Senior Policy Analyst
Management Band 3
This position is excluded from union membership
This posting is for multiple permanent and/or temporary positions
An eligibility list may be established
Bring your analytical expertise to this dynamic opportunity
The Community Safety and Crime Prevention Branch is responsible for victim service and violence against women programming, crime prevention initiatives, restorative justice, responses to sexual exploitation and human trafficking, and civil forfeiture. The Branch provides province-wide funding and services through police-based and community-based victim service programs, stopping the violence counselling and outreach programs, children who witness abuse programs, VictimLink BC, crime prevention programs and initiatives and community-based restorative justice programs. The Branch also delivers services directly to victims of crime through the Crime Victim Assistance Program, Victim Safety Unit, Court Support Program and the Restitution Program.
As Senior Policy Analyst, you will be responsible for leading the development of strategic policy, legislation and program projects to support the work of the Branch. The Policy Unit provides policy, legislative and research analysis and support to other Branch units, the Executive Directors, Assistant Deputy Minister, Deputy Minister and Minister as required. The Analysts in this unit also provide support to a number of inter-Ministry working groups and federal/provincial/territorial working groups on victims of crime, crime prevention, family violence, restorative justice, Aboriginal justice and other related matters.
This role has wide discretion to determine the appropriate approach for projects and to define deliverables that are consistent with the direction, objectives and priorities of the Branch. You will lead or participate in Branch and inter-ministry committees as well as on committees with community, justice system and other key partners related to legislation, policy, programs and protocol development. You will research and develop policy recommendations, provide senior level, confidential advice concerning policy options and lead complex and multi-faceted projects on a broad range of issues relevant to the mandate of the Branch. You will identify and respond to issues and draft confidential briefing materials, submissions and other documents to support executive decision making.
If you have a long term vision and thrive in a fast paced environment, we look forward to receiving your application. Working for the public service offers a healthy work/life balance, excellent benefits and much more.
For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact Lorinda.Stoneman@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 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:
Undergraduate degree in a related field (e.g. criminology, law, social sciences, business administration, public administration, etc.) plus three (3) years combined relevant experience (see below); an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
Combined relevant experience may be in any of the following areas:
- Planning, coordinating and/or leading complex projects
- Researching, analyzing, developing and recommending legislation/legislative reform, policy and programs/program reform
- Leading project working groups/committees with diverse stakeholders (e.g. provincial or municipal governments, community agencies etc.)
- Developing and maintaining effective relationships with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders and partners
- Concisely and persuasively writing a range of documents (e.g. strategies/action plans, briefing notes, cabinet submissions, treasury board submissions)
- Working with senior officials and providing advice and recommendations
Preference may be given to candidates with the following:
- Experience working on issues related to victims or vulnerable groups (such as children and youth, women who experience violence, Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, ethnic minorities or others)
- Experience working with various levels of government, and community groups
- Experience working with justice system partners
- Experience in stakeholder relations and community consultation
Some travel may be required.
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: YES – A cover letter is required as part of your application. The content and/or format of your cover letter may be evaluated as part of the assessment process.
Resume: YES – Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.
Questionnaire: YES – As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete an online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements.