Management Band 3
An eligibility list may be established to fill future temporary and permanent vacancies.
This position is currently under review for exclusion.
Bring your vision, leadership and strategic planning skills to this important role
Crown corporations, post-secondary institutions, health authorities, commissions, councils and other bodies (Crowns) comprise British Columbia’s approximately 250 public sector organizations, established by government to serve the public interest and to advance overall public policy objectives. Collectively, these organizations are responsible for billions of dollars in assets and liabilities, operate in many sectors of the provincial economy, and oversee the delivery of core services, such as utilities, healthcare, education and other social supports.
The Crown Agencies Secretariat (CAS) is a new central agency of the B.C. government. The primary role of the CAS is to work with certain Crowns – their boards and staff – as well as responsible ministries, to provide financial and policy oversight on all matters pertaining to the Crown sector, supporting government to deliver on its priorities. This new oversight function includes policy, legislative and regulatory development; financial forecasting and analysis; risk monitoring/mitigation; communications and stakeholder engagement; correspondence; issues management; and, where applicable, capital projects and major transformation initiatives. CAS also oversees corporate planning and reporting for ministries and Crowns and leads public sector board appointments and governance best practices and training, delivered through the Crown Agencies and Board Resourcing Office (CABRO).
This position has responsibility for overseeing CAS’ operations in support of the Deputy Minister and Executive Leadership Team. The position is responsible for the development and implementation of CAS’ strategic and operational goals; establishing business plans, business continuity plans, three-year budgets, human resources plans and accommodation planning; and establishing business process for and overseeing day-to-day executive operational activities such as correspondence, FOI/litigation, Estimates preparation, mandate letters and service plans, preparation and distribution of confidential briefing materials and internal staff communications/engagement on behalf of the Deputy Minister. This position requires a strong, confident executive presence, recognizing its role as a central point of contact for CAS with various Deputy Ministers’ Offices, Ministers’ Offices, central agencies and Crown executive offices across government, often engaging with respect to sensitive, high profile and confidential information
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.
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. We acknowledge all Indigenous peoples on whose territories we work and play. We honour their connections to the land and respect the importance of the diverse teachings, traditions, and practices within these territories. Consider joining our team and helping us build 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.Horn@gov.bc.ca. 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. 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 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:
- A related post-secondary degree or diploma (e.g. Business Administration, Public Administration etc.); AND three years related experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
- Experience in project management, including experience in coordinating numerous diverse projects and ensuring consistency with strategic and/or tactical goals.
- Experience identifying issues and preparing briefings or recommendations to staff or senior management/executive.
- Experience writing business and/or government plans, documentation and correspondence.
- Experience working directly with senior executive offices and familiarity with a central agency environment.
- Experience leading, mentoring and coaching staff and/or project teams and fostering a positive work environment.
- Experience dealing with highly confidential and sensitive issues.
- Experience working within the Crown sector may be preferred.
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 – You will be required to answer a standard questionnaire.