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The BC Society of Landscape Architects (BCSLA) was formed in 1962 and registered in 1964 under the BC Societies Act. The BCSLA regulates the profession of landscape architecture according to provincial statute. Landscape architecture is a comprehensive discipline involving land analysis, planning, design, management and conservation and rehabilitation. Typical projects include site design, urban planning, environmental impact studies, parks and recreation planning and residential garden design. The BCSLA promotes continuing education and high standards of professional practice in order to assure the health, safety and welfare of the public in British Columbia.

    Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

    Reporting to the BCSLA Registrar, the Regulatory Coordinator, Audit & Practice Review will assist the Registrar or designate in fulfilling tasks guided by the Professional Governance Act regulations and for conducting Practice Assessment Reviews (PAR) and registrant compliance to the Continuing Education (CE) requirements.

    • Serves as staff liaison to core committees and task forces, including the Credentials Committee, Continuing Education Committee, and the Regulatory Review Task Force 
    • Assesses all applications received from licensure candidates to ensure they meet the requirements for a complete submission (readability, correct format, required documents)
    • Maintains PAR checklist instruments, developing and maintaining a roster of Quality Assurance Specialists (QAS) to conduct PARs
    • Prepares the Practice Review Plan which includes preparing and sending letters to confirm the details of the review, expectations, and logistics
    • Manages correspondence with registrants to ensure materials and responses to BCSLA are provided in a timely manner to meet required deadlines and protocols developed for practice reviews
    • Coordinates and facilitates all particulars of Audit and Practice Review Committee (APRC) meetings, including the preparation and distribution of all documents associated with meeting agendas, minutes and files
    • Tracks the progress of all practice reviews at the various phases, gathering information for reporting and improvement of all forms, templates and tools that are used by the Practice Review Team
    • Ensuring quality control of incoming and outgoing documents to ensure all information is filed and labeled correctly and according to protocol of the Practice Review Team
    • Responds to CE inquiries, records these activities, and prepares quantitative and qualitative reports in coordination with the CE Committee
    • Supports the BCSLA Registrar to track and respond to complaints, gathering information for reporting and improvement of all forms and protocols used in the complaints process

    How to Apply

    To apply, please forward your resume and cover letter to the BCSLA at [email protected] by September 28, 2021. Accommodation, if required, will be provided throughout the hiring process in accordance with the Human Rights Code. For more information about BCSLA or the PGA, please visit

    BCSLA will offer a competitive compensation package including benefits.

    BCSLA is committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the communities we serve. Indigenous applicants, people of colour, all genders, LGBTQ+ people and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. 

    Health and Safety

    The BCSLA office, located in the Marine Building in downtown Vancouver, follows COVID-19 safety protocols based on guidance from the provincial government. Employees work primarily in the office with adequate social distancing and sanitation. Remote work arrangements are available if needed due to the pandemic. 

    In order to protect the health and safety of interview participants, interviews may be conducted virtually using video-interview technology.

    The BCSLA thanks all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be notified.

    The BCSLA offices are located  on  unceded Coast Salish territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) First Nations.   We recognize and respect the history, languages, and cultures of the First Nations, Métis, Inuit, and all First Peoples of Canada, whose presence continues to enrich our organization, our lives and our 


    BC Society of Landscape Architects
    355 Burrard Street
    Vancouver, BC V6C 2G8

    The successful candidate will demonstrate the following:

    • Minimum 10 years’ progressive experience in a licensing, compliance, or regulatory environment, including at least 5 years’ experience leading teams
    • Completion of a university degree, including post-graduate level education in business administration or a related field (or a combination of education and equivalent experience)
    • Experience with case management systems
    • Practical knowledge of compliance and inspection approaches and techniques
    • Comprehensive knowledge of regulatory frameworks and consumer protection issues 
    • Knowledge of best practices and methods for program administration, specifically relating to modern compliance and inspection and frameworks including the governing legislation
    • Ability to interpret, apply, and evaluate policies, strategic directions and operational functions
    • Strong analytical and communication skills, including demonstrated proficiency in recommending solutions 
    • Change management skills to create a positive, inclusive and productive work environment
    • Political acuity to recognize and respond in a timely manner to policy and stakeholder issues which may have an impact for the organization
    • Demonstrated proficiency in developing successful relationships with internal and external stakeholders 
    • Demonstrated problem-solving, facilitation, dispute resolution, and negotiation skills that enable the resolution of contentious issues.
    Tara Culham, Executive Director
    (604) 682-5610
    Click to view background photo & credits
    Project: Westminster Pier Park
    Landscape Architect / Firm: PWL Partnership Landscape Architects Inc.
    Location: New Westminster, British Columbia
    Photo Credit: PWL Partnership Landscape Architects Inc.