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Applied Science Technologists & Technicians of BC

Applied Science Technologists & Technicians of BC (ASTTBC) was established in 1958 and is a regulatory organization that serves to maintain, improve and increase the knowledge, ability and competence of technologists, technicians and technical specialists; regulating the standards of practice, required competencies in order to protect the public interest. In BC, technologists, technicians and technical specialists contribute $6 billion to the economy. These professionals include engineering technologists and technicians in eighteen disciplines and ten technical specialties in the broad field of applied science. With over 10,000 members, ASTTBC is the 9th largest professional regulatory organization in BC. By holding ourselves to higher standards of competencies, innovation, collaboration, and accountability, we’re helping to build a vibrant healthy future for British Columbians.

The Registrar is a member of the senior leadership team of ASTTBC, accountable to the Council and reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). As one of two officers appointed by the ASTTBC Council, the Registrar works closely with the CEO to deliver on ASTTBC’s mandate as a regulator in British Columbia under the Professional Governance Act (2018) and the Applied Science Technicians and Technologists Act (1985). The Registrar is responsible for establishing registration standards, certification of applicants, maintaining a register, and administering processes to ensure compliance to standards of practice and to the ASTTBC Code of Ethics. The Registrar assists in developing and implementing organizational strategies, policies and procedures for optimal productivity and efficiency. To support these functions, the Registrar supervises 5 full-time staff and 3 part-time contract Program Managers. The Registrar serves as secretary to the Board of Examiners, the Practice Review Board (PRB), the Accreditation Board and 8 Technical Specialist Certification Boards. Under the Professional Governance Act, the Registrar will serve as secretary to those committees deemed statutory.

The Registrar will be a proven leader with the ability to deliver effective policy, operational, and administrative services that align with and allow the organization to meet its regulatory, strategic, and operational goals. With a track record of working with external stakeholders and government bodies to further a progressive mandate, ideally, the Registrar will have worked within a licensing/regulatory body and understand the various underlying complexities. The role of Registrar is complex and calls for an individual who is passionate and interested in the sciences. The successful candidate will possess the presence to ensure credibility and to be viewed and respected as a trusted leader of absolute integrity. Experience liaising with a Board of Directors and CEO and experience working as part of the Executive Team to guide strategy development and set priorities is critical.

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