Join a motivated and highly capable team working with a wide variety of partners to further British Columbia’s agenda and drive real action on climate change.
The Climate Action Secretariat [CAS] is the central government agency responsible for leading and coordinating research, analysis, development and implementation of programs, policies and legislation enabling mitigation of and adaptation to climate change. CAS works collaboratively across the provincial public sector, other orders of government, research institutions, non-governmental organizations, and professional and industry associations to achieve provincial climate change goals.
The Climate Partnership and Engagement Branch facilitates partnerships and engagement with domestic and international Stakeholders, Indigenous Peoples and other levels of government to implement government climate action priorities.
The Partnerships directorate leads the development of partnerships to advance climate objectives with local governments and other sectors (e.g. industry, transportation, buildings and other infrastructure) and leads the administration of the Clean BC Communities Fund and the Low Carbon Economy Leadership Fund in collaboration with Environment and Climate Change Canada, Infrastructure Canada and provincial ministries.
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director, Partnerships, provides strategic leadership to all aspects of the Secretariat’s Partnership program. This involves building strategic alliances, applying influence and negotiating partnerships with a wide network of senior executives representing all levels of government, industry, Indigenous groups, stakeholders and others to advance climate action objectives. The Director leads the integration of policy decisions and oversees program operations, including funding programs, for local governments and other sectors (e.g. industry, transportation, waste, buildings and other infrastructure). The Director acts as the 2IC to the Executive Director and directs a team of managers.
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.
The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.
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.
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 Bachelor’s degree in economics, political science, business, public administration, environmental science or a related discipline and a minimum of 5 years of recent (within the last 7 years), related experience* OR
- A minimum of 7 years of recent (within the last 9 years) related experience*
*Recent, related experience must include all of the following:
- Providing advice and recommendations to senior executives (e.g. Executive Director, Deputy Minister, Minister, Cabinet, or equivalent senior executive role).
- Establishing relationships, applying influence, and/or negotiating agreements with a wide network of partners including representatives from all levels of government, industry, Indigenous groups, stakeholders and/or others.
- Providing leadership and direction to a team of managers or senior professionals.
- Managing budgets, forecasts, contracts and/or expenditures.
Preference may be given to candidates with any of the following:
- Experience or education (i.e. minimum Diploma or Certificate) related to climate change.
- A Master’s degree in economics, political science, business, public administration, environmental science or a related discipline.
- Experience leading the development and oversight of large, complex funding programs.
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: 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. Applicants are required to structure their resume in a manner that clearly documents how their education and experience meets each job requirement as set out in the posted job profile. Resumes should be limited to a maximum of 4 pages. 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.