Job Title – Director, Strategic Initiatives
Classification -BL 4
1 Position available
Positions available in Victoria
This posting may be used to establish an eligibility list for future permanent and/or temporary vacancies.
This position is Full Time
A unique opportunity to apply your leadership and strategic initiatives expertise in this exciting role.
The Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) leads strategy, policy and standards for telecommunications, information technology, IT security and the management of the IM/IT investment portfolio for the Province. The OCIO is accountable for the operation of a broad government technology infrastructure as a key enabler in support of business transformation for Government, Broader Public Sector organizations (BPS) and through participation inter-jurisdictionally on initiatives to evolve technology and business.
The Hosting Administrators’ Office (Hosting AO), a branch within OCIO-Enterprise Services, oversees the management of a long term alternative service delivery agreement with ESIT Advanced Solutions (formerly HP Advanced Solutions Inc.) for managed hosting and data centre services. The computing infrastructure (e.g. servers, storage, back-up, mainframe, security) and related services delivered under this agreement is core to the delivery of applications from all ministries in government. Further, services from this agreement are also available for consumption by the BPS and there are a number of BPS organizations currently consuming services under the deal.
As the Director Strategic Initiatives, you will provide leadership in an IM/IT environment for planning, performance management, communications and project management. This role will also lead key initiatives in support of contract and procurement activities associated with the potential renewal or procurement of hosting services. In addition to engaging a broad range of ministry and internal OCIO stakeholders, this role will also interface with broader public sector (BPS) entities and the current service provider.
This position provides an excellent growth opportunity for self-starters who have strong business acumen and thrive in a IM/IT service delivery environment. If you embrace change, challenges and collaborative working relationships we look forward to your application.
The BC Public Service is an award winning employer in British Columbia, including such accolades as being one of BC’s Top Employers for 2016, one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2016 and one of Canada’s Top Family-Friendly Employers in 2016. The BC Public Service offers a healthy work/life balance, excellent benefits, including one of the best pension plans available, and a variety of opportunities for career learning and development. To find out more, explore What the BC Public Service Offers You.
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.
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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:
Education and Experience
- Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Computer Science, Technology or related field plus 5 years of related experience; OR an equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be considered which includes:
- Related Diploma (e.g. Business Administration) and 7 years of related experience.
- Related Certificate (e.g. Business Administration) and 8 years of related experience.
Related experience is to include the following:
- Experience in planning and performance management in an IM/IT environment.
- Experience leading communications and stakeholder engagement in an IM/IT environment.
- Experience leading a major project or sub-project for a major initiative in an IM/IT environment.
Preferred experience in one or more of the following:
- Experience in procurement or vendor management in an IM/IT environment.
- Experience managing application hosting services as either a provider of hosting services or as a client consuming hosting services to support applications and workloads.
- Experience in the planning and implementation of cloud services (IaaS, PaaS or SaaS)
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.
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.