Bylaw Services Officer – City of Williams Lake

July 4, 2024

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Williams Lake

City of Williams Lake

Bylaw Services Officer

Full Time
Competition 24-30
Williams Lake offers a unique combination of breathtaking natural scenery and urban living.
A regional centre with all major amenities and an affordable range of residential opportunities from modern subdivisions and townhouses to large rural properties, Williams Lake is a great place to live, work, play, and raise a family.
Williams Lake has year-round opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts. In the winter, the Cariboo offers snowmobiling opportunities and excellent cross-country ski trails, as well as snowshoeing and ice fishing. We are also a short drive to excellent downhill ski hills. Williams Lake truly is the Shangri-La of mountain biking, boasting the largest bike park in British Columbia’s interior. The lake city is a great base for hiking, camping, four-wheeling, waterskiing, swimming, and sport fishing as well. Explore our many trails and take advantage of our beautiful parks, including the Nature Center, trails and walking bridge at Scout Island. Our indoor recreation facilities are top-notch, and recent upgrades to the Cariboo Memorial Recreational Complex include a water slide and training lanes, as well as a lazy river and beautiful fitness centre, in addition to two ice rinks.
Williams Lake’s downtown core offers a wide variety of shopping, dining and service opportunities. We have vibrant arts community, music scene and theatre company, and are proud to host a variety of arts and culture activities throughout the year.
From the world-famous Williams Lake Stampede to weekly summer concerts and farmers markets to an impressive variety of recreation opportunities, Williams Lake offers excitement, relaxation, and a strong sense of community and belonging. We hope you will join us!
POSITION DETAILS:                        
Bylaw Services Officer

Protective Services Department

$36.54 per hour plus benefits

HOURS OF WORK:                       
40 hours per week, pursuant to the Collective Agreement

Union Affiliation
The position is responsible for community relations, field and administrative work to achieve public compliance with Municipal bylaws. The incumbent shall be responsible for patrolling City streets and parking lots and issuing Traffic Violations, seizure and impoundment of animals pursuant to respective Bylaws, deliveries, bank deposits, inspections and respond to complaints.
Responsible to the Director of Protective Services under direction of the Senior Bylaw Officer.

  • Enforces Parking Control, Animal Control, Noise, Snow Removal and Sprinkling Regulation Bylaws and other regulatory bylaws.
  • Collects and correlates evidence to support periodic charges under the above noted Bylaws.
  • Appears in court as a witness for the prosecution of charges under various City Bylaws.
  • Manages recovered bicycle registry.
  • Arranges for euthanasia of animals as required in accordance with the Animal Control Bylaw.
  • Delivery of mail and bank deposits, as directed.
  • Maintains accurate records pertaining to daily activities/investigations.
  • Serves summonses as required for court purposes.
  • Must work within safety guidelines as established by the City and/or the Workers’ Compensation Board.
  • Responsible for ensuring safe work practices used on the job site and assisting in the development of safer and more efficient methods of work.
  • Required to work in inclement weather conditions.
  • Responsible for assistance in the training of new employees to familiarize them with Municipal work.
  • Maintain accurate records and court documentation for parking violations
  • Responds to public complaints as directed by the Senior Bylaw Officer.


  • Minimum Grade 12, with successful completion of Investigative Skills Course, Level 1, through Justice Institute
  • Minimum 2 years enforcement experience
  • Strong computer skills
  • Proficient in all Microsoft Office programs
  • Ability to investigate, compile evidence and prepare files for prosecution of a Bylaw offence.
  • Valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License with proven safe driving record.
  • Knowledgeable in handling and properly caring for various sizes and types of animals.
  • Ability to understand and interpret applicable City bylaws.
  • Ability to prepare and maintain accurate log books and records.
  • Knowledgeable in service summonses for Municipal offenses.
  • Ability to self motivate and to function with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to deal courteously, tactfully and diplomatically with members of the public and co-workers.
  • Ability to work under pressure and on own initiative.
  • Shall be physically fit and able to work outside in all types of weather, to walk long distances and to climb stairs.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Interested candidates are invited to submit a detailed resume and cover letter outlining qualifications, experience, copies of applicable certifications, and letters of reference no later than 4:00 pm, Friday, July 26, 2024 to the attention of Ashley Williston, Director of Human Resources, City of Williams Lake, 450 Mart Street, Williams Lake, BC, V2G 1N3 – Fax (250) 392-8484, or email
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted, thank you.

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