Community Safety Officer

City of Nanaimo is inviting applications from suitable candidates for the position of Community Safety Officer. The City of Nanaimo is a thriving urban center that has succeeded in maintaining its historical allure. Positioned on the eastern coast of Vancouver Island, this city is framed by mountains and the ocean. It enjoys easy access to Metro Vancouver through a short ferry crossing and is a mere 90-minute drive from Victoria. Nanaimo is also the proud home of Vancouver Island University and offers a plethora of parks, recreational opportunities, cultural attractions, and social amenities. The candidates selected for the vacancy will be required to start the work as soon as possible.

Job Description:

Employer Name: City of Nanaimo
Position: Community Safety Officer
No of Vacancies: 5
Salary: $39.72 hourly
Employment Type: Temporary Full-Time
Competition: 23-69
Shifts: 40 hour work week


Languages: Candidates must have knowledge of the English Language
Education: Candidates should have completed Grade 12 or possess an equivalent qualification
Experience: Candidates should have a minimum of 2 years’ directly related experience in the enforcement of municipal bylaws or clinical experience working in crisis response and homeless outreach

Physical Requirements:

  • The candidates should have the ability to walk and patrol for extended periods
  • The candidates should possess the physical fitness necessary for responding to emergencies
  • The candidates should have the capability to lift and carry safety equipment as needed

Other Requirements:

  • The candidates should have completed Grade 12 or possess an equivalent qualification
  • The candidates should have completed Bylaw Compliance, Enforcement, and Investigative Skills 1 and 2 from the Justice Institute of BC
  • The candidates should hold a valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License


  • The candidates should be able to provide municipal supports and responses to the community and vulnerable citizens on issues including public disorder, homelessness, addictions, and mental health challenges
  • The incumbents should be able to conduct highly visible day and nighttime patrols, including bike patrols, throughout the community with an emphasis on the downtown area. This involves extensive contact and liaison with the business community, first responders, public safety, service organizations, and unsheltered citizens


  • The candidates will get a diverse team environment, competitive wages and a
    comprehensive benefit plan for permanent employees as well as social and wellness activities
  • Depending on the position, the candidates will get flexible work opportunities, alternative work schedules and remote work programs

How to apply:

To apply for this opportunity, please submit a resume and cover letter (.docx or PDF file
format) to referencing the specific
competition 23-69

By email

Official Notification 




We thank all the applicants for showing their interest and trust in us, however, only the most eligible candidates will be selected and conducted for further procedure directly from employers, in between no charges/fees or original documents will be asked from any applicant. All the best!

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