Cowichan Valley Regional District

Deputy Corporate Officer

Job Locations CA-BC-Duncan
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Closing Date
Temporary Full Time
Corporate Services
Legislative Services
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Head Office

General Information

Majestic mountains, the rugged West Coast Trail, serene lakes, and one of the world’s tallest free-standing timber rail trestles all lie in the picturesque Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD). Located on Vancouver Island, the CVRD provides a wide range of local government services to a population of 80,000 within its 4 distinct municipalities and 9 electoral areas. Just 50 km north of Victoria and 30 km south of Nanaimo, the Cowichan Valley offers a warm climate and numerous parks, recreational, cultural, and social opportunities.

Are you a dynamic and progressive local government administrator with a keen interest in serving your local community? We are seeking an enthusiastic individual to join the CVRD in the key role of Deputy Corporate Officer in a temporary full-time capacity until the end of August 2023, with the possibility of extension.

Reporting to the Corporate Officer, the Deputy Corporate Officer is responsible for the coordination of Regional and Electoral Area Service projects for the CVRD by overseeing compliance with applicable statutory requirements and public approval processes. This includes the drafting, processing, and consolidating of bylaws; preparing reports and offering recommendations on various projects; overseeing the corporation’s compliance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act by acting as Information & Privacy Officer coordinating the conduct of local elections; and assuming the statutory duties of the Corporate Officer in their absence.


As our ideal candidate, you have a degree in Public Administration or a related area such as Business Administration or Law, plus completion (or in progress) of an Advanced Certificate in Local Government Administration, and at least 5 years of directly related experience in local government. An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience may be considered, and the Certificate Municipal Clerk designation is an asset. You are knowledgeable about local government activities and legislation including the Local Government Act, Community Charter, and Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, and have a comprehensive knowledge of Parliamentary procedures and the principles and practices of Records Management. You are an effective and diplomatic communicator, a proactive and motivating leader of staff, and an engaged team member. You have exceptional organizational and attention to detail skills, strong research and analysis abilities, and you are comfortable with computers and a wide range of software packages.


If this sounds like the opportunity for you, please CLICK HERE to view the job description with full job details and qualification requirements.

Hours of Work

This position works 35 hours per week (Monday – Friday, 8:30-4:30) and is eligible for Work From Home consideration.


The CVRD offers a competitive salary starting at $100,325.73 commensurate with experience. This temporary full time opportunity receives 6% in lieu of benefits and 6% in lieu of vacation.

Application Instructions

If you are ready to take on this challenging and rewarding career, please submit your cover letter and resume in confidence by 4:30 pm on the date indicated.


We thank all applicants for their interest. Note that testing may be required during the interview process. Testing is based on the knowledge, skills, abilities and qualifications outlined in the job description


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