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RoadSafetyBC
Multiple Position Numbers
JOB PROFILE
JOB STORE # 305
TITLE: ADJUDICATOR
CLASSIFICATION: ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER 21
RoadSafetyBC is the lead provincial agency for road safety and is responsible for setting strategic direction and
establishing a provincial approach to road safety throughout British Columbia. RoadSafetyBC regulates drivers and
operates a number of programs to help regulate the safe and responsible operation of motor vehicles in B.C.
JOB OVERVIEW
To independently conduct appeals, hearings and/or reviews and render final, legally-binding decisions in complex
cases. Adjudicators must independently exercise sound judgment, particularly in making decisions in the face of
conflicting evidence. The issues addressed require application of relevant statute law, the principles established by
court decisions and the rules of natural justice and fairness. This demands significant judgement, initiative and
discretion.
ACCOUNTABILITIES
Required:
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Analyzes and assesses complex documents (e.g., medical, legal, police reports, court decisions, and sworn
documents from interested parties) to make sound, fair decisions.
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Ensures due process in accordance with the principles of administrative law and applicable professional and
ethical standards for adjudicators.
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Conducts oral and/or written hearings depending on program, controls proceedings, records evidence and
asks questions for clarity.
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Drafts and edits decisions and reasons for decisions in accordance with program standards.
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Determines appropriate action based on complex information provided through the appeal, hearing and/or
review process and prepares all legal documentation; requests legal advice in difficult cases.
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Approves, denies, or modifies privileges, using independent delegated statutory authority, based on a
thorough analysis of case information and gathered testimonies.
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Renders decisions and prepares written reasons, often within statutory time constraints, to the
applicant/appellant and other interested parties.
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Communicates with internal and external stakeholders regarding program policies and procedures.
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Participates in program meetings to harmonize standards, criteria and interpretations applied in various
cases and make recommendations to improve program effectiveness and fairness of decisions.
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Prepares documentation and reports for Crown counsel when adjudication decisions are reviewed or
appealed.
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Provides training, coaching and mentoring to junior adjudication staff.
Career Group:
Job Family:
Job Stream:
Role:
Administrative Services
Program Administration
Adjudication
Technical
Revised:
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Peer reviews decisions of other adjudicators to ensure clarity, accuracy, consistency, etc. and provides
constructive feedback
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Participates in continuing education activities to maintain a current knowledge of relevant issues, law and
guidelines, with a special focus on administrative justice matters and the area of specialization.
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Updates client information on case files using multiple database systems
JOB REQUIREMENTS
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Post-secondary diploma or degree in a related field (i.e. Public or Business Administration or equivalent)
and a minimum of 1 year demonstrated work experience in writing formal adjudication decisions (for
example: writing decisions including analyzing evidence and making findings of fact, or, writing
recommendations including setting out options and recommendations),
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OR 5 years demonstrated work experience in writing formal adjudication decisions (for example: writing
decisions including analyzing evidence and making findings of fact, or, writing recommendations including
setting out options and recommendations).
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Minimum of 1 year experience interpreting and applying legislation, regulations and policy in complex
situations.
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Minimum of 1 year experience making decisions in an adversarial environment
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Minimum of 1 year experience reviewing and evaluating evidence
REQUIREMENTS KNOWLEDGE
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Knowledge of principles of administrative law and natural justice.
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Ability to apply relevant legislation, regulations, and policies.
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Ability to conduct research, analyze information, articulate alternatives, draw conclusions and make
practical recommendations.
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Ability to provide decisions in writing with analysis.
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Strong writing skills, with ability to adapt writing style for different audiences.
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Ability to apply case law, and experience as a decision maker in a regulatory environment is an asset.
COMPETENCIES
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SERVICE ORIENTATION
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RESULTS ORIENTATION
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TEAMWORK AND COOPERATION
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LISTENING UNDERSTANDING AND RESPONDING
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SELF CONTROL
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ANALYTICAL THINKING
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PROBLEM SOLVING/JUDGEMENT
Career Group:
Job Family:
Job Stream:
Role:
Administrative Services
Program Administration
Adjudication
Technical
Revised:
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