Senior Policy Analyst, Office of Indigenous Health
Administrative Officer R24

There is also currently a temporary opportunity available until January 1, 2021, this temporary opportunity may become permanent.

An eligibility list may be established for future permanent and/or temporary appointments.

Apply your program development and analytical skills

The Ministry of Health has overall responsibility for ensuring that quality, appropriate, cost-effective and timely health services are available to all British Columbians. The Office of Indigenous Health works with health system partners to address systemic barriers to health and wellness for First Nations, Métis, Inuit and other Indigenous peoples in British Columbia by integrating an Indigenous lens to legislation, strategy policy, program development, and service delivery. The Office supports alignment of the Ministry of Health’s strategic direction to health system partners, service delivery planning and policy development through partnerships, collaboration and implementation of key agreements such as the BC Tripartite Framework on First Nation Health Governance, the Métis Nation Relationship Accord, and the Declaration of Commitment to Cultural Safety and Humility in Health Services.

The Office also supports the Government of British Columbia’s commitment to true and lasting reconciliation with Indigenous peoples through the adoption and implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Calls to Action.

The Senior Policy Analyst is responsible for independently leading a diverse project management portfolio to support culturally appropriate Indigenous policy and program development. This position reviews literature and reports and develops summaries to increase knowledge about best practices in Indigenous (First Nations, Métis, and Inuit) health conditions, health status, and health service needs. This position participates on and leads project teams, and supports implementation of cultural safety initiatives across the ministry. The position provides secretariat support to cross-division committees and working groups within the Ministry and secretariat support for multi-jurisdictional partnership tables with Indigenous partners. This position identifies opportunities to gather information through various program areas.

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 the traditional homelands of the Lekwungen peoples of Songhees and Esquimalt First Nations, Victoria offers a bustling downtown scene and has a wide range of restaurants and entertainment venues to choose from.

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 Kendall.Hammond@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:

  • Degree in Public health, business administration or social science and 1 year of related experience; OR
  • Diploma in Public health, business administration or social science and 3 years of related experience; OR
  • Certificate in Public health, business administration or social science and 4 years of related experience; OR
  • Grade 12 or equivalent and 5 years of related experience.
     

Related work experience should include the following:

  • Working on First Nations, Metis, Inuit and/or Indigenous health and wellness initiatives.    
  • Managing complex projects and/or project components.
  • Conducting research and analysis related to complex issues.
  • Working with internal and external partners on issues of shared priority.
  • Providing advice to support senior leadership decision-making.
  • Developing documents to support senior leadership including briefing notes, discussion papers, fact sheets, correspondence, flow charts, and other materials.
     

Preference may be given to those with:

  • Indigenous ancestry with the required combination of education and experience.
  • Significant experience working with First Nations or Inuit communities, Métis Chartered Communities, and/or Indigenous organizations.
     

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.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Cover letter required: NO – Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.

Resume required: YES – 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.

 

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