Director, Economics and Analysis
Management Band 4
This position is located in Victoria, BC.
An eligibility list may be established.
This position is excluded from union membership.
The Climate Action Secretariat, Ministry of Environment & Climate Change Strategy, leads and coordinates research, analysis, development and implementation of programs, policies and legislation relating to climate change mitigation and adaptation, and works collaboratively with other orders of government, research institutions, non-governmental organizations, and professional and industry associations to achieve provincial goals related to climate change policy.
The Climate Action Secretariat has a mandate to ensure an innovative, coordinated and effective approach to climate action in British Columbia. The Economics & Adaptation team is central to the development of BC climate strategies with specific responsibility for the analysis of policy and program options, and tracking BC’s greenhouse gas emissions. The team identifies and advises on the social, economic, or other issues and trends in the realm of climate change and climate science relevant to government and stakeholders; and leads research and analysis of climate change policies and projects using economics, statistics, greenhouse gas accounting, technology, interdisciplinary approaches and other analytical tools, as appropriate.
The Director, Economics & Analysis is a senior position that operates with a high level of autonomy in providing policy direction and leading their own work and the work of their team. The Director must be able to work independently and effectively with senior staff and executive, Treasury Board, Cabinet Operations, statutory decision makers and other ministries, jurisdictions and decision-making bodies, using good judgement and advancing the strategic goals and objectives of CAS. The Director is expected to deliver key messages related to BC’s policies and policy analysis to a variety of audiences and organizations including industry, non-governmental organizations, local, national and other-jurisdictional governments.
The Director needs to effectively lead a team of technical experts in delivering results, often under high pressure, with fast turnarounds; build an effective workplace; encourage exceptional performance; accelerate the development of high potential team members and improve the team capacity and tools to advice government on climate policy.
If you have a passion for climate action, thrive in a busy and positive team environment, and strive to make a difference, we encourage you to apply.
For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact Kim.Tiffin@gov.bc.ca. DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. Information and tips about how to complete your job application, including adding or editing your résumé and applying for jobs, are available at the following link: Your Job Application. If you still experience technical difficulties applying for a competition, please send an email to BCPSA.Hiring.Centre@gov.bc.ca before the stated closing time and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.
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NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Time on the closing date of the competition.
To be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:
- A university degree, preferably at the Master’s level in a relevant field [e.g. economics, business, finance, science, environmental or resource-based studies] or an equivalent level of knowledge and experience.
- A minimum of four years of related experience, preferably in either public or private sector organizations in related industries such as energy, environment, resource management, with a preference for at least 2 years directly related to economic analysis and modeling.
- A minimum of 2 years of work-related experience in developing and implementing policy and programs.
- A minimum of 2 years of experience successfully supervising/leading people and projects.
- Strong conceptual and analytical skills, including experience in the practical application of economic, statistical and other analytical approaches with a demonstrated ability to use a variety of methodologies and techniques in the analysis of complex problems.
- Experience applying your knowledge of economic theory [preferably related to energy, environmental and resource economics] in your work.
- Preference for proven experience of successfully working with senior stakeholders.
- Preference for experience of greenhouse gas measurement and reporting methodologies.
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.
A Criminal Record Check [CRC] will be required.
Cover Letter: NO – Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.
Résumé required: YES – A résumé is required as part of your application; however, it may not be used for initial shortlisting purposes.
Questionnaire: YES – As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements listed in the job profile. 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 job related responsibilities, accountabilities and accomplishments. Ensure your questionnaire responses are complete as your résumé may not be used for initial shortlisting purposes.