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City of Port Alberni 

Policy and Bylaw Analyst

The City of Port Alberni is a community of over 19,000 people. Located centrally on Vancouver Island, we are a well-serviced and growing municipality that offers residents affordable west  coast living, as well as proximity to oceans, lakes, rivers and mountains.
The City of Port Alberni is currently looking for a Policy and Bylaw Analyst to join a progressive and dynamic organization that provides a full range of programs and services to taxpayers. This 6-month term position will report to the Director of Corporate Services and offers a unique opportunity for the successful candidate to help shape the regulatory landscape of Port Alberni. This role will lead and support the modernization of current policies and bylaws, as well as the development of new policies and bylaws, while ensuring compliance with evolving standards.


  • Lead the review and modernization of current City policies and bylaws, and the development of new policies and bylaws
  • Research and analyze best practices and current standards regarding policies and bylaws related to a number of different departments
  • Prepare reports, and attend/present at Committee of the Whole or Council meetings
  • Provide analytical support, through data collection and analysis, in alignment with a wide range of strategic City initiatives.
  • Work independently and collaboratively with different departments as necessary
  • Perform related work as required

Qualifications & Experience:

  • University degree in a related discipline (e.g. public administration, law, social sciences, information studies) 
  • A minimum of two years experience researching policy or legal issues; conducting policy analysis or supporting policy-making processes in government, non-profit or private sector organizations
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing, and to create effective presentations
  • Strong research and critical thinking skills, as well as a high level of self-motivation
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and work in a collaborative manner

This is a temporary position for a 6-month term. The annual salary is $89,551; a comprehensive benefit package and flex day work schedule is also provided. A remote or hybrid work schedule may be considered as well. Qualified candidates may apply by forwarding a resume and cover letter by 4:30 pm on April 22, 2024:
Attention: Human Resources
By mail: City of Port Alberni, 4850 Argyle Street, Port Alberni, BC   V9Y 1V8
By email: 
We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and advise that only those selected to be interviewed will be contacted.