Works with Senior staff to develop strategic direction and decision recommendations and is accountable for multiple operations or projects to achieve the defined outcomes.
  • Provides input to Senior staff on strategic and business plan initiatives for the College to achieve compliance objectives.
  • Provides support to the practice program and provides advice regarding compliance issues.
  • Exercises independent judgement on a variety of complex, broad-scope issues.
  • Provides support for guiding the decisions by developing policies, frameworks and/or protocols.
  • Manages the complaint, investigation and discipline processes on behalf of the College and its statutory committees.
  • Works with Registrar and Director of Compliance to ensure Complaints, Investigations and Discipline statutory requirements are met.
  • Works with the Director of Practice and the Manager of Practice to implement the Reserved Practice Compliance Plan.
  • Works with the Chief Executive Officer and the College’s regulator (the Office of the Superintendent of Professional Governance) to ensure continuing improvement on meeting the Standards of Good Regulation.

Qualifications, Knowledge, and Skills Requirements

  • An undergraduate degree or technical diploma from a recognized post-secondary institution in a field relevant to the position, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum of 5 years of work experience in the natural resource sector, preferably with some investigative experience.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage complex tasks and prioritize competing demands.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment to implement projects.
  • Firm understanding of:
    • the practice of applied biology and other natural resource professions;
    • reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples in British Columbia; and
    • policy development and implementation.

Asset qualification

  • Registration with the College of Applied Biologists.
  • Experience working with Indigenous Peoples and First Nations in British Columbia.

Personal Characteristics

  • Highly organized and possessing a systematic approach to work.
  • Ability to engage in relationship-building with multiple organizations, government agencies and other professional regulatory bodies.
  • Ability to work to demanding deadlines and to adapt and operate effectively in a dynamic environment.
  • Collaborative working style in a team environment.
  • Is diplomatic and tactful and able to maintain confidentiality and monitor level of disclosure on sensitive matters.
  • Understand and practice ethical behaviour and business practices.
  • Innovative approach to developing strategies to improve operations within the organization.
  • Ability to be flexible, versatile, and open-minded in an evolving work environment while maintaining effectiveness and efficiency.

Working Conditions

  • Standard office environment; however, the mission of the organization may sometimes involve work outside of the office.
  • Standard work week (37.5 hours per week), but occasionally will involve working evening and weekend hours to accommodate activities (e.g., Board meetings, representing the organization at public events).
  • Ability to work from home 2 days a week.
  • Travel to Statutory Committee and task force meetings and events may be necessary.
  • The College’s office is located in Victoria, B.C. and the preference is the employee be based in the greater Victoria area; however, remote work option may be considered.
  • This is a temporary (4 months) position but there is possibility of extension.

How to Apply

Please submit your CV and a cover letter no later than September 17, 2023, to

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