New Job Lvl 27 - Quick Response Officer In British Columbia

LVL 27 - Quick Response Officer
LVL 27 - Quick Response Officer

LVL 27 - Quick Response Officer

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Salary : $79,464–$99,330 a year
Location : British Columbia

Full Description

Posting Title
LVL 27 - Quick Response Officer
Position Classification
ABC Access
Victoria, BC V9B 6X2 CA (Primary)
Salary Range
$79,464.00 - $99,330.00 per annum
Close Date
Job Type
Regular Full Time
Temporary End Date
BC Public Service -> Other Public Sector
Ministry Branch / Division
Legislative Assembly of British Columbia
Job Summary

Quick Response Officer
Competition: LA2223103
Department: Sergeant-at-Arms
Position Type: Regular Full-Time
Salary Range: $79,464.00 - $99,330.00 per annum
Close Date: March 23, 2023


Employees of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia (Assembly) provide professional non-partisan services to support the democratic institution of Parliament and its members through procedural advice, administrative support and information services. The Assembly is an autonomous employer, separate from the administrative framework of B.C. government ministries and agencies.

The Sergeant-at-Arms department is seeking a experienced, knowledgeable and motivated individual for the regular full-time position of Quick Response Officer.

Reporting to the Staff Sergeant, Quick Response Team, the Quick Response Officer is part of a cohesive team established to provide professional and safe response in both planned and unplanned all-hazards situations, that require advanced skills, knowledge, abilities and tactics across a broad Protective Services continuum. The use of QRT trained personnel, equipped, and organized for this purpose provides a greater level of safety for the Members, Staff and public.

The primary purpose of the QRT is to maintain a physical presence when the Legislative Assembly is in session, display a high level of professionalism and courtesy in interacting with the public while maintaining a high state of readiness to respond to High-Risk events that present little to no discretionary time. Resolution of some incidents may require the application of force options as authorized by law. Quick Response Officers will be required to maintain a high level of proficiency in De-escalation techniques and Use of Force options.


Applicants must be/have:

  • Experienced tactical officer with proven operational capabilities within the SAA Dept and/or with a police service from within the Commonwealth.
  • Must have completed five years of police service in the last three years.
  • Must meet and maintain the Special Provincial Constable Basic Occupational Requirements
  • Demonstrated strong tactical experience and decision making under stress.
  • Have demonstrated a strong work ethic and a high degree of competence in the duties of a LAPS or police officer.
  • Must meet physical standards and be willing to maintain that level of fitness throughout their service as a Quick Response Officer.
  • Must be able to positively interact with the public in day-to-day interactions, which foster a welcoming environment that is essential for the proper functioning of the democratic institution.


  • Physical Testing: Candidates will participate in testing designed to assess their suitability for a role with the QRT. Assessment activities will include firearms skills, physical fitness, team dynamics, individual perseverance, and resilience. Some work hour flexibility will be required, dependent on unplanned circumstances and training.
  • Limited access to time off while the house is sitting.
  • Commitment to the annual QRT training schedule.
  • The candidates will be constantly assessed during the exercises throughout the year to assess performance under extreme conditions.
  • Must complete and provide a satisfactory criminal record check, which must be renewed every five years.
  • A high level of demonstrated proficiency and marksmanship will be required for both firearms. Service - To perform the missions set out in the QRT mandate, at a level that meets the needs of the organization and the expectations of the public, the courts and the various oversight bodies, a set of skills must be developed and maintained. These skills must be performed at a level above competent, under stress and in adverse conditions. The following foundational list of tasks and skills pertains to the individual operator and to the collective unit:

  • Dept authorized Pistol
  • Conducted Energy Weapon
  • Building search
  • Rapid deployment
  • Mission planning
  • Downed Officer/Citizen rescue
  • Tactical Casualty Care
  • Control tactics
  • Stealth Entry

Please refer to the position description for a full list of duties and qualifications.


  • Career development – We support continuing education by providing innovative, inclusive and diverse learning opportunities for growth, skill development and career advancement.
  • Community, engagement and recognition – We value teamwork, collaboration and connection. Employees have the opportunity to interact and engage through projects, committees, working groups and events. Together, we celebrate and acknowledge each other's outstanding achievements and contributions.
  • Extended health benefits – We provide eligible employees with a competitive benefits package, which includes extended health and dental, basic life insurance, an optional family funeral benefit plan, optional life insurance, optional accidental death and dismemberment, travel medical insurance, sick leave and long-term disability benefits.
  • Flexible work options – We offer remote work and flexible work arrangements for a greater work-life balance.
  • Health and wellness – We promote employee health and wellness by providing access to an employee assistance program, an in-house fitness room, secure bike storage and a reduced-cost bus pass through the BC Transit ProPASS program. We also offer an infant and family wellness room, a meditation room and a sustainable commuting and active living program that provides reimbursement for fitness and wellness activities.
  • Location, location, location — We provide employment in an architectural landmark, the Parliament Buildings, which overlooks Victoria's Inner Harbour on the edge of the downtown core, close to shops, restaurants, cafes and parks.
  • Retirement benefits – We offer a generous pension plan with the Public Service Pension Plan where contributions are made by both the employee and Legislative Assembly. This pension plan provides employees with a lifetime monthly pension when they retire.
  • Vacation benefits – We offer four weeks of annual vacation time to start, or 8 percent vacation pay.

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Please submit cover letter and résumé (preferably combined in one PDF document saved as Lastname, Firstname), citing Competition LA2223103, by March 23, 2023 by e-mail to [email protected].


The Legislative Assembly of British Columbia is an equal opportunity employer committed to establishing an inclusive, equitable, and accessible environment for all. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or any other basis protected by applicable law. We encourage applications from members of communities that are disadvantaged on any grounds under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including Indigenous Peoples, people of colour, people of all genders and sexualities and people with disabilities.

We are committed to ensuring that reasonable accommodations are made available to persons with disabilities during the recruitment, assessment, and selection processes. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation at any point in the application or interview process, please contact [email protected].

We would like to thank everyone in advance for applying as only those shortlisted will be contacted. An eligibility list may be established and/or auxiliary positions may be considered for future conversion to regular status. Lesser qualified applicants may be under-implemented or appointed at a lower classification. A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required as a condition of employment.

All positions at the Legislative Assembly require applicants to be at least 16 years old and eligible to work in Canada. You must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident to accept a permanent job offer. If you have a valid temporary work permit, you may be eligible for temporary (auxiliary) work, but only until your work permit expires or is renewed.

The Legislative Assembly of British Columbia values diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.

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Legislative Assembly of British Columbia
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Job Category
Compliance and Enforcement
How to apply to this job

Please submit cover letter and résumé (preferably combined in one PDF document saved as Lastname, Firstname), citing Competition LA2223103, by March 23, 2023 by e-mail to [email protected].