City Employment

In our journey towards greater diversity, we invite applications from members of equity-seeking communities including racialized and Indigenous persons, women, persons with disabilities, persons of all gender identities, ages and sexual orientations who bring value through their lived experiences. 

We strive to provide an inclusive workplace and believe in progressive and barrier-free recruitment for all. If at any time during the application or recruitment process you require additional assistance or an accommodation, please email and we would be pleased to discuss how best to accommodate your needs.

Community Safety Officer

Department: Community Safety

Closing Date: May 30, 2024 12:00 AM

Competition Number: 24-61

Job Summary

The City of Nanaimo is seeking a permanent full-time Community Safety Officer to join our Community Safety Team. Under the general direction of the Director, Public Safety, the incumbent investigates complaints from the public, City departments, Council and other government agencies with respect to alleged infractions of the City’s regulatory bylaws and undertakes appropriate action to gain compliance by negotiation, Council or Court actions. This position focuses on providing municipal supports and responses to the community and vulnerable citizens on issues including public disorder, homelessness, addictions and mental health challenges. Incumbents will conduct highly visible day and nighttime patrols, including bike patrols, throughout the community with emphasis in the downtown area, involving extensive contact and liaison with the business community, first responders, public safety, service organizations and unsheltered citizens. 

Duties and Responsibilities

Please see the job description PDF below.


Applicants must have completion of Grade 12, Bylaw Compliance, Enforcement and Investigative Skills 1 and 2 from the Justice Institute of BC, and a valid Class 5 BC Driver’s Licence. A minimum 2 years’ directly related experience in the enforcement of municipal bylaws or clinical experience working in crisis response and homeless outreach and is required for this position. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. 

Compensation and Benefits

This is a unionized position. $41.31 per hour - after Probation (Jan 2024 Rate), based on a 40 hour work week. The wage level for this position is subject to confirmation under a union/management jointly negotiated job evaluation plan. 


Shortlisted applicants may be required to undergo a verification of their education credentials. To apply for this opportunity, please submit a resume and cover letter (.docx or PDF file format) to referencing the specific competition 24-61 by the application deadline. 

The City of Nanaimo is an inclusive employer that values diversity and invites applications from all qualified individuals who are legally entitled to work in Canada. We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. If shortlisted for the role and need an accommodation within the hiring process, we would be pleased to discuss how best to accommodate your needs.

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Resumes and cover letters must be submitted in either ".docx" or PDF format. File types ".doc" will not be accepted.


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