POL SIH 27R – Senior Policy Analyst

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Author ahnationtalk
Date March 22, 2019
Deadline Open
Type Full Time
Company BC Public Service
Salary $68,530.07 - $78,226.68 - Annual
Location Victoria, BC
Category Business / Management
Client BC Public Service
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POL SIH 27R – Senior Policy Analyst – (58722)

Posting Title: POL SIH 27R – Senior Policy Analyst
Position Classification: Policy Social/Info/Health R27
Union: GEU
Location: Victoria, BC V9B6X2 CA (Primary)
Salary Range: $68,530.07 – $78,226.68 annually (plus 3.3% Temporary Market Adjustment)
Close Date: 4/7/2019
Job Type: Regular Full Time
Temporary End Date:
Ministry/Organization: BC Public Service -> Children & Family Development
Ministry Branch / Division: Child Welfare and Reconciliation Policy Branch, Policy and Legislation Division
Job Summary:

Senior Policy Analyst
Policy Analyst (PA) S/I/H 27

Multiple vacancies are anticipated.
An eligibility list may be established for future temporary and permanent opportunities.

The Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) promotes and develops the capacity of families and communities to care for and protect vulnerable children and youth, and supports healthy child and family development to maximize the potential of every child in B.C. The Ministry is responsible for regional and province-wide delivery of services and programs that support positive and healthy outcomes for children, youth and their families.

Reporting to the Manager, Strategic Child Welfare and Reconciliation Policy, the position is responsible for developing a high level of expertise and carrying out an advanced level of research and analysis to support decision-making.  The position formulates and evaluates options and strategic approaches to policy development regarding new child welfare legislation and policy that links to Indigenous reconciliation, and is guided by key reconciliation documents such as: the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the Truth and Reconciliation Commissions’ Calls to Action, recommendations from Grand Chief Ed John’s report “Indigenous Resilience, Connectedness and Reunification – From Root Causes to Root Solutions”.

The Senior Policy Analyst works in a dynamic environment with changing legal and social contexts.  The scope of the Senior Policy Analyst‘s responsibilities is varied but always with a focus on building a strong child welfare policy environment that meets the reconciliation objectives of Indigenous peoples and delivers on government’s priorities.  The position is responsible for issues of significant complexity, often involving other ministries and governments, which are potentially contentious and which will require accurate and thorough evaluation and analysis of resulting policies, strategies and processes.  The Senior Policy Analyst will be responsible for developing reports, discussion papers, briefing notes, Requests for Cabinet and Treasury Board submissions and advice for senior government officials.

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.

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile.  For specific position related enquiries, please contact Sarah.Gosman@gov.bc.ca . DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS.  For more information about how to complete your job application, add/edit your resume and for more useful tips when applying for jobs, please refer to the Your Job Application page on the MyHR website. If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail 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 Standard Time on the closing date of the competition.

Job Requirements:
In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:

There will be a variety of equivalent combination of education training and experiences candidates will bring:

  • Completion of post-secondary education in a related discipline (economic or social development, aboriginal studies, law and /or public administration) andseveral years progressively responsible relevant experience or graduate studies and progressively responsible relevant experience

    Progressively more responsible experience could include a variety of the following:

  • Conducting advanced research and complex analysis to support decision making and policy development;
  • Writing a variety of complex proposals, policy drafts, reports and other documentation on emerging trends; Cabinet and/or Treasury Board submissions;
  • Managing multiple projects;
  • Analyzing developing, implementing, and evaluating strategic and/or operational policies;
  • Formulating recommendations for senior-level decision makers (for example Directors, Assistant Deputy Ministers, Deputy Ministers, Ministers or equivalent);
  • Interpreting legislation, regulatory requirements or policy directions in order to provide advice and guidance to others

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. Please detail how you meet the requirements of this position.

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 – You will be required to answer a standard questionnaire.

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