Capital Planning Officer
Administrative Officer 27R
An eligibility list may be established.
A lead advisory role in strategic capital project planning for the Education sector
The Capital Planning Officer represents the Province’s priorities and works with school district staff in the development of the Province’s K-12 school asset capital plan to ensure school district priorities are aligned with the Province’s priorities, and ensures that individual capital projects are accurately assessed, prioritized, planned, scoped, costed, and delivered. A skilled problem solver, you engage with school district staff, and apply and enforce Ministry policies related to capital planning, facility maintenance, property acquisition and capital project delivery; to ensure students across BC have a safe and functional school facility to learn in.
An effective communicator with a collaborative approach, you develop important working partnerships with numerous external stakeholders and are able to negotiate contracts, resolve issues and work successfully to ensure efficient management of school facilities. Your experience in complex project and business case management enables school districts to manage capital projects according to and in compliance with the Capital Asset Management Framework. You negotiate cost sharing agreements, resolve conflicts and set pace to ensure projects are delivered on scope, time and budget.
You also engage with school districts to obtain a clear understanding of asset condition and to ensure condition assessment is part of the capital prioritization process. You are also responsible to understand the surplus inventory and work with school districts to generate future capital funds through the disposal of surplus capital assets.
Motivated and able to negotiate complex funding and facility related issues, you will enjoy the challenge of ensuring school district capital plans are consistent with government goals and objectives.
For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact Ryan.Y.Spillett@gov.bc.ca. DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. For more information about how to create or update your profile and how to submit your application, please refer to the Job Application page on the MyHR website.
NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the competition.
In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:
- Degree or diploma in planning, architecture, engineering, or related field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
- Minimum 1 year experience in facilitating the development of capital plans with multi-stakeholder groups. A preference may be given to 3 years’ or more years experience.
- Minimum 1 year experience managing and contributing to project teams. A preference may be given to 3 years’ or more years experience.
- Experience developing and preparing recommendations, project plans and reports for public, executive and inter-agency committee review processes.
- Experience creating and maintaining complex spreadsheets.
Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting.
A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.
Cover Letter: NO
Resume: YES – A resume is required as part of your application, however, it may not be used for initial shortlisting purposes.
Questionnaire: YES (COMPREHENSIVE) – As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. Please allot approximately 60 minutes to complete the questionnaire.
IMPORTANT: Comprehensive questionnaire responses will be used to shortlist applicants against the job requirements. Please ensure you include all relevant information about your educational accomplishments and employment history including job titles, start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and your accountabilities and accomplishments.