BAND 4 – Director, Policy

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BAND 4 – Director, Policy

Job Information
Author ahnationtalk
Date August 9, 2018
Type Full Time
Company BC Public Service
Salary $87,600.00 – $114,100.00 - Annual
Location Victoria, BC
Category Miscellaneous
Client BC Public Service
Contact Information
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BAND 4 – Director, Policy – (53159)

Posting Title: BAND 4 – Director, Policy
Position Classification: Band 4
Union: N/A
Location: VICTORIA, BC V8W 9C1 CA (Primary)
Salary Range: $87,600.00 – $114,100.00 annually
Close Date: 8/27/2018
Job Type: Regular Full Time
Temporary End Date
Ministry/Organization: BC Public Service -> Social Dev & Poverty Reduction
Ministry Branch / Division: Strategic Policy Branch/Research, Innovation & Policy Division
Job Summary

Director, Policy
Management Band 4

Please Note:
– This position is excluded from union membership.
– An eligibility list may be established for future similar temporary and/or permanent vacancies.

An opportunity to apply your exceptional leadership, organizational and prioritization skills

The Research, Innovation and Policy Division (RIPD) provides research, policy and legislation support to the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction so the ministry can successfully deliver services to improve the lives of low-income British Columbians. The division also leads the poverty reduction and disability files across government.

Reporting to an Executive Director, the Director leads a team of Policy Analysts to undertake policy development related to the ministry’s mandate. The Director works in a fast-paced environment with multiple, competing deadlines.

The BC Public Service is an award winning employer and offers employees competitive benefits, amazing learning opportunities and a chance to engage in rewarding work with exciting career development opportunities. For more information, please see What We Offer.

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.

The capital of British Columbia, Victoria is a beautiful city, with beautiful beaches and harbours, and a variety of provincial parks to explore. Located on Vancouver Island, Victoria offers a bustling downtown scene and has a wide range of restaurants and entertainment venues to choose from.

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile.  For specific position related enquiries, please contact 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:

Education and Experience

  • University degree in social sciences, business administration, public administration, law, or related discipline and a minimum of three (3) years related experience.
  • An equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered.

Related experience includes three (3) years in each of:

  • Leading, planning, coordinating and managing complex projects and assignments with multiple components and tight timelines;
  • Providing public policy advice and drafting briefing materials for senior Executives and/or elected officials and/or major stakeholder groups, including briefing notes, estimates notes, and cabinet documents; and
  • Leading, developing and empowering staff, and building and guiding multi-disciplinary teams.

Preference may be given to candidates with:

  • Strategic policy and research experience related to poverty reduction, income support policy, disability policy, employment policy, health policy, or tax policy.


  • Legislation, regulation and/or policy experience related to the BC Employment and Assistance program.

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:  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 (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.

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