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Sessional Officer

Competition: LA212268

Department: Sergeant-at-Arms

Position Type: Auxiliary As-and-When

Close Date: Friday, March 25, 2022

Salary Range: $24.09 - $29.02 hourly

Position Description: Job Description.pdf

Position Summary

​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 three detail-oriented, diplomatic, and customer service-oriented individuals for the auxiliary as-and-when required position of Sessional Officer.

Reporting to the Gallery, Chamber, Corridor, or Mailroom Supervisor, the Sessional Officers facilitate and control access of MLAs and others who have legitimate access to the Chamber, galleries, corridors, and/or committee rooms, and provide security-related duties during House sittings and committee meetings. They prepare the Chamber, galleries, corridors, associated rooms, and facilities for use and secure them afterwards. The position must be cognizant of the high profile of the Legislature and ensure all undertaken issues are handled with tact and discretion and follow protocol.

Sessional Officers work a fluctuating work schedule. Work hours can fall between 8:30am and 7:00pm, Mondays through Thursdays, when the House is in session, however, work is only available on an as needed basis when the house is not in session. For more information about the sessional schedule, please view the parliamentary calendar on our website https://www.leg.bc.ca/parliamentary-business/parliamentary-calendar#byyear2021.

The Assembly offers competitive benefits and salary packages, and a professional workplace situated in the historic Parliament Buildings. For more information about our organization, go to https://www.leg.bc.ca/learn-about-us/working-here.


Applicants must have graduated grade 12 or an equivalent combination of training and experience and have a minimum of one years’ experience in an administrative environment. Please refer to the position description for a full list of duties and qualifications.

Application Requirements

​Please submit cover letter and résumé (preferably combined in one PDF document saved as Lastname, Firstname), citing Competition LA212268, by March 25, 2022 by e-mail to careers@leg.bc.ca.


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 human.resources@leg.bc.ca.

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.

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

Human Resources
Legislative Assembly of British Columbia
E-mail: careers@leg.bc.ca | Telephone: 250-387-5532 | Web: www.leg.bc.ca
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